photo credit: Kim Kovacik

R&A Sourdough image

R&A Sourdough



$$$$Perfect For:Breakfast
Earn 3x points with your sapphire card

Included In

R&A Sourdough is a small bakery in Ravenswood, which just so happens to have the best bagels in Chicago. They’re hand-rolled, kettle-boiled, baked onsite, and, as the name suggests, made from sourdough. Besides interesting bagel flavors like rosemary and pink salt, or za’atar, you can also get lox, bialys, bagel dogs, and sandwiches—our favorite is the Youngster, which comes with cream cheese, cheddar, egg, hot honey bacon, and hot sauce. R&A is a carryout spot only, and there’s a convenient walk-up window if you’re so late for work that you can’t spare the extra 30 seconds to go inside to place your order.

Included In

Suggested Reading

Cross-section of a lox sandwich with layers of cream cheese, cucumber, tomatoes, and onions on a poppy bagel

The Best Bagels In Chicago

It’s easy to find something that passes for a bagel in Chicago. But a great one? You’ll find those in this guide.

The Best Breakfast Spots In Chicago  image

Our guide to the best places for an early-morning meal in Chicago.

The Best Breakfast Sandwiches In Chicago image

16 great sandwiches to start your day in Chicago.

Infatuation Logo


2024 © The Infatuation Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The views and opinions expressed on The Infatuation’s site and other platforms are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of (or endorsement by) JPMorgan Chase. The Infatuation and its affiliates assume no responsibility or liability for the content of this site, or any errors or omissions. The Information contained in this site is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.


Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store