Humboldt Park resident picks
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1. Rootstock. The food is fantastic and always seasonal. The wine and beer menu is a work of art. The staff is super knowledgeable and excited about the menus they've created.
2. Humboldt House Co. Really great vintage furniture and absolutely gorgeous rugs. They also carry tons of great accessories from local Chicago designers.
3. Café Marie-Jeanne. The best brunch spot in the neighborhood. I had what can only be described as the lovechild of French toast and bread pudding. I couldn't put my fork down.
4. Cafe Colao. Coconut oatmeal. COCONUT OATMEAL! Go now!
5. C.C. Ferns Coffee. I like to order a latte and sit at one of the retro tables with mismatched chairs and just let the feels of being in a Bukowski novel wash over me. I mean this in the best possible way.
6. Lockdown Bar & Grill. Burgers to die for. Literally, you might die. But it is so worth it! They had me at "build your own mac and cheese."
7. Star Lounge. Unicorn Blood is the jam! They have cold brew on tap. A patio out back with a bunch of picnic tables for when it's warm.
8. Adams and Son Gardens. Great variety of veggies and plants. They are beyond helpful!
9. Rosie’s Deli. Best chicken pozole EVER! It has saved me every flu season. Also makes the best Italian sub. The bread alone is to die for.
10. Squasht Boutique. Squasht is owned by a local independent designer, Leslie Tempe. I can’t go in there without wanting to buy the whole store.
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1. Señor Pan. Home of many delicious Cuban sandwiches.
2. The Boathouse Cafe. Eat outside and enjoy the beautiful park!
3. All the food trucks throughout the park
4. Nellie's Restaurant. They have a breakfast buffet on Saturdays and Sundays from 9–3.
5. La Encantada. Lots of tasty food, from the chips and guacamole to the steak tacos.
6. Papa's Cache Sabroso. Amazing Puerto Rican food—the lechon asada is delicious (Saturdays only)!
7. Tropical Taste Restaurant. Dominican comfort food with great flavor and killer oxtail.