You can take Emergen-C, pop Tylenol and swig DayQuil all you want, but you’re never going to get over that cold without some chicken-noodle soup. Luckily, with three locations (find ’em at thesoupbox.com), you’re likely to find Soupbox’s freshly made soup somewhere nearby. This location also features made-to-order salads for everyday eating, but when you get sick, go for one of the 12 daily soups on offer. We like the delicious (but slightly thin) vegetarian chili and hearty bean soups, but we wouldn’t recommend the rich, soy cream–based clam chowder if you’re all stuffed up; just use it as inspiration to get better.
50 E Chicago Ave
|Cross street:||between Wabash Ave and Rush St|
|Opening hours:||Lunch, dinner|
|Transport:||El stop: Red to Chicago. Bus: 3, 4, 10, 26.|
|Price:||Average bowl of soup: $5.50|