Chicago’s Most Popular Food

Jan 30, 2020

It’s getting chilly in Chicago and it’s time to do what we like to do best: eat. Chicago has much to offer with popular foods. There are some classics and great twists on food that you might not even know of. Check out our list of the best food that our home has to offer.

Chicago Style Pizza

This is the motherland of pizza. Hot stretchy cheese, buttery thick crust, and sauce that is the icing on the cake. You can’t go wrong with this Chicago staple. What’s our favorite deep dish? You have to go to Lou Malnati’s. Your taste buds will thank you over and over after each bite. It’s a classic!

Chicago Dog

Move aside, New York. We’ve got the best dog in the country. Crisp pickles, tomatoes, freshly chopped onions, and more, you can’t go wrong with this masterpiece. If you like Chicago dogs, you have to go to Superdawg for their great dogs and fun experience.

Italian Beef

You can’t go into the city without going to Romas for their classic Italian beef sandwich. It’s simple but oh so delicious you’ll want to order a second one to take home.

Garrett Popcorn

Got a craving for some popcorn? Forget the microwave and get yourself the real deal. Garrett’s offers all the classics: butter, cheese, and caramel flavors. Get a bucket of one flavor or mix it up and get all 3! Perfect to bring home and watch a much needed relaxing movie in the warmth of your home.

Ice Cream Donut Sandwich

Want something sweet and yummy? Go to Firecakes for this frankenfood. Fluffy donuts paired with creamy ice cream is a combination you can’t say no to. Bring the family and give yourself a sweet treat.


Why is lemonade on this list? It’s not just any lemonade. It’s Mario’s Italian Lemonade. This drinkable Italian ice has been a staple in Chicago since 1954. Don’t wait until winter is over to get this treat. Wake up and taste the lemons with this chilly drink.

At Overstreet, we’re proud to be so close to the food staples. Our Ashwood Park and Hidden Creek Communities in Naperville are just a short drive away from the city so you can take a break and go get these Chicago classics. Let us know on social media where your favorite Chicago dishes are. Don’t forget to treat yourself in 2020!