The Windy City Is Well-Known For Its Diverse Chicago Dining Options
Chicago dining can be broken down into the following categories:
Diverse Ethnic Cuisine:
Chicago is a culturally diverse city with food represented from all over the world. Greektown, Little Italy and Chinatown are a few neighborhoods near downtown Chicago where you can find food from these regions. River North, located in the heart of downtown Chicago, brings together theme-based restaurants and is home to a plethora of diverse Chicago dining options. Moreover, the neighborhoods throughout Chicago are culturally diverse as is the food you can find in these different communities. Food festivals, such as the Taste of Chicago, celebrate the diversity of food and culture in Chicago and around the world. In fact, the annual Taste of Chicago is considered the world’s largest food festival. Festivals of food can be found throughout the different neighborhoods of Chicago and throughout the year.
Chicago dining is also known for foods such as pizza and hot dogs, which have put Chicago on the map! While Chicago is known for its delicious deep dish pizza, an influx of newer and trendy Italian restaurants specialize in Neopolitan, or Italian-style, pizza, which is ideal for those counting calories due to its thinner crust. There is an ongoing debate as to which establishment makes the best Chicago pizza or hot dog. The truth is…they are all very delicious!
You can find a neighborhood Italian restaurant in just about every corner of Chicago. While there is a high concentration of Italian restaurants in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood, this popular cuisine can be found on almost every block in the River North, Loop and Gold Coast neighborhoods of downtown Chicago.
New and Old Restaurants:
Many of the restaurants visited on the tour have been serving Chicago for a number of years and enjoy an excellent local reputation. Some, however, are newer additions to the Chicago dining scene. In Chicago, new restaurants are always emerging to support our growing population, number of visitors, and reputation for Chicago food.
All-Around Good Food and Service:
And last, but certainly not least, Chicago dining can be defined by simply good food and company. You will find good hospitality at Chicago restaurants. Chicago Dine-Around focuses on bringing people together with these types of restaurants. Equally as important as the food, the Progressive Dining Tour frequents restaurants that make our guests feel at home.