One of my favorite things to do is travel. My husband and I travel any chance we get. We especially love Chicago. Not only do we love visiting because we have family and friends there, but we love everything that Chicago has to offer: good food, museums, history, tourist attractions, Lake Michigan, the Cubs, and so much more! One of the things we have fun doing each time we visit Chicago is try a new restaurant, and this time we found a winner! We’ve had multiple friends tell us we needed to try “Little Goat Diner,” and we finally did.
According to my friends, Little Goat Diner is a good option for brunch or lunch if you can’t get in to the “mother” restaurant, Girl and The Goat, which requires a reservation 2-3 months out. Both “goat” restaurants were started by Stephanie Izard – winner of the 4th season of Top Chef.
Little Goat Diner is located smack dab in the middle of Randolph Restaurant Corridor. Randoph Restaurant Corridor is an almost-hipster type area that boasts of over a dozen restuarants along a wide road and it is FULL of energy. Here is some more information on the history of Randolph street.
Where to begin…Little Goat Diner is located on the corner of Randolph and Green. You can’t miss it because there is a large goat on top of the restaurant. Although we did not sit inside, the inside has a clean, modern, industrial feel to it with tables and booths, modern light fixtures, and earthy colors. They also have some outdoor seating along Randolph Street, which is where we sat because the weather was so nice. We all tried a different item of the menu and let me tell you, they were delicious! We had the chickpea salad (a restaurant favorite), the taco salad, and the los drowned sandwich. Oh, and we did cheat and try their famous chips (made in house) and a blueberry pancake. YUM. Although the servings are enough for 2 people, it is so delicious that you may consume your entire plate!
When we finished our lunch we headed next door to the bakery/coffee shop and concluded that if we lived in Chicago we would visit this bakery every day. The local vibe, authenticity and amazing smells won us over.
xo – anna