Even in such a gourmand city as Chicago, the cool hipster-friendly Wicker Park neighborhood stands out for its awesome restaurants.
Our friends at Yelp helped us compile a list of the 10 best restaurants in Wicker Park.
The number one restaurant? Birchwood Kitchen, a self-described "neighborhood café" that was also named one of the top 10 new restaurants of 2009 by the Chicago Tribune. Their weekend brunch and savory sandwiches have Yelp reviewers raving.
#8 Las Palmas
This Mexican hotspot serves guacamole that's made fresh tableside, empanadas stuffed with cheese or crab, and all sorts of classic Mexican favorites like chile relleno and cochinita pibil. They often offer daily deals that locals love.
"Great food. Garden patio dining is the way to go. Margaritas are phenomenal. Guacamole and salsa is great. I've had the Fish tacos, al pastor tacos and the fajitas. Best Mexican food in Wicker Park if not the Chicago area. Authentic and family owned," Yelper mk d wrote.
Note: Yelp's search results are based on an algorithm that is designed to provide the best results based on a number of different factors including review text, ratings, and number of reviews. Because several factors are taken into account, this is why you may see a 3.5-star restaurant with 500 reviews showing above a 4-star one with 15 reviews.