Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:52:22 +0000 by Ryan Fernandez
Located at the burgeoning corner of Taylor and Western, Baba Pita specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine and serves up the best hummus in the city. Serving customers from Rush hospital, the Illinois court system, and even local film crews, Baba Pita has been using MenuGem digital ordering since 2014. They offer pickup, delivery and catering and are open 7 days a week until 9pm.
2343 W Taylor St Chicago, IL 60612 (312) 243-3439
The restaurant also sports a beautiful interior, perfect for an impromptu gathering with friends.
There are many items on the menu that deserve attention. For starters, the appetizers I’ve tried include the Spinach Pie, Baba Ghannouj, and Tabbouleh Salad.
In my opinion, the sandwich and entree offerings at Baba Pita are where they really shine. As a UIC alumnus I can testify that this kind of cuisine is a welcome alternative to all the fast food in the area. Pictured here is the Green Salad with Chicken, Chicken Shawarma Sandwich, Hummus and Chicken Shawarma Plate. These meals are perfect for the hardworking college student.
Baba Pita’s Beef Shawarma Plate is currently my favorite item on MenuGem – it’s what I recommend to everyone. The creamy hummus with the sliced beef is always a winning combination.
Baba Pita also has a tasty assortment of fresh beverages. Their specialties include their Strawberry-Mint Tea and Strawberry Lemonade.
With ingredients like cucumber, tomato and parsley used in so much of their food, Baba Pita’s menu is filled with delicious, healthy selections you’ll want to order over and over again. Calling all UIC students, working people and residents of the near West side! Come try a fresh and healthy alternative at Baba Pita.
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:45:27 +0000 by Ryan Fernandez
An oasis amongst the crowds and activity of downtown Chicago, Jaffa Bagels is the place for your next “grab-and-go” breakfast or power lunch. Jaffa Bagels has been serving Chicagoans for almost 20 years and is built for the business crowd. The service is fast, they specialize in catering for lunch meetings, and they have a space to dine-in as well. They also offer delivery, but put your order in before 2pm.
Jaffa Bagels 225 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60601 (312) 565-1267
At 225 N Michigan, Jaffa Bagels is located on Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile”, the stretch of Michigan Avenue a short walk from the lake where the city’s real estate value hits its peak. In addition to serving those working in the area, the neighborhood draws a lot of tourists. Millineum Park, Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), and the Art Institute of Chicago are all nearby.
Jaffa Bagels has been using MenuGem digital ordering since 2014.
One surely popular item is the Roasted Turkey Sandwich. So far I’ve tried two variations, one on French Bread and another on a Kaiser Roll. You can even get fresh cranberries as a topping. Any way you order it, you’re sure to get a taste of Thanksgiving when you try one of these classics.
Pictured on their MenuGem menu, I’ve also had the Chicken Shawarma Plate and the Chicken Kabob Sandwich on Pita Bread, along with the one breakfast offering I’ve tried, their bagel with hummus.
Another specialty at Jaffa Bagels is their line of refreshing blended smoothies. I’ve had the Blueberry Banana and the Mango Orange. Grab one to give your morning an extra kick.
Keep in mind that Jaffa Bagels only offers breakfast items until 10am (but they serve smoothies all day). They’re open for breakfast and lunch five days a week from 6am to 3pm.
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