Chicago is the proud home of a vibrant food scene renowned for its quality eats—especially when you know where to look. Missing out on Chicago’s rich culinary scene means missing out on the unique cultural heritage that makes The Windy City a great place to live, so it’s time to get out there and try some of the area’s most palate-tantalizing restaurants.

Hope you’re hungry! Here are 4 must-try restaurants to discover on your next outing.

1.  Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

The Dish: Deep dish pizza

People come from far and wide to try one thing and one thing only: the deep dish pizza. If you’re a true Chicagoan, this is the place to get it. In fact, many believe that the Malnati family invented it, and Mama Malnati’s famous buttery crust is still a keystone of her son’s now-famous pizza joint.

2.  Girl & The Goat

The Dish: Literally anything

This is a great choice if you’re looking for an unconventional, but satisfying culinary experience. Owned by Top Chef winner Stephanie Izard, this gorgeous restaurant truly lives up to its status as one of Chicago’s hottest restaurants. Their shareable, modern plates are true gastronomic wonders, elevating flavors you know and love to the level of art.

3.  Crisp

The Dish: Korean fried chicken

This perfect, crispy-on-the-outside, juicy-on-the-inside chicken makes headlines as one of Chicago’s most reviewed and most loved casual dining spots. The place is small, so this is the perfect takeout option for your next movie night.

4.  Libertad

The Dish: Calabaza (Mushroom risotto-stuffed acorn squash drizzled with truffle oil)

Some of the best Latin dining in Chicagoland lies just north of the city at Libertad. A bustling spot in an unassuming strip mall, this restaurant is home to bursts of Latin flavor you’ll have to taste to believe. Their presentation is just as impeccable as the food, making it a true hidden gem in Skokie.

Of course, the adventures don’t have to stop there. Grabbing a delicious meal on a night out is nothing compared to a feast cooked right in your kitchen. We know from first-hand experience that a beautiful, updated kitchen is the key to more inspired dining right in your own home. Call our kitchen remodeling team at HomeWerks today to learn how easy and affordable kitchen remodeling can be.