All information was verified at the time of this post and can change without notice. All prices are estimates and don’t include beverage, tax and tip. Cheers!
West Loop east of the River
Beatrix Market, 155 N Wacker Drive, (312)629-0025. Closed weekends. Grab and go, salad bar. Part of Lettuce Entertain You. Earn points toward free food.
West of River
Bar Takito, 201 N Morgan St, (312) 888-9485. Two tacos $8. Margarita’s $10-$12.
Beatrix Market, 834 W Fulton Market, (312)733-0370 . Closed weekends. Grab and go, salad bar. Part of Lettuce Entertain You. Earn points toward free food.
Blaze Pizza, Presidential Towers, 24 S. Clinton St., (312) 454-6125. Fast fired thin crust.
Cemitas Puebla, 817 W Fulton St, (312) 455-9200. Cemitas starting at $9, tacos at $4.
The Corned Beef Factory, 1009 W. Lake St., 312-666-2535. Open for lunch only and cash only. Giant corned beef sandwich $10.
Cruz Blanca, 900 W Randolph St, Rick Bayless walk up tacos and beer. 3-4 tacos $13, beer $3-$7.
De Cero, 814 W Randolph St, (312) 455-8114. From scratch tortillas like my grandmother used to make. Tacos start at $4.
Epic Burger, 550 W. Adams, (312) 382.0400. Cheap burgers and fries. Yum.
Little Goat Diner, 820 W Randolph St, (312) 888-3455. Delicious diner food around $13.
Lou Malnati’s, 1235 W Randolph St, (312) 243-4000. Chicago chain known for their deep dish. I prefer thin all butter crust. Pizza ‘s start at $9.
Lou Mitchell, 565 W Jackson Blvd, (312) 939-3111. One of the last old time diners left in the Loop. It’s jammed on weekends.
Macello, 1235 W Lake St, (312) 850-9870. The owners are from Italy. Super crispy thin crust $15. Better to eat pizzas there when piping hot.
Publican Quality Meats, 825 W. Fulton Market; 312-445-8977. Sandwiches from $11. Soups $7. All excellent.
Urbanbelly, 1400 W Randolph St, (773) 583-0500. Rice and noodle dishes around $13.
Yolk, 500 W Madison St, (312) 454-9655. Only open until 3PM. Good breakfast and lunch place. $12-$14 plate, large portions.
Many Happy Hours have great deals on food