Hours: 24 hours every day
The city's best bagels. Cash only.
It’s easy to drive right past this unassuming storefront, tucked away in a Lincolnwood strip mall. But it’s Chicago’s mecca for bagels. I can think of no better weekend nosh than a chewy, just-baked pumpernickel bagel with lox, red onion, tomato, and a thick schmear of cream cheese. The bialys are the real deal too—try the onion, simply toasted and buttered. And it’s open 24 hours, so whenever the mood strikes you, there’s a bagel waiting.The carless can get their fix at restaurants and sandwich shops around the city, among them Metropolis Coffee.