Subway: Red to Loyola, Red to Morse(773) 262-2000 saharakabob.com42.003044 -87.672209 6649 N Clark St (between Wallen and North Shore Aves) Rogers Park, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $7
Pay no mind to the expendable portion of the menu devoted to American food (burgers, chili dogs, mac and cheese)—it’s a holdover from this spot’s days as Big Buns & Pita. What you want is the lahmim beajin, a thin, crisp pita topped with fiery ground beef; the burek, an eggroll-like shell stuffed with a savory blend of meat, herbs and spices; and the simple but delicious lentil soup. Still want some big buns? Continue your Middle Eastern binge with some shawarma and falafel, and you’ll be well on your way.