The Brown Sack

(Now Closed)
Sandwich Place and Soup Place
3581 W Belden Ave (at N Central Park Ave), Chicago, IL 60647, United States
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$ $ $ $
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Outdoor Seating:
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soup, sandwich, and shake shack "This ain’t your ordinary brown sack lunch.” Dine in, Carry-out, Delivery Delivery Area: Pulaski to Western & North to Belmont Time Out Chicago Best Strawberry Milkshake & 100 Best Places in Chicago: TOC Staff Picks

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    Beth W.
    "Try the BLT with shrimp and avocado - and a Nutella shake."(4 Tips)
    Kristen L.
    "The blast sandwich was very good!"(2 Tips)
    rebecca d.
    "great phish posters on the wall"(2 Tips)
    Brian G.
    "One of the best reuben's I've ever had!"(4 Tips)
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  • blt with shrimp
  • sandwiches
  • milkshakes
  • phish posters
  • good service
  • po' boys
  • vegan food
  • burgers
  • great value
  • chili
  • good for a quick meal
  • spicy food
  • soul food
  • avocado
  • slaw
  • peanut butter
  • bananas
  • honey
  • lunch
  • clean
  • Kristen L.

    Fun small sandwich shop, decorated with phish posters and other memorabilia. The blast sandwich was very good! I'll make this a frequent stop

    Kristen Lindblom Bouchard · October 11, 2014
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  • Annette L.

    I'd punch your mom for a Reuben from Brown Sack.

    Annette Lesak · August 13, 2014
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  • Danny W.

    Try the blast "The Danny Way." It deepens and enriches the meaning of the original blast.

    Danny Weiss · April 19, 2014
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  • Anita J.

    Everything... No kidding... It's all homemade.

    Anita Jeszke · March 22, 2014
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  • Erica J.

    Cash only, y'all.

    Erica Johnson · February 14, 2014
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  • Spencer 🚶 D.

    The BLT with Shrimp was basically a party in my mouth. Legit food. Vegi chili was good too.

    Spencer 🚶 D · November 25, 2013
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  • Sarah V.

    The owner is super laid back and creates a welcoming, homey feel. Easily the best Reuben sandwich and shakes (including vegan) in the city!

    Sarah Van Druten · November 19, 2013
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  • Stephanie T.

    Shrimp & Avocado BLT...you won't regret it!

    Stephanie T · August 14, 2013
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  • Nery E.

    Get the Apple Ginger Slaw with your sandwich.... its delish!

    Nery Encarnacion · June 19, 2013
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  • Christina M.

    Spicy coleslaw is the jam.

    Christina Marie · June 13, 2013
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  • Serious Eats

    Sharp cheddar, mozzerella, and American are used in the grilled cheese, fusing into one gooey sandwich. The apple-ginger cole slaw works well as the crisp and fresh antidote to all that cheese.

    Serious Eats · May 14, 2013
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  • Haley S.

    It's true the BLAST is the best ever but their meatball sammie is my second fav. Be sure to get a shake, it'll be worth it.

    Haley Smith · March 3, 2013
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  • Kevin

    Damn good Reuben.

    Kevin · February 20, 2013
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  • Danny W.

    Everything. Get everything.

    Danny Weiss · February 16, 2013
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  • Sherrie M.

    Banana vegan shake - amazing just like the restaurant!!! Luv

    Sherrie Medina · January 26, 2013
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  • Adam L.

    New and improved delivery service.

    Adam Lebin · December 17, 2012
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  • Demetrius J.

    Try the BLAST!

    Demetrius Johnson · September 25, 2012
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  • Corey C.

    This peanut butter milkshake is one of the greatest things I have ever put in my face.

    Corey Crow · July 3, 2012
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  • Time Out Chicago

    While cute, this new space is by no means hip. Should you care? Not really—the sandwiches (serviceable), chili (robust) and shakes (heavenly) taste the same no matter where you have them.

    Time Out Chicago · June 4, 2012
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  • Brian G.

    The Hawaiian Burger is amazing!!!

    Brian Goldfine · May 25, 2012
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  • Brian G.

    The pineapple burger today is amazing!!!

    Brian Goldfine · May 25, 2012
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  • Time Out Chicago

    While cute, this new space is by no means hip. Should you care? Not really—the sandwiches (serviceable), chili (robust) and shakes (heavenly) taste the same no matter where you have them. -RW Read more

    Time Out Chicago · May 23, 2012
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  • Brian G.

    One of the best reuben's I've ever had!

    Brian Goldfine · March 15, 2012
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  • Andy S.

    Stop by Friday night 6-9 for a purposefully not fancy damn good diner burger. They invent an amazing special burger every Friday as well, and sometimes have them left over on Saturday.

    Andy Swindler · December 31, 2011
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  • Temple S.

    Best BLT ever!!!!!

    Temple Shepard · December 6, 2011
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  • Marc S.

    They have breakfast now on Sundays 9:30am-3pm. Get the Loco Moco!

    Marc Stevens · November 13, 2011
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  • Beth W.

    Try the Hot Pastrami Sandwich - very good. Not too much mustard. Taking hald with me.

    Beth Winnett · October 7, 2011
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  • Beth W.

    Try the BLT with shrimp and avocado - and a Nutella shake. I can't Tom ate the whole thing. "The best messy BLT."

    Beth Winnett · October 7, 2011
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  • Beth W.

    Try the Peanut Butter Shake - Tastes like peanut butter. Full fat mouth feel. Great.

    Beth Winnett · October 7, 2011
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  • Jeffrey C.

    Lurrrrves the food here

    Jeffrey Campbell · September 17, 2011
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  • Dan G.

    Cajun "Po Boy" is delicious. This place is good people who listen to good music while they prepare you some good-ass food!

    Dan Glomski · August 26, 2011
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  • Jon A.

    Great sandwiches, but unless you're really into jam bands get it takeout.

    Jon Athän · August 23, 2011
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  • Terry B.

    The BLT with Shrimp & Avocado is fantastic! Always go with the slaw! Soooo good!

    Terry Bates · August 2, 2011
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  • Vin R.

    I think my blast could have stopped at blat and been just as good. Eat here.

    Vin Reed · July 19, 2011
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  • rebecca d.

    Best sandwich place, great phish posters on the wall and good service. I recomend the blast sandwich.. A BLT with shrimp and avacado

    rebecca derring · March 18, 2011
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  • Andy S.

    Order the Andrew Salad. You won't regret it.

    Andy Swindler · February 12, 2011
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  • Jennifer P.

    The chili is so good I want to take a bath in it

    Jennifer Powell · September 2, 2010
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  • AskMen

    Hailed by in-the-know locals as one of the finest sandwich spots in the city, this shop crafts soul food inspired eat like the grilled peanut butter, banana, & honey sandwich. Read more

    AskMen · August 30, 2010
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