Chicago is famous for Italian beef sandwiches, but that's not the only great sandwich you can find here. Here's the guide to old and new classics between slices of bread.
The flagship location of the Italian beef Mecca is where you should go when you want a perfect example of the sandwich.
The new addition means you won't have to fight for a seat like before - good news, because now it's easier to score tastes from the excellent beer list. Food recommendation: the insane cashew butter, fig jam, and raclette cheese sandwich.
Iconic sandwiches, like the Mr. G, with provolone, hot sopressata, prosciutto, salami, truffle mustard balsamic vinaigrette, artichokes, basil, lettuce, red wine vinegar and oregano. (whew!)
The Chicago-style tofu sandwich and biscuits and gravy are favorites. Great for both vegans and omnivores.
I opt for the roasted pork, which is a classic version made with rich pork belly and served with the traditional accompaniments.
A favorite spot for brunch or lunch. The Cuban sandwich is made with brisket and giardiniera and the cupcake pancakes are a signature.
Go for a sandwich (like the turkey reuben) and pick up a variety of locally made sauces, wine, and baked goods. There are multiple locations, so you're never too far from The Goddess.
Go hungry—the giant sandwiches are topped with tomatoes, fries, and coleslaw.
There are several locations downtown of this local chain, and the pretzel sandwiches are a nice change of pace from fast food subs. Try the serrano ham with manchego cheese, shaved fennel and fig chutney on organic pretzel baguette.
This is my favorite banh mi - the fried pork roll and pate version has the right balance of richness cut with pickled vegetables and cilantro.
Fantastic churros are a must order at the end of a meal, which should definitely involve a caldo or fantastic torta. There are also a range of hot chocolates, like the spicy Aztec.
Terrific butcher case and sandwiches. Check the shelves for specialty food items you won't find elsewhere in the city.
I am ALWAYS in the mood for Au Cheval. The bologna sandwich is my favorite, but I also love the burger, the fries with mornay sauce, the duck heart hash, the matzo ball soup, the salad...
A favorite - the duck sandwich is amazing, as is the selection of cheese and wine.
I love the Frenchman banh mi, with duck confit, kumquats and mustard seeds. The pho is also terrific.
The newest outpost of Jerry's offers the same giant menu of sandwiches and beer and televisions to watch the game. The Cuban sandwich is a tasty rendition.