Visiting Lake View East, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Chicago neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a Korean restaurant to a crêperie.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Lake View East, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Sleep City
Topping the list is Sleep City, a spot to score mattresses and more. Located at 706 W. Diversey Parkway (between Orchard and Burling streets.), it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 382 reviews on Yelp.
Sleep City is a family owned business offering mattresses, bedroom furniture, accessories and more. The business offers mattresses from a variety of brands ranging from Serta and Simmons to Epic Sleep and Protect-A-Bed.
Next up is Korean spot Crisp, which offers chicken wings and more, situated at 2940 N. Broadway Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 2,974 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
Crisp specializes in Korean cuisine, serving items like fried chicken, Korean burritos, Buddha bowls and more. On the menu, look for the steak bowl with Korean beef, rice and green onions; the deep fried chicken sandwich; or the seasoned white rice.
3. The Crepe Shop
The Crepe Shop, a crêperie, coffee, tea and breakfast and brunch spot, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with five stars out of 270 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2928 N. Broadway St. (between Oakdale and Wellington avenues) to see for yourself.
Crepes are the specialty at The Crepe Shop. The menu features both sweet and savory options. Look for the wild berry cheesecake, salmon with herbs and cheese or the ham and cheese crepe.
4. Sushi + Rotary Sushi Bar
Check out Sushi + Rotary Sushi Bar, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 355 reviews on Yelp. You can find the sushi bar and conveyor belt sushi spot, which offers ramen and more, at 3219 N. Broadway (between Melrose Street and Belmont Avenue).
The conveyor belt sushi spot offers sushi, ramen, small plates and more. On the menu, look for the eggplant tempura, sashimi or the shrimp poppers.
5. Nancy's Pizza
And then there's Nancy's Pizza, a local favorite with four stars out of 136 reviews. Stop by 2930 N. Broadway St. (between Oakdale and Wellington avenues) to hit up the pizza and Italian spot next time you're in the neighborhood.
The pizzeria serves pizza, salads, pasta and more. On the menu, look for the baked eggplant with mozzarella cheese, stuffed or thin crust pizza or the shells stuffed with ricotta cheese.