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Essentials in Illinois

Gourmet Shop
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“Mario Batali's Italian specialty store and food hall. The cannoli are worth the trip alone. You can get tons of gifts and rare wines and delicious food. A bit touristy for sure, but stands up to the hype. ”
69 locals recommend
Bar
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“Understated bar offering huge selection. One of the hottest bars in Chicago.”
60 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“The rooftop is only open Thurs-Sunday in the summer months but it's a fun place to grab a brat or hot dog and beer.”
62 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“1 mile west on Clayton Road. Large Supermarket - all the major brands and large beer/wine selection.”
22 locals recommend
Organic Grocery
“If you're looking for top-tier organic ingredients, Dill Pickle is the nearest equivalent to a Whole Foods or classic neighborhood co-op. This is only about a 10-12 minute walk from the rental.”
52 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Right across the street from its sibling fine-dining restaurant, Publican, PQM has excellent (seasonal) sandwiches, a deli counter, pastries, and a huge wall of sauces and beverages for you to take out or dine in with. Great lunch spot!”
37 locals recommend
Convenience Store
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“Typical pharmacy store - great to grab any last minute forgotten items like toothpaste, mouth wash, etc.”
8 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“This area is very known for Small Italian business - sandwich-places. Bari supposedly makes the best meatball sandwich. The shop also has deserts, and frozen Italian food section as well as deli - Olives, salami etc. ”
30 locals recommend
Fruit & Vegetable Store
“Fresh Market is a full grocery store and has a great counter with delicious carnitas and tamales!”
23 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Huge flagship store in a renovated bank building. Check out the vitamin vault downstairs! ”
19 locals recommend
Bistro
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“This charming French bistro delivers a fantastic menu all day long! Super nice ingredients and a gorgeous pastry case with a bold local coffee brew. Wednesday nights you can create you only multicourse meal grab a friend and try share six different dishes.”
30 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Previously my own Walgreens, this bustling little 24 hour establishment has all the essentials you may have left at home or everything else you need on the go. ”
19 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Old-school pharmacy with unique and natural health, personal care and beauty products. So much fun to poke around.”
32 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“If you need anything from the Pharmacy you can walk to Walgreens and you will find it.”
7 locals recommend
Fruit & Vegetable Store
“The CTA stop is convenient, within walking distance, will bring you from O'Hare and take you dowtown!”
22 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Walking distance small drug store CVS. It is located in a building that used to be a bank dating back to the 1940's with brass doors (still there). In a pinch if you need a prescription or anything else it's an easy walk down the block.”
9 locals recommend