Little Goat Diner
Right across the street from its upscale sister Girl & The Goat, Stephanie Izard's Little Goat is an all-day upscale diner that serves insanely creative takes on classic American comfort food. Split between a sit-down restaurant and a bakery, Little Goat is the place to go for over-the-top breakfast (breakfast spaghetti, banana peanut butter waffles), exceptional burgers (you can choose between a beef, goat, and veggie patty), and crazy desserts (smoked pork & toffee crunch milkshakes, Cheez-It sundaes). If you can't sit and stay -- or handle the long weekend waits -- then hit the "Grab and Goat" take-away area.
Top Chef champ and prolific restaurateur Stephanie Izard is arguably Chicago’s most famous culinary mastermind regardless of gender, so it’s no wonder not one but two of her many establishments made this list—and honestly, we wish we could include the whole shebang. This cheery modern diner stands out, however, thanks to its delightfully twisted menu of global fare as well as its tough-as-nails ability to weather the pandemic with innovative pivots like shipping meal kits and sweets nationwide in addition to local delivery and take-out efforts.
How to order: Available for dine-in reservations via OpenTable plus pick-up and delivery via DoorDash and Caviar.