Maxwell Street Market is historically important in Chicago where it was once considered the largest open air market in the country. Now it sells everything from produce to socks to tools to toys. Our favorite part is the food area, complete with: tacos, tamales, agua de frescas and chocolate filled churros.
Since we've been going, we've developed quite an addiction to Rubi's Tacos; these are the best tacos we've had in the city, and probably the best tacos we've ever had! All the tortillas are handmade; they are pressed and cooked right in front of you as you're waiting. They use all fresh, authentic regional ingredients; we've tried the asada, cactus, zucchini flowers, al pastor, spicy stewed pork, and huitlacoche. They are only open on Sunday's during the market, though they post very tempting photos on their Facebook page throughout the week. We love stopping by after our SociaBulls walks (we even brought our friend Zoe!). We usually take our food to go, or just sit along the curb.
PS. Since a lot of people on our Facebook page have been wondering....this is where we got our scarves.