Why You Need to Try Chicago’s Amazing Mango Pickle

(Last Updated On: November 2, 2017)

I first discovered Indian food in New York’s East Village. The exotic flavors of 6th Street mirrored the colorful world of my new life.

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New York’s East Village

Now that I live in Chicago I have favorites on Devon Avenue, the city’s popular strip of Indian clothing stores, food shops and restaurants. Nevertheless, I’m always looking for a fresh approach to the cuisine.

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Shopping Finds from Chicago’s Devon Avenue

Mango Pickle, 5842 N. Broadway St., in the nearby Edgewater neighborhood is my new India favorite restaurant. Featuring farm-to-table dining and craft cocktails, it is an innovative modern bistro. The restaurant offers a small selection of Western Indian dishes, traditional favorites and Indian inspired recipes.

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Mango Pickle

The menu begins with small bites, and specials are always available. I started with grilled shrimp on papadum, the perfect melding of familiar flavors with original presentation.

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Shrimp Special at Mango Pickle

For a vegetable I chose my favorite, saag paneer. Happily the dish was made traditionally, just the way I expected. Seasonably prepared, I was surprised it was enhanced by kale and mustard greens. Also a topping of cauliflower, mushrooms, cashews and almonds make it powerhouse vegetarian dish.

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Saag Paneer at Mango Pickle

Although the sides feature an interesting selection of vegetarian rice dishes, I couldn’t resist the chewy slow – rise naan.

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Mango Pickle’s Slow-Rise Naan

Larger plates include delicious Slagel Farms lamb as a regular special of featured cuts. Also not to be missed is the tender and flavorful house specialty, butter chicken masala.

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Butter Chicken Masala at Mango Pickle

Mango Pickle’s consistent quality and inventive preparations make it unique experience. Give it a try the next time you want a fun night of dining.

 

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Ooh yum – seems like a great option for exploring innovative, contemporary cuisine

    xx
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    1. It’s a fun place to try new things!

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