Unique Chicago Eateries For Every Cuisine

A lot of people find themselves getting in a rut when it comes to food, visiting the same restaurants over and over again. When you live in Chicago, a place with so many eateries and restaurants to suit every cuisine desire you could think of, doing this is a complete waste.


If you’re looking to taste more of the foods made locally by people from your community instead of sticking to chain restaurants, then take a look at some of our options. Made to suit a variety of different budgets, and taste buds, we’re sure you’ll find something you like from the options we have listed below!

The Chow Brothers are Chicago natives bought up in a Polish household who embrace their heritage by combining Central-European gastronomy with their culinary discoveries and experience.
Location: 205 W Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
With their original location opening in 1975, Las Carnitas Uruapan was created with one goal in mind; to introduce the best, most authentic carnitas of Uruapan to Chicagoans.
Location: 1725 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
After moving to the United States in 1958 in search of the American dream, Mr. Belfonte Pieri decided to fulfil his lifelong dream of opening an Italian restaurant alongside his wife Noemi. Using traditional recipes bought back from their friends and family in Tuscany, they offer truly Italian meals like fried calamari, three cheese ravioli, and spaghetti alla carbonara at extremely affordable prices.
Location: 3413 Oakley Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
India House incorporates traditional Indian cuisine with modern Chinese seasoning and cooking techniques to project a truly Asian taste with all their meals. Using a list of spices including cumin, turmeric, and chilli spices, their menu isn’t one for those who struggle with spices!
Location: 59 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654
The Gonzalez family arrived in American after a 15 hour journey on a stormy black sea in June of 1980. From the moment they landed in America, they immediately started working towards their Cuban café, with a rare dedication, rarely seen in larger restaurant chains.
Location: Multiple locations, including Logan Square, Roscoe Village and Lincolnwood
After many years of hard work, a group of Greek immigrants were delighted to provide America with some of the most intriguing delicacies Greek cuisine has to offer. Their special’s menu alone is something to marvel over, with offerings including Mediterranean Style Salmon, Boiled Loin Lamb Chops, and Baked Lamb Riblets, just to name a few options.
Location: Greektown in downtown Chicago and Lombard in the western Chicago suburbs
If you’re looking for authentic Chinese dishes created by those who know the culture well, look no further than ‘A Place by Damao’. In all of their dishes, the owners work hard to fill them with so much flavour your taste buds are bound to explode in delight.
Location: 2621 S Halsted St Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60608
Looking to distinguish themselves from the typical sushi eatery on offer in Chicago, Shiawasesushi adds their own, healthy twist to traditional Japanese cuisine. With a variety of salads on the menu, including Ahi Poke, you are sure to find something you like in this restaurant.
Location: 3422 N. Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657
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