A Foodie's Introduction To The West Loop Through Photos

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© Lou Stejskal/Flickr
Photo of Katie Mastropieri
16 October 2016

Chicago’s West Loop has a wealth of places to find top-notch food and drink. This neighborhood is a foodie’s dream, offering masterpieces from crafty cocktails to mouthwatering burgers. We put this list together based on personal recommendations and found the best Instagram photos to showcase the appeal.

Roister by the Alinea Group is one of the most recent additions to the West Loop.

Another recent addition, Moneygun is super-stylish and the perfect spot for a happy hour.

Can't say enough how beautiful and comforting this bar is, congrats @dustindrank and the team!

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Sawada Coffee, definitely the best spot for a delicious (and also beautiful) latte.

We like these a latté 😉

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True to its name, Publican Quality Meats has some of the best, most delicious meats in the city.

Check out that spread. @Publicanquality, you are kind of perfect. Head over to @infatuation_chi for more 📷. #EEEEEATS

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You will never be disappointed by a juicy burger from Au Cheval.

Mom's like "DAAAAAMN I gotta send Louise a 📷 of this 🍔." #InfatuationCHI #EEEEEATS 📷 cred: @waynebanksy

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Stephanie Izard is one of the most well-known chefs in Chicago and her creations are flawless, especially this chocolate sundae.

Cold Storage is a hot spot for seafood, and this oyster shot further proves its happy hour is one of the best.

Happiest of hours with @mdhollow #fultonmarket #coldstoragechicago #EEEEEATS

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RM Champagne Salon has the ability to create the most potent and inventive cocktails, and we love their beverages even more when they dedicate them to Prince.

When people think of Chicago, they generally think of deep dish; think again. Forno Rosso will show you how Italians do pizza (hint: there’s plenty of mozzarella involved).

A perfect pizza for one of last days in Chicago!

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Formento’s chocolate cake will never disappoint, especially with fudge dripping from its top layer of dark chocolate.

Nightcap? We're in. 📸: @arlie14 #EEEEEATS #InfatuationChi

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Blackwood BBQ has six in-house savory sauces. How can you turn down this barbecue?

Who likes BBQ???

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Shoutout to Foxtrot for being able to deliver the best essentials (food and alcohol) in minutes but also for allowing shoppers in their West Loop location.

Dessert before dinner. Do it. #🍦 #eeeeeats #icecream

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Monteverde is known for their delicious Italian food, but they even make their own meringues in house. As you can see, they even age their own balsamic vinegar.

Whether you’re looking for a new destination for Taco Tuesdays or a cold margarita on a hot summer day, Federales is the spot for you.

WestEnd Bar Chicago is part of Four Corners Tavern Group, which means this place runs like a well-oiled machine. With efficient service and tasty bites, this is an ideal spot before or after a game at the United Center.

Looking for a swanky night out on the town? Swift and Sons knows how to celebrate any occasion in style.

Oysters Rockefeller on the Hot Platter. #swiftandsons #bokarestaurantgroup #bhospitalityco

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Bar Takito even serves seasonal beverages; try this Coconut Horchata margarita.

Seasonal Coconut Horchata Margarita? ✔️ Come see us before this incredibly delicious drink is gone!

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This is the best ramen in the city is at Ramen Takeya. Hands down.

With constant innovations to their menu, Avec is the perfect spot for a date night or to bring visitors. Its sociable communal tables are just one of its unique characteristics.

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