You're never far from a great restaurant in Wicker Park. Here are some of my favorites.
This place can do no wrong - great beers and pizza. It's often crowded, so get there early and remember that the wait is worth it.
I like the spicy chicken shawarma but the spinach pie is great too.
A favorite brunch spot, Hot Chocolate's menu includes warm doughnuts with raspberry jam, quiche, biscuits and gravy, and fantastic hot chocolates.
Go for the cocktails and crawfish boils!
I've loved every cocktail I've ever tried here, especially The Blinker, made with whiskey and raspberry.
Crowded on weekends but great during the week, Bar DeVille also has a passion for malort.
With lovely cocktails and one of the best chicken dishes in the city (a roasted half chicken with spaetzle), I would happily eat dinner at The Bristol any night of the week.
Always hopping, this place has great dish tacos and strong cocktails. Hit the takeout window to avoid the wait. Get the thick, chocolatey champurrado in the winter.
This new WIcker Park taco joint has great fish tacos, guacamole, and agua fresca.
The newest doughnut shop, there are a handful of these around the city serving inventive rounds, like red velvet.
Whether you go for brunch or lunch, you're in for a treat. A seasonal menu includes winter treats like turkey sloppy joes and a bacon, date, and ricotta sandwich.
An ever-changing beer list and great sausages make this a Wicker Park gem.
Vintage toys and great coffee and hot chocolate - what more could you want?
The organic, eco-friendly restaurant serves up dishes like grilled fish tacos, mushroom flatbreads, and chicken kebabs. The cocktail list focuses on local and organic spirits.