Corned beef from Manny’s Deli
Classic Chicago dishes
Think Chicago dining is only about deep dish? Think again. While you’ll definitely find some of the best pizza in the country here, the city has also invented and perfected dozens of delicious dishes.
The brownie was born in Chicago, as was the jibarito — a Puerto Rican-inspired specialty made with fried green plantains and loaded with seafood, meat or vegetables. Other must-eat items? A juicy Italian beef sandwich, a rainbow-colored ice cream cone, a world-famous burger, and some of the best cheesecake you’ve ever had. And yes — you need or try a slice (or two) of our iconic deep dish. Bring your appetite and try all 20 Chicago staples.