Cheap eats around State Street. If your spending the day along State Street there are a surprising number of places to get a cheap meal. This post will cover the Chicago River on the north to Madison on the south and Wabash to the east. All information was verified at the time of this post. Unless stated otherwise all prices are estimates and don’t include beverage, tax and tip. Check the website links for hours before heading over.
Farmer’s Fridge Location: Pedway/Lower Level. Vending machine that serves fresh daily, healthy salads. Salads under $10. There are serving plates and utensils adjacent to the machine in wooden containers. Sign up online or in app and sometimes they offer 50% on your first purchase.
Gayle V’s Best Grilled Cheese Ever, Block 37 Lower Level, 108 N. State, (312) 285-2202. $7-$16. The Southport with onion marmalade is my fav. Yummy! Menu on website
Magnolia Bakery Ground Level Tel.: 312.346.7777. Delicious baked goods, coffee and tea only.
Cheap eats around State Street – Other options:
Emerald Loop, 216 N. Wabash, 312-263-0200. Decent pub food with daily, weekly, monthly food and drink specials. More reasonably priced booze for downtown. Tiny outdoor patio. Menu on website. Sign up for their loyalty program and they’ll mail you coupons.
Goddess and the Baker, 33 S. Wabash, 312.877.5176. Lunch items all around $10.
Good Stuff Eatery, 22 S. Wabash, 312-854-3027 Most burgers under $9. Salads $8-$12. Very good.
Heaven on Seven, 111 N. Wabash, 7th floor, 312-263-6443. New Orleans cooking institution. Everything under $14.
Oasis Cafe, 21 N. Wabash, 312-558-1058
This “hidden” gem, that everyone knows about, is located at the back of the Wabash Jewelers Mall. It offers good quality middle eastern food. Lines can get long and seating is competitive at lunch. Under $10. Website not working
Pizano’s 61 E. Madison Street, 312-236-1777. Delicious entrees and thin crust pizzas. Decent individual serving deep dish pizzas around $10.
Pizano’s Slice Shop, 59 E. Madison Street, 312-236-1777.
This to-go place next door to the restaurant offers thin crust mini pizzas for under $5 and deep dish for $7. Temporarily closed.
Urban Space, 15 W Washington, Multiple good quality reasonably priced options. The Roberta’s Original is $20 and could feed 2 non-linebackers. Yum!!!