Rogers Park’s Devon Avenue is a street recognized for its collection of cultural diversity. Though it’s hard to choose only ten, here is a list of the top ten restaurants along Devon.
1. Argo Georgian Bakery
2812 W. Devon
Argo Georgian Bakery is a Rogers Park gem to both middle easterners and Rogers Park natives simply taking a stroll down Devon. The authentic Georgian bakery makes its mark with its delicious pastries. They offer filo- wrapped pies, like spinach pie, talpuna (honey-walnut pie) and perhaps their most popular hachapuri (mozzarella, farm cheese and feta cheese wrapped in filo dough). They also bake pastries and unique flat breads.
1235 W. Devon
Nori is a Japanese restaurant that recently took Blue Elephant’s place along Devon. Though it is most popular for its fresh sushi, Nori also prepares rolls, maki, noodles and bento boxes.
3. Uncommon Ground
1401 W. Devon
Uncommon Ground has made its way into a few of my posts- one of the many signs of its greatness. This restaurant is highly sustainable, growing its produce in its rooftop garden. They also support local talent with their artist of the month and nightly live music.
4. Chopal Kabob and Steak
2240 W. Devon
This Pakistani/ Indian joint gives you a lot for your dollar. With their lamb, goat, chicken, beef, sea food and veggie options, there is something to soothe every craving.
5. Stella Espresso Company
1259 W. Devon
Stella has also been frequenting my blog posts. Its homey charm always comes to my mind when blogging about Rogers Park’s best spots. Stella has a variety of baked goods, fresh paninis and, of course, delectable hot and cold drinks.
6. Three Sisters Delicatessen
2854 W. Devon
Three Sisters is a Russian deli that adds to Devon’s cultural hue. They prepare a wide variety of meats and special cheeses, along with a generous chocolate selection. They’ll even make customers a sandwich on the spot.
7. Indian Garden
2546 W. Devon
Indian Garden, one of Devon’s many Indian restaurants, pleases its customers with authentic Indian dishes. They serve dishes of meats, vegetables and dessert.
8. Arya Bhavan
2508 W. Devon
Arya Bhavan, another Indian eatery, is well-attended for its buffet. Customers are satisfied with so many choices and full plates. Arya Bhavan, unlike other Devon Indian restaurants, is a vegetatian restaurant, and is well-liked for its many vegan options.
9. Hema’s Kitchen
2439 W. Devon
Yet another Indian restaurant is Hema’s Kitchen. Hema’s serves fresh, authentic Indian food off of her extensive menu. Hema’s is famous for its samosas, a pastry shell stuffed with anything from meats to vegetables to potatoes.
10. King Sweets
2308 W. Devon
King Sweets specializes in Indian desserts. Popular dessert choices are King Sweets’ kaju barfi (cashew fudge), hariyal barfi (coconut fudge) and carrot hallway (dense carrot cake).
Filed under: April 2012
Tags: Argo Georgian Bakery, Arya Bhavan, bakery, Chicago, Chopal Kabob and Steak, deli, dessert, Devon, dining, Edgewater, food, Hema's Kitchen, Indian, Indian Garden, Japanese, King Sweets, Nori, Pakistani, Restaurants, Rogers Park, Russian, Stella Espresso Company, Three Sisters Delicatessen, Uncommon Ground