Lincoln Park is a Chicago neighborhood with a food scene that ranges from the tip-top of the upscale to quick and cheap bites for the college crowd—and everything in between. You don't have to look far between all the restaurants in Lincoln Park to find your sweet spot for interesting and delicious food options that won’t break the bank. Here are some local favorites for cheap eats in Lincoln Park.

 

$5 OR LESS:

 

KOREAN BBQ TACOS AT DEL SEOUL

Korean BBQ taco

This casual Korean spot serves up delicious tacos for around $3 each. Choose from unique flavors including Sesame-Chili Shrimp or Spicy BBQ Pork. Why not try a few while you're at it?

Del Seoul  |  2568 N. Clark Street  |  773-248-4227

 

MACARONS AT VANILLE PATISSERIE

Boxes of multicolored macarons

Indulge in authentic French pastries and desserts at Vanille. Handmade macarons are $2 each and come in seasonal flavors. They're perfect for an indulgent snack!

Vanille Patisserie  |  2108 N. Clark Street  |  773-868-4574

 

BREAKFAST BURRITO AT ALLENDE

Allende is a local go-to for tasty and cheap Mexican food in Lincoln Park. Breakfast burritos and most menu items are $5 or less. If you have a late-night taco craving, this place is open well past midnight.

Allende  |  2408 N. Lincoln Avenue  |  773-477-7114

 

 

$10 OR LESS:

 

SHISH KABOB SANDWICH AT DAWALI MEDITERRANEAN KITCHEN

Falafel platter with pita and side salad

Bring your own booze to this BYOB Middle Eastern restaurant. Dawali has a large menu, with plenty of wraps that are under $10. Try a Shwarma Wrap or Shish Kabob Sandwich. Add a few falafels for just 65 cents each!

Dawali Mediterranean Kitchen |  1625 N. Halsted Street  |  312-944-5800

 

ITALIAN BEEF AT JOHNNY'S BEEF & GYROS

Array of dishes, including hot beef sandwich, gyros sandwich, cheese-covered fries, hamburger and greek salad

Indulge in Johnny’s famous Italian Beef or Gyros Sandwich for less than $10. Chicago hot dogs are less than $5, if that's more your style.

Johnny's Beef & Gyros |  2300 N. Lincoln Avenue  |  773-697-8885

 

 

HOT CHICKEN AT THE BUDLONG

The Budlong

This Nashville-style eatery serves up spicy fried chicken, home-style sides and pies. A hearty quarter chicken plate will set you back $9.

The Budlong  |  1008 W. Armitage Avenue  |  773-270-9005

 

$15 OR LESS:

 

SANDWICH MEAL AT FLORIOLE CAFE

Floriole

This bright little bakery is the perfect place to enjoy brunch or grab a pastry to go. Sandwich and salad meals are under $15.

Floriole Cafe  |  1220 W. Webster Avenue  |  773-883-1313

 

MAKE YOUR OWN PHO AT FUH

Bowl of pho with lime wedges and chopsticks

This brand new counter-serve restaurant allows you to customize a hearty serving of Vietnamese Pho soup for less than $15. Try an Asian Churro for dessert.

Fuh  |  2218 N. Lincoln Avenue  |  773-270-4418

 

SMALL OR MEDIUM PIE AT AMATO'S PIZZA

Get a small or medium pizza for $15 or less. Sandwiches, salads and appetizers are also wallet-friendly.

Amato's Pizza  |  953 W. Willow Street  |  312-640-1299

 

CUSTOM BURGER AT BUTCHER & THE BURGER

Burger with fried egg on top, cup of sauce on side

This retro-style burger shop is known for their decadent upscale burgers that range in price from $10 to $15. First, choose your burger base—including shrimp, bison, and lentil. Then, add a spice blend and complimentary toppings.  

Butcher & the Burger  |  1021 W. Armitage Avenue  |  773-697-3735

 

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