The Lula Cafe Cookbook by Jason Hammel


We love Lula — a genuine Chicago institution and true gem. This book is the story of 20 years of cooking, love, friendship, and community told through food. 

With 90 all-day recipes, each marked with the date of their creation and beautiful photography, this first book about Jason Hammel's bustling hotspot, Lula Cafe, gives a vibrant insight into the food and story of this iconic Chicago restaurant, written by its admired chef-author owner. 

Beloved by its loyal clientele, Lula is a meeting place for locals, gourmands, artists, writers, filmmakers, and musicians, and the intensely personal recipes and stories in this book are infused with their creative spirit – the perfect book for creative home cooks and readers who love stories about the ingredients, techniques, and people behind the food they eat.


• Published October 2023
• Hardcover
• 272 pages
• 11"h x 8.4"w x 1.13"d