ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen
This place has the “Chipotle” look-alike vibe minus the taco aromas. Their bowls (especially pork and chicken meatballs) are packed with flavor, tasty vegetables and smooth sauces available for under $9. The company uses fresh and responsibly sourced ingredients for all their food items, including a small but delicious mango dessert. This item is made out of mango, sweet coconut rice, coconut milk, topped with sesame seeds and shredded coconut. It’s basically a mini mango lassi rice pudding that you can get for under $2. ShopHouse’s motto is that “food served fast does not have to be the typical fast-food experience.” Amen to that.
24 E. Jackson, 312.588.0064, shophousekitchen.com
Best of Chicago 2016