5 Delicious LGBTQIA+ Owned Restaurants in Chicago

Although this year's annual pride parade was cancelled, there are still a multitude of ways we can support the LGBTQIA+ community. The simplest and yummiest being ordering something tasty from your local LGBTQIA+ owned restaurants this week! Trust me, you will not be dissapointed.

The Locations

Jennivee's Bakery

3301 N Sheffield Ave

Although it may seem like a bold statement, Jennivee's is easily the best bakery in the city. They serve everything from cupcakes to custom wedding cakes, and they do it perfectly. Jenni Vee, the owner, is a passionate home baker who immigrated from the Philippines to the United States. She dreamt about opening a cozy patisserie that showcased traditional American and Filipino cakes and pastries. At the moment, they are giving out rainbow masks to match with your delicious cake!

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Hamburger Mary's

5400 N Clark Street

Hamburger Mary’s is much more than just your local burger place. They not only serve big and juicy gourmet burgers, house-brewed beers and strong cocktails, but they also host weekend drag shows, charity HamBingo nights, and cabaret events. Their patio is currently open for outdoor dining and Mary's drag queens are ready to wow!

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2500 W Chicago Avenue

Zoe Schor, the owner of Split-Rail, claims they serve the best fried chicken you've ever had. And let me tell you, that is an accurate statement. With a variety of drinks and sides on the menu, it is sure to please anyone! Pro-tip: toss your chicken in Nashville hot sauce for the perfect amount of zing.

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Big Chicks

5024 N Sheridan Road

Big Chicks, The Uptown Bar, has the best cocktails and bar foods in the city! Their Turkey Melt is to DIE for. Be sure to stop in on Wednesdays for trivia night with Stew Jamesson, he is the best!

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D.S. Tequila Co.

3352 N Halsted

D.S. Tequila Co. is a delicious spin on Tex Mex and burgers in a tavern setting. With a wide variety on the menu, it is certain to satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Make reservations for patio dining to enjoy your meal in the crisp Chicago breeze. And lastly, drink that tequila responsibly!

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Try these LQBTQIA+ owned restaurants and more on your next trip to Chicago! There are many fine establishments to choose from and each is unique, and absolutely delicious.