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Things to do and where to eat: Chicago

One of the most populated cities of the Midwest, it is a mix of New York and Toronto but windy. It has a ton of festivities, events, and tons of stuff to do and eat.

You can get here by plane, bus or car. We chose car because its the cheapest.

Things to do:

The Chicago Riverwalk: A nice place to run, walk, ride a bike, or be on your boat.

Navy Pier: it has carnival rides, shops, souvenirs and lots of fun stuff for the kids

The millennium park: the bean is located here, it also has another futuristic sculpture that is used as a stage for concerts. It’s a nice location for festivals.


The Bean: a futuristic silver bean that is the icon of Chicago

Buckingham Fountain: One of the largest fountains with rococo style

The Art Institute of Chicago: it houses jewelry, sculptures, paintings, performances and exhibitions that change seasonally

Museum of Contemporary art: it has lots of colors, futuristic sculptures, and fun exhibits

China Town: a small street filled with restaurants and shops

Skydeck: One of the tallest buildings with 103 floors that has an observation deck filled with boxes that make you feel like your floating. Scariest 30 seconds of my life.

Where to Eat

One of the most popular items to try is the deep dish pizza and yes it’s available gluten-free!

The best places to get it are Lou Malnati’s and Giordano’s. They do not take reservations so I recommend that you come early or seat outside because it gets full.

Emergency Mexican restaurant: We went to Pink Taco near Italian Restaurants. We tried their Taco Bowl that had rice, meat, beans, and pico de gallo.

Nando’s: Known for its spicy chicken and salsa. I recommend the mayo-ketchup, the lime seasoning for the chicken and the medium spicy salsa.

For Breakfast you can try:

Lyfe Kitchen: portions are small, I suggest ordering two things. They have a lot of food that is gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo, nut-free, etc. I ordered an açaí bowl with oatmeal, blueberries, and strawberries and then the scrambled eggs with potatoes and sausage.

Yolk: A huge array of eggcellent options. From omelet, scramble, fried egg, and french toast. I chose the omelet with everything and it was delicious


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