We rate a few Chicago neighborhoods on a scale of 1 to 10 for the things that matter most to foodies.
Greater Grand Crossing (87th to 67th, Dan Ryan)
Grocery options: 3. Neighboring ’hood Chatham has a couple of options and there’s a Shop & Save on 71st, but the selection is basic.
Cheap eats: 8. While not exactly diverse, budget options abound, with soul food staples like Army & Lou’s, Soul Vegetarian and Izola’s, barbecue greats like Lem’s, Uncle John’s and Barbara Ann’s and Caribbean-tinged spots like Café Trinidad and Daddy O’s Jerk Pit.
Swank spots: 2. A nice night out can be had at the Senegalese Yassa, but there are really no options for special-occasion dining.
Foodie factor: 13