15 Recipes Inspired by Chicago Restaurants

Here are 15 recipes inspired by Chicago restaurants – these meals were so good that I needed to learn how to make them myself.

If you live in Chicago, I am sure you will recognize some of the foods on this list.

The combo of kale and brussels sprouts was too harsh on my tummy, so I add a significant amount of gem lettuce.

Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad


Fans of Le Pain Quotidien will recognize this meal. The French cafe has since closed its Old Town location but lucky I figured out how to make my go-to order at home.

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Omelet


Based on the Harvest Bowl at Sweetgreen, this salad has chicken, sweet potatoes, kale, broccoli, pepitas, and blue cheese.

Chicken, Sweet Potato, and Kale Bowls


It's high protein, loaded with veggies, and perfect for meal prepping. This meal is inspired by Charles's order at Protein Bar, he eats this for lunch almost every day.

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad


This is my version of their lemon parmesan fettuccine. It's boldy lemon flavored with a very light cream sauce.

Lemon Parmesan Fettuccine


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