A couple of weekends ago I went to Chicago for a few days to visit family. Chicago has always held a special place in my heart because of family roots, my oldest sister and her family lives there, and because of the memories that go with the multiple, multiple trips that my family and I have taken there in the last 10 years. There will always be one infamous road trip back home that I think most of us will remember for years to come. But to me, going back to Chicago also feels a little bit like going home. I guess you could say that home really is where the heart is.
My favorite part about going to Chicago is the activity, food, and most importantly, the special time to be with family. There are a few favorite foodie spots that have to be visited each time I’m in town and there were a few new places that were discovered this trip. I also looooove that some of these places have gluten-free items. In case you get to make a trip to the Windy City, these are some places you might want to try.
Asado Coffee Company
While this wasn’t one of my stops this trip, this is my favorite coffee shop in Chicago. If you want an amazing cup of coffee with some nifty latte art, go check this place out. There are a few locations you can visit depending on what area you’re at in Chicago:
1432 W. Irving pk rd Chicago, IL 60613
363 W. Erie Street Chicago, IL 60654
Do Rite Donut Shop
Gluten free donuts. Yes. These are a definite priority. Do Rite does right by gluten free donuts (lolz) because they usually have a few g-free flavors, they’re delicious, and they’re not dense bricks at all. This trip, I tried a Cinnamon Sugar Donut and my sister had a Chocolate Glazed Donut. These are just the best and I highly recommend them if you’re in the need of a g-free donut fix. They also have some delicious looking regular donuts if you don’t have to eat gluten free. Here is the link to their website if you’re ever in the area–Do Rite Donuts.
Before I went to visit, my sister told me about this Italian restaurant that had a designated kitchen for gluten free cooking. The restaurant Da Luciano’s was established by a family of six siblings, four of them were diagnosed with Celiac Disease, and they wanted to make their regular recipes available in gluten free form. My sister and I went there for dessert one night and it was so yummy! I ordered a Gluten Free Cannoli and my sister ordered Gluten Free Cream Puffs. The restaurant is a little but of a drive and out of the city, but if you’re interested in trying some amazing food go check this place out! The link to their website is also linked here– Da Luciano’s.
The entire weekend was amazing and I can’t wait to go back soon. It’s always hard to leave my family in Chicago and I was glad that it was a nearly empty flight on the way home, just in case I needed some space to shed a couple of tears. I hate good byes.
If you’ve been to Chicago, what are some of the things you’ve done or places you’ve been?
Love from, Amy.