Turn Up the Heat: The Loop’s Best Spicy Dishes
These spicy dishes are sure to delight your senses and your sinuses.
Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich at Good Stuff Eatery
This Wabash Avenue burger joint may be known for its massive burgers and handspun shakes, but that’s no reason to overlook the eatery’s newest menu item, the Nashville Hot Chicken Sandwich. This piece of fried chicken is coated with just enough spice and situated on a large buttery bun with two crispy pickles.
Spicy Sauce at The Halal Guys
There is a reason the workers behind the counter at this famous halal restaurant may seem apprehensive to add extra spicy sauce to your meal. Even those who claim they can take the heat, often find their nose running with delight after a hearty serving of the restaurant’s signature spicy sauce. Balance the flavors with the shop’s creamy white sauce and you’ll be in a flavorful food coma for the rest of the day.
Furious Spoon inside Revival Food Hall
When a restaurant has a namesake dish, it’s usually doesn’t disappoint. Furious Spoon’s signature menu item, the Furious Ramen is the definition of a spicy crowd-pleaser. The spicy miso based bowl coupled with noodles made daily on a noodle machine imported from Japan is not just the Loop’s best bowl of Ramen, but arguably the best in the city.
Hot Sauce Wall at Heaven on Seven
Spicy food-lovers will feel right at home as they enter this Cajun restaurant that walls are lined with dozens of bottles of hot sauce. Located on the seventh floor of 111 N. Wabash, Heaven on Seven is known for Chef Jimmy Bannos’ award-winning Louisiana Cooking. From Po’Boys to Gumbo to Jalapeno Cheddar Corn Muffins, everything on this expansive menu is delicious.
Spicy Gyro at Max’s Take Out
If you’re looking for a quick and cheap way to spice up your lunch break, the Spicy Gyro at Max’s Take Out doesn’t disappoint. While this tiny take out restaurant specializes in Chicago’s signature hot dog, the spicy gyro is also a favorite for Loop lunch-goers.