Part of the Loyola Experience is to go and explore the community! Rogers Park is known to be one of the most diverse neighborhoods in Chicago. A particular street you should explore is Devon Avenue. If you take the 155 bus down to Kedzie, you will be in the Devon area, which consists of Indian and Pakistani culture. There are many great Indian/Pakistani cuisines, clothing & jewelry stores, cafes, and events that are there. I will suggest some restaurants/places that are a MUST:
Anmol Restaurant- 2858 West Devon Avenue, Chicago, IL 60659
This place has grilled food that range from seafood, to chicken, to lamb, to steaks. If you like barbecue, definitely try this place out.
Sabri Nihari- 2502 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
This is a Pakistani restaurant that has some of the best food to offer. It is a bit pricey for college students, but if you want quality food, this is the place. Try the frontier chicken and naan here!
Annapurna- 2608 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
If you’re vegetarian you should check out this place for more options!
Tahoora- 2345 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659
This is the place to be if you want a quick hangout with a bunch of friends. It is Devon’s most popular fast food places, that has breakfast, sweets, snacks (like Samosa!!), and much more.
Of course there are a variety of clothing, jewelry, shoes, and grocery stores that you should also check out, but we all get hungry for a snack here and there, so these places are musts!