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Eat it on a stick

Because summer is too sweltering to bother with silverware

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Chocolate-Covered Banana

Mott St

Chicago’s most adorable dessert: a teeny Thai baby banana—extra sweet—dipped in chocolate and rolled in peanuts roasted with Sichuan peppercorns. $3. 1401 N. Ashland Ave., Wicker Park

Paleta

La Michoacana Premium

You could visit this paleta institution every day for a month and not repeat a flavor—tart guava one day, pistachio and coconut the next. $2. See lamichoacanapremiumpilsen.com for locations.

Corn Dog

Hot “G” Dog

Leave it to two alums of Hot Doug’s to perfect the art of the corn dog (note the exemplary golden-brown exterior). $2. 5009 N. Clark St., Uptown

Lamb Kebab

Shokran

A skewer of tender, gently smoky hunks of grilled lamb and nothing else. This is just between you and the meat. $15 for two. 4027 W. Irving Park Rd., Irving Park

Cake Pop

Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique

Who cares if its moment has passed? This mini delight is still a perfect way to sate a midday sugar craving. $2.50. 115 N. Wabash Ave., Loop

Shishito Peppers

Sumi Robata Bar

Five peppers, strung like flags at full mast, get charcoal-charred on a Japanese binchotan grill. $4. 702 N. Wells St., River North

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Chocolate-Covered Banana

Mott St

Chicago’s most adorable dessert: a teeny Thai baby banana—extra sweet—dipped in chocolate and rolled in peanuts roasted with Sichuan peppercorns. $3. 1401 N. Ashland Ave., Wicker Park

Paleta

La Michoacana Premium

You could visit this paleta institution every day for a month and not repeat a flavor—tart guava one day, pistachio and coconut the next. $2. See lamichoacanapremiumpilsen.com for locations.

Corn Dog

Hot “G” Dog

Leave it to two alums of Hot Doug’s to perfect the art of the corn dog (note the exemplary golden-brown exterior). $2. 5009 N. Clark St., Uptown

Lamb Kebab

Shokran

A skewer of tender, gently smoky hunks of grilled lamb and nothing else. This is just between you and the meat. $15 for two. 4027 W. Irving Park Rd., Irving Park

Cake Pop

Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique

Who cares if its moment has passed? This mini delight is still a perfect way to sate a midday sugar craving. $2.50. 115 N. Wabash Ave., Loop

Shishito Peppers

Sumi Robata Bar

Five peppers, strung like flags at full mast, get charcoal-charred on a Japanese binchotan grill. $4. 702 N. Wells St., River North


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