Is it too late to redo my resolutions and add “visiting more food halls” to the list? Think of food halls as a foodie’s heaven filled with local artisan restaurants. Or you can just call them super fancy food courts. With the rise of food halls, there are some restaurants and chefs that are taking the concept into their own hands. Enter Latinicity.
🍺 Happy Hour Tip: Food halls have something for everyone. 🍸🍹🍸 Familiar with food halls? They're like the food courts from your mall rat years, but gourmet and boozy. Food halls are the latest trend Chicago just won't quit. Revival Food Hall (@revivalfoodchi), Latinicity (@latinicity), Eataly (@eatalychicago), Forum 55 (@forum55chicago), and, coming in 2018, Wells St. Market. . . Meet me at the food hall. It's going down.
Tucked away on the third floor of Block 37 (between State and Dearborn on Randolph), this food hall takes the inspiration of Latin street food into 8 innovative kitchens. If I lived closer to Latinicity, I would probably go there all the time. Luckily, I don’t or else I’d be broke. Latinicity is good but not as good to spend all your hard-earned cash. So why am I talking about this place then? Well, there’s a little secret that you should know about this food hall. They have an awesome bottomless brunch deal. 😱
Yep, that’s right it isn’t a City Bites post without me talking about another brunch place. Latinicity is the spot to come to when you’re really hungry. Their all-you-can-eat brunch deal is only $19.99 (plus tax) and if you want to drink, paying $34.99 is not that bad either. I also like how their brunch crowd seems more laid-back than their lunch rush or happy hour times. You can actually pace yourself to eat and it makes a wonderful opportunity to really try anything you want here.
The bottomless selection at Latinicity is the reason why I want to go back again because no one has the time (or stomach) to eat everything. First of all, the Latin street food inspiration brings a twist to many of the dishes such as the Waffle Bacon Burger made with chorizo or the Breakfast Coca (similar to a flatbread) topped with spinach, roasted tomatoes, cheese and fried egg. Plus, you also have a build-your-own taco station, sushi and ceviche bar, and the options go on and on.
At the bar, there are Latin-inspired drinks based off on brunch classics like mimosas and Bloody Marys. Not to mention, the atmosphere couldn’t make a perfect place for a lazy Sunday either. Not only is it surrounded by beautiful Latin art, the view of downtown Chicago will make you want to sit there for hours as you enjoy your entire meal.
If you come to Latinicity hungry, then get ready for a great time.
Latinicity, 108 N. State St., Chicago
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Author: Katina Beniaris
Born in Chicago, Katina has always been drawn to cities. She spent her college years in the heart of Chicago studying journalism and she travels to various cities every year for new experiences. When she’s not blogging, you can find her catching up on the latest pop culture sensation on Netflix.