2nd International Wildlife Reintroduction Conference

Local Eateries


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Food at the Zoo

Food at the ZooDescription
Park Place Café The indoor café for everyone! Choose from Mexican, Italian, burgers, sandwiches and ice cream.

Quick Lunch Spots

Quick Lunch Spots Cuisine Distance from Zoo
Subway Sandwiches 0.1 mi/ 0.16 km
Dog Joint Hot Dogs 0.1 mi/ 0.16 km
Sedgwick’s Bar & Grill American 0.2 mi/ 0.32 km
Sai Mai Thai 0.1 mi/ 0.16 km
Starbucks Coffee & light food 0.1 mi/ 0.16 km

Other Restaurants Near the Zoo

Other Restaurants Near the Zoo Cuisine Website Distance from zoo Directions/bus (starting at LPZ)
Orange Brunch/lunch orangerestaurantchicago.com 0.4 mi/ 0.6 km Walk, or take #22 towards Howard, or #36 towards Devon/Clark
RJ Grunts American style restaurant www.rjgruntschicago.com 0.2 mi/ 0.3 km Walk to corner of Dickens and N Lincoln Park West
The J Parker Rooftop bar and restaurant with stunning views www.jparkerchicago.com 0.5 mi/ 0.8 km Walk or Bus: #151 towards Union Station, or #22 towards Howard, or #36 towards LaSalle
Mon Ami Gabi French bistro www.monamigabi.com 0.2 mi/ 0.3 km Walk to the corner of Belden and N Lincoln Park West
Green Tea Japanese Restaurant Sushi and Japanese fare 0.3 mi/0.5 km Walk to the corner of Clark and Webster
Riccoardo Enoteca Italian and wine bar riccardoenoteca.com 0.2 mi/ 0.3 km Walk south on Clark St
Chicago Pizza and Oven Grinder Co Pizza and sandwiches chicagopizzaandovengrinder.com 0.2 mi/ 0.3 km Walk south on Clark St; it is between Webster and Dickens
Sultan’s Market Middle Eastern chicagofalafel.com 0.8 mi/ 1.3 km Walk south on Clark St
SIMPLY IT Vietnamese simplyitchicago.us 0.8 mi/ 1.3 km Walk to N Lincoln, or take Bus #37 towards Fullerton Red Line
Adobo Grill Mexican adobogrill.com 0.4 mi/ 0.6 km Walk to North Ave, or take Bus #156 towards Union Station
North Pond Farm-to-table modern American fare northpondrestaurant.com 0.5 mi/ 0.8 km Walk down Cannon Dr heading North
DryHop Gastropub www.dryhopchicago.com 1.8mi/2.9km Bus: #151 towards Devon/Clark and get off at the Sheridan & Briar stop
The Peasantry Locally-sourced comfort food thepeasantry.com 0.9 mi/ 1.4 km Walk, or Bus #22 towards Howard
Café Ba-Ba-Reeba Tapas www.cafebabareeba.com 0.8 mi/ 1.3 km Walk to Armitage, take bus #73 towards Laramie