Real Kitchen
1433 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60613
Owner: Nick Schmuck

Think of us as take-out for home cooking. We prepare wholesome, approachably gourmet food from-scratch every day, and conveniently package it for you to heat and enjoy at home. Our menu changes weekly, working with the best seasonal ingredients.

Gary and the crew travel to Washington, DC to meet with Ethel, who started "Doggie Washerette," a self-service dog wash that aims to meet the convenience needs of urban pet owners. Then, they make their way to Chicago to visit with Nick, who began "Real Kitchen," a gourmet carry-out restaurant that prepares home-style meals with high-quality ingredients. And last, they head over to Cleveland to talk to Jason, who started "Cleveland Art," a workshop that repurposes industrial pieces into custom furniture feature cutting-edge designs.