Subway: Red to Loyola(773) 465-9318 habibichicago.com41.998101 -87.661617 1225–27 W Devon Ave (at Magnolia Ave) Edgewater, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $10
Though the shabby decor doesn’t inspire confidence in the kitchen, everything we tried at this pan–Middle Eastern spot was delicious. Labna arrived seasoned with green onion; mugs of aromatic tea were gratis; and musakhan, a traditional Palestinian dish in which thin bread is wrapped around sumac-dusted chicken and loads of sautéed red onion, was pleasantly sharp. To top it off, Habibi offers its juicy shawarma in a long roll, creating an ingenious concept: the Middle Eastern hoagie.