Once you can force your glance away from the array of beautiful pastries on display at La Fournette, you can see that the rest of their menu includes delicious sandwiches like this Tarte Flambée Baguette.
The 7-inch sandwich is like Goldilocks' dream size—smaller than a massive foot long sub but still nice and big. It's just right.
There aren't any surprises with this sandwich: it's the awesome Crisp fried chicken in a different outfit.
It's solely grab n' go sandwiches at Fuel Station, but the roasted chicken ($8.95) didn't taste like one at all.
When a restaurant takes the time to make their own chips, I take it as a sort of indicator that they take what they're doing seriously. Sure there are great eateries that give you an awesome sandwich with a bag of chips, but when the attention to detail goes down to slicing potatoes to that just-right thinness and frying them for you, it adds one more element to your meal.
The chicken katsu ($11) at BellyQ was ten times more intense than I thought it would be when I ordered it. Yet, not in the way I imagined.
Before now, I had never even looked at the torta menu at Taco Joint. Why do that when their tacos are so consistently great? Turns out the tortas are worth checking out.
When craving an Italian sub, there are three main things I'm looking for: a flaky, tough bread, a big stack of quality meats, and giardiniera that just barely sets my mouth on fire. The Berto's Sub ($4.50 for 6") gave me all of those. At least almost.
The second I saw Basil Leaf Cafe offered something with prosciutto ($8.95), I had to order it.
Sometimes a fish sandwich, while great, is so covered in fried batter that you don't really feel like you're eating fish at all. This is not one of those sandwiches. Instead, the fish sandwich ($14) at Hutch is the kind that keeps it simple.
Thanks to the delicately breaded and fried shrimp, it's lighter than most banh mi I've tried. The menu says this one doesn't have the Korean red pepper aioli, but it was totally on mine and I count as a victory.
You can tell LooseLeaf crafts sandwiches with care. Nothing looks like it was haphazardly slapped on, and there was nothing I didn't like about the chicken pesto sandwich.
Let me be clear, if I had known that the sandwiches from this truck came with waffles as the bread, I would have been here long before now.
I'm not usually a huge fan of wraps in general. I just haven't had good experiences with the them until this buffalo chicken wrap (6.99).
Some may not consider it a real meal, others may swear by them for brunch or dessert, but I think it'd be hard for someone to not be able to find a crepe they love somewhere in Chicago.
The people at this food truck are some of the friendliest people I've ever encountered before 8 a.m. When I roll into work on a Monday and not only get to chow down on a good breakfast sandwich, but the people handing it to me start my day off with a smile? I'm not sure it gets any better than that.
I've never had a bad sandwich from the Bourgeois Pig, and this one beats all the rest from my past. It's the first three ingredients listed for this sandwich that make it great: sun dried tomato pesto, mayonnaise, and crumbled bacon.
My first reaction to the turkey reuben ($10.99) at Frances' Deli is what my reuben dreams are made of, but it's its own thing entirely.
Green Door Tavern seems like one of the oldest things around in River North, and it just has simple charm. Their B.A.L.T. ($8.25) shows that the food is part of that.
My morning craving is almost always a breakfast sandwich. So while several other options at Chez Moi sounded good, many of them lighter, I went with my standby and got the croque madame ($13.50).
Savory was no mistake at this sweets-based bakery, because the turkey panini ($7.49) was one of the better sandwiches I've had in months.
I ordered this expecting Thanksgiving in a sandwich. That's not what I got, but the turkey twist ($8) from The Goddess and Grocer was great nonetheless.
The Roost doesn't mess around with their fried chicken sandwiches, and this spicy chicken and cheddar biscuit ($4.50) is one of the better breakfast sandwiches I've had in Chicago.
Sarkis Cafe is often confused with Sarks in the Park in Lincoln Park, but they aren't the same thing. Sure they serve some similar sandwiches and breakfast all day, but Sarkis doesn't deliver and it's been around forever.
Regardless of whether you devour dips with gusto or just want a tiny bit to complement your fried fare, there's no shortage of options around town, ranging from fudge desserts to mayo packed with Indian flavors.
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