CC Ferns Coffeeshop
If you’re going for a cup of coffee, you know that what you want is genuine taste and an awakening effect. Who likes to be cheated when it comes to such an irreplaceable beverage, knowing what the consequences could be? As much as you try to do the same thing at home (whether it’s by picking the right milk, ordering coffee beans from the largest plantations, or creating the right ambiance), it is never going to taste like CC Ferns’ one-and-only approach to brewing the perfect cup.
It’s like you are going for a Hawaiian ambiance and looking not only for the decor but also the feeling that a surfer will appear from around the corner to music right out of a movie. And this is the right place to sit down with an authentic cup of coffee, unwrap the newspaper, and study every single item on the menu.
I’m not forgetting about those who are looking for an alternative to coffee. For you, they have a green chai latte option that is worth trying.
When you are looking for crepes, it’s really hard to start with onion soup. You may be tempted to skip right to the savory and sweet European delights. But you won’t regret it even a little bit if you choose their signature first course and warm yourself up with sweet onion, spices, and home-made cheese bread.
Then you’ll realize how deeply ensconced you are in Paris and you’ll head for the crepes. Their diverse menu occupies a whole page and you can’t help but pick one that suits your own taste.
Authentic, authentic, authentic! The French decor declares loudly that you are in an old Parisian Creperie. Somehow, listening to the half-festive, half-romantic French melodies, even if you look out the window to see the Chicago streets covered in snow, you’ll still feel transported.
Chicago residents have access to a unique “haute cuisine” delivered right to your home for a crazy price. If you master the program and you and your friends can get together the $20, that will be more than enough to schedule an order for a delicious, healthy, and creative meal from the chefs of Eat Purely.
It is understandable that not every winter day is welcoming for eating out. And if this is the case, you will have a variety of fish, meats, vegetables, and garnishes delivered to your door with lots of love.
Eat Purely‘s lunch delivery carefully takes into account your allergies as well as vegan and vegetarian preferences.
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Aloha Poke Co
The only differences between Poke Bowl take-outs in Hawaii and in Chicago are the dress code and the absolute lack of functioning surfboards. You’ll find the same beautiful people, the same friendly folks behind the counter, and the same tiny space and fresh ingredients. You have the option to sit down, but getting a carryout Poke Bowl and taking it to your nice warm home this season will most probably make the food taste even better.
The variety of options that you can have with your Poke Bowl is countless… literally. There is everything your taste receptors could desire, and you can travel to whatever beach you want to be taken to at the moment for a $7-$14 ticket.
By the way, the tofu version is worth trying even for non-vegetarian friends. You might not be a food blogger at heart, but you’ll definitely capture this sparkling bowl in your phone’s memory like a picture from a resort that will keep you going until your next vacation.
Macy’s Food Court – Hot Wok Noodles
As shopping for Christmas presents gets you tired and hungry, you don’t want to walk a mile with your last breath to get re-charged. Among all of the food stations and noodle places around the city, the food court at Macy’s stands out. You will be seated in a designated area, compose your very own bowl of vegetables to be fried in a sauce of your choice, and pick out your favorite fillings.
After all this is done, you can spend your last five hungry minutes catching your breath and observing how your food is skillfully prepared in a gigantic wok by a man who isn’t afraid of steam, fire, and smoke. Your noodles are filling and rich with taste. There is almost no chance you’ll need to eat anything more in the next few hours, but if you do you can always walk around and try out Macy’s deli.