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If you think deep-dish pizza and ketchup-free hot dogs are all there is to understanding Chicago food, you’ve got another thing — or 26 — coming.

Chicago is a city of many, many neighborhoods, all of which come with their own culinary traditions. It leaves the city’s residents with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the diverse dishes that are often only a hop on the ‘L’ away. And no, they don’t eat deep dish every day — or even every month.

These are the food truths only a Chicago local can truly grasp.

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