And if there’s one thing locals know about the Loop, it’s that a delicious, quick meal can be nearly impossible to find.
Unless you’re willing to wait in a 30-minute line for a food truck. With the possibility of them selling out of everything before you can put in your order…
At least until the small seafood-shack of Luke’s Lobster hit the scene in May.
Suddenly, a quick gourmet bite is a Loop reality!
Are you ready for a little taste of Maine right on LaSalle? The decor is simple with a nostalgic nod to Luke’s East Coast roots. Starr and I popped in on a rainy morning to test out whether or not this spot lived up to the hype — it did make Infatuation’s Guide to a Better Loop Lunch after all!
Flavorful but a little too salty for my taste (and I’m not one to shy away from sodium in soups). I’d rather have my own Salmon Chowder instead but this was still passable considering the other grab ‘n go soup options nearby.But the sandwiches proved to be FAR more scrumptious.We tried this EPIC Crab Roll first. Satisfying and delicious — this whopper of a seafood sammie could not have been simpler.
Chunky Crab and Buttery Bread.
A match made in Foodie Heaven. But it was this chunky, buttery, savory, seafoody Lobster Roll that stole our seafood-loving hearts. As far as quick lobster lunch dishes in the Loop — this is the spot to grab your claw-meat fix.
A little taste of Maine some 1,000-miles away!We also slurped on Mexican Cola and Blueberry Soda from Maine Roots — wayyyyy better than your typical soda fountain options (not to mention their seriously photogenic labels).Have you ever been to a Luke’s Lobster location? Be sure and share your experience in the comments! I’ve heard the NYC spot is even tastier (but living in the Midwest we KNOW that seafood options can’t compare to the Coasts).
Why did the lobster think it was so funny to be eaten?
Not sure, it just cracks him up!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary meal to facilitate this post. Review and all opinions are my own.