Chicago breakfast eats – this is one of the most underrated meals when traveling. Often times if you’re in a city for a while it’s about balance so grabbing a yogurt, or some fruit just makes you feel good. We were in Chicago for 5 days, so 5 breakfasts and we did this twice. I had fruit from Trader Joes and ate while we walked. What you shouldn’t do, though, is fall victim to a contential breakfast for 5 days in a row. No, the city (I’m sure almost every city) has far better breakfast options. So, get up, wash up, (optional) and eat up some delicious breakfast.
Here I’ll share with you three of our favourites from Chicago.
Chicago Breakfast Eats
First up, Beatrix in River North. With many gluten free options, this place was bustling even at 7:20am.
Here’s Bryce’s plate – avocado benedict. It looked so good and he said it was delicious.
Me, well I got the quinoa cakes with poached eggs. Flat out one of the best breakfast plates ever. Full of flavour, a bit of zip, and the perfect amount of richness.
In the West Loop (worth the ride on the L Train) we tried out Stephanie Izard’s Little Goat Diner.
This place is adorable, quaint, and full of character.
For me, I got some eggs sunny side up, a bowl of fruit and the goat grits. I would go back here for the goat cheesy, creamy grits. Bryce, he probably would skip this place. He got the ‘This Little Piggy when to China’ and it was a miss. If you do go, don’t order that. Word to those of you who don’t eat red meat or are gluten free, your options will be pretty limited so just be aware.
Back to River North, XOCO by Rick Bayless is a must. We had snacks here on our first night in Chicago and then hit this place up for breakfast on our last day. It’s the only place we double-dipped. We don’t often do that, head back to the same place since there’s just so much to explore, yet for a totally different menu (breakfast is different than lunch, right?) we figured, ya, let’s do it!
This is Bryce’s breakfast – the Saturday Special – XOCO’s breakfast enchiladas, with chorizo of course.
He was a little cautious that it might not fulfil his breakfast cravings, yet it hit the mark. We are Mexican food lovers and if you are too, be sure to try this place.
Oh, for me, I almost forgot! I had the huevos rancheros. The green chilies added some nice heat and a bit of texture. I wish I could have eaten two.
Well, thanks so much for visiting and I hope you get to check out Chicago soon, I have so much more to share. And, if not, then wherever you’re headed next, skip the muffin or the banana just once and head out to explore. Your tummy and tastebuds will be happy, I’m sure.