Chicago, IL: Deep Dish Pan Pizza + Chicago Dogs + Fried Chicken


Like every true American, pizza has a soft spot in my heart. But if you haven’t tried Chicago’s deep dish style pizza, add it to your bucket list…it’s that good. We visited a place called Pequod’s Pizza in the Lincoln Park neighborhood and had the pepperoni and sausage on top and it was remarkable. Coming in at about 14$ for a two topping small size pizza, it was more than enough for two people. Chicago is a town with great architecture and a waterfront on Lake Michigan, but this pizza is enough reason to make the trip.

Address: Pequod’s Pizza, 2207 North Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614


Another staple of Chicago is the hot dogs. Featured above is the Chicago Style double char dog from Downtown Dogs just a block off Michigan Ave in Downtown Chicago. Flying the well-known Vienna beef umbrellas, these dogs were no joke. Dressed up with all the fixings a Chicago dog should have including the seeds on the bun, a Chicago dog from Downtown Dogs should definitely be on the list when visiting the city.

Address: Downtown Dogs, 804 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611


Now here’s the bonus content. Fried Chicken in Southside Chicago right around the University. This was a surprise for me because I had never heard of Chicago Fried chicken being famous but Harold’s Chicken Shack was delicious and a cheap eat. For 3.15$ you got a 1/2 of dark meat with fries and bread. You could also add sauces. Personally, the mild and hot mix was nice but not for everybody. Harold’s Chicken Shacks are located all around Chicago and are a great cheap eat for a lot of delicious food. Worth the visit if you like fried chicken.

Address: Harold’s Chicken Shack, Kimbark Plaza, 1208 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615


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