There is really no reason to leave Chicago in the summer time. We have so many fantastic events, concerts, street fairs and festivals. I look forward to it each year. Lately I have heard from friends that they are avoiding the Taste because they just eat too poorly and the food isn't worth the calories. Between these comments and concerns about flash mob attacks, I feel bummed that some of my favorite things to do in Chicago are being avoided by acquaintances friends and family. So I have complied a list of the healthier dishes being offered at the Taste of Chicago this year to provide a solution for one of their conerns- getting fat!
These are going to be my stops as I pop in and out for lunch from June 24th through July 3rd at Grant Park. Keep in mind, that if you are good with portion control you should have few worries. The trick is to go with someone that likes the same food as you, and share even the TASTE OFs offered. But these are the best choices for quality food fuel you and leave you at the same weight you entered the weekend with -
Alhambra Palace, 1240 W. Randolph St.
Falafel Sandwich with Jerusalem Salad
Chicken Kabob Basket
"Taste Of": Falafel with Hummus; Baklava
Bobak Sausage Company, 5275 S. Archer Ave
All Natural Chipotle Chicken Sausage
Dominick's, Chicagoland Locations
Red/Green Seedless Grapes
Roasted Ultra Sweet Corn on the Cob
"Taste Of": 1/2 Watermelon Slice; Pineapple Bites
Lao Sze Chuan, 2172 S. Archer Ave.
Dry Chili Chicken
Star of Siam, 11 E. Illinois
Pot Stickers (Chicken and Vegetable)
Grilled Chicken Satay
Texas de Brazil, 51 E. Ohio
"Taste Of": Quinoa Sala