Chicago | The Foodie City

Come on babe why don’t we eat the town, and all that jazzzzzz! Forget being known as the Windy City. Chicago is for foodies! And the food is so much more than just deep dish pizza, though I do recommend taking a giant piece of deep dish straight to the face upon arrival. I’ve been to Chicago probably 10 times in the past two years for work trips, though most of my meals are at Whole Foods, the Sheraton lounge or alone at a bar (glamorous, I know). But I recently traveled to Chicago for a long weekend with my good friend Sarah for the BlogHerFood conference. Both avid foodies, we decided to meet up in Chicago for a long girl’s weekend and eat our way through Chicago together. And oh did we eat. Deep dish pizza, gelato, Nutella crepes, caramel popcorn, hot chocolate, and delicious freshly baked donuts … all in the name of foodie research of course. And I’ve documented it all in this post through pictures and with links to some of our favorite spots for any of you thinking of heading to Chi-town to get your eat on!


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