Downtown Chicago’s Riverwalk will be getting seven new restaurants this summer, the city announced.
- Batter and Berries, currently operating in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, will provide soul food inspired dishes, including breakfast.
- Chiya Chai, currently operating in the Logan Square neighborhood, will provide a variety of chias and interesting curry pies inspired by Nepal.
- Luxury Cakes will provide a variety of desserts including special orders for birthdays or other occasions.
- Twisted Eggroll will provide interpretations of the traditional eggroll representing American favorites to cultural-inspired dishes.
- Justice of the Pies, currently a Chicago City Market favorite, will provide a variety of quiches and pies.
- Gordo’s Homemade Ice Cream, currently operating in the South Loop and Edgewater neighborhoods, will provide homemade ice cream bars dipped in a variety of toppings.
- Beat Kitchen, currently operating in the Lakeview neighborhood, will offer food and beverage items, specializing in tacos, pizzas and salads, including vegan options.
The new vendors are part of a $12 million effort aimed at giving the eastern part of the riverwalk a facelift.
“Chicago is reconnecting with the River in a way that improves our quality of life, protects our environment and enhances economic development that is sustainable for future generations,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday in a statement. “The completion of Riverwalk East is a major milestone in that journey. We are finally fulfilling Daniel Burnham’s original vision of Chicago as a true two-waterfront city.”
Two other non-food vendors, Shop Small Chicago and Neighborly, will also arrive on the riverwalk this summer.