The classic diner gets a dose of ‘80s- and ‘90s-inspired nostalgia at JoJo’s Shake Bar, where visitors can sip decadent milkshakes beneath photos of Biggie Smalls, Bill Murray and other heroes from the era. You can opt for a customized flavor or try a milk bar (essentially a milkshake in popsicle form), but we suggest one of the shop’s signature Biggie Shakes if you’re feeling adventurous: Topped with a cornucopia of cookies, candies and marshmallows, they’re a delightful sugar rush and a blast from the past all at once.
Summer in Chicago is often a muggy scorcher, making ways to beat the heat all the more important. If you’re looking to cool off with a frozen treat, the city has a huge variety of ice cream shops, ranging from classic institutions that have served generations of families to brand new spots offering creations inspired by Japan, Thailand and Ireland. There’s even vegan soft serve so no one has to miss out. Spend the day enjoying outdoor activities and then satisfy your sweet tooth at one of the best ice cream shops in Chicago. Just eat fast before your dessert melts away!
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