To say that I like Turkish food is a bit of an understatement. I LURVE Turkish food! It definitely is a cuisine that I never seem to tire and even with many of my attempts in trying to recreate the butter rice dish I always fall short. Luckily for us though, good Turkish cuisine is around the corner at one of our go to restaurants, Cafe Orchid.
The first time I tried this place was on a cold, rainy night and I was desperate to find something close that would deliver. While I was searching for Greek food, I stumbled upon Cafe Orchid and it changed our lives forever. Our relationship started slow, we eased our way into meals from Cafe Orchid with a monthly home order delivery. Then one day, as we were on our way home from running errands and starving, we decided to take our relationship with the restaurant to a whole new level...Dining in! Ever since, we've only continued to dine in the restaurant and here's why:
- BYOB - 'nuff said.
- Great outdoor area with tons of seating.
- Kid-friendly environment and when I say kid-friendly, I mean my kid loves watching the Metra train and El come by as we eat.
- AMAZING food - Literally everything that we've eaten there is so good and not to mention that it's all for a reasonable price. We are partial to the Mix Combo, Doner and Kofte Kabobs, but if you want something on the light side, their Sheppard Salad with grilled chicken is a great meal.
Unless the food decides to take a drastic change, we'll keep coming back to Cafe Orchid. If you're ever in the Lakeview area and in search for some good Turkish eats, stop by and try as many things as you can on the menu. Your tummy will thank you!