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Posted on January 9, 2019

The first university we’re going to focus on in Chicago is Northwestern. Northwestern has a bunch of great spots from which you can order food, but we’re going to discuss The Olive Mountain, a delicious Lebanese restaurant in Evanston.


When you order from The Olive Mountain, make sure to get Chicken Tikka Wrap. It’s got charbroiled spicy chicken breast with tomatoes, mixed greens, baby spinach, romaine lettuce, and roasted garlic aioli. It’s satisfying, and a reward for trying something new.

Another great dish for Northwestern students from The Olive Mountain is the Fried Pan. It’s got chopped beef, onions, tomatoes, and various spices simmered in a pan and served with a soft, warm pita. Enjoy it while you study!

Next, we’re going to move south to Loyola University Chicago. A top place to get food from at Loyola is SP Kebab. SP Kebab is a Rogers Park classic spot where all the students go for grub and understandably so. When you order from here, get a Kebab in a Lahmacun Wrap with fries and salad. It comes with your choice of chicken or pork, it’s got fresh greens, seasoned fries, and is topped off with homemade sauces.

Another good choice from here is the Vegetarian Kebab in a Cup. It’s got french fries, salad, feta cheese, falafels, and homemade sauces.

Finally, let’s check out a good spot by the University of Chicago which is Pho 55. For those who don’t know, pho is a Vietnamese soup dish that is totally delicious. And the pho you should check out is the Seafood Pho. It’s got chicken broth, shrimp, mussels, squid, rice noodles, bean sprouts, and aromatic herbs.

If you’re not a seafood person, a good alternative is the Beef Pho, which comes with beef broth, marinated beef tenderloin slices, rice noodles, bean sprouts, and aromatic herbs.


If you’re a student at one of these institutions (or any other school in the city), you’ve got to try these places at least once. Hopefully, you’ll love them so much that you’ll order from them again and again. They’re great options to break up the monotony of the dining hall.

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