Subway: Red to Wilson(773) 561-2787 almapita.com41.965523 -87.661432 4600 N Magnolia Ave, suite F (at Wilson Ave) Uptown, Chicago
Lunch, dinner (closed Sun)Average main course: $9
At this cheerful mom-and-pop decorated with photos of the nearby Uptown Theater, there’s a little cognitive dissonance in seeing Lebanese fare offered alongside Indian specials. But go with the flow and you’ll see the charms of washing your falafel down with a housemade blueberry lassi. Vegetarians fare especially well here, as the falafel are fresh and nicely spiced, the dolmas are tart, and there’s a meatless special each day (usually a simple stew or curry). Carnivores with light wallets will appreciate chicken kebab sandwiches at such modest prices.