Near North Food Tour In Chicago

I’ve just arrive back from 2 weeks in the States, and of course one of my main sightseeing tasks included food!  Since I’ve never been to Chicago before, and didn’t know the city very well, I booked in for a Chicago Food Planet Tour.  Here are some of the dishes we ate along the way:

Reuben Sandwich, with their own swirled rye bread, home made sauerkraut and thousand island dressing (which includes beetroot and boiled egg!) at Ashkenaz Deli:
  

Deep Dish pizza at Lou Malnati’s – more like a pie than a pizza, the pastry-like crust is delicious:

Next stops were TeaGschwendner, then Old Town Oil which had one of the best in store signs I’ve seen in a while:

The Spice House was next; they are experts in anything to do with herbs and spices – my personal favourite was the Porcini Salt Cream:

The onto the sweet part – The Fudge Pot, where we tried some delicious honeycomb chocolate crunch:
  

After learning a bit of history of the area, we finished at Delightful Pastries for some traditional Polish treats:
  

Overall, it was a great tour, from the food aspect and from the historical aspect.  I’d highly recommend it for people who have not visited Chicago before!

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