The closest thing Chicago has to the “soup Nazi,” Perry’s is an institution with a fiercely enforced policy of no cell phones. The long lunchtime waits are rewarded with deli classics, like egg salad sandwiches; hot, juicy pastrami; and “Perry’s Favorite”—corned beef, Jack cheese, coleslaw and Russian dressing piled high on fresh rye. Earlier hours offer breakfast takes on similar classics, including the Mad Moscow, a mess of eggs scrambled with pastrami, corned beef and Russian dressing, piled onto a toasted bagel.
174 N Franklin St
|Cross street:||at Couch Pl|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7:30am–3:30pm (closed Sat, Sun)|
|Transport:||El stop: Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Washington, Blue, Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Clark/Lake. Bus: 134.|
|Price:||Average sandwich: $9|