What's not to love about mac and cheese? It's a comfort food fave among the young and old alike, and it's easy to add in extras to make new flavors. Check out these restaurants, which serve up Chicago's best mac and cheese.
Rockit Bar and Grill: Head to Rockit's River North location for a taste of their infamous buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese. This delicious mac is made with four different cheeses, giving it an extra gooey consistency, plus buffalo chicken and chives for an extra kick. This week happens to be Rockit's "Mac Madness" celebration, where each day brings a new variation on this classic dish, like Friday's mac with fried oysters, creamed spinach and pecorino cheese. 22 W. Hubbard St.; 312-645-6000
Wilde Bar and Restaurant: Let's face it - sometimes the best part of mac and cheese is a nice and crispy crust on top. That's just what you'll get at Wilde, where their baked macaroni and cheese features a creamy Irish cheddar sauce mixed with bacon, tomatoes and caramelized onions. The cherry on top comes in the form of a crispy, flaky garlic crumb crust that gives this dish the crunch you crave. 3130 N. Broadway; 773-244-0404
The Southern Mac Truck: It may have the most diverse options in the city when it comes to mac and cheese, but you can't make a reservation with The Southern Mac Truck. This food truck is the brainchild of Cary Taylor, executive chef at The Southern. Each day brings a new batch of options, whether it's a black truffle, crab and white cheddar mac or a blue cheese, walnut and apple mac. The truck travels all around the downtown area, making it a great lunch break option.
Follow the Mac Truck on Twitter or check the website for a weekly schedule of locations
Kuma's Corner: Like comfort food? Kuma's is the place for all your favorites, including mac and cheese. Their version of this family favorite is popular because diners can customize it to their own tastes. Throw in as many extras as you want, whether it's bacon, prosciutto, roasted red peppers, broccoli, peas, sweet corn, garlic or jalapenos. You'll have to visit Kuma's dozens of times before you can try all the possible flavor combinations.
2900 W. Belmont Ave.; 773-604-8769
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