Years ago, Devon Avenue in west Rogers Park mainly was a Jewish community. Today, this bustling neighborhood is known as "Little India." Make sure to bring a hearty appetite when you visit, because the Indian restaurants are known for their buffets. A couple of our favorites are the popular Viceroy of India and Sher-a-Punjab, a hole-in-the-wall that has a terrific lunch buffet for $7.95.
My kids used to only eat the chicken tandoori and naan bread. When asked to try new Indian dishes, "No way!" would be a kind way to describe their response. Over the years, they've come to eat their words, along with second and third helpings of gulab jamun, doughnut holes soaked in a sweet syrup, now my son's favorite dessert.
Of course, we never leave Little India without wandering a bit, enjoying the beautiful saris and Bollywood posters in the storefronts.
Viceroy of India