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May 24, 2010 07:16 AM

Millenium Park Foodie Musts!!

We're staying near the park and need to hit all of THE places to go within walking distance. Where are the must trys? Any type of cuisine! Pizza, hot dogs, etc?? Baby friendly would be a plus as well.

So we're hitting up the park, mag mile, etc??

Thanks a bunch!

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  1. Pizza: Pizano's on Washington and Michigan. Try and pre-order since you have a baby to avoid the long wait. Well worth it!

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    1. re: lbs

      Pizano's is a great recommendation for deep-dish pizza but it's actually on Madison, near Michigan.

      Garrett's Popcorn is a must try, for their caramel popcorn (with or without nuts), cheese popcorn, and a mixture of the two. There's one on the Mag Mile and several others in the Loop.

      Also near Millennium Park, just across the river to the north, is Fox & Obel, our premier gourmet food store. They have the best of everything - not only meats, fish, cheeses, etc, but portable items liked baked goods and pastries, including their amazing cinnamon swirl rolls. In the rear is a cafe where you can get anything from a cup of coffee to a complete meal prepared to order.

      For more recommendations, these discussions have recommendations near the Hyatt Regency and the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, which are both just north of Millennium Park:

      Need to Impress -

      Looking for a great dinner around the Hyatt Regency for a group of 9 -

      dinner, drinks, & breakfast in the Loop/Theater District - (includes a link for breakfast recommendations)

      NICE restaurant for smaller kids -

      Dinner near Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers -

      ...and for more affordable options:

      Doc student Chicago trip -

      Finally, for recommendations for quintessential foods unique to Chicago, see this discussion:

      first time Chicago -

      1. re: nsxtasy

        Ack! Yes - Madison. I had Washington on the brain.

    2. The Gage is a must. Kid-friendly and right across from the park. Great gastropub.