The Best Hangover Foods In Chicago

By Anthony Todd in Food on Jan 1, 2013 4:30PM

Let's face it: most of us overindulge from time to time, especially on New Year's Eve. And when you're hungover and don't want to face the world, a greasy decadent brunch can seem like a lifesaver. Here are our favorite hangover bites to ease your throbbing headache.

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Photo by Anthony Todd/Chicagoist

The Veritable Vegan Epiphany (tofu scramble) at M. Henry: I like my greasy food when it pretends to be healthy - it makes me feel better about the prior night's overindulgence. This may be vegan, but it's still filled with onions, greens, spices and veggie sausage and served with a side of fried potatoes, the mandatory food for all hangovers. - Anthony Todd

M. Henry is located at 5707 N. Clark Street; (773) 561-1600.

Bacon Bagel Egg Scramble at Goddess and Grocer: A scrambled egg, bacon and cheddar on a bagel sandwich. If you're too hungover to feel the guilt, get it on a croissant. The best part is that they deliver so you don't even have to leave your apartment. And if you're feeling up for some hair of the dog, they'll deliver mimosas too. - Julia Weeman

Goddess and Grocer is located at 1646 North Damen Avenue; (773) 342-3200.

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Breakfast Poutine. Photo by Samantha Abernathy/Chicagoist.

The Breakfast Poutine from Eggy's Urban Diner. - Samantha Abernathy

Eggy's Diner is located at 333 Benton Place; (773) 234-3449.

Fried Egg Sandwich at Twisted Spoke: Bacon, an over easy fried egg, loads of Wisconsin cheddar, and tomato. It's GIGANTIC and served on tasty rye bread. Hash browns included. It can pretty much soak up any ailment. Nomnomnom. - Maggie Hellwig

Twisted Spoke is located at 501 N. Ogden; (312) 666-1500.

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The Slinger. Photo by Dennis Lee/Serious Eats.

The Slinger at Diner Grill: Hash brown potatoes covered with grilled onions, topped with two cheeseburgers, two fried eggs, sunny-side up and covered with several ladles of chili and served with two pieces of toast come on the side. You'll even get a certificate acknowledging that you finished it. (If you do.) - Chuck Sudo

The Diner Grill is located at 1635 W. Irving Park Road; (773) 248-2030.

Tamales from the Tamale Guy: I am partial to a home hangover cure consisting of leftover queso tamales from the Tamale Guy cut into 2 inch chunks and fried in a pan until crispy. Throw an egg or two into the same pan, fry until your desired doneness. Take the whole thing out and dump into a bowl with the accompanying tamale guy spicy green salsa. Break those yolks and devour with lots of water and black coffee. - Lorna Juett

Salt Bagel with Cream Cheese from Chicago Bagel Authority. - Amy Cavanaugh

The Chicago Bagel Authority is located at 953 W Armitage Avenue; (773) 248-9606.

Fried Chicken and Waffles from Longman & Eagle: This has saved my life on many occasions. - Jason Baldacci

Longman and Eagle is located at 2657 N. Kedzie Avenue; (773) 276-7110.


Honorable Mentions:

Cinnamon rolls & Southern Decadence skillet & plenty of coffee at Ann Sather. - Rob Christopher

Sausage and spinach pan pizza at Pequods. - Sarah Cobarrubias

"Create Your Own Bliss" Home fries at Sweet Maple Cafe. Build it yourself from a choice of bacon or ham; red or green bell peppers; jalapeno peppers; mushrooms; and cheddar, Swiss, American or Fontina cheese. - Chuck Sudo