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“Indo-Pak Restaurants & Stores +”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Devon Avenue

Ranked #111 of 635 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
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142 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Indo-Pak Restaurants & Stores +”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

Along Devon Ave are many inexpensive Indian and Pakistani Restaurants that are especially good for vegetarians. There are also jewelry stores, sari shops, groceries that have mostly south asian customers. Beyond California, the street is more ethnically diverse with remants of the old Jewish community, a very good kosher bakery, a russian deli, and an excellent and unusual Georgian bakery. It is a part of Chicago that doen't get many tourists but is worth the visit. Most shops are closed on tuesday. The kosher stores are closed on Saturday.

Visited March 2012
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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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“Good for Indian Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

No the friendliest of people. I would go there for the food and nothing else.

Visited January 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“A Bit of Mumbai in Chicago!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2008

For a Chicago experience far from the tourist attractions of downtown and the near north, head over to this strip, especially on a Sunday afternoon. It used to be a mostly Jewish neighborhood but is now primarily an Indo-Pakistani one. Loads of Indian and Pakistani eateries mingle with sari palaces, Bollywood video stores, jewelers selling exquisite gold filigree, and various other ethnic specialty shops. The last section still has a trace of the former Jewish flavor but also includes a fine Russian deli.

A multi-ethnic Chicago experience not to be missed. Despite being crowded and a tad grungy in spots, this is a perfectly safe neighborhood. Parking is a bit difficult at times, however.

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