This Wicker Park taco joint may look like Etsy exploded into life, but there’s nothing pretentious about getting two hefty tacos for $7 or $8. A perfect fish tempura version laced with Sriracha-tartar sauce delivers just enough spice so that the creamy horchata milkshake has something to soothe. If you’re looking for a bit more adventure (and want to leave with a buzz), sip a rosemary margarita and snack on a basket of habanero popcorn. Want to bring a piece of the adorableness home? Just ask—most of the antiques are for sale. 1360 N Milwaukee Ave (773-687-8697).
Other nominees Armitage Pizza, ATK, Dak, Phil’s Last Stand