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The 17 best stoner dishes in Chicago

Cure your post-blunt munchies with the help of these classic stoner eats, from towering burgers to vegetarian junk food

Written by
Morgan Olsen
,
Zach Long
&
Emma Krupp
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So you've just hit up one of the many weed dispensaries in Chicago and now you've got a gnawing case of the munchies. Lucky for you, the city has no shortage of stoner-friendly eats to satisfy every craving, whether you're looking to dig into some classic Chicago deep dish, have breakfast for dinner or feast on a massive slice of cake (or two). Can't peel yourself off the couch? Like all good stoner food, most of these snacks can be delivered straight to your doorstep. Sit back, relax and take a look at 17 of the best stoner dishes in Chicago. 

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Best stoner foods in Chicago

  • Restaurants
  • Sandwich shops
  • Logan Square

Break out of your late-night Taco Bell routine with the help of Big Kids' Vietnamese-inspired crunch wrap, which stuffs a tostada with banh mi-inspired fixings like pickles, cilantro, jalapeños and plenty of tangy mayo. Take note, meat-free stoners: this one can also be made vegan.

  • Restaurants
  • Turkish
  • Avondale
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When the munchies strike, sometimes only a German street food delicacy will satiate your cravings. Head to Dmen Tap (which serves the same menu as the popular Dönermen food truck) and ask for the soul-satisfying currywurst, with hunks of sausage and French fries covered in a delicious red curry sauce.

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  • Bars
  • Mezcalerias
  • Wicker Park
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Big Star makes it easy on potheads—just walk up to the take-out window and order the walking taco, a bag of Fritos that’s cut open and topped with spicy pinto beans, salsa, crema, cheese, onion and cilantro. And at $3.50 a pop, you can afford a few.

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  • Restaurants
  • Logan Square

If you're looking for a dish to share after getting baked with some friends, Lonesome Rose's truck stop nachos should do the trick. The generous helping of chips comes covered in queso, crema and black beans, with a variety of pickled veggies sprinkled on top (you can add beef, chicken or chorizo if you're craving protein). You don't have to be high to appreciate this barrage of Tex-Mex flavors and textures, but it certainly doesn't hurt.

  • Restaurants
  • West Loop

If high you craves sweet over savory, consider a warm, sugar-dusted Italian donut with a squeezable tube of vanilla bean custard (or salted caramel or Nutella). BomboBar's walk-up window makes it easy to indulge on the go. 

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  • Restaurants
  • Grand Boulevard

Feel like digging in to some truly decadent munchies? Bronzeville's Friistyle make some of the best Belgian-style pommes frites in the city, dressing them up with a variety of mouth-watering toppings. The lobster frite is the most expensive option of the menu, but it's worth the money—stacked with chunks of lobster sauted in butter sauce, celery, scallions and an Old Bay aioli.

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  • Restaurants
  • Sandwich shops
  • Lake View
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You can't go wrong with any of the absolutely stuffed grilled cheeses on the menu at this beloved dive—which has locations in Lakeview and Wicker Park—but we're especially fond of The Mac, a towering delight of chedder-and-American mac n' cheese nestled between thick slices of Texas toast. Don't forget to utilize that tomato soup dipping sauce.

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  • Restaurants
  • Fast food spots
  • Little Italy, UIC
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The Patio's combo (an Italian beef and sausage smushed into a giant bun) is nothing short of legendary. Get it hot and dipped for the full experience. If you're totally baked, you may want to eat this in the Italian Stance to avoid dripping grease on yourself.

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