This is a Japanese soft serve shop in Wicker Park with only two flavors to choose from: matcha and sesame. The soft serve here is perfectly creamy, and both varieties are well balanced. The best thing to do is order the Rakki Royale, a swirl of both that comes with red beans, white mochi, coffee jelly, chestnut, rice puffs, sesame brittle, and a piece of matcha cheesecake. It’s not too sweet, has a lot of different textures, and is something you need to have.
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Piece Brewery and Pizzeria
Piece Pizzeria is serving New Haven Style pizzas, and it’s the ideal spot to hang out over pizza and beer with your friends.
En Hakkore is a quick, casual, and fresh twist on Korean food. The healthier bibimbap or sashimi-bap might make you a regular, but the paratha tacos will tempt you all the time.
Dove’s serves Southern-inspired Mexican food in an old luncheonette. Jam out to some Chicago soul music too.
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The Izakaya is the bar in the basement of Momotaro in the West Loop, and it has great drinks and Japanese small plates.
Sunda is an Asian-fusion restaurant in River North that’s been around for a while, but still has great food.
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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Jeni’s is an ice cream chain with several locations across the city. It serves our favorite ice cream in Chicago.
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