Subway: Green, Pink to Ashland(312) 733-8717 chicagobestcakes.com41.880307 -87.667042 36 S Ashland Ave (between Ogden Ave and Monroe St) West Loop, Chicago
Mon–Sat 7am–7pm; Sun 8am–4pmAverage sandwich: $7
This bright, roomy space offers ample seating to indulge in a rich chorizo torta piled with Oaxacan cheese and avocado and a mixed greens provinciana salad with pepitas and roasted corn. Don’t forget co-owner and chef Laura Cid-Perea’s signature pastries: sampling from several varieties of her incredible tres leches cake is the perfect way to end a meal. And if you’re in the market for a birthday or wedding cake, there’s no better excuse to schedule a cake tasting.