+

34 Suggestions

Expand Map

34 Suggestions

Restaurants & Bars

Obscure international holes-in-the-wall in Chicago

Displaced Hoser | Mar 8, 201710:56 AM     22

Hi all,

I'm going to be in Chicago for a conference for a few days in July. Will not have access to a car but will likely be able to get out in the evenings for dinner at least a couple of times. (Conference is at McCormick Place. I may either stay there or get a room somewhere else with easier transit access to food - the Loop maybe?) I'm coming from Boston, which is modestly cosmopolitan but not nearly as much as Chicago, and I have a real hankering for what I consider old-school chowhound food: cheap little hole-in-the-wall places where immigrant families serve their delicious traditional food to fellow immigrants, especially from cuisines that are normally hard to get. I'm thinking of cuisines like Burmese, Goan, Liberian, Bajan, Peruvian, Nigerian, Uighur... any recommendations in that vein?

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Recommended from Chowhound

Five Ways to Use Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend
Recipe Round-Ups

Five Ways to Use Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend

by Marisa Olsen | Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend deserves its cultish devotion—and here...

Everything You Didn’t Know About Chicken of the Sea, as Not Told by Jessica Simpson
Spotlight

Everything You Didn’t Know About Chicken of the Sea, as Not Told by Jessica Simpson

by Emily Murawski | When you hear the brand name “Chicken of the Sea,” what comes to mind? For some, it’s nostalgia; for...

Unicorn Tartare Is, Like, So Hot Right Now
Food News

Unicorn Tartare Is, Like, So Hot Right Now

by Christina Mueller | #Instafood is, of course, a thing. And if a dish looks great on Instagram, social media users are...

'The Matrix' Code Is Actually a Sushi Recipe
Latest

'The Matrix' Code Is Actually a Sushi Recipe

by Jessica Gentile | Nearly two decades ago The Matrix was released. The movie unleashed dystopian terror into our everyday...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

See what's new!

View latest discussions ›