Pret is an extremely quick-serve sandwich restaurant. You can be in and out within two minutes, which is perfect for office folks rushing to their next meeting.
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There are tourist sites that Chicagoans love to hate (looking at you, Navy Pier), and then there are those we simply love. Millennium Park is definitely in the latter camp.
When it gets really cold, like it is right now, workers in Chicago take advantage of one of the city's little known assets: the Pedway. This mostly underground path—with a few covered pedestrian bridges thrown in—allows workers to shuffle to and from work without getting battered by the elements. As I found out, you can also eat down there.
If this were even four years ago, trying to track down a proper British-inspired meal in Chicago would have led to a few eye rolls and a lot of greasy fried fish. But lately a collection of Anglophiles passionate about craft and quality have uncovered a cuisine focused on quality, seasonality, and the handmade. Check out some of our favorite dishes.