The Ruin Daily

It’s a Sandwich Shop, but It’s Also a Coffee Shop. And a Bar.

The Ruin Daily Will Fulfill Your Every Lunchtime Fantasy Now

By Sarah Freeman ·
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The quest for the perfect sandwich is a treacherous one, littered with unseen obstacles.

Soggy bread, bland meat and the dreaded hidden pickle, just to name a few.

No more.

For we now live in a world with the Ruin Daily, a new coffee shop/deli/bar serving sandwiches made with a solemn oath that they won’t be shitty (their words, not ours). It’s open now, and this slideshow proves it.

To get one, you must journey to a forgotten corner of the West Loop. On the first floor of an office building, you’ll find a light-filled room with a wooden bar and metal tables that will be occupied by fellow sandwich enjoyers.

Join them once you’ve ordered your Gym Shoe, which is not a gym shoe at all, but a sandwich with three types of house-cured meats, plus tzatziki mayo and giardiniera on an Italian baguette.

Of note: not just sandwiches. As mentioned, it’s also a coffee shop with pastries by Mindy Segal. And it’s also also a bar with Black Manhattans and pinot-noir-infused Nightingales.

There’s beer, too. Really good beer, as far as sandwich shops go. Like Avery’s El Gose and Off Color’s Tooth & Claw. It’s in the same case as the marinated kale salad and jars of house pickle spears.

No surprises there.
Sarah Freeman

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.


The Ruin Daily
328 S Jefferson St
(between Jackson and Van Buren)
Chicago, IL, 60661


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