The Best Neighborhoods for Chicago Foodies to Live

November 2, 2021 | By Lindsay Smith
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Chicago has a wide array of good food spots depending on where you live. From Michelin-star rated restaurants to local hole-in-the-walls that locals rave about, Chicago is the place to be for foodies.

The Best Neighborhoods for Chicago Foodies

All of Chicago’s neighborhoods have many treasures, but these three neighborhoods are some of our top picks when it comes to the ultimate food scenes.

West Loop

Home to Chicago’s famous “Restaurant Row”, West Loop is one of the top Chicago neighborhoods when it comes to its dining options.

Monteverde, the first restaurant from former Top Chef Sarah Grueneberg, is one of West Loop’s incredible Italian spots. Smyth + The Loyalist, just two blocks north of Randolph Street, is a two Michelin star-rated restaurant bringing the farm to the big city; offering some of the Windy City’s best burgers. In the mood for upscale Indian food? ROOH along Randolph Street in West Loop is another fantastic pick.

If you’re looking to be within walking distance to some of these top restaurants, consider living in one of these luxury West Loop apartments:

The Jax – 1220 W Jackson Blvd

Porte – 855 W Madison

EMME – 165 N Desplaines St

View more West Loop apartments here.

Lincoln Park

In between Chicago’s Old Town and Lakeview neighborhoods, Lincoln Park is another prime spot for Chicago foodies.

Situated right along Lincoln Ave, Galit is an upscale Middle Eastern restaurant with world-class hummus and an extensive wine menu. Pequod’s Pizza in Lincoln Park is a fan favorite for Chicago’s classic deep-dish pizza. If you’re on the hunt for something a little classier, try Alinea, at the intersection of Lincoln Park and Old Town. This three Michelin-starred restaurant is one of the world’s best restaurants, with all of their dishes presented like works of art.

If you’re looking to live near these Lincoln Park dining hotspots, check out some of these apartments:

Norweta – 2611 N Hermitage

No. 508 – 508 W Diversey

SoNo East – 840 W Blackhawk St

View more Lincoln Park apartments here.

Logan Square

Not too far north of West Loop sits another Chicago neighborhood known for their top local foodie destinations, Logan Square.

Lula Cafe is an all-day cafe with fresh baked pastries during the day and classic New American fare with an extensive wine list at night. Mi Tocaya Antojeria is known for their Mexican small plates with killer margaritas and is another highly-rated spot in Logan Square. If you’re in the mood for some craft brews, BiXi Beer along Milwaukee Ave is a modern brewpub with delicious bites and a rooftop patio.

On the hunt for a Logan Square apartment near some of the top food scenes? Explore more of these apartments:

Logan Apartments – 2480 N Milwaukee

The Field’s Lofts – 4000 W Diversey

View more Logan Square apartments here.

Apartments Near Chicago’s Top Foodie Destinations

The Jax

1220 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL, USA


855 West Madison Street, Chicago, IL, USA


165 North Des Plaines Street, Chicago, IL, USA


2611 North Hermitage Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

No. 508

508 West Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL, USA

SoNo East

840 West Blackhawk Street, Chicago, IL, USA

Logan Apartments

2480 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

The Field's Lofts

4000 West Diversey Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

If you’re looking to move near some of Chicago’s best food destinations, look no further than these neighborhoods. Our team of experienced professionals are here to help you find your perfect fit in one of Chicago’s many neighborhoods, no matter your interest.

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