Food & Drink

The ultimate guide to Indian food on Devon Ave

Published On 08/25/2014 Published On 08/25/2014
Jim Vondruska
Jim Vondruska
Jim Vondruska
Jim Vondruska
Jim Vondruska
Jim Vondruska
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Tahoora Sweets & Bakery
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1. Sabri Nihari 2502 West Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659 (West Rogers Park)

This low-key West Rogers Park spot serves up a mix of authentic Pakistani and Indian food at an affordable price. The Frontier Chicken and vegetable samosas are must-haves.

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2. Hema's Kitchen 2439 West Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659 (West Rogers Park)

Owner Hema Potla serves up her authentic, home-style Indian cooking to the West Rogers Park area inside this casual dining room elevated by small Tiffany sconces and white tablecloths. The thing to order is the lamb vindaloo, a spicy and comforting dish perfect for a chilly day, which the team here is happy to make even hotter upon request, bathing the lamb in a flaming hot gravy with potatoes, coconut, and curry leaves. Feel free to bring plenty of friends: the restaurant can accommodate large parties and is BYOB, so you can bring plenty of wine, too.

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3. Uru-Swati 2629 West Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659 (West Rogers Park)

This West Rogers Park Indian joint features North and South Indian Vegetarian food and claims to "heal through food". It's also BYOB, and the food--including the fan-favorite Masala Dosa--is priced very reasonably.

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4. Ghareeb Nawaz 2032 West Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659 (West Rogers Park)

This no-fuss Indian/Pakistani restaurant, located on Devon in West Rogers Park, offers giant portions for low prices. Most customers take food to go, and the place is known for their chili chicken and goat biryani. The vegetarian options are just as hearty (and varied) as the meat dishes, and because the prices are so low, you can come back and order many different dishes. In fact, this gem is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you will never have to go hungry for great Indian food.

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5. Mysore Woodlands 2548 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659 (West Rogers Park)

A vegetarian Indian grub hub that's serving up a BYOB option.

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6. Viceroy of India 2520 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

If you’re looking for the best bang-for-the-buck during lunch hours, you can’t go wrong with the buffet at Viceroy. You’ll find a number of traditional vegetarian and carnivorous options such as saag paneer, tandoori chicken, and the always popular butter chicken -- a classic chicken recipe smothered in creamy, buttery rich tomato sauce that’s a staple in just about every Indian kitchen.

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7. Khan BBQ 2401 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659 (West Rogers Park)

Khan BBQ in West Rogers Park excels in sizzling Indian and Pakistani barbecued goods, particularly of the poultry variety. Dishes here, like chicken boti and tandoori fish are exceptional for their smoky flavor, the steamy evidence of which floats up to Khan’s tricked out chandelier that protrudes from the neon blue and green ceiling. To be frank, Khan’s is not a destination for atmosphere; staff scurry hurriedly and the experience is often frenetic. The good news is you’ll have too much naan, goat, rice, and chicken stuffed inside you to care.

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8. Tahoora Sweets & Bakery 2345 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

This Indian bakery offers up dozens of sweet deserts, including a large variety of items from cakes and cookies to specialty sweets like gulab jamun (milk-based dumplings) and halwa (dessert pudding).

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9. Tiffin Devon Ave 2536 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

Another must-hit on Devon Ave, Tiffin's dining room and décor are a step up from other places on Devon, and they deliver on the name, too (Tiffin is slang for second breakfast), with a stacked lunch buffet. All of the standard fare is phenomenal, but the char-grilled chicken tikka masala is phenomenal-er.

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10. Udupi Palace 2543 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659 (West Rogers Park)

Udupi Palace works its magic without the use of meat, bringing you serious spice and delicious dishes like their many veggie curries, and dosas that you'll have a tough time staying away from -- their long rice and lentil crepes filled with stuff like potatoes and chutney are a huge hit.