Sometimes, all you want is to sit and be served. To get off of your feet and let someone else bring the food to you. But sometimes, you’re a go-getter, munching on the move. Sure, you can’t enjoy that three-course meal on foot, but there are certain foods made especially for right-out-of-the-hand consumption. Here's at look at some of the Pier's best grab-and-go options.
Navy Pier Food Court Vendors
If you’re looking for a filling lunch and not just a mid-afternoon snack, America’s Dog is your destination. You finally get to try the famous Chicago-style hot dog—mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, sport peppers, celery salt and a pickle spear—and you don’t have to stop on your walk to the Navy Pier Ferris Wheel: it’s outside and on the way! There is another larger location inside the food court, but we recommend the waterside stand for less lines and a more authentic lunch-on-the-boardwalk feel.
Offering another good food made for being clutched in your hand, Auntie Anne’s has the monopoly on warm Navy Pier pretzels. Located at the east end of the gigantic food court, Auntie Anne’s is perfect for that light lunch or afternoon treat. Whether you choose a plain pretzel dipped in gooey cheese for lunch, or a cinnamon sugar one for a dessert, a snack of twisted dough is an ideal partner for a walk down Navy Pier.
If you’re just looking for a little something to tide you over before a huge dinner, try a bag of nuts from the Completely Nuts stand. You’ll probably find yourself there anyway after you catch one sniff of the caramelizing sugar in the air. So follow your nose and try some cinnamon roasted peanuts, almonds, pecans or cashews. Pop a few into your mouth as you soak up the sun on your stroll. For a sweet take home treat, make sure to
Carnelli’s Deli offers gourmet sandwiches and pasta salads in addition to an extensive health conscious menu and several options that kids will love.
For a taste of the Meditteranean, treat yourself to a gyros sandwich, Greek salad, or pork and chicken kabobs at Greek Delight.
If your taste buds prefer to venture south of the border, then head over to Twisted Lizard for Southwestern and Mexican fare. From tacos and burritos to quesadilla and more, there’s also several vegetarian options.