Bus: 68 Northwest Highway(773) 763-1123 smaktak.com41.989666 -87.777132 5961 N Elston Ave (between Mason and Austin Aves) Jefferson Park, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $11
Smak tak translates to delicious, yes! in Polish, and we’re not about to disagree after sampling sauerkraut pierogi flecked with tiny pieces of mushroom, thin and crispy potato pancakes that rival our grandma’s and stuffed cabbage rolls ladled with tangy tomato sauce. It’s all served in a tiny Jefferson Park spot with a vibe more ski lodge than diner—just the kind of cozy place to warm up and settle in for the night as the weather turns nippy.