A non-comprehensive, totally biased list of places to eat and shop in the neighborhoods of the far North Side (because contrary to popular belief, the city doesn't end at Belmont). 




Martha Mae @marthamae_andersonville

Art supplies and beautiful things. 5407 N. Clark (Andersonville)

Scout @scoutdesign

Art, furniture, vintage. 5221 N. Clark (Andersonville)  

Alapash @alapash

Terrariums, ceramics, alpaca blankets galore. 4835 N. Damen (Ravenswood)

District @districtchicago

Mid-century vibes. New and vintage.  4835 N. Damen (Ravenswood)

Merz Apothecary @merzapothecary

So many smells. 4716 N. Lincoln (Lincoln Square)

Architectural Artifacts @architecturalartifacts

80,000 square feet of wonders. 4325 N. Ravenswood (Ravenswood)



Lost Larson @lostlarson

Wonderful bakery/café with a lovely outdoor patio. An extremely exciting addition to Aville. 5318 N. Clark (Andersonville)

Loba @lobapastry

Fantastic pastries, housemade by Val, and very good coffee. 3422 N. Lincoln (Roscoe Village)

La Colombe @lacolombecoffee

Yeah, it's a chain, but the crew is top notch and the space is great. 5158 N. Clark (Andersonville)

Begyle @begylebrewing

Our favorite neighborhood taproom. Dog friendly. 1800 W. Cuyler (North Center)

Half Acre @halfacrebeer

Two locations, but we love the beer garden at Balmoral. Bonus farmers market in the lot on Wednesdays (seasonal). 2050 W. Balmoral (Bowmanville)

Larry's @larryschicago

Cozy, dimly-lit cocktail bar. 1020 W. Lawrence (Uptown)

Income Tax @incometaxbar

Great cocktails. Great wine list. 5959 N. Broadway (Edgewater)

The Hopleaf @thehopleaf

The O.G. craft beer bar. 25 years strong. 5148 N. Clark (Andersonville)

Baker Miller @bakermillerchi

House-ground grains and good eats. 4655 N. Lincoln (Lincoln Square)

Band of Bohemia @bandofbohemia

One Michelin star 2 blocks from the shop.  4710 N. Ravenswood (Ravenswood)

Bang Bang Pie  @bangbangpie

Biscuits, pie, grits. 4947 N. Damen (Ravenswood)