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Dec 9, 2009 04:47 AM

Healthy Food Lithuanian closing Dec. 15

I am sorry to report that one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago will be closing next week. Gina, the owner of Healthy Food Lithuanian, has decided it is time to retire. There are only a few more days to enjoy her amazing Lithuanian specialties, including kugelis and koldunai (meat dumplings), and her fabulous homemade pies.

Here are the hours:
Wed 8-4
Thurs-Sat 8-8
Sun 8-5
Mon and Tues 8-4

(The restaurant has ordinarily been closed on Mondays but will be open on Dec 14, the next to last day of operations.)

I heartily urge you all to get down to Bridgeport for a visit to Healthy Food while you still can!

Healthy Food Lithuanian Restaurant
3236 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608

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  1. Does anyone have any contact information for the owner? Looking for a copy of a recipe that she used.


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    1. re: gduke2

      She is on under the name Grazina Biciunas.

      1. re: luganrn

        Thanks. I was able to speak to her last year. She had never written a recipe for the soup but was able to talk me through the way she made the soup. Worked out very well.

    2. I know this post is old, but are there any other good Lithuanian restaurants in Chicago? My good friend is Lithuanian and he would get a kick out of me eating some of his native food.

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      1. re: mdpilam

        Just southwest of Chicago in the suburb of Summit is Grand Duke's. Some of the entrees are mainstream, but the atmosphere is great.
        A little further out and a little more authentic is Cafe Smilga in Darien.