Chicago’s Hidden Dining Gems!

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Chicago’s Hidden Dining Gems!

Chicago is a city that prides itself on giving its inhabitants a no frills approach to dining. If you find yourself in Chicago the odds are good that you are going to head out for a bite of deep dish, an Italian Beef sandwich, or even a fully loaded hot dog from any number of the vendors in town. While Chicago may be defined by those hearty dishes, the city itself has so much more to offer to foodies everywhere. We pulled together two of Chicago’s best kept culinary secrets purely for your enjoyment. Tuck a napkin in and be prepared to chow down.

We are going to start our dining adventure by heading to Asado Coffee Roasters which is located on Irving Park Road. On the outside Asado does little to distinguish itself from any of the dime-o-dozen coffee cafes in the city. However, once you step foot into Asado you will come to realize that something special is going on in here. Here you can get the best cup of coffee that Chicago has to offer while enjoying some delicious, freshly baked goods.

If you aren’t in the mood for a morning cuppa then you might be interested in grabbing some of the best tacos in the Midwest at Carniceria Guanajuato. This taquiera is located inside of a delightful little grocery store on Ashland Ave but don’t let that put you off. $5 steak tortas are the local favorite but you’ll never go wrong with anything on the menu.  Carniceria legitimately has the juiciest pork in the city and you can grab it anytime that the grocery store is open.This is authentic Mexican food done right without any of the frills that corporate box restaurants try to force on you.

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