If you are a foodie there are very few places in the United States better to visit than Chicago, as this one website points out Chicago is home to three absolutely iconic food items you have to try!

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According to the website thetravel.com, Chicago has been ranked as the 3rd best foodie city in the United States behind only Honolulu, Hawaii in 1st place and Nashville taking 2nd place. Chicago ranks just ahead of some great food cities like Philadelphia, New York, and New Orleans which all made the top ten on this list, but what makes Chicago top 3 worthy? On the site they say...

"This city in Illinois is famous for its Chicago-style pizza which has a thick crust, baked in a pan, and layered with meats and cheeses. Besides this obvious choice to try while visiting Chicago, travelers will also love the local Italian beef sandwiches, flaming saganaki (fried cheese), and a Chicago-style hot dog."

To see the complete rankings for yourself just click here!

I will say that Chicago is wayyyy more than just deep-dish pizza and hotdogs though, I understand if you have never had those things before and are going to Chicago for the first time then yes absolutely go to Lou Malnati's for some Deep Dish and go to Portillo's to get a Chicago Style hot dog. But if you want to push your culinary options Chicago has a bunch of world-class restaurants for you to try, check out places like Chicago Cut, Girl & the Goat, and The Purple Pig.

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