Originally the first Indian restaurant on Devon, Standard India Restaurant, now on Belmont, serves traditional Indian dishes in keeping with a long family tradition of authentic New Delhi recipes. The only Chicago Indian restaurant to serve thali, the table settings are entirely stainless steel and the food is flavorful, plentiful, and fresh. The service if helpful and friendly. A great value. A BYOB restaurant; you may consider bringing your own glassware.
A family operated veggie oasis in the guise of a glitzy suburban restaurant. There is an eclectic menu that covers foods from around the globe, but emphasis lies on India.
Nepalese cuisine blends the tastes of Nepal’s neighbors, Tibet, Pakistan, India, and Bhutan. Chicago Curry House brings a fresh flavor to the South Loop.
Jibek Jolu offers a rare Kyrgyzstani menu to Chicago. It is a Central Asian mix of cuisines from Russia, Turkey, China, India, Afghanistan, and more. This family run restaurant offers a variety of flavorful meat dishes, savory pies, home made noodles, as well as dumplings. A cultural cuisine adventure.
If you’re looking for a standard two scoop ice cream cone, you’ve come to the wrong place. Ice-Cubed is a one-of-a-kind find! While specializing in frozen treats, these mixologists have taken the food truck scene by storm with their non-traditional frozen delicacies. Owner Erica Stone-Miller has a personality as big as her truck and is constantly creating new and innovative flavor combinations.
This low-key Chinatown eatery, a sibling to Argyle Street's Cafe Hoang, features Vietnamese and Thai fare. The menu, which mirrors the Uptown location, covers plenty of ground, offering appetizers and soups, noodle and rice dishes and entrees from both countries. You'll find standards such as egg rolls, tom yum soup, pho, pad Thai and chicken fried rice. But there are more adventurous options too; including spicy catfish simmered in a clay pot, soft shell crab with tamarind sauce and crispy-fried whole red snapper with sweet and sour fish sauce. Not familiar with Southeast Asian staples? Food photos (with corresponding menu numbers) are mounted on the storefront's windows, in the entryway and on the walls inside to help you make a decision. Cafe Hoang is BYOB.