5 Healthy and Delicious Grab-and-Go Breakfast Spots

Let's do this morning thing


Look, you’ve never been a morning person, but that doesn’t mean you need to skip the most important meal of the day or, worse, settle for greasy fast food. So pass the avocado toast and freshly squeezed green juice. Here are five Chicago spots whipping up healthy morning spreads for the person on the go.

Café Integral

Get a dose of hipster at the Freehand Hostel’s café, which serves “artisanal light fare.” Customize your toast with protein-heavy toppings, including avocado and soft-poached eggs. It all pairs beautifully with a blackberry-date agua fresca.

19 E. Ohio St.; 312-940-3699 or

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When you have a 10 a.m. meeting, you can’t linger at Walker Bros. Save that for Sunday and use Beatrix’s coffee bar as your weekday spot for Power Greens juice or vegan chia-seed pudding.

519 N. Clark St.; 312-284-1377 or

Protein Bar

Protein Bar

Protein is the name of the game at this fast-casual chain. Get 50 grams of it in the Denver “Bar-rito,” a whole-wheat flax tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, broccoli, and cheddar. As for the blended drinks, you can’t go wrong with the Avo-Matcha.

Chicago locations here

Goddess and the Baker

Goddess & The Baker

Filled with natural light, the bakery--right in the Loop--makes for a cheerful morning stop. Order avocado toast or a yogurt parfait with organic granola to go; feel exceedingly virtuous as you eat it at your desk.

33 S. Wabash Ave.; 312-877-5176 or


Le Pain Quotidien

At the Parisian-style bakery, you can grab a quinoa-spelt scone to go. But if you ask us, the real magic is in the avocado toast sprinkled with chia seeds and citrus-cumin salt.  

135 N. Clinton St.; 312-234-0900 or