Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Pho Loan

-Grubbing in Chicago  
Where to go for Pho

There was a time when I visited Tank Noodle when in need of a big bowl of beefy Vietnamese Pho but as time passed I came to learn there was much better to be found put there. In the case of Pho Loan it's found right across the street. It sits in a nondescript building just east of the train station on Argyle. It has it's fair share of regulars and that would include myself. During winter anyway.

Locals Favorite on Argyle

When Steve Dolinsky announced he was doing a Pho Crawl seeking out the best bowls in Chicago, I was intrigued to see where my go-to spot would end up. I first came upon Pho Loan a while back as I was looking for a new spot and this was in the area and rated well. Turns out the Hungry Hound agrees. He put Pho Loan in at #3 on his city's best Pho list. I agree that it's one of the best though I haven't done nearly as comprehensive of a search as he just did. For me they're one of the best because they always seem to have the freshest condiments served alongside your soup which is always delivered piping hot. That and the little drops of fat one can see when he/she further inspects the broth make this my current go-to pho spot. But I'll have to check out the 1st / 2nd ranked stops.

Pho on a Cold Day

Pho Loan
1114 W Argyle St
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 334-4500

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