Where to Eat Near the Willis Tower in Chicago

Where to Eat Near the Willis Tower in Chicago

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I worked in the Loop for about seven years, just a few blocks away from the Sears Tower, and after exploring as many unique lunch options as I could, I've curated a trustworthy list for you in case you're in the neighborhood looking for something to eat.

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    My personal favorite is the Stockyards burger, which comes with grilled onions, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, and thousand island dressing.
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    You'll see that most people get the hot puffy dumplings that are filled with various meats and vegetables. My favorites are the barbecue pork and the thai curry chicken.
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    You can't go wrong with almost all of the menu here, but I do recommend that you at least try some of the "bacos," which are puffy steamed buns with your choice of filling.
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    There's not much counter space to sit at, but there's a courtyard right across the street for you to enjoy your food with a bit of sun on a nice day.
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    It's always packed at lunch, but service is quick. Frankly, none of the sides are any good, but grab a few of those grilled pitas and you're good to go.
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    There's a lot of falafel and shawarma places in the Loop now, but one of them stands out, and it's BenjYehuda.
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    I recommend the barbecue pork bánh mì, which is nice and piggy, but there's plenty of other options, including vegetarian and vegan items.
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    If you're hungry, then ask for the combo, which also has an Italian sausage thrown in there for good measure. Just be forewarned that the dipped sandwiches are messy. I've been known to secretly use a fork if I'm dressed nicely.
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    Almost everything is worth ordering, plus, the service is quick if you're in a hurry.
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    If you feel guilty about devouring such a huge mound of cheese, by all means, enjoy the thin crust, but what you really want is the big stuffed pizzas (a variant on deep dish).
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    It is always packed at lunch time, but the line moves quickly. It is a little bit more on the expensive side for smaller portions, but you are paying for healthy food, after all.
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    For quick take-out sushi and rice bowls, Kamehachi is a good pick, if not one of very few. It's located in 311 S. Wacker, the beautiful building just to the south of the Willis Tower.
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