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mamaleh Oct 15, 2010 08:12 AM

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. Meetings at McCormick Center most of the time. Staying near Omni Hotel. Any thoughts on how to get kosher food?
Thanks in advance.

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    ferret Oct 15, 2010 09:06 AM

    The only choice in the downtown area (which, unfortunately is not very close to either your hotel or McCormick Place is the MetroKlub restaurant. Even worse, it's only open for lunch. Everything else is far North or in the suburbs.

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      vallevin Oct 15, 2010 09:46 AM

      In a pinch you get a delivery from Shallots (beware, the delivery fee was the cost of a cab ride). They can deliver business approriate lunches on china BTW

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        ferret Oct 15, 2010 10:06 AM

        Several places will deliver for an exorbitant fee. Cab fare from Shallots is probably $35 (each way).

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        Pluckyduk8 Oct 15, 2010 10:07 AM

        Only downtown options are:

        1. Metroklub for lunch as mentioned.
        2. Chicago loop synagogue has sandwiches from sandwich club for lunch
        http://www.chicagoloopsynagogue.org/meals.asp
        3. Spertus museum can send their catered food
        http://www.spertus.edu/wolfgang_puck_...

        I think Sandwich Club will also deliver downtime but prices may be high.
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          koshergourmetmart Oct 15, 2010 10:52 AM

          i was in chicago for the candy expo and got food from spertus-it was quite yummy!

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          mamaleh Oct 15, 2010 11:42 AM

          Thanks!
          Will try calling Spertus on Sunday and see if they can help on short notice. Shabbat shalom.

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            weinstein5 Oct 16, 2010 08:31 PM

            Spertus is probably going to be your best bet - a number of places in Skokie, like Tein Li Chow in addition to Shallots -

            I have not been to a conference at McCormick place in a while but I do recall one of the caterers would run a hot dog stand during the conference - but I do not know if they still do -

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            mamaleh Oct 21, 2010 11:02 AM

            I ended up getting sandwiches from Metroklub, and a friend in the area brought me dinners from Taboun. Both were excellent.

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              serenarobin Oct 21, 2010 11:03 AM

              Did Metroklub deliver or did you pick up? Glad it worked out so well!

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                mamaleh Oct 21, 2010 02:20 PM

                picked up.

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