Deep Eats

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on August 16, 2010

Good evening!

We grabbed our breakfast on the go this morning and each enjoyed a Liberate Glo Bar:


I had an iced green tea and Eric a juice box (hehe!!) from Starbucks:


From a can of Coke to Organic Apple Juice Boxes. My heart swoons for him.


And then we headed to brunch at the French Market:


The French Market is filled with tons of restaurant + pastry vendors and fruit and vegetable stands! Very cool. I made a beeline for a restaurant called Raw that I have heard so much about from friends who went last week.


I had the Falafel Patties Sandwich on Onion Flatbread:


It was really good. The bread was a bit hard/tough for my liking, but still quite tasty. I ate about 3/4 of it.


With cucumber + tomato salad that was very good!



Of course when I saw these crazy big macaroons I HAD to try them!!!


Oh dear me. I have to tell you these were out of this world. Just in case you can’t tell they are the size of golf balls!!!! I think I need to add coconut butter to my macaroon recipe because it made these really stand out. I can’t wait to try it myself.

Raw chocolate I am saving for later… ;)


I also had a Kale, Parsley, carrot, and beet juice from a Juice Bar in the market:


Parsley in juices is delish!

Eric had some kind of Mexican wrap from another restaurant.

Then we decided to head to the Art Institute of Chicago!

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We’re here!


It was a really great exhibit- 3 huge levels.


Crazy dish ladies from the 1790’s!!!!! ;)





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We were inspired to take more photography after the art exhibit!




hehehe ;)


Nice shot Eric!





This bunny was SO brave!!!!! He almost ate grass out of my hand. :)








Afternoon snack:



I tried a bite of the Raw macaroon…awesome.


Eric had a Glo Bar:



We went for dinner to Pizzeria Due for some of Chicago’s famous Deep Dish Zaaaaaah’s.

I started with a salad:


I got the vegan pizza with extra sauce and tomatoes.


This is an individual serving:


Eric had ‘small’ tomato, pepperoni, and easy on the cheese pizza:


We really wanted to love deep dish pizza, but I’m afraid that it wasn’t our favourite. This deep dish crust tasted like a crisp, bland, and super thick pie crust. I prefer thin crust and Eric prefers it much more ‘doughy’ ;) Now we can say we tried it though!


We did some more walking in some shops and then headed back to the hotel around 9pm. We are debating going to the Signature Lounge for a drink, but I’m not sure we have the energy to leave again! Might have to wait until tomorrow. :)

Have a great night!

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Lindsay August 17, 2010 at 7:48 am

Raw looks amazing!! And you should have gone to Gino’s East…best pizza I’ve ever had!


Christina August 17, 2010 at 7:52 am

Love it! French Market is one of my favourite places in Chicago. I’m glad you had a chance to visit :)


Alycia [Fit n Fresh] August 17, 2010 at 8:12 am

Your day looks awesome! After being in Chicago for HLS, I am already begging my boyfriend to take my back – like soon :)


banandrea August 17, 2010 at 8:32 am

Beautiful pictures, looks like you had a wonderful day! I’ve always wanted to go to Chicago, and now I want to even more!


Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward August 17, 2010 at 8:42 am

Amazing pictures! I visited Chicago very briefly in March, and now I’m convinced that I was in a different city! You have seen some great attractions during your visit.


Julia August 17, 2010 at 8:54 am

angela! the pictures of the church that you and eric took are of the church i work at! :) we met briefly on friday night at the cocktail party…i expressed my undying love for your glo bars haha. hope you two are enjoying your exploration of chicago!


Erin @ A Girl and Her Mutt August 17, 2010 at 9:12 am

Oh my gosh! Your photos make me want to go back to Chicago…STAT!


Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 17, 2010 at 9:13 am

What a fun day!

I love the Chicago Art Institute — its been a few years since I’ve been there though. Your pics make me want to go back!

I love the pics that Eric took of you taking photographs. They turned out beautiful!

I also like either thin crispy pizza crust or thick doughy crust with big fat bubbles. I think deep dish is good, but not super crazy good like others think.

Have a great day today! :)


Emily @ Run Emily Run August 17, 2010 at 9:18 am

Deep dish pizza, easy on the cheese? Isn’t that an oxymoron??? Hah. Love all the photos. You really make me miss Chicago!!


Shanna, like Banana August 17, 2010 at 9:37 am

Okay, so Pizzeria Uno and Due are both very good, but they are not true-true deep dish pizza. Giordano’s has a much more flavorful crust…please oh please try.

And the Signature Lounge is totally worth it!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat August 17, 2010 at 10:10 am

You make me even more jealous by the post! Those are some beautiful photos – I especially love the one with the building covered in vine. Oh, and your pink top is so so so cute!! Have a great day :)


Jessie (Bites and Pieces) August 17, 2010 at 10:14 am

Beautiful photos in this post! It looks like you really enjoyed your time in Chicago. I’m SO glad I got to meet you at the summit. :) I loved my Glo bar sample too! It was perfectly sweet and chewy. Yum!


Elli @ 16 and Losing It August 17, 2010 at 10:18 am

Love your pictures! All that food looks so tasty. Although I’m with you on the pizza, I like thin crust!


Callie August 17, 2010 at 10:19 am

Love those pictures, especially the one with all the old dishes. So pretty. :)
I must try those macaroons someday!


Tanya @ Life with the Kummerow August 17, 2010 at 10:20 am

Are you going to check out Chicago Diner? Not sure where it is but it was a fantastic treat!


Camille August 17, 2010 at 10:21 am

What a fabulous day! That bunny is adorable!
My boyfriend is from the Chicago area and he will also attest to the fact that deep dish isn’t his favorite. I still want to try it though!


Sara August 17, 2010 at 10:32 am

II promise I’m not saying this just because I’m defensive about my city’s pizza, but Pizzeria Due is a terrible example of deep dish. We have MUCH better pizza restaurants with fresher sauce and more flavorful crust. Maybe next time you can try a better example of the pizza we love :)
(I recommend Art of Pizza – also does vegan)


Sami August 17, 2010 at 10:37 am

glad you are enjoying your time in chicago! the raw eats look delish! i recently tried “raw bread” and i know what you mean about the texture! “love force” makes some great raw treats! i’ve always wanted to go see the art institute! it’s on my bucket list :)


Jackie @ carolina_vogue August 17, 2010 at 10:48 am

The first photo of you with the camera is beautiful! You look so in the moment :)


Irene August 17, 2010 at 10:57 am

Beautiful photos!


Amber K August 17, 2010 at 11:04 am

I like chewy, doughy pizza crust too! I understand your guy well! Now, thin crust…I just can’t get on board with! =P


Anitashesconnected August 17, 2010 at 11:28 am

Wow, your photos are truly amazing! And all those delish, healthy eats at Raw. I will have to check out that place if I am ever there!


Lisa August 17, 2010 at 11:29 am

The Art Institute and museum in Chicago are my favorite spots! I got to see some of my favorite paintings and that was amazing!


Danielle (Runs on Green) August 17, 2010 at 11:45 am

I just loveeee your photography :)

It looks like you had such a good time in Chicago! And raw ‘roons are seriously to-die for


Paige @ Running Around Normal August 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm

You made it to the Art Institute! That’s one of my favorite Chicago museums:) Glad you guys got to explore the city. It was so nice meeting and running w/ you this weekend!! :)


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm

LOL at the crazy dish ladies from the 1790’s. I think you’ve found your people! ;)


Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun August 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm

I am dying to try your Glo Bars and your Falafel Sandwich looks so yummy! :-)


Tracey August 17, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Wow, you guys are really doing and seeing a lot! That’s awesome! BTW that falafel sandwich you had looked sooo good. I can’t wait to go back to Chicago and try out that place :)


Sarah August 17, 2010 at 1:34 pm

I’m dying for a raw restaurant like that near me! Maybe I’m just not looking hard enough… great post!


Ed August 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm

I adore the Chicago Art Institute! I go every time I’m there. I love the miniatures and paper weights. And my favorite Georgia O’Keefe painting is there: It’s on a stair landing. I haven’t memorized where it is because I love to wander through everything looking for it.


Hayley August 17, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Looks like such a great day. I am a big fan of art museums!! So many pretty things to look at.


Anne @thefitbridesmaid August 17, 2010 at 11:45 pm

My landlady just gave me some cucumbers and tomatoes from her garden. That salad looks so good. What do you think was in it? I keep finding recipes with balsamic, olive oil, garlic, basil, etc.

Isn’t the Art Institute great? That’s where the Seurat’s Afternoon on La Grande Jatte is, right? Ahh pointillism.


laurenjanen August 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Beautiful pictures! Love Chicago! AND love your blog! Take care! :)


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