By the Dozen: 12 Awesome Chicago Food Startups

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Sometimes a meal is so good you feel like you've died and gone to heaven -- but really, if you wanted to go to a food heaven, just head over to Chicago. Chicago may be celebrated for its hot dogs and deep-dish pizzas, but there's more than meets the eye (or taste buds?) to the Windy City. Neighborhoods upon neighborhoods are blowing over with diverse culinary traditions.

As a result, it's no surprise that Chicago houses a strong startup culture that caters to foodie locals. Check out these 12 Chicago Food Startups that keep both company and consumers on their toes.

Food Genius: This start up helps businesses enhance their pricing strategies by helping them stay current on competitors that drive industry trends. Some of Food Genius' clients include Kraft, IHOP and Arby's.

Aritzone: Artizone gives users a curated collection of the very best artisan food in the Chicago area. Get ready to get your hands on aggregated access to authentic, handcrafted goods!

gDine: Feel like booking and pre-paying for dinner? Take a look a gDine, an online platform that allows guests to browse through restaurant options and their pre-fixe menus. Read More