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Grahamwich

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Sandwich Place, Coffee Shop, and Building$$$$
Near North Side, Chicago
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  • Anna Michal
    Anna MichalJuly 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Vegan options: [1] the roast beef w/o beef + tomato instead. [2] teriyaki tofu w/o ginger dressing. [3] shrimp w/o shrimp, cheese, or avo dressing (ask for extra spinach + asparagus. All are so good!!
  • Chirag P.
    Chirag PatelAugust 25, 2011
    Quite possibly the best veggie sandwiched I've ever had. Nice soft focaccia, perfectly toasted, with crunchy bottom. Great combo of veggies (red pepper) with pesto and smoked eggplant. Wow.
  • Joshua J.
    Joshua JagnananJuly 5, 2012
    The roast beef on the pretzel roll was really effin good. As was the homemade orange ginger soda. Gotta love the chalkboard-walled bathroom and beautiful patio in the back.
  • BMW i
    BMW iNovember 10, 2011
    Grahamwich is truly innovative, creating homemade sodas, seasonal soft serve, and various pickled local vegetables. Located in Tree Studios, a former artist colony that was founded in 1894.
  • AskMen
    AskMenDecember 16, 2010
    Sample the selection of grilled cheese, banh mi, beef short rib, & turkey confit sandwiches. Custom sodas such as vanilla kola & lemongrass-lime leaf help wash down the great food. Read more
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityJune 3, 2011
    We love the housemade sodas (flavors include orange ginger and vanilla kola) and the irresistible sides, which range from truffled popcorn to pickled farmers market veggies.
  • Crain's Chicago Business
    Crain's Chicago BusinessJanuary 17, 2011
    Storybook grilled cheese is lovingly assembled with dense white sandwich bread and a one-two punch of oozing cheddar and cheese curds; prosciutto and tomato jam make it an adult treat. Read more
  • Bullfrog & Baum
    Bullfrog & BaumJanuary 24, 2011
    A sandwich place MUST. The Beef Shortrib sandwich is a go-to as well as the Smoked Whitefish Sandwich. Have a home-made soda with your sandwich to complete the meal.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GilmoreAugust 8, 2012
    EAT the teriyaki tofu w/pineapple relish, wasabi peas, broccoli florets, red peppers, ginger goddess in a spinach wrap.
  • ivy t.
    ivy t.December 23, 2012
    Woldorf is great, they also have donuts from glazed n infused. Grilled cheese w prescutto is greasy, loved it.
  • Ryan R.
    Ryan RutledgeJune 16, 2013
    👍 Grilled cheese was one of the best I've ever had in my life. 👎 Couldn't taste the ginger in the orange ginger soda.
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveMarch 24, 2011
    Grahamwich provides both a healthy ego and a trendy sandwich, while offering only eight signature ‘wiches a day. It makes Gourmet Live’s list of must-eats in bakery world USA.
  • Scot W.
    Scot WheelerSeptember 25, 2011
    I've had each of these sandwiches (someone picked-up, so I still need my check-in). They are awesome, along with the fries!
  • David D.
    David D.April 5, 2012
    Great sandwiches. g'wich popcorn featuring grated parmesan, chives and truffle oil is beyond ridiculously good!
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistDecember 16, 2010
    EatThis: The pork shoulder/green mango/queso fresco/habanero mustard sandwich with crispy plantain "bread" called the Jibarito Press Read more
  • Michael Aaron B.
    Michael Aaron BepkoOctober 14, 2012
    The disposable French press things are cool, just be careful to press the filter down slowly... Mine just spewed super hot coffee all over myself and the table
  • Myra R.
    Myra RubinDecember 28, 2010
    Loved the whitefish! Great flavors. Pastrami was tasty-a bit messy though. Chips, popcorn & soda were yum! Need to go back n try others
  • Christopher T.
    Christopher TaiJuly 21, 2011
    Come here and order the grilled cheese or the wyagu beef sandwich. This place is the best sandwich joint in Chicago.
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GalanteMarch 3, 2011
    The Cinnamon soft serve is TO. DIE. FOR. and comes with salted caramel, apple bits and pie crust sprinkles (enough said)...WOW!
  • Ted
    TedMay 6, 2013
    Lunchtime gem. Variety of creative sandwiches but don't skip the snacks!
  • Condé Nast Traveler
    Condé Nast TravelerApril 21, 2011
    Try the beef short rib with baby watercress, shoestring potatoes, and pickled shallots on pretzel bread. Read more
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BrooksMarch 15, 2011
    everyone in newsboy caps + unusual sandwiches + free thimbleful of spiced cider whilst you wait = magic
  • Nathaniel P.
    Nathaniel PunsalanApril 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Reuben is soooooo good. Get it. Also vanilla kola and refills (thumbs up!)
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TriskettDecember 18, 2011
    The popcorn was out of this world. And I bet you couldn't find a bad sandwich on this menu.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 14, 2013
    In this grilled cheese, the tomato relish provides a bright sweetness that regular slices of tomato just can't accomplish.
  • Joseph G.
    Joseph GrayMarch 25, 2012
    The Cinnamon Stick soft serve is probably the best ice cream treat I have ever had.
  • Michael N.
    Michael NadlerAugust 11, 2012
    The wasabi peas roll out of the tofu wrap, but it's all good.
  • Bruce
    BruceAugust 13, 2012
    The popcorn is a must, even if you think you don't like popcorn.
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineJune 29, 2011
    Dining editor @pennypollack says: "Cran-smeared turkey confit & crunchy fresh veggie wrap, uppers. Weird, pricey sodas & sides, bummers." Photo: http://bit.ly/iRE4gy
  • behice i.
    behice ilhanJuly 1, 2013
    One of the best melted cheese sandwiches on the area.
  • behice i.
    behice ilhanJuly 1, 2013
    One of the best melted cheese sandwiches in the area.
  • Antone H.
    Antone HammersSeptember 4, 2011
    Menu changed from what foursquare tips say. Pork belly bbq was yummy.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CarterNovember 27, 2012
    Amazing Popcorn....Grilled Cheese and Rootbeer!!!
  • Robyn L.
    Robyn LilienSeptember 7, 2012
    Roast Beef is the shit! Salt & Vin chips yummy! Spicy pickle oh yeah!!!
  • Jonathan R.
    Jonathan RobinsonOctober 11, 2011
    The wagyu beef sandwich is impossibly tasty. This place works magic.
  • Patrick M.
    Patrick MasonApril 1, 2011
    Not to be ignored is their breakfast menu. Hot pastrami and melted gruyere on a panini-pressed croissant is a ridiculous morning indulgence.
  • Janine M.
    Janine MillensiferSeptember 12, 2011
    picture perfect grilled cheese....and the nutella ice cream is amazing!
  • Sean L.
    Sean LuceApril 2, 2012
    The roasted banana, Nutella croissant was really good.
  • Brian A.
    Brian AcuffAugust 16, 2011
    The gyro is amazing...served cold. You won't be let down!
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexMay 24, 2012
    The Potato Salad is light and tasty.
  • Ronak M.
    Ronak MallikNovember 4, 2011
    Try the Pastrami & gruyere croissant panini - #breakfast #delicious
  • Paris S.
    Paris Simone'April 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Heirloom Turkey sandwich. Do it. No regrets.
  • American Business Language Academy C.
    Looks really yummy! It's really fresh!
  • Jeff H.
    Jeff HeuerDecember 29, 2010
    Get a grilled cheese and a cup of the cinnamon stick soft serve with roasted apples, salted caramel, and pie crust crumbs
  • Casey D.
    Casey DvorakDecember 12, 2012
    Best. Sandwich. Of. My. Life. GET THE GRILLED CHEESE!
  • Abigail
    AbigailDecember 21, 2012
    Troitza sisters LOVE the popcorn!! Everything is fab!
  • Myisha S.
    Myisha ShieldsMarch 28, 2011
    The popcorn is amazing.... Never had it that's way in my life.
  • Mathew B.
    Mathew BallardApril 12, 2012
    Try the Grilled Cheese Sandwich - #cheesy #flavorful
  • John S.
    John SomervilleJanuary 22, 2011
    Get the Bahn Mi and Orange Ginger soda. Amazing.
  • Alex Y.
    Alex YMay 28, 2011
    The cinnamon apple caramel frozen yogurt is amazing!!
  • Blondie .
    Blondie 💘November 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Roast beet salad with shrimp is amaze-balls! Yum.
  • Dan R.
    Dan RuswickJuly 19, 2012
    Overpriced and mediocre food, long waits and a general lack of seating make Ghramwich a disappointment. The custom sodas were excellent, but weren't worth their cost. I can't foresee coming back here.
  • American Business Language Academy C.
    Take away French press coffee 
  • Dan M.
    Dan MelilloMarch 10, 2011
    The turkey confit sandwich rules. Think: Thanksgiving dinner on a bun.
  • MockingshoE
    MockingshoESeptember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Rueben is pastrami perfection!
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LavoieJuly 30, 2011
    Perfect lunch: wagyu beef with a side of popcorn.
  • David K.
    David KrausDecember 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Grilled cheese, cheddar ranch chips and orange Ginger soda... Amazing!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BeldenMay 27, 2012
    The chips are insane and the bag lasts you days.
  • Jen D.
    Jen D.December 3, 2011
    Cinnamon stick soft serve...YUM! Too bad they don't have this in Wisconsin!
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexMay 24, 2012
    Get the popcorn and eat it while it's hot.
  • SociaLogic
    SociaLogicAugust 3, 2011
    Lamb gyro anyone? Highly recommended with a root beer.
  • Alison L.
    Alison Lawler-DeanAugust 1, 2011
    Loved the soft serve sundaes! Yum.
  • Sharlene K.
    Sharlene KingJanuary 13, 2011
    Comment on how they should take credit cards on twitter, get insulted by Graham Elliot himself. Zing!
  • Andre M.
    Andre MikaOctober 28, 2011
    Pastrami reuben is top shelf.
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexMay 24, 2012
    The Wagyu Beef is amazing.
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MurphyJanuary 2, 2012
    For being a "gourmet" sandwich place, they sure suck at keeping stock of whatever they need to make their basic sandwiches.
  • Emily L.
    Emily LuizMarch 19, 2011
    Such a big disappointment-bland, dry and over priced had the Jibarito Tacos and popcorn
  • Amie D.
    Amie DowkerMay 25, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Grilled shrimp sandwich before it's gone!
  • Elisa
    ElisaJanuary 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    No cash? No problem. There's an atm right inside the door.
  • Alexa T.
    Alexa TangNovember 19, 2011
    Order any sandwich on greens
  • Cody L.
    Cody LoranceOctober 11, 2012
    Not a good experience. They refunded my meal w/out hesitation. But unimpressive lunch spot.
  • Jaime B.
    Jaime BeranJuly 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    No more free french press coffee with breakfast purchase. No deal Howie.
  • Butters R.
    Butters RApril 12, 2013
    Got a grilled cheese and popcorn- freaking awesome!
  • Jason G.
    Jason GilmoreApril 24, 2012
    EAT the Waldorf chicken sandwich
  • sharif n.
    sharif nassrAugust 6, 2013
    Grahamwich officially closed its doors yesterday - Monday August 05th, 2013 [08.05.2013].
  • Chris
    ChrisMarch 16, 2013
    Check in for a special!!!
  • Laura W.
    Laura WatkinsJune 12, 2012
    Try the soft serve!
  • Jason F.
    Jason FeirmanJanuary 29, 2013
    Note: Grilled Cheese
  • Chirag P.
    Chirag PatelSeptember 9, 2011
    check out the courtyard. Lovely.
  • Heather O.
    Heather OndersmaApril 26, 2012
    AM super excited to try grilled cheese today!
  • Maeve H.
    Maeve HallDecember 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Write on the walls with the chalk provided!
  • Bridget
    BridgetJuly 25, 2012
    The Heritage Turkey is so goooooood
  • Nina N.
    Nina NinaOctober 18, 2011
    The popcorn... Amazing.
  • Bruno P.
    Bruno PieroniJune 20, 2012
    Try the Grilled Cheese
  • American Business Language Academy C.
    Foursquare does it again! 
  • Melanie K.
    Melanie KahlFebruary 13, 2011
    The smoked whitefish is amazing. Grilled cheese borders on soggy. Note...even if it is empty they won't let you use the Internet. Lame. Lame. Lame.
  • David J.
    David JordanApril 2, 2011
    Cash machine on site, they don't take plastic.
  • Gordon R.
    Gordon RobertsonMay 26, 2012
    They are having issues todau. Lots of issues
  • GOM _.
    GOM _August 2, 2011
    Pacific tuna sandwich. Underpromise, overdelivery!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LanghoffJanuary 17, 2012
    French press to go!? Wow gw...thank you!
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MitrickDecember 28, 2010
    Get the french press coffee mmmm
  • Adrian G.
    Adrian GalliApril 21, 2011
    Great pastrami!
  • Carrie H.
    Carrie HarrisJanuary 29, 2011
    Check out the chalkboard bathroom.
  • Don W.
    Don WojnickiDecember 24, 2010
    Shortrib is to die for
  • Emily M.
    Emily M.June 30, 2013
    Turkey sandwich and couscous were both very dry. Not really sure what all the hype is about. Totally mediocre experience.
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexMay 24, 2012
    Sit outside!
  • 🚀John H.
    🚀John Hart 👾December 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the jibarito press yum
  • Brandon D.
    Brandon DelfinoJuly 5, 2011
    Root beer float. Nuff said.
  • Duncan K.
    Duncan KimeFebruary 6, 2011
    EAT HERE ! Whitefish sarnie for me.
  • Sarah
    SarahAugust 25, 2013
    Closed August 2013
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