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5 of the Greatest Sandwiches in Chicago

We’re SO excited to introduce you to our model new sequence: the Bold Kitchen Chicago Sequence! Abra and I are native to Chicago and love exploring new eating places, markets, and extra that serve up scrumptious eats. We’ll be sharing every part from the very best sandwiches and salads to donuts and cookies. You’ll discover our guides right here on the weblog and full movies of in every single place we discover on the @ambitiouskitchen Instagram web page — you’ll want to observe alongside right here!

Have any suggestions or varieties of meals we must always discover? Go away a remark on the finish of this publish or on our Chicago Sequence Instagram posts.

As a result of Abra is our resident sandwich-lover, our first information has 5 of the greatest sandwiches in Chicago. She has tried too many sandwiches to depend within the metropolis and narrowed it down to those 5 beauties:

  1. The B. Franklin from Tempesta Market: 1372 W. Grand Ave.
  2. Mr. G from J.P. Graziano: 901 W. Randolph St.
  3. Candy Potato Panini from Daisies: 2523 N. Milwaukee Ave.
  4. The Hoagie from Standing Passengers: 1457 W. Chicago Ave.
  5. The Chuck from Hexe Espresso Co.: 2000 W. Diversey Pkwy

Abra will stroll you thru every one beneath! Tell us within the feedback for those who’ve had any of those wonderful sandwiches, and you’ll want to share extra of your favourite Chicago sandwiches with us, too.

holding a turkey sandwich in Chicago

Tempesta Market

Tempesta is a small market, deli, and restaurant multi function that serves up unimaginable salads, sides, charcuterie, gelato, and naturally, sandwiches. I first found it again in 2020 and fell in LOVE. It’s a little bit of a hike from the place I reside within the metropolis, however I all the time discover an opportunity to take an extended bike journey over there when it’s heat as a result of the sandwiches are SO wonderful.

  • The B. Franklin: there’s actually a sandwich for everybody at Tempesta, however my go-to is The B. Franklin. This sammie has roasted turkey, hooks 2-year cheddar, pickled fresno, sprouts, pickled purple onion, avocado and sofrito aioli on sourdough. You may also add bacon! What makes it additional particular is that they really toss the turkey within the tremendous flavorful sofrito mayo as an alternative of simply spreading the mayo on the bread.

holding an Italian sandwich in Chicago

J.P. Graziano

For those who’ve been across the West Loop in Chicago, you’ve in all probability heard of or stumbled upon this Italian staple. J.P. Graziano has been round for 84(!) years and began out as a family-owned wholesale enterprise promoting issues like olive oil and pasta. Apart from their well-known sandwiches with tremendous contemporary elements, they’re recognized for loads of grocery gadgets like giardiniera (a Chicago staple), muffuletta, seasonings, and extra.

  • The Mr. G: I needed to get the Mr. G as a result of it’s their home specialty! It has sharp provolone, sizzling sopresatta, prosciutto di parma, volpi genoa salami, JPG truffle mustard balsamic French dressing, sizzling oil, marinated roman type artichokes, contemporary basil, and lettuce with purple wine vinegar and oregano. The flavors have an enormous punch with out being overwhelming, and there’s the proper quantity of meat and cheese. Scrumptious, crusty bread rounds all of it out!

holding a sweet potato sandwich in Chicago


The tremendous cute Logan Sq. restaurant, Daisies, is particularly recognized for its pasta and veggie-forward meals. The proprietor works with an area farm to supply sustainable elements, and their menu modifications seasonally relying on what produce is in season. For dinner, you may get a phenomenal salad alongside a do-it-yourself pasta dish, and for lunch, you’ll be able to deal with your self to a really wonderful sandwich. Get their do-it-yourself onion dip on the facet, plus enjoyable grocery gadgets to take residence!

  • Candy Potato Panini: I’ve tried just a few Daisies sandwiches over time and I preserve coming again to this vegetarian staple. The Candy Potato Panini is served heat with buffalo burrata, calabrian chili, mint and pistachio. Simply have a look at these colours! The mint and pistachio take this sandwich to the subsequent degree and make it tremendous distinctive. It’s additionally very filling and is nice for sharing.

holding a best sandwich in Chicago

Standing Passengers

I began following Standing Passengers on Instagram a few 12 months in the past after I stumbled upon a few images of sandwiches and breakfast burritos. This wonderful Noble Sq. coffeehouse isn’t only for espresso and sammies, it’s really a group gathering spot that options native artists. The founder began out as a graffiti artist and you will discover loads of one-of-a-kind artwork inside the store itself. Additionally they host occasions with native DJs, have arcade video games, serve actually distinctive espresso drinks, and are total such a enjoyable vibe.

  • The Hoagie: alongside your blueberry lavender latte you MUST get a sub sandwich right here. The Hoagie has ham, salami, capocolla, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion, oil and vinegar, salt and pepper, and oregano. It could sound comparatively easy however belief me after I say it’s the very best hoagie I’ve ever had (and sure, I’ve had many). They’ve a veggie sub, turkey cheddar, and even a thick and scrumptious PB&J, too!

holding a turkey sandwich in Chicago

Hexe Espresso Co.

Monique launched me to Hexe as a result of she began going after her exercises close by. She all the time gushed in regards to the wonderful baked items and funky espresso drinks, so I used to be so excited to have the ability to attempt it out just a few weeks in the past. They opened again in 2019 and have tons of superior specialty coffees, barrel aged coffees, and even enjoyable cocktails. Plus, they really have #patiogoals within the spring and summer time. A should go to for the sandwich above and for his or her tahini chocolate chip cookie + vegan walnut chocolate chip cookie (Monique’s private favourite!).

  • The Chuck: this magnificence is served on Publican bread (a staple Chicago bakery) and has turkey, brie, inexperienced apple, romaine, and sizzling honey. Principally the all time charcuterie combo however in sandwich kind. Pair it with a enjoyable espresso drink or cocktail, plus one in all their do-it-yourself scones or cookies and have your self a rattling good day on the patio.

I hope you’re keen on the primary information in our AK Chicago Sequence! Did we miss any of your favourite Chicago sandwiches? Tell us within the feedback beneath.

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