Subway: Red to Chicago(312) 951-5900 thesoupbox.com41.896739 -87.626286 50 E Chicago Ave (between Wabash Ave and Rush St) Gold Coast, Chicago
Lunch, dinnerAverage bowl of soup: $5.50
You can take Emergen-C, pop Tylenol and swig DayQuil all you want, but you’re never going to get over that cold without some chicken-noodle soup. Luckily, with three locations (find ’em at thesoupbox.com), you’re likely to find Soupbox’s freshly made soup somewhere nearby. This location also features made-to-order salads for everyday eating, but when you get sick, go for one of the 12 daily soups on offer. We like the delicious (but slightly thin) vegetarian chili and hearty bean soups, but we wouldn’t recommend the rich, soy cream–based clam chowder if you’re all stuffed up; just use it as inspiration to get better.