Last Taste

We had our last taste of Chicago today before heading out.

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One last view from the hotel room.

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Starbucks for breakfast!

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Perfect Oatmeal with all the fixin’s and an iced coffee with soymilk.

Followed by some walking…which if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already gotten a taste of ;)

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I literally walked everywhere. 

Up Michigan Ave.

Down Michigan Ave.

To Oak Street Beach.

Past Navy Pier.

Up E Illinois. 

Until I hit the Fox & Obel.

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If you read Eat Like Me religiously like I did, you might remember that Cristin was obsessed with this place when she visited Chicago.  And all I can say is…I can see why!

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I hunkered myself down in a table and enjoyed a lovely lunch!

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Half the Signature Club Sandwich (ham, turkey, meunster cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and pesto mayo on whole grain bread) which came with homemade chips and a pickle along with half a Signature Side Salad (mixed greens topped with carrots, candied pecans (there’s nothing quite like a candied nut that can get me to down a salad in minutes), tomatoes and goat cheese).

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I honestly cannot recommend both items enough.  By far my favorite lunch during my time in Chicago.

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Lunch was followed with more walking – it felt so nice to be in a walking city again!  Definitely the thing I miss most about being in the Northeast.

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And a quick trip to the airport with a Quizno’s sandwich for dinner!

The trip went by in a blur but we had such a good time!  If you’re just catching up on the trip:


Breakfast at Grand Lux Cafe

Summer Night


West Egg Cafe

Now we’re off to catch up on some sleep!

  • Lauren

    Chicago looks so beautiful! I am dying to check out this city at some point in my life.

    • Cait

      Definitely go sometime! It’s a great city – one definitely worth visiting :)

  • Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)

    I LOVE Chicago. I really think I could live there! Did you go to any of the Frank Lloyd Wright homes? They are breath taking…

    Have a safe trip home!

    • Cait

      No! I didn’t even know about them! Definitely will have to make a trip back to check them out!

  • Erica @ For the Sake of Cake

    This made me want a Starbucks perfect oatmeal… so good!

    • Cait

      It’s the BEST! I actually kinda crave it sometimes when I’m not traveling! Haha

  • Maura @ My Healthy ‘Ohana

    What a fun trip!! I miss Fox and Obel, I used to study there all the time and of course ate my lunches there. Their soups are really yummy too. I went to Northwestern for medical school, you may have walked by the campus downtown!

    • Cait

      I know – if it weren’t so hot I would’ve happily gobbled up their soup! And I definitely saw a lot of Northwestern shirts, shorts and sweatshirts around!