It’s been a year since I last tackled where to eat lunch in the Loop, and if I’ve learned anything, it’s to always expect change. New restaurants open, old favorites close and time marches on. Trends that were once ascendant (poke) have faded, while others (Indian cuisine) are growing exponentially.
Because of its excessive girth and long cooking time, deep dish pizza is not a lunchtime staple in the Loop. Let’s face it, tackling most versions is a sit-down job. The great exception is the adorable individual-size deep dish pie at the Beatrix Market by the DePaul Loop campus. Featuring a remarkably thin base, top quality cheese and a shocking lack of grease, this is also a contender for best deep dish in the city. 23 E. Jackson Blvd.