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23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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We recently shared a few of under $10 in Chicago — and then we asked the BuzzFeed Community to share theirs. Here’s what they said.

Shaved beef with cheese fries at Al’s Italian Beef.

23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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Where: Locations throughout Chicago. Cost: Beef sandwiches are $4 to $7; cheddar fries are $3 —Maddie Mechem, Facebook

A scoop of goat cheese cashew caramel gelato from Black Dog Gelato.

A scoop of goat cheese cashew caramel gelato from Black Dog Gelato.

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Where: 1955 W. Belmont Avenue | 859 N. Damien Avenue Cost: $3 for a small —Jillian Bowman, Facebook

A specialty sandwich — like the Pepito with steak, onions, and cheese — and an oatmeal shake at Irazu.

23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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Where: 1865 N. Milwaukee Ave Cost: Pepito is $5.95, oatmeal shake starts at $3.50 —Stephanie Harrah, Facebook

Chili cheese curds at Antique Taco.

Chili cheese curds at Antique Taco.

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Where: 1360 N. Milwaukee Ave Cost: $8 —

Specialty doughnuts — like the bacon maple Long John or the creme brûlée — at Glazed & Infused.

23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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Cost: $2 to $ 3 each Where: Locations throughout Chicago. —

A half-dozen pierogis at Pierogi Heaven.

A half-dozen pierogis at Pierogi Heaven.

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Where: 169 N Wells Street Cost: $5.88 —Evan McMillian, Facebook

Italian beef sandwich and a chocolate cake shake at Portillos.

Italian beef sandwich and a chocolate cake shake at Portillos.

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Where: 100 W. Ontario Street Cost: $5.45 for the sandwich; $3.05 for a small shake —Chris Sparks, Facebook

A giant bowl of pho at Tank Noodle (Pho Xe Tang).

Its was amazing!!! #pho #tanknoodle #vietnamese #soup #fresh #beef #delicious #dinner #chicago #phooooo

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Where: 4953 N. Broadway Cost: $8.95 —

Half chicken dinner with fries from Harold’s Chicken.

Half chicken dinner with fries from Harold's Chicken.

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Where: 636 S Wabash Ave. | 201 N. Clark St. | 1132 W. Wilson Ave. Cost: $7 to $10 —Giane Arballo, Facebook

A slice of pie — like sugar cream or chocolate chess — Hoosier Mama Pie Company.

23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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Where: 1618 W. Chicago Ave Cost: $5 —

The bacon & guacamole sausage with grilled corn, cheddar, and chipotle mayo from Haute Sausage.

The bacon & guacamole sausage with grilled corn, cheddar, and chipotle mayo from Haute Sausage.

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Where: 335 S. Franklin Street Cost: $10 —Mickey Phu, Facebook

Carne asada tacos from Taqueria Moran.

Carne asada tacos! #taqueriamoran #chicago #logansquare #mexicanfood

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Where: 2226 N. California Ave Cost: $1.75 each —Diana Mendoza, Facebook

A slice of caramel pie from Beatrix.

A slice of caramel pie from Beatrix.

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Where: 519 N. Clark Street Cost: $7.95 —

Korean fried chicken wings at Crisp.

Korean fried chicken wings at Crisp.

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Where: 2940 N. Broadway Cost: 5 jumbo wings are $8.95. —Sheena Francis, Facebook

A stacked Italian sub at Bari.

As good as @vlm3 promised. #barisubs

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The Chicago mix — a sweet and salty mix of caramel and cheese — at Garrett Popcorn.

23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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Where: Locations throughout Chicago. Cost: About $5 for a small. —

Cinnamon rolls from Ann Sather.

Cinnamon rolls from Ann Sather.

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Where: 909 W. Belmont | 3415 N. Broadway | 1147 W. Granville Cost: 2 for $3.50 —

Crispy cauliflower and Parmesan tater tots at The Franklin Room.

23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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Where: 675 N. Franklin Street Cost: $7 —Malisa Komalarajun, Facebook

The Cubano or the Española and a cafe con leche at Cafecito.

The Cubano or the Española and a cafe con leche at Cafecito.

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Where: 26 East Congress Parkway | 7 N. Wells Street Cost: Sandwiches are about $6; cafe con leche is $2.29 —Cynthia Astea, Facebook

Savory bao at Wow Bao.

Savory bao at Wow Bao.

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Where: Locations throughout Chicago. Cost: $1.75 each —

Specialty fries — like the Sriracha buffalo chicken or the BBQ pork and mac ‘n’ cheese — at Frite Street.

23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

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23 Delicious Chicago Eats That Are Worth Every Penny

 

Where: 3006 N. Elston Avenue Cost: $3 to $8

The Ron Bennington cupcake — chocolate cake with peanut butter filling — at Molly’s Cupcakes.

@mollysnewyork #nationalcupcakeday @ronandfezsxm #ronbennington "I've Got My Own Cupcake"

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Where: 2536 N. Clark Street Cost: $3.75 —Heather Gilbert, Facebook

A personal cheese, sausage, or pepperoni deep dish at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria.

A personal cheese, sausage, or pepperoni deep dish at Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria.

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Where: Locations throughout Chicago. Cost: $7 to $10

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