With popular deep-dish joints like Giordano's and Lou Malnati's, Evanston has many options for pizza-lovers. Those favoring the thin-crust greasy variety complete with a pared-down atmosphere should check out Gigio's. Just a few steps off the L is the home of unexciting but reliable grub: Pizza by the slice, chili dogs, tacos and more. Sit at one of the picnic tables and enjoy a slice, an order of fried mushroom balls served with ranch dressing and a soda (perhaps even an obscure one, as they seem to have almost every kind known to man), all for under $6.
Average cost: <$10