Hello hello!
I’m so excited to be guest posting on The Cuisinerd today. Kristin invited me to share one of my favorite spots to eat in Chicago. Today I want to introduce you to Local Root. It just opened up across the street from my apartment, which makes me SUPER happy because not only can I grab an amazing breakfast there, they also serve delicious flatbreads, wine and more for lunch/dinner. 

I love the vibe and decor in this place. It has a small neighborhood feel which is hard to find in downtown Chicago. One thing that is awesome is the way they give you your receipt. It always comes in a vintage cookbook (pictured above). How cool is that? The light fixtures always catch my attention – I need some of those in my place!

Now let’s talk about the food! I’m normally not a big latte fan, I find that they are too sweet. Local Root 100% changed my opinion. They made me a pumpkin spice latte, made in house with real pumpkin. It was SOOO good. I recently went in there last week and they had a mint one which was equally as delicious. I love the fact that they are always coming up with new flavors and everything is done in house. All of the croissants and pastries are made fresh every morning

When it comes to dinner, they have delicious thin crust flatbreads, salads, poutine and other great choices. By the way, have you guys ever heard of or tried poutine? I didn’t realize how popular it was. It’s basically fries topped with cheese and other yummy goodness. As far as the flatbreads go, there is one with brisket and blue cheese that took the cake.

If you live in Chicago or are ever passing through town, I definitely recommend Local Root for some great local, fresh food. Thanks for having me Kristin!
Jen Serafini is a graphic designer, currently living and working as an art director in the Windy City. She is constantly inspired by her surroundings and loves seeing what new adventures design can bring. When she is not in the office, she can be found at her self-named design and lifestyle blog, JenSerafini.com.