As one of the culinary capitals of the nation, it should surprise no one to find a couple Chicago restaurants on Yelp’s list of America’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2020. But instead of Michelin stars or traditional restaurant guides, Yelp uses a different formula to compile its list — its users.
And Yelp thinks these two Chicago spots are a cut above the rest.
Coming in at number 33 this year is Nini’s Deli on 543 N Noble St. in West Town. The neighborhood eatery mixes the flavors of Latin Caribbean food with “rich, nourishing Mexican textures.” The result is an empanada and sandwich-laden menu, complete with an inviting, hot pink exterior.
At number 57, and making the list for the first time, is Healthy Substance on 6852 W Archer Ave. in Garfield Ridge. Healthy Substance opened in August of 2018 and sports a vegan and vegetarian menu with dishes inspired by the owner’s home country of Mexico.
The only other restaurant on the list from Illinois was Evanston's Gotta B Crepes, which came in at 38th place. The full list of Yelp’s America’s Top 100 Places to Eat in 2020 can be found here.