After an afternoon of errand running, taking the little one to a class, and other activities aimed at getting you and baby out of the house and into the world, you’re probably ready for a nap yourself! Inevitably, it always seems that the little one can’t quite make it home without passing out in the car. While a silent ride home might have been just the respite you were hoping for, you then face the challenge of what to do once you make it home. Do you pick her up, knowing she could easily wake up and not go back to sleep? Not worth the risk, in our book. Our solution? Just keep driving. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite places to drive through in Chicago to keep you fed and entertained to extend your little one’s car seat nap as long as possible! You’ll be amazed at all you can get done without leaving the driver’s seat.

Food:

Al’s Beef

  • River North, 169 W Ontario St

Portillo’s

  • River North, 100 W Ontario St Chicago

Sonic

  • Uptown, 1022 W Wilson Avenue

Susie’s Drive In

  • Albany Park, 4126 W. Montrose Avenue

Taco Bell

  • Lakeview, 1111 W Addison St
  • West Depaul, 2575 N Clybourn Avenue

Charcoal Delights

  • North Park, 3139 W Foster Avenue

Coffee:

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Starbucks

  • Bucktown, 2566 N Elston Avenue
  • North Center, 3640 North Western Avenue
  • North Park, 6075 N. Lincoln Avenue
  • Edgewater, 6350 North Broadway
  • West Ridge, 6108 North Western Avenue

Dunkin Donuts

  • Lakeview, 3000 N Ashland Ave
  • Roscoe Village, 1755 W Addison St
  • North Center, 4010 N. Western Ave
  • Andersonville, 5130 N. Broadway St

Banking:

Chase Bank

  • West Lakeview: 3335 N Ashland Ave
  • Logan Square: 2235 N Milwaukee Ave
  • North Center: 3225 W Addison St
  • Near North Side: 755 N Larrabee St
  • Lincoln Park: 2170 N Clybourn Ave
  • Ravenswood: 1825 W Lawrence Ave
  • Roger’s Park: 7015 N Western Ave

Bank of America

  • Lakeview: 3051 N Clark St
  • Lincoln Park: 1565 N Clybourn Ave
  • River North: 515 N La Salle Dr
  • Near West Side: 105 N Halsted St

Shopping:

CVS (curbside pickup via their app)

  • West Town, 2427 West Chicago Avenue
  • Lincoln Park, 1714 North Sheffield Avenue
  • Wrigleyville, 3637 North Southport Avenue
  • Ravenswood Manor, 3343 West Montrose Avenue
  • Edgewater, 5205 North Broadway Street