Luella’s Southern Kitchen is so named as a token of gratitude for the hard work Luella Funches put into making her family happy over the years; her granddaughter Kim and great-grandson Darnell cook the foods Luella used to make on a day-to-day basis for their patrons. Everything is delicious; however, if it’s your first time, get the buttermilk fried chicken (the texture of the skin is amazing) with spicy gravy, collard greens, and biscuits. Eating this meal in the small sit-down area, with Kim and Darnell making sure that everything is to your liking, will make you feel like part of the family.
Luella’s Southern Kitchen, 4609 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 961 8196
Shawarma Inn is one of the best Middle Eastern restaurants in Chicago. After sitting down and looking at the menu, the servers come to take your order. Every sandwich comes with a soup, make sure to order the lentil variety. While the shawarma sandwich is to die for, the shrimp and salmon filets are also a must.
Shawarma Inn, 5523 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 773 271 7777
Growing their own produce, River Valley Farmer’s Table is a hidden gem with something for everyone. With fruits and veggies on every plate, guests are guaranteed a healthy and delicious meal. Thankfully, the servers are willing to share their secrets and pass down recipes to you and your family.
River Valley Farmer’s Table, 1820 W. Wilson Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 872 208 3267