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International and Cultural Dining at Navy Pier

May. 15, 2020

International and Cultural Dining at Navy Pier

Navy Pier offers the rich culinary tradition of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods and beyond under one roof. The Pier’s restaurants will delight your senses with international and cultural flavors from Mediterranean to Mexican. Explore diverse dining opportunities at some of the spots below:

I Dream of Falafel

Fresh Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare. This restaurant offers create-your-own pitas, wraps and plates, along with chef-inspired entrees. Vegan and vegetarian options are available.


Big Bowl Chinese Express

Authentic Thai & Chinese food, Big Bowl has been a Chicago favorite since it first opened on State and Cedar in 1996. They use naturally-raised chicken & beef, heritage pork, sustainable seafood & locally grown produce. Big Bowl at Navy Pier features some of the restaurant’s most popular dishes.

Frio Gelato

Argentine gelato and sorbets prepared in a gluten-free and nut-free kitchen. Argentine gelato is softer and creamier than American ice cream, with flavors like dulce de leche (milk caramel) and sambayón (egg custard and marsala wine), malbec wine and berries and yerba mate tea.


Traditional dishes from the heart of Chicago’s Mexican community. With several outposts throughout Chicago, Lalo’s uses the freshest produce, finest cuts of meat & best selection of ingredients in their traditional Mexican dishes, all adopted from family recipes.


Chango Loco

A delightful Mexican cantina, Chango Loco is a fiesta of great food at budget-friendly prices. You’ll enjoy an array of Mexican favorites including nachos, tacos and carne asada, as well as a variety of margaritas, daiquiris and cervazas. Chango Loco is located next to Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens.

La Cocina De Alicia

Authentic tamales, elotes and more from a seasonal kiosk at Navy Pier. Perfect for a grab-and-go bite before you stroll the Pier.


Churros, funnel cakes, crepes and corn on the cob are the mainstays of Xurro’s menu, a seasonal staple at Navy Pier.

Ozzie’s Pops & Pretzels

Chef Ozzie Ocegueda creates delicious paletas, or Mexican popsicles, with fun flavors like banana chocolate, blueberry basil & more. They also make hand-twisted pretzels. Varieties include original, pepperoni pizza, the everything, cinnamon sugar and the Rita cheese pretzel.


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