Find outstanding burgers, sushi, pasta and more under one roof

Variety is the spice of life and Chicago’s food halls are chock-full of many quality options. Instead of settling for just one menu, downtown diners can sample some of the city’s most popular restaurants inside these following venues. From fried chicken and burgers to sushi and tacos, there’s more than enough to satisfy everyone. And if eaters can’t decide between the numerous options, the solution is simple: Try them all.

Foodlife

Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises is one of Chicago’s most prominent restaurant groups so it’s only fitting it runs a bustling food court inside Water Tower Place. Take a break from shopping and head down to the mezzanine level for 14 distinctive kitchens. They range from a robust salad bar to Chinese selections by Big Bowl, such as orange chicken and fried rice. The process has also been streamlined for efficiency: Guests receive a card upon entering, swipe it for purchases, and pay on the way out.