Chicago Gems: Latinicity Food Hall & Lounge

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Of all the restaurants I’ve been to in Chicago, Latinicity is probably my most frequented. The location is beautiful, the prices are affordable, and the menu options are just about endless. If you’re a fan of Latin or Latin-Fusion cuisine, this place is definitely worth a visit.

Who?

Chef Richard Sandoval is the genius behind this foodie masterpiece. A Mexico City native and athlete turned world-renowned chef, he brings his unique flavors to over 40 restaurants worldwide.

What?

Latinicity is definitely not your average restaurant. It’s a food hall, tapas restaurant, café, bar, market, and lounge! You could literally visit everyday for a month and never eat the same thing twice. The main hall boasts TEN different menus blending Latin-American, Spanish, and Portuguese flavors with other popular cuisines. Like the Ahi Tuna Poke at Sushi & Ceviche, or the Chori-Frita burger at Burguesa, for example!

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Lomo saltado: hanger steak / noodles / tomato / onion / cilantro / soy jus / crispy fries
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Mexico Dog: bacon wrapped Vienna sausage / jalapeno / smoked chili mayo / black bean puree / slaw

When?

Latinicity is open Monday-Friday from 11 am – 8 pm. Saturday business hours are 11 am – 9 pm, and a special Latinicity Brunch is run every Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm. The separate restaurants affiliated with Latinicity may have different operating hours.

Where?

On the 3rd floor of Block 37 (108 N State St. Chicago, IL). It’s near Clark/Lake, State/Lake, and Washington CTA stops.


Why?

Because I can guarantee you’ve never had a more delicious chicken tortilla soup in your life.

 

 

 

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Lauren is a Chicago native and budget traveler obsessed with foreign languages, neuropsychology, dancing, and applesauce. She recently quit her full-time job in social services to be a human English dictionary in Madrid, Spain.