Stomach grumbling late at night?
It’s late at night and as your fingers turn a page in the textbook, you can hear the growls of your stomach. Late-night studying requires energy, so why not order some food or take a break at a diner? Here’s a list of late-night eating options.
White Palace Grill
Who doesn’t enjoy a classic American diner that offers breakfast, lunch and dinner at all hours of the day? 1159 S. Canal St, 312-939-7167
If you haven’t heard a UIC student talk about this 24/7 food stand, you will soon. Jim’s is known for its iconic Maxwell Street Polish Sausage Sandwich. The stand includes other sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers and fries. UIC students receive a free soda with i-card. 1250 S. Union Ave., 312-733-7820
Taco Burrito King
The king of Mexican fast food, TBK offers burritos, tacos, quesadillas and more. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.–5 a.m.; Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m.-6 a.m.; Sun. 9 a.m.–5 a.m. 811 W. Jackson Blvd., 312-831-0400
Taylor Made Pizza
There’s an array of pizzas, pastas, salads and hot and cold sandwiches to choose from at this restaurant, which offers dine in, carry out and delivery. Don’t forget to ask for your 10% discount, available to students with i-card. Hours: Mon.–Wed. 11 a.m.–11 p.m.; Thurs.–Sat. 11 a.m.–3 a.m.; Sun. 12 p.m.–11 p.m. 1220 W. Taylor St, 312-850-2000
Polk Street Pub
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day any day of the year with the Irish-American cuisine at this pub. And you can’t go wrong with daily food specials. Those under 21 can dine in before midnight or carry out after. Hours: Sun.-Fri. 11 a.m.–2 a.m.; Sat. 11 a.m.–3 a.m. 548 W. Polk St., 312-786-1142
Chinese Yum Yum
A classic image of Americans is watching a movie and eating out of an oyster pail. Take part in this tradition with Chinese take-out. Hours: Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-5 a.m. 809 W. Jackson Blvd., 312-985-8888
Here’s an interesting fact: the first storefront location of this chain restaurant opened right here on Taylor Street. You can dine in or carry out the original Italian beef sandwiches — a recipe made by the founders in 1938 — along with other items like Italian and Polish sausages, hot dogs, burgers and fries. Hours: Mon.-Sun. 9 a.m.-midnight. 1079 W. Taylor St., 312-226-4017
Satisfy that sweet tooth by adding a large chocolate chip cookie to your pizza order, available for carry out or delivery. Hours: Mon.-Sun. 10 a.m.-3 a.m. 1151 W. Taylor St., 312-733-7272
Lucky’s Sandwich Co.
This sandwich restaurant knows how to save space on the plate. They stuff their sandwiches with fries and the result? A large, mouthwatering menu of the classics and some of its own inventions, available for dine in or carry out. Students with i-card receive a 10 percent discount when dining in. Hours: Sun.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Sat 11 a.m.-1 a.m. 717 W Maxwell St, 312-733-5700
Jubilee Juice & Grill
Not only does Jubilee have convenient late-night hours with dine in, carry out and delivery service, but they also offer freshly squeezed juice, smoothies and vegetarian meals. And their menu includes burgers, fries and onion rings for those interested in something greasy. Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-4 a.m.; Fri. & Sat. 9 a.m.-5 a.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 140 N. Halsted St., 312-491-8500