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Chicago's Favorite Breakfast Sandwhiches

By Heather Lalley

"Tuesday marked the first for McDonald’s #alldaybreakfast offerings. (Yes, it has its own hashtag.) You can now order an Egg McMuffin after 10:30 a.m. Huzzah! The news was met with the same level of glee typically reserved for the Cubs making the post-season.

But guess what? You live in Chicago. You don’t have to settle for a crappy breakfast sandwich. You have a world of carby-eggy-cheesey goodness on your doorstep. Can you get one of these at 11 p.m.? Nope. But these versions are so much better than a McAnything, they’re worth the wait:

Esencia Urban Kitchen, Egg and Pesto Breakfast Sandwich

Recommended to us by Breakfast Queen Ina Pinkney, this elevated take on the breakfast sandwich would make Ronald McDonald’s head explode. Start with buttery, toasted Turano Baking Co. sourdough. Slather on some house-made pesto. Top with a deliciously runny sunny side up egg, crisp bacon, creamy Manchego and spicy arugula. Well-seasoned breakfast potatoes and a small side salad make this a meal that’ll fill you up until dinner.
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