eat local.

last week i went out for a business lunch at local root. the organic cafe is located in streeterville, for non-chicagoians that's just before you get to navy pier (east of michigan avenue). their concept is simple: passionate sourcing and REAL food at reasonable prices. annnnnd they nailed it. their menus feature local items, including seasonal vegetables and fruits. the cafe is decorated with reclaimed wood and the space is chic and cozy - the perfect spot to meet friends for lunch or drinks after work.

my favorite item on the menu? the croissants! they were super flaky on the outside and deliciously soft on the inside... i finally found croissants that can compete with the ones in paris! i ordered the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on a croissant (that was a special request..usually it comes on brioche) AND a chocolate croissant to go (i couldn't resist and it was a wonderful saturday morning treat!)

local root is located at 601 N. McClurg, Chicago IL
visit their website for a look at their full lunch, dinner, bar and BRUNCH menus. 


ps there's ONE day left to enter the lulu and georgia giveaway! don't miss it!! 


  1. oh gosh. those croissants look amaaazing. and the restuarant sounds like a great new find!

  2. These photos are so awesome! You are such a great spokesperson for your neighborhood.

  3. Wow looks delicious!!! That croissant sandwich with bacon, egg, and cheese looks so good--excellent choice:)

  4. this looks like such a cute spot. i may have to check it out. thanks for sharing friend! :)

  5. These are my very favorite types of restaurants! And it's always a plus when they're actually good ;) I'll have to remember this one the next time I'm in Chicago! xoxo

  6. I LOVE local places like this! And those croissants look so yummy... especially the chocolate one :)


  7. ohhhh that place looks divine. id have to eat anywhere with great lighting like that!


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