RECIPES

Jump right into a Chicago kitchen and learn the recipes that these bloggers are proud to put on their table. Whether you are looking for a quick lunch idea, a dinner party pièce de résistance, or you just want to click and drool for a while, these bloggers are more than happy to share.

Make me >

BAKING/PASTRY

It's crazy what flour, butter, eggs, sugar, and these bloggers can create. Have dessert first and check out the cakes, pies, cookies, and more that Chicago bloggers are baking. Sweet teeth required.

Bake me >

VEGAN/VEGETARIAN/
GLUTEN-FREE/KOSHER

There are no limits when it comes to Chicago's vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, paleo, you-name-it communities. They have ideas and insights for those who like a little more focus with their food.

Cut it out >


BEER/WINE/SPIRITS

Whether you swirl and spit or pound it and dance on the bar (or that's one night for you), Chicago knows and appreciates a good drink. From wine tasting to craftily brewing to mastering mixology, these Chicago Food Bloggers are a spirited bunch.

A toast >

RESTAURANTS/NIGHTLIFE

Because sometimes it's nice to get out of the house. Can't get a ticket to Next? Let a blogger report back on Achatz's new mind- and edible-balloon-blowing creations. Discover the hippest new hole-in-the-wall pizza place (too late, it's already a tourist trap) or learn the password to that fancy speakeasy.

Go out >

NUTRITION/HEALTH

What to eat after a run along the lakefront? How to keep healthy and fit despite the beer and brats at the stadium and festivals on the weekends? These Chicago Food Bloggers make eating right deliciously easy.

Stay healthy >


FOOD POLICY/SUSTAINABILITY

Food deserts. Healthy schools. Community gardens. GMOs. Why is it still so difficult to find a good taco truck on my lunchbreak? These food bloggers look at the policies and issues central to our local, national, and global food culture. They're constantly asking themselves, "What is Rahm even talking about?"

Make change >

CHILDREN/FAMILY-FOCUSED

Chicago's Mommy and Daddy bloggers aren't afraid to turn a hot dog into an octopus, complete with mustard (not ketchup) eyes. Learn what the city's parents are feeding their little ones and become a member of the clean plate club.

Here comes the airplane >

INDUSTRY/PROFESSIONALS

These bloggers will tell you what life is like on the line, from hilariously mean stories of annoying customers to where you can get the best knife tattoo. Look right in; the kitchen is always open.

Yes, chef >


TRAVEL

Sometimes you have to get out of the city, if only to be reminded of how much you miss it. Take the Blue Line to O'Hare and travel the world with these bloggers, who seek out the tastiest foods and flavors in places that aren't Chicago.

Get away >

PHOTOGRAPHY

Indulge your food porn addiction with these Chicago Food Bloggers, who can make that peanut butter and jelly sandwich look like a star, sitting quietly by the soft light of the window, one drip of jelly slowly oozing down to the plate, which holds a few artfully placed crumbs because that little bit of imperfection makes it real.

Say grilled cheese >

OTHER

Sometimes in Chicago, it's the ones who don't fit that fit best. These are the bloggers who won't be contained by these categories; maybe they blog about food for mimes, or exclusively taste test astronaut ice cream bought from the Museum of Science and Industry gift shop. Whatever the case may be, they have a home here.

Picasso >