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A look at the other ‘Best’ lists Chicago and Illinois made in 2022

CHICAGO — Throughout the year, we’ve introduced you “Best Cities” and “Best of” tales that includes Chicago or Illinois. 

Now as we inch nearer to 2023, we thought we’d provide you with a look at a few of the other lists Chicago and Illinois made in 2022.

 2023’s Best Cities for Cookie Lovers

Cookies can carry a smile to your face and abdomen whether or not it’s chocolate chip, oatmeal, gingerbread or sugar. Researchers at LawnLove in contrast 200 U.S. cities on a number of metrics to search out which of them serve up the finest cookies. 

  • 19th – Chicago
  • 92nd – Aurora
  • 116th – Naperville
  • 145th – Joliet
  • 196th – Rockford

Chicago ranked third in the Number of Cookie Shops class and fourth in the Average Monthly Google Searches for Cookie-Related Terms Over Past Year categiry. It additionally ranked thirteenth in the Late-Night Cookie Shops per Square Mile class.

Best Cities for Sweet Tooths

Researchers in contrast the 200 largest cities based mostly on 18 elements to search out cities with loads of sweet, cookie, chocolate, and dessert retailers.

  • 22nd – Chicago
  • 68th – Naperville
  • 127th – Aurora
  • 155th – Joliet
  • 178th – Rockford

Chicago end 2nd in the Most Points for James Beard Awards for Best Pastry Chefs and Bakers (Last 3 years) class.

Best Cities for Pastry Lovers

200 U.S. cities had been measured and in contrast on their entry to extremely rated bakeries and patisseries. Researchers additionally thought-about bakers awarded by the James Beard Foundation.

  • 3rd – Chicago
  • 50th – Aurora
  • 102nd – Joliet
  • 160th – Naperville
  • 195th – Rockford

Chicago completed second in two key classes – Most Pastry and Pastry Chef Awards Won and Most Google Searches for Pastry-related Terms Over the Last Year.

Best Cities for Chocolate Lovers

LawnLove researchers seemed at 190 of the largest cities in the nation to see which of them had been finest for chocolate lovers. They in contrast the cities on elements comparable to the quantity high-quality chocolate retailers and abundance of chocolate factories.

  • 7th – Chicago
  • 94th – Naperville
  • 127th – Joliet
  • 147th – Rockford
  • 165th – Aurora

Chicago ranked second in the Most Chocolate Shops class.

Best Cities for Sandwich Lovers

200 U.S. cities had been in contrast on a variety of elements to find out which metropolis is the finest for sandwich lovers. Researchers seemed for cities with award-winning sandwiches and  high-quality sandwich retailers; plus they weighed cravings from sandwich-related google searches.

  • 35th – Chicago
  • 91st – Naperville
  • 162nd – Aurora
  • 166th – Rockford
  • 178th – Joliet

Best Cities for Cheese Lovers – 

Researchers in contrast 181 cities on a wide range of metrics together with high quality of cheese, affordability, entry to cheese and native cheese occasions.

  • 1st – Chicago
  • 9th – Aurora
  • 22nd – Naperville
  • 163rd – Rockford

Chicago completed second in the Most Farmers Markets Offering Cheese and Dairy Products class; and additionally completed second in the Most Points for Latest for U.S. Championship Cheese Contest Awards Earned by County Producers. 

Best Cities for Naked Biking 

200 U.S. cities had been measured on a wide range of metrics to find out which of them had been finest for biking in the buff. Researchers seemed at the authorized panorama in every metropolis, dimension of the biking neighborhood, local weather and recognition of bare biking.

  • 1st – Chicago 
  • 111th – Rockford 
  • 119th – Aurora
  • 120th – Naperville
  • 141st – Joliet 

Chicago completed first in the Most Google Searches for “World Naked Bike Ride” In Past Year.

Most Irish Cities in America 

The Windy City is the second most Irish metropolis in America, ranked carefully behind Boston, Massachusetts. Researchers weighed 200 U.S. cities on a variety of elements starting from Most Celtic Spirit to the irish inhabitants.

  • 2nd – Chicago
  • 5th – Naperville
  • 26th – Joliet
  • 76th – Rockford
  • 99th – Aurora 

Naperville completed first in the Highest Share of Irish Population. Chicago ranked second in the Most Irish Restaurants and Bars class; and completed first in the Most St. Patrick’s day and Other Irish Cultural Events class. The Windy City additionally completed third in the Most Local Irish Organizations class.

Best BBQ Cities in America 

200 cities had been in contrast on a number of classes to see which one might put on the crown as Best BBQ City. Researchers seemed at which of them hosted “master-level” bbq competitons, held barbecue festivals, plus had award-winning barbecue eating places.

  • 3rd – Chicago
  • 66th – Rockford
  • 150th – Joliet
  • 158th – Naperville
  • 191st – Aurora

Chicago tied for fifth in the Most Cooking Teams in Top 25% of Past 3 BBQ World Series Open Contests, and tied for second place in the Most Barbecue Fesivals class. Joliet tied for first place in the Highest Average Rating for BBQ Restaurants class.

Most Festive Cities 

Researchers seemed at 200 cities to find out which one had the most vacation spirit. They in contrast them on a wide range of elements starting from vacation festivals to European-style Christmas markets, plus common snowfall.

  • 4th – Chicago
  • 91st – Rockford
  • 94th – Aurora
  • 108th – Joliet
  • 111th – Naperville

Chicago completed fifth in the Most Shopping Centers and Department Stores class.

Best Cities for Urban Gardening 

Researchers seemed at 196 cities to find out which one was finest for city-dwellers who need to backyard. They in contrast the cities on elements starting from native gardening communities to entry to gardening provides and space. 

  • 82nd – Naperville
  • 92nd – Rockford
  • 98th – Aurora
  • 181st – Joliet
  • 191st – Chicago 

Naperville completed 194th in the Shortest Growing Season class, and ranked 157th in the Fewest Community Gardens per 100,00 Residents class. Chicago completed 194th in the Smallest Yard Category.

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