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Food & Drink in Illinois

The best places to eat in Illinois offer everything from your expected Illinois cuisine to truly unique takes on a million different flavors and types of food. From Chicago, which is host to restaurants that consistently make the top ten list in the world, to hidden gems scattered across the state that will blow you away, you’ll find the food, drinks, vibes, settings and culinary experiences that will make your trip worth it. Dive into all the ways you can reward your taste buds within the great state of Illinois.   

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Food & Drink in Chicago

Let Your Tastebuds Guide You

Chicago is considered by many to be one of the best food cities in America. Along with its iconic dishes, like the cheesy goodness of deep dish pizza or the iconic Chicago hot dogs, there are plenty of globally recognized restaurants. You’ll find that Michelin stars are everywhere, including restaurants with the mythical three star status, like Alinea.

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Illinois Made Food & Drink

Local Flavors

Illinois Made celebrates those makers, creators, and artisans who help craft Illinois by hand, inspiring visitors and fellow Illinoisans to discover more about the state by experiencing firsthand the passion that makes it thrive. Taste what makes Illinois so special.

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Dive into Deep Dish

There are many great foods for which Illinois is noted, but one stands above all else: our deep dish pizza.

Learn About Deep Dish Pizza Learn About Deep Dish Pizza

Dine on Route 66

A great road trip isn’t just the drive, or even the sights. It’s also about the food pit stops you make.

Where to Eat on Route 66 Where to Eat on Route 66
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Find Farm-to-Table in Illinois

Looking for an authentic farm-to-table dining experience? We put together a curated list of the best experiences available.

Our Farm-to-Table Guide Our Farm-to-Table Guide

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