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Top 5 Chicago Restaurants to Stop at for Lunch

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Sometimes during a long day all we really need is a nice satisfying lunch to carry us through to the end of the day. Whether you are an office worker out on your lunch break or a student trying to grab a quick bite, Chicago has plenty of restaurants to choose from to fill you up.

Here is a list of a few establishments that you can find in Chicago that are worth a stop during the middle of the day.

1. Revival Food Hall

The Revival Food Hall is one of the best places to stop at for a quick lunch break. It goes without saying that all of the restaurants that are found in this food hall are some of the best of all the Chicago land area. Many of the food stalls are actually annexes of extremely popular food destinations from all around the city and surrounding suburbs. All the spots here serve out food extremely quickly so while there might be lines around the busiest hours, they move quickly along. Some notable restaurants include Smoque Barbeque, Danke, and Brown Bag Seafood Co.

Revival Food Hall can be located at 125 S Clark St.

2. Rotisserie Ema

Rotisserie Ema is another great spot to hit up when in search of a quick midday bite. This restaurant serves absolutely terrific Mediterranean food and is perfect for those that are crunched for time. Rotisserie Ema is very understanding of the rushed lunchtime crowds and actually transforms from a standard restaurant into a speedy self serve and pay by the pound service model which allows everyone to pick exactly what they want and how much they want without waiting to order or wait in line.

Rotisserie Ema can be found located at 74 W Illinois St.

3. Xoco

As far as lunches are concerned, the simple sandwich might be the most efficient and elegant of meals. There are many popular and well known franchises such as Potbelly or Jimmy Johns but Xoco is one sandwich shop that just can not be beat in terms of quality and flavor. The sandwiches at Xoco have many choices for all flavor palattes and also offer perfect sandwhich pairings including items like soups and sweet desserts. Some of the most popular sandwiches at Xoco include their pork carnitas or their braised short rib.

Xoco can be found located at 449 N Clark St.

4. 3 Greens Market

As popular as Revival Food Hall is, 3 Greens Market might have just as many loyal patrons. In the spirit of food halls and food marketplaces, 3 Greens Market is home to many of the city's favorite restaurants including shops like Small Cheval (Au Chevals smaller restaurant experience), Dillman's, and the Doughnut Vault. Even for those that are extremely crunched for time, there are a few various hot and cold food aisles stocked with amazingly delicious and convenient options to pick from.

3 Greens Market can be found located at 354 W Hubbard St.

5. UB Dogs

UB Dogs is one of the most loved and appreciated Chicago hot dog stands in the city. As one of the Windy City's iconic food items, the Chicago hot dog is the lunch of choice for many locals that are in need of a quick and satisfying bite. In the past UB Dogs was actually forced to close its doors a few years ago but to the pleasant suprise of many, the amazing establishment has once again opened back to the city and still maintains the same delicious flavors that captured the hearts of many.

UB Dogs can be found located at 185 N Franklin St.

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