Subway: Red to Cermak/Chinatown(312) 328-0848 chinatownphoenix.com41.853523 -87.632847 2131 S Archer Ave (between Wentworth Ave and Cermak Rd) Chinatown, Chicago
Breakfast, lunch and dinner (dim sum served Mon–Fri 9am–10pm; Sat, Sun 8am–10pm)Average main course: $15
Nine-to-fivers will have to skip work to avoid the crowds at this dim sum stalwart, but it’s worth it to bypass the weekend frenzy. What’s the fuss? Hangover cures in the form of fried or steamed dough stuffed with savory, sometimes spicy pork and more pork. The classic bao are proper pillowy buns, and crêpes are characteristically silky wraps for shrimp, beef or greens—try the pan-fried version of both for a bit of crispness. Save room for interesting options like tender baby octopus with a slight curry flavor and crispy eggplant stuffed with steamed squid.