Thursday 17 June 2021
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Ten for 10: Spotlighting a variety of neighborhood food spots for $10 or less

By Rhoda Kucuk

Chicago’s concierge community is always out exploring in order to better inform their hotel’s guests on how best to enjoy the city. The Westin’s Rhoda Kucuk recently ventured out to 10 different neighborhoods to find 10 local spots where someone could fill their belly for $10 or less. Here’s a quick look at her various stops.

West Loop The Allis - sliders
The Allis
113 N. Green St.
Pastries, sandwiches and salads, as well as coffee, teas, cold pressed juices and comfy chairs and sofas. Located in the new SoHo House, there is great lighting with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Jackalope Coffee & Tea House
755 W. 32nd StElaine's Coffee Call - cookie
Mythical creature sandwiches, soups, coffee and tea in a funky, whimsical atmosphere.

Lincoln Park/Old Town 
Elaine’s Coffee Call
1816 N. Clark
Cozy spot in the Hotel Lincoln with craft espresso drinks, pastries, light fare and shabby-chic decor.

May May Gourmet Food
210 W. 23rd St
Tucked away on a side street off Wentworth Avenue, you’ll find this local spot offering rice and noodle dishes starting at $3.75.

306 S. Halsted
Stop by this charming European café any time of day. Artopitas, Mediterranean starters and soups, and traditional Greek desserts — you can’t go wrong.

Wicker Park/Bucktown
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
1927 W. North
Who doesn’t like to people watch, eat pizza and enjoy fresh-brewed beer?

Ignotz Ristorante
2421 S. Oakley
Set in a charming little house with a warm and cozy atmosphere. Their pasta dishes are delicious and comforting.

Uptown Pho 777
Pho 777
1065 W. Argyle
Set out on a culinary adventure at this family-owned spot, where your dollar goes amazingly far with a vast Vietnamese menu of flavorful pho.

North Center
Bad Apple
4300 N. Lincoln
Laid-back restaurant and bar serving some kick-ass burgers! Ok. I went 75 cents over and upgraded to truffle fries. Guilty as charged.

Gold Coast
Argo Tea
819 N. Rush
Free wi-fi to go with wonderful tea and a fireplace. What more can you ask for?