Rachel’s guidebook

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Rachel’s guidebook

Food scene
Neighborhood spot
9
locals recommend
Surge Coffee Bar & Billiards
3241 W Montrose Ave
9
locals recommend
Neighborhood spot
Recently opened, family-owned, everything homemade!! (including tortillas, tamales, mole, etc). AMAZING and very nice owners!
Salsa's Grill Café
3808 West Lawrence Avenue
Recently opened, family-owned, everything homemade!! (including tortillas, tamales, mole, etc). AMAZING and very nice owners!
Fun Mexican ice cream parlor - good, creamy ice cream made on site. So many flavors, fruits, and options - much better than Baskin Robbins.
Antojitos Majicos de la Michoacana
3540 West Lawrence Avenue
Fun Mexican ice cream parlor - good, creamy ice cream made on site. So many flavors, fruits, and options - much better than Baskin Robbins.
Recommended pizza and beer.
8
locals recommend
Golden Crust Pizza and Tap
4620 North Kedzie Avenue
8
locals recommend
Recommended pizza and beer.
Closest grocery store. Definitely leans Mexican...
Chicago Produce
3500 West Lawrence Avenue
Closest grocery store. Definitely leans Mexican...
Closest big chain grocery. Has everything.
10
locals recommend
Jewel-Osco
4042 West Foster Avenue
10
locals recommend
Closest big chain grocery. Has everything.
Simple, bright Latin bakery open 24/7, making pastries, churros, colorful cookies & bread. My favorite are the cream cheese and jalapeno bread that they make fresh every night. CASH ONLY.
Markellos Baking Company
3520 W Lawrence Ave
Simple, bright Latin bakery open 24/7, making pastries, churros, colorful cookies & bread. My favorite are the cream cheese and jalapeno bread that they make fresh every night. CASH ONLY.
Closest discount grocery. Great selection.
ALDI
5001 North Pulaski Road
Closest discount grocery. Great selection.
Cheap and delicious sushi! Try dragon roll!
Gorilla Sushi Albany Park
3407 West Lawrence Avenue
Cheap and delicious sushi! Try dragon roll!
good craft beer and wine selection
Leo's Liquors Mayfair
4471 West Lawrence Avenue
good craft beer and wine selection
An Italian Guy in a window with an oven making pizza's from scratch!! Definitely the best thin crust pizza
Sano's Pizzeria
4469 West Lawrence Avenue
An Italian Guy in a window with an oven making pizza's from scratch!! Definitely the best thin crust pizza
Sightseeing
Roberto is a great teacher if you want to dance. Everyday lunchtime and evening groups classes, or book a private class. Let him know I sent you!
Latin Techniques Dance Studio
4408 North Kedzie Avenue
Roberto is a great teacher if you want to dance. Everyday lunchtime and evening groups classes, or book a private class. Let him know I sent you!
Cheap and amazing 24 hour Korean Spa. Many different saunas and pools! Amazing. :-)
6
locals recommend
King Spa & Sauna
809 Civic Center Drive
6
locals recommend
Cheap and amazing 24 hour Korean Spa. Many different saunas and pools! Amazing. :-)
Local bike shop that will rent you bikes if you want to explore.
Your Community Bike Shop
5600 North Western Avenue
Local bike shop that will rent you bikes if you want to explore.
St Louis and Balmoral, Kedzie and Foster, or Christiana and Lawrence are close by dock stations for the bike share. https://member.divvybikes.com/map/
Divvy
St Louis and Balmoral, Kedzie and Foster, or Christiana and Lawrence are close by dock stations for the bike share. https://member.divvybikes.com/map/
Family fun close by!
Novelty Golf & Games
3650 West Devon Avenue
Family fun close by!
Amazing Free Game Room, and rooftop restaurant views! If you do end up going, send me a message and I'll send you a radio documentary walking tour I wrote about Grant Park that includes a fun stop at the Athletic Association where Chicago's turn-of-the-century tycoons brokered the future of the lakefront.
39
locals recommend
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
12 Michigan Avenue
39
locals recommend
Amazing Free Game Room, and rooftop restaurant views! If you do end up going, send me a message and I'll send you a radio documentary walking tour I wrote about Grant Park that includes a fun stop at the Athletic Association where Chicago's turn-of-the-century tycoons brokered the future of the lakefront.
Family Fun!
Skokie Sports Park
3459 Oakton Street
Family Fun!
Native garden swamp, pathways, bridges over river, tennis courts, playground, fields, etc - All right behind the house!!
Eugene Field Park
5100 North Ridgeway Avenue
Native garden swamp, pathways, bridges over river, tennis courts, playground, fields, etc - All right behind the house!!
Pool, lagoon for fishing, archery classes, fun park less than a mile away.
Gompers Park
4222 W Foster Ave
Pool, lagoon for fishing, archery classes, fun park less than a mile away.
picnic groves, trees, fields, etc, bike and walking paths connect 60 miles north to suburbs.
LaBagh Woods
picnic groves, trees, fields, etc, bike and walking paths connect 60 miles north to suburbs.
Colombian grocery store. Fun, imported, cheap items you can;t find anywhere else outside of Colombia!
Joe's Food & Liquors
3626 West Lawrence Avenue
Colombian grocery store. Fun, imported, cheap items you can;t find anywhere else outside of Colombia!
Lawrence and Pulaski, closest pharmacy, local, Chicago business!
Walgreens
4010 West Lawrence Avenue
Lawrence and Pulaski, closest pharmacy, local, Chicago business!