Humboldt park has a sleek new coffee shop, and they’ve been building community while brewing up delicious roasts for about a year now. Owned by power duo Antonio Scott and Ari Marie Scott, this cafe incorporates cultural flavors into their coffee concoctions. Case in point? Their signature Abuelita’s Latte, a blend of Mexican chocolate, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and, of course, a double shot of perfectly pulled espresso.
How to support: Stop by for counter service or order take-out online.
This market is a Chicago treasure, serving up grocery staples like bread, cheese, and produce from Argentina, Peru, and Brazil. The market also sports a butcher shop which specializes in unique regional cuts like Osobuco and Matambre. You can’t leave this Lakeview shop without a handful of hard-to-find Latin American treats, not to mention arguably the best homemade Argentine empanadas in town.
How to support: Stop by for in-store shopping.
If you’re looking for Mexican-style street food, this is your spot. The Cruz family runs this Pilsen gem, offering traditional family recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu runs the gamut from sweet custards to savory meat dishes like Cesos, Chicharron, and Tripas. And if you’ve never before known the joys of Tepache, fermented pineapple drink with a hint of cinnamon, they’ve got you covered—this place is known for making one of the best in all of Chicagoland.
How to support: Stop by for first come, first served seating or order take-out and delivery via GrubHub and Postmates.
There’s more than one way to make a tamale, and Yvolina is here to prove it. Her tamales are not only exceptionally tasty, but incredibly unique when it comes to ingredients and style. Instead of corn husks, Yvolina wraps her masa creations in banana leaves and fills them with rich mole and meats, as well as offering a variety of farm-fresh vegetarian options like kale, squash, and eggplant. She also makes spectacular drinks to wash it all down, from sweet, creamy horchata to refreshing kale-mango juice.
How to support: Stop by for first come, first served seating or order delivery via GrubHub.
Stashed in the sunny grounds of West Town microbrewery and barbecue mecca District Brew Yards, this cutting edge craft outfit is headed by Mexican-American brothers Javier and Jose Lopez. The pair started tinkering with homebrewing in their childhood Hermosa home, and soon realized they had quite a knack for the sudsy arts. Fast forward to today and Casa Humilde is churning out some of the city’s best brews, many of which pay homage to the brothers’ proud Mexican heritage. Standouts include the agua fresca-inspired Nopali, a 5% ABV Farmhouse Ale spiked with prickly pear and juicy hops, and the classic Maizal Mexican Lager, an easy-going porch pounder brewed with a bit of corn for a lingering sweetness and supremely dry finish.
How to support: Stop by for first come, first served seating, order take-out via Toast, or pick up their cans at your local beer supplier.
How to support: Reserve via OpenTable (Loop, Ravenswood) or order take-out and delivery online.