By Adeshina Emmanuel – WashingtonPost.com – Photo: Lucy Hewett.
Photo: Little Village Arch. “Bienvenidos a Little Village” — this terra cotta gateway welcomes visitors to the area.
A thriving Mexican American enclave dubbed “the Mexico of the Midwest,” there’s nothing quite like Little Village in Chicago, Illinois. The taquerias and panaderias here are top-notch, and the streets hum with energy and delicious smells — especially along 26th Street, the second-busiest shopping district in the city after the Magnificent Mile.