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Chicago: Junk Food Heaven

Something beautiful about being a DePaul student is that, no matter the season, there is always delicious junk food to feed your soul. Especially when it is cold or rainy out and there seems to be nothing better to do; it's a great idea to go get delicious food with friends. Here are some of my favorite places: 

Insomnia Cookies 
This place is a beautiful creation. Insomnia Cookies​ sells amazingly huge homemade cookies that are incredibly delicious. You can have milk with your cookie order, or you can turn your cookie into a "cookiewich", if you want a cookie-ice cream sandwich! This is a great place to go after a concert at the School of Music, as it is only a few blocks away from school. They are open until 3am and also deliver, so go cookie crazy!

Vapiano ​is a classy, German-style restaurant full of delicious pizza, pasta, and sandwiches. It has a unique system: once you walk in, you are given a card that you use every time you order something at their various stations from personal chefs. You then pay at the end of your time in the restaurant. With a modern, warm vibe, Vapiano is a classier alternative to Papa John's or Domino's. They are usually open until 1am, so it is the perfect place to go for a long, late-night dinner.

Garrett Popcorn
Garrett Popcorn​ is a classic place that I highly recommend you visit once you arrive in Chicago. I have only been to the ones downtown, so it is a longer trek from campus. But if you are out shopping or seeing sights, I highly recommend this savory snack! It really is the best popcorn I have ever tasted. Flavors sold include regular butter popcorn, cheese popcorn, chocolate-covered caramel corn, and regular caramel corn. Caramel corn is my all-time favorite! 

Lou Malnati's 
If you want a classic, Chicago-style deep dish pizza, go to Lou Malnati's​! This restaurant has received awards and recognition for its outstanding pizza. There are many different options on the menu- they have even gluten free crust! Lou Malnati's is only a fifteen-minute walk away from DePaul, so it's a great way to satisfy a deep dish/regular pizza craving. 

So whether you want a midnight meal with friends or some snacks as you watch a movie at home, check out these awesome places!