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The 8 Best Egg Sandwiches In Chicago

By Chicagoist_Guest in Food on May 11, 2016 4:34PM

Do-Rite breakfast sandwiches (photo via Yelp)

Egg sandwiches and breakfast are inextricably linked—and since kick-starting your day right is serious business, it helps to know where the tastiest versions are found. Check out our favorites around town.

by Jennifer Olvera

Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken's Vera Cruz

Don’t worry — you don’t have to skip the sweets at Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken. Or the delicious chicken sandwiches — namely the fiery 31st Street — if you’re feeling gluttonous. Regardless, though, you should make fast tracks for the breakfast sandwiches. Served on plush, toasted brioche buns, the version with scrambled eggs, applewood-smoked bacon and New York cheddar is classic, but the Vera Cruz — heaped with eggs, avocado, jalapeño and tortilla strips under a blanket of jack cheese — definitely stands out.

Do-Rite Donuts & Chicken is at 233 E. Erie St.

The Fairfax at The Eastman Egg Company. Photo courtesy of The Eastman Egg Company.

The Eastman Egg Company's The Fairfax

Specializing in egg sandwiches proper, The Eastman Egg Company does its namesake right, whether you’re taking about breakfast sliders on a from-scratch biscuit or truly delicious The Fairfax, a seven-grain roll tucked with a farm egg, cheese, wilted spinach, sautéed bell pepper and house-made green goddess sauce. Get yours with a drip coffee, and you’re golden.

The Eastman Egg Company is at 23 N. Wacker Dr., 500 W. Madison St. and in a rambling food truck.

Aje Café's San Diego Scrambler

Adorned with local art and inviting as can be, Aje Café is a cheery spot where you’ll be tempted to linger over your San Diego Scrambler, an English muffin bursting with scrambled egg, “ever-roast” chicken, three-pepper colby jack cheese, avocado, red onion and tomato.

Aje Café is at 2942 N. Clark St.

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Blackwood Barbecue's Biscuit Sandwich

File this under good things: the a.m. sandwich from straightforward pit Blackwood Barbecue features meat rubbed with seasonings from The Spice House. The result is tender, smoky beef brisket or pulled pork cradled by a flaky buttermilk biscuit, along with cheesy scrambled eggs and your choice of house-made sauce (South Carolina-style mustard, please).

Blackwood Barbecue is at 307 W. Lake St., 28 S. Clinton St. and 962 W. Belmont Ave.

Eleven City Diner's Pastrami & Egg Burger

Given breakfast is served all day, Eleven City Diner is onto something, whether you opt for decadent 11 City French toast—made with challah, strawberries, bananas and toasted coconut—or a fluffy Mexican scramble with chorizo, jack, scallions and tortillas. But when you’re looking for a twist, switch it up with the Pastrami & Egg burger, topped with a fried egg and tucked into a wheat bun. Get yours with crispy onions, because who said anything about mornings being bland.

Eleven City Diner is at 1112 S. Wabash Ave. and 2301 N. Clark St.

Kanela Breakfast Club's breakfast sandwich (photo via Facebook)

Kanela Breakfast Club's Breakfast Sandwich

Kanela Breakfast Club makes it hard to skip a lot of things—the herb-laced potato pancakes, the coco crunch pancakes and the pork belly Benedict, to name a few. Still, the lineup of breakfast sandwiches can easily distract—especially the one consisting of house-made pork sausage, offset by tangy cheddar, spicy pepper jam, peppery arugula and a sunny side-up egg in an English muffin.

Kanela Breakfast Club is at 3231 N. Clark St., 1408 N. Milwaukee Ave., 1552 N. Wells St. and 502 E. Illinois St.

Cochon Volant's Brioche Breakfast Breakfast Sandwich

There are plenty of ways to class up your morning at sleek-yet-inviting French bistro Cochon Volant, which serves scratch-made waffles, “unbreakfasts” like the Cheeseburger Royale and — swoon — avocado toast and eggs. What you really want, though, is the brioche breakfast sandwich, a heavenly mélange of eggs, fried pastrami, tomato and cheddar cheese. You should probably get a warm, gooey Saigon cinnamon roll with Nutella frosting, too.

Cochon Volant is at 100 W. Monroe St.

Chicago Bagel Authority's Swanson Sandwich of Greatness (photo via Facebook)

Chicago Bagel Authority's Swanson Sandwich of Greatness

When you’re craving a bagel, a straight-up delicious sandwich or both, head to Chicago Bagel Authority, where its namesake is steamed, not toasted, resulting in warm, soft handhelds that are impossible to deny. That’s especially true of ridiculously piled The Swanson Sandwich of Greatness, a hangover-abating mix of ham, bacon, sausage, roast beef, scrambled egg, hardboiled egg, smoked cheddar and American cheeses and — if you ask nicely — a side of maple syrup. That said, about a dozen-and-a-half other breakfast bagel sandwiches give that one a run for its money.

Chicago Bagel Authority is at 953 W. Armitage Ave., 955 W. Belmont Ave. and 11 N. Wells St.