Welcome! Here are some tips, restaurant recommendations, and other things to know about the Hyde Park neighborhood


Plein Air Cafe: coffee shop, salads, sandwiches, and pastries

Booth School Cafeteria: salad bar, hot meals, and sushi

Z&H: coffee shop, sandwiches, salads, and pastries

Medici Bakery+Restaurant: sandwiches, pizza, salads, and pastries

Noodles, Etc: Asian fusion

Food trucks: various food trucks parked on Ellis between 58th and 59th (right by the Medical School). Tuesday is usually the busiest day with the most options

Qdoba, Einstein’s Bagels, Starbucks, on campus + cafeterias in Cobb, the Divinity School, Classics, Harper, and Regenstein Library

Salonica: Greek diner food

Subway: 1363 East 53rd

B’Gabs Goodies: vegan, soy-free, gluten-free, health food store

The Nile: Mediterranean sit-down restaurant

Bergstein’s NY Delicatessen: standard sandwich shop

Yusho: sit-down ramen and Asian fusion

Bonjour Café: 15550 E 55th St

Potbelly’s: Chicago-area hot sandwich shop

Cedar’s: Mediterranean sit-down restaurant

A10: New American, sit-down restaurant by the Hyatt

Kilwin’s: ice cream shop

Porkshop: BBQ restaurant

Native Foods: vegan fast-casual food

Chipotle: 1522 E 53rd St

Red Mango Frozen Yogurt: 5221 S Harper Court

The Promontory: New American/Southern style, sit-down restaurant

Snail Thai restaurant

Giordano’s: deep dish pizza chain


Woodlawn Tap (Jimmy’s)

The Pub

The Cove


UChicago Gym

LA Fitness: 5224 S Lake Park

CorePower Yoga

Chaturanga Holistic Fitness

Ice skating in Midway Park (in winter)


Seminary Co-Op

Barnes & Noble

57th Street Books



Hyde Park Produce

Treasure Island: 1526 E 55th St

Open Produce

Cornell Florist


Oriental Institute

Frank Lloyd-Wright Robie House Museum

Smart Museum

Museum of Science and Industry (good for kids)

Getting Downtown

Metra Commuter Rail ($3.50 to Millennium Station)

Buses: 6, 2, 28

Things to Know


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