We rate a few Chicago neighborhoods on a scale of 1 to 10 for the things that matter most to foodies.
Grocery options: 6. Treasure Island offers above-average staples; Hyde Park Produce has plenty of fresh stuff; and Zaleski & Horvath have brought a gourmet grocer to the ’hood.
Cheap eats: 5. Medici is the choice for families, students and milk-shake fiends, while Valois and Pancake House are king and queen of budget breakfasts. But that’s about all the news fit for print.
Swank spots: 3. La Petite Folie remains the go-to for special occasions, but Park 52 and Chant are newer and hipper (if less “dressy”) options. Aside from that, most folks celebrating something head north.
Foodie factor: 14