22 Things to Eat in Chicago Before You Die
Live like you’re dying and eat up
Pizza and hot dogs? Yeah, Chicago still does 'em great. (See #1 and #2.) But when locals wind up homesick and craving the food that really makes them long for sweet home Chicago, these are the cult-classic dishes they dream about, and the ones you need to try.
Duck fat dog at The Duck Inn
You can go for a classic Chicago dog, or you can up your game with a juicy beef-and-duck link that takes this ballpark food to a whole new level.
Caramel and cheesy popcorn mix at Garrett’s
Our signature sweet-and-savory treat is worth the line at Garrett’s.
Whole duck at Sun Wah BBQ
The skin is crispy. The meat is moist. The price is low. Order ahead--these birds fly out of the kitchen.
5039 N. Broadway; sunwahbbq.com
Arroz Gordo at Fat Rice
A big bowl of Macanese flavor, aka rice layered with about eight different kinds of meat and seafood. Oh, and eggs. This rice is fat.
2957 W. Diversey Ave.; 773-661-9170
Maple bacon long john at Glazed & Infused
When you realize you can eat bacon on top of a doughnut, nothing is ever the same.