You’re walking through the Chicago streets all dressed up for work, sun beating down on you, the buildings blocking the breeze. Our fix? Treat yo self during your lunch break! And not to any of those mediocre chain places—to the real deal.
ICE CREAM – Original Rainbow Cone
Open for over 85 years, the family-owned Original Rainbow Cone is extremely well-loved by local Chicagoans and visitors alike and shows no signs of slowing down. If it’s your first time here, their signature five flavor layered Rainbow Cone is a no-brainer. You’ll get chocolate, strawberry, Palmer House (vanilla with cherries and walnuts), pistachio, and orange sherbet all stacked up atop a wafer cone.
GELATO – Caffe Gelato
True to the style of their Italian forefathers, only the finest and freshest ingredients (some imported directly from Italy) are used to create daily batches of authentic and classically flavored gelatos. They even have a gelato-equipped Vespa. If you happen to cross paths with their little yellow Italian scooter-turned-gelateria cruising around West Town, flag it down!
FROZEN YOGURT – Froyo Chicago
Frozen yogurt is the healthier sibling to traditional ice cream. At Froyo Chicago (the first frozen yogurt shop to offer organic toppings in the city), the yogurt is all-natural with no added sugar; low-fat, non-dairy, and gluten-free varieties are available as well. Everything is fresh and wonderfully priced with a staff that’s more than happy to serve you. When you can eat something this delicious and not feel any guilt about having as much as you want, it’s truly something special.