Indian cuisine is world renowned for the exceptional and exquisite taste it offers. Made with the use of a lot of spices, the food will either take your taste buds for a joy ride or will make you run for water depending on your taste preferences.
Indians carry their cuisine on their sleeves wherever they go. So it’s not difficult to find Indian restaurants abroad.
Here are a few Indian restaurants in Chicago you should try if you become homesick or are a food lover looking to try international cuisines at a single place:
Located at 1109 W Bryn Mawr Ave, this retro offers both Indian and Pakistani cuisines and is a heaven for non-vegetarians the most famous being chicken tikka masala and chicken makhani. It doesn’t disappoint the vegans as every dish from aloo gobi to samosa to jar ka halwa is on the menu.
Located a little south down to Lakeview, it is one of the small, home type restaurants. Known for its North Indian cuisine, visitors also crave about the seafood here.
Set at 247 E. Ontario St. it is an upscale North Indian restaurant whose décor and ambiance gives you a short tour of India. The Hindu god sculptures and the sculptures of elephants added with the bright-collared draperies and curtains give this place a very Indian touch. It also has classical music playing in the background which adds to the elegance of your home. Hyderabadi biryani is a must try here.
If you are one big Bollywood fan, this is just the place for you. The walls have been adorned with posters of Bollywood celebrities, movies, and songs.
The best items on the menu include murgh makhani and the Indian spiced tea.
One of the best places to try Indian fast food, Bombay Wraps currently has two outlets in Chicago. It offers a large variety of wraps, both veg and non-veg, samosa, dal and potato fries. Come here for a quick bite or the meal on the go.
With a blend of Indian and Latin cuisines, its menu is a must try for all with the sophisticated taste buds. Pindi Chole is one of the specialties and a dish that just bursts in your mouth.
Located at 1414 N. Milwaukee Ave, this place has some fabulous dishes on its menu. The goat gravy here is the perfect blend of meat and Indian spices. You will also find a wide variety of pakoras here.
What makes this restaurant different is the presence of chutneys on its menu alongside the north Indian cuisine and seafood. Do visit here once for the food and also for the vintage posters decorating its walls.
Chicago Curry House
If you are fond of fine dining, this is the place for you. The site offers a menu of Indian and Nepalese cuisine. Go for a lunch buffet and surprise yourself with an assortment of dishes.
Besides these, there are a lot more places to explore and food to taste. Pick up your backpacks and travel the world.