Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Chicago(312) 664-6354 brettskitchen.com41.895403 -87.635552 233 W Superior St (at Franklin St) River North, Chicago
Breakfast, lunch (closed Sun)Average sandwich: $6
It’s worth a trek to this gallery-district lunch counter no matter where you work. The Pyrenees sandwich takes the eponymous cheese and pairs it with tabouli, tomato and lettuce for a creative, light lunch. Likewise, the chicken sandwich goes Mexican with creamy avocado and a hint of hot sauce. Daily soups, such as mushroom barley, are fresh, light and simple, and a glass case in the front of the store is stocked with freshly baked quick breads and cakes, all sliced big enough to feed two.