Taste of the Windy City is truly a hidden gem in the Fox Valley. With two convenient locations in the valley — one in Little Chute off of Highway N just south of highway 41 and in Appleton off Highway 47 just south of 41 as well — this is a place that you will not leave hungry. We have been here plenty of times and every time we leave just as satisfied as the last.
We met a former colleague for lunch here on Thursday and the company was just as good as the food. The Chicago style menu features everything from the Chicago Style Dog (mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, pickles, peppers and celery salt) to Windy City favorites such as the original Gyros with over the top tasting cucumber sauce. There are also more traditional items such as cheese curds, onion rings, and other appetizers as well as a large variety of sandwiches, wraps, and salads. Take note: the portion sizes are huge. An order of french fries is equal to about half of a field of potatoes. I decided on something of the lighter fare (since we have been eating out all week); a grilled chicken salad.
All of their food is served in to-go containers, which is smart. Who likes doing dishes? My salad was huge, so I probably didn’t cut back on calories by ordering lettuce covered in cheese, croutons, and dressing which was also accompanied by a side of greasy french bread but either way, it was delightful. Besides all of the unhealthy toppings, there were black olives, green peppers, onions, and tomatoes.
The prices are reasonable, ranging from around $3 for a single order appetizer to $7-$8 for a sandwich with french fries and a beverage. If there is one (small) negative thing to say about the place, it is lack of seating. We arrived at noon and there were not many places to sit. Tip: The place is usually packed around lunch time, so go a bit early or a bit later to get in and out faster. If you are in the area, give it a shot. We are always eager to hear your thoughts, so let us know what you think about the place.
Taste of the Windy City
1800 Freedom Road
Little Chute, WI 54140