This month, Dream Town Supports Small is celebrating the histories, heritage and contributions of Hispanic and Latinx Americans. Support these culturally diverse and rich communities as you enjoy the flavors, treats and services of these businesses, all owned by Hispanic and Latinx Americans who call Chicago home.
Ovo Frito Cafe
ovofrito.com | 1936 Maple Ave, Evanston
Founded by a husband-and-wife team from Mexico and Belize, this bright and sunny breakfast, brunch and lunch spot has quickly become a North Shore favorite! You can expect all the traditional egg, waffle, French toast and pancake dishes along with unique menu items inspired by the flavors of their native lands.
Dulceria La Fiesta
dulcerialafiesta.com | 7053 N Clark St, Chicago
Bring more fun and excitement to your next party with a colorful piñata custom-made by owner Reyna Gonzalez and her team. Or just stop by to check-out their tempting selection of Mexican candies and treats.
5 Rabbit Cerveceria
5rabbitbrewery.com |6398 W 74th St, Bedford Park
Drawing upon the rich flavors, aromas and textures of Central and South America, this pioneering brewery is turning out craft beers that are subtle, complex, fresh, unique and deeply delicious. Ancho chiles and deeply flavored piloncillo cane sugar are just some of the special ingredients they use.
diverchicago.com | 601 N Wells St, Chicago
Inspired by Latin America’s quintessential seaside towns, you’ll love the tropical vibe of this small River North restaurant and cocktail lounge. Under the skilled guidance of chef Sergio Sanchez, fresh seafood takes center stage on a diverse menu complemented by a unique drink list of specialty cocktails.
Pan Artesanal Bakery
Follow on Instagram | 3724 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago
Open only on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8:00 until they sell out, this amazing sister-owned bakery brings French-inspired flair to traditional Mexican baked goods. On any given weekend morning, you’ll find tempting pastries, unique breakfast sandwiches, and fresh breads both savory and sweet!
fitresults.net | 731 S Plymouth Ct (South Loop) and 3430 W Diversey Ave (Logan Square), Chicago
Founded by Luis Centeno as an outdoor boot camp back in 2014, this boutique gym combines different training methodologies from bootcamp fitness regimens and high-intensity interval training to strengthening and conditioning classes that will have you moving better and feeling stronger.
libertad7931.com | 7931 Lincoln Ave, Skokie
Embark on a culinary exploration of Latin America with innovative small-plate dishes inspired by the owners’ traditional childhood dining experiences – prepared with a modern twist. They also offer specialty cocktails and an inviting outdoor patio.
jugrnaut.com | 427 S Dearborn St, Chicago
From tees, polos and hoodies, to jeans and jackets, this forward-looking fashion boutique founded in 2007 by brothers Manny and Roger Rodriguez is the go-to spot for savvy residents with a passion for hip-hop, skating and any emerging street culture trend.
Plant Shop Chicago
plantshopchicago.com | 4601 N Elston Ave, Chicago
Founders Ozzy Gamez and Juan Quezada and the impassioned team of their northside plant boutique are always ready to help you select the blooms and plants that will best fit your lifestyle, environment, and budget. With their knowledge and advice, you’ll learn how to keep your plants alive and thriving.
Brew Brew Coffee & Tea
brewbrewcoffeeandtea.com | 3832 W Diversey Ave (Avondale) and 1641 W 18th St (Pilsen), Chicago
Founded by the Medrano siblings who moved to Chicago from Tijuana, this inviting café offers traditional coffee beverages along with specialty food and drink items that reflect their Latin American heritage. Their Chipotle Chicken Torta and velvety Aztec Mocha are among the standout must-try items!
ositostap.com | 2553 S Ridgeway Ave, Chicago
Set in a historic Little Village grey-stone that once housed a Bohemian bar and underground bookie joint, this speakeasy-inspired establishment brings a Latinx flair to a classic Chicago era. Enjoy their extensive list of handpicked spirits, craft beers and signature cocktails – along with an innovative health-conscious menu.
Moreno’s Casa Tequilera & Liquors
morenosliquors.com | 3724 W 26th St, Chicago
Founded in 1977 by Mike Morena and still family-owned, this Little Village landmark offers a huge variety of Mezcal and Tequila (900 and counting!) along with a notable selection of craft beers, fine cognacs, world-class whiskeys, and fine wine.
tzuco.com | 720 N State St, Chicago
Under the watchful eye of Carlos Gaytán, the first Mexican chef to receive a Michelin star, this Gold Coast restaurant presents the traditional flavors of Gaytán’s native land infused with the culinary techniques of haute French cuisine.
dulcelandia.com | 3253 W 26th St, Chicago (Little Village)
With three other locations in Logan Square, Brighton Park and Chicago Ridge, this family-owned and operated business offers more than 1,000 different Mexican and American confectionary treats in sprawling retail emporiums that are bursting with color and unique treats!
irazuchicago.com | 1865 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
Owned and operated by the Cerdas-Salazar Family, this inviting BYOB cantina-style restaurant has been serving up the traditional homecooked foods of their native Costa Rica for over 30 years. There is a wide-ranging menu with meat, seafood and veggie options and plenty of outdoor seating. Party trays are also available!