Mitchell’s Dishes Up a Healthy Surprise

Mitchell's sandwich When I think of diner food, healthy options don’t spring readily to mind.

Sure, sometimes a half an inch of the mile-long menu is dedicated to “heart smart” choices like boiled chicken, over-cooked broccoli, and cottage cheese. But none of that is very appetizing.

So when I go to diners, I fully expect to load up on carbs and fattening foods like pancakes, fries, and chocolate milkshakes simply because they are the specialties of the house.

That’s why I was surprised last week to discover a number of healthy options you’d actually want to eat on the menu at Mitchell’s. They’re really thoughtful options too, which can be ordered with no mayo, fresh veggies and fruit, and low cal muffins.

I went with the turkey breast sandwich on wheat with avocado, tomato and onion and a side of fruit. It was really tasty!

Of course my meal seemed a little at odds with the large bowl of butter and creamer on the table, but it was so good, I didn’t feel like I was missing anything.

1953 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60614-4945
(773) 883-1157‎
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  1. heather left a comment on August 27, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Hi tammy – what a cool site! you really have a comprehensive chicago eating guide. how do you pick where to go??
    nice dining w/ you monday! you were at the other end, but i’m sure it was just as amazing down there as at my end!!

  2. Tammy left a comment on September 8, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Choices are mostly of the moment, there’s not a lot of rhyme or reason to it. Sorry we didn’t get to mix more at the Tru dinner, but hey, there are always opportunities to dine out. Let me know if you’d like to meet up sometime. -T

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