Pho & I
Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton(773) 549-5700 phoandichicago.com41.925185 -87.659183 1217 W Fullerton Ave (between Surrey Ct and Racine Ave) Lincoln Park, Chicago
Pho & I
Lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $7
It’s cute and stylish, the servers are friendly, and the food comes out hot and fast. The authenticity police might issue tickets, but diners simply looking for a serviceable bowl of steaming pho or a crispy take on pad thai will likely find something that satisfies. The thin, coconut-scented Vietnamese crêpe packs more bean sprouts than the advertised shrimp and pork, and the Thai-style larb kai (minced chicken salad) lacks punch and depth. But in this neck of the woods, where such dishes can be hard to find, you could do much worse.