Hours: Breakfast, lunch: seven days
The Green City Market favorite's brick-and-mortar site in Lincoln Park. Friday is pizza night, with reservations accepted.
The bright, spacious brick-and-mortar HQ of this Green City Market veteran is yet more evidence that the city needs to get behind small-business incubators such as Kitchen Chicago, where proprietress Sandra Holl got her start. Here a big open window gives a full view of the doings in the kitchen while you snack on Holl's magnificent seasonal pastries made with primo local ingredients, from ephemeral offerings such as this spring's rhubarb galette to more permanent fixtures such as the sticky canelé de Bordeaux. A sandwich of the day (augmented by a salad du jour) can feel overbreaded and underfilled, but since it's all about the bread anyway, there's little to complain about.
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