Chicago’s Restaurant Game is in a league of its own, with rising Chefs and the City is building its name in the culinary world as not just the city with Big Shoulders. Where does Vietnamese Dining and food fit into this Midwest City’s Landscape?
That is easy for me and many others who have experienced what Chicago has to offer from the hole in the wall to the Big name countrywide chain.
I want to start by saying many people might not know or understand what Vietnamese food and cooking is. Strongly influenced by the Chinese & the French, who in the past was the Colonial power combined with the strong use of wide range of herbs is one of the up and coming food trends in Chicago.
Need to get a tasted of what Vietnamese Food Chicago is a great place to quench your taste buds. These are my Best Bets for Chicago’s Vietnamese Food focused on the Hearty fasted pace lunch crowd.
Le Colonial Open for Lunch and Dinner 937 North Rush Street, which has been a staple in Old Restaurant Row for years. Nighttime at Le Colonial becomes on of Chicago Hot Spots for local and Travelers alike. Surprising they offer a great Lunch Menu that helps you avoid the late night partiers and the long wait for tables but still enjoying the upbeat Rush & State area. Ordering small plates Goi Cuon, Bo Bai and Tom Cuon Ram their Crispy Beignets for Under $10 each will also keep your bill low.
Bon Bon Sandwiches in Wicker Park offers a good Varity of Vietnamese Sandwiches, Soups and other Snacks. Currently you have to get their early if you want to taste what they have to offer, busy lunch and take out crowd keeps this small place quite busy during the week. I did however hear one of the workers say that they will be offering Delivery in the near future, but was not confirmed with the Owners. 2333 W. North Ave. 773.278.5800
Simply It, 2269 N. Lincoln Ave, might Be Just It for Chicago, Located near DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus. The BYOB Friendly offers to die for Banh Mi lunch specials for Under $10. Their authentic food a Friendly service puts this undiscovered hide away at the Top of my list.
This is a food craze that can no be missed, so from Chinatown to uptown there is one of these undiscovered hideaways in your area.