Hannah's Bretzel

1.0 stars 1.0 out of 5 1 rating

233 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601

(312) 856-1111
$ Under $10 per entree
Gluten-Free Features

Gluten-Free Menu, Sandwiches, Bread/Buns

Categories

Lunch, Deli, Local Chain

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    1 ratingApril 24, 2013

    I soo wanted to love this place. All of their sandwiches are available on a gluten free "baguette," everyone on the line changed their gloves with no complaint, they use grass fed beef and wild caught salmon, they have kettle-cooked chips, everything is organic, they have a nice selection of organic and non-HFCS drinks and you get to pick a piece of chocolate at the cashier. But alas, Hannah's Bretzel turned out to be a huge disappointment. I ordered the grass fed sirloin with gruyere cheese, carmelized onions, horseradish, lettuce and tomato with salt and pepper chips and a bottle of Lorina's pink lemonade, all of which came to just under $15. The gluten free "baguette" is much more like a sub roll. It's just okay - if it was filled with delicious ingredients it would have been fine for delivering a sandwich experience but its not something I would eat on its own or anything and was pretty bland. As for the fillings - the carmelized onions were WAY too sweet and there were way too many of them. They were the only thing I could taste. About half way through I gave up and pulled apart the sandwich to check out the ingredients. The gruyere was really mild - barely tasted anything when I ate it alone. The beef was very mild in flavor as well. I saw what looked like horseradish on the bread and meat, but didn't taste even a hint of horseradish anywhere. There was no sign of any kind of seasoning on the meat. Finally, I feel like a beef and cheese sandwich like this would benefit from being served warm. Oh, the salt and pepper chips were toooo peppery. The piece of chocolate and bottle of lemonade were the best parts of the meal.

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    2 ratingAugust 10, 2014

    131 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60603

    Not great for Celiac... Lots of cross contamination. The worker was very helpful though, suggested a salad for safety. They do have gf bread (which I tried and didn't like), but for non-celiac they have a lot of options.

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    4 ratingMay 21, 2014

    400 North La Salle Drive, Chicago, IL 60654

    All sandwich ingredients are gluten-free, so anything can be made on gluten free bread. The bread was kept separate and the worker changed his gloves and made a good effort to keep everything clean.

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    2 ratingMay 09, 2014

    131 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60603

    I didn't like the gf bun but the turkey inside the sandwich was tasty

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    4 ratingJanuary 20, 2014

    180 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602

    My sandwich was delicious and the gf bread held together perfectly. A little pricey for a sandwich but considering you can't buy too many gf sandwiches in the loop, it's a great treat to have once in a while!

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    4 ratingNovember 05, 2013

    400 North La Salle Drive, Chicago, IL 60654

    Any sandwich can be made with a gluten free baguette for $1 more. They are already expensive to begin with but for a quick decent sized sandwich, very good! I'm not celiac but they asked me if I needed then to change their gloves. Nice!

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    4 ratingOctober 21, 2013

    555 West Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60661

    Pricey for gf optios

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    5 ratingJuly 20, 2013

    131 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60603

    Such a great sandwich option! Loved every bite.

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    5 ratingJune 28, 2013

    131 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60603

    I love this place! Hannah's Bretzel offers the best gluten free sandwich bread I've ever had in my four years since finding out I have Celiac — and I've tried a lot. I kid you not, I cried when I first tried their gf pesto mozzarella sandwich. I'm obsessed. I've learned recently that they freeze their bread, which makes sense because gluten free bread probably doesn't have the same demand as normal bread. However, in my opinion, that hasn't ever affected the taste of the bread. Sometimes, the sandwich is just a bit chilled. My only gripe is that they use the same utensils on spreads, but I've noticed they never touch the utensil to the bread — gf or regular. I am extremely sensitive and have never gotten sick at any of the locations!

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    1 ratingApril 30, 2013

    400 North La Salle Drive, Chicago, IL 60654

    Again, avoid this place if possible. GF products are really bad - cold, stale (even in morning when other breads you can see cooking) ,and really don't enjoy eating clumps of cold butter with my sandwich. Policy (not negotiable) is they don't heat their sandwiches. Poor servers- really have no knowledge of their products or their ingredients. Very, very sad. I did really want to like this place....but nothing redeemable.

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    1 ratingApril 30, 2013

    131 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60603

    This place must be one of the worst gluten free places I have been to. Their gluten free breads are not fresh - cold, taken out of a plastic container and tastes stale - even first thing in the morning. They also refuse to heat them (policy is not to heat their products - no exceptions) to at least make it half palatable. The server was trying to spread cold butter on to the bun. Actually, he was not initially trying to spread it, until I asked. He was basically going to provide me with a cold stale gluten free bun with cubes of cold butter and some salmon. What it turned out to be was not much better as the butter was still in clumps. The non-gf products I saw were not much better. Not sure who gave this place a high rating, but poor guys - their food is disgusting.

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    3 ratingMarch 29, 2013

    400 North La Salle Drive, Chicago, IL 60654

    Nice to be able to get a gfree baguette but nothing to write home about. Cool restaurant concept though...very organic / green. Maybe better if they would warm the bread a bit? Make sure you ask them to change gloves!

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    3 ratingJanuary 13, 2013

    400 North La Salle Drive, Chicago, IL 60654

    Sandwich was pretty good on GF bread. Place was a little pricier than I thought. Almost $30 for lunch for 2.

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    5 ratingJanuary 07, 2013

    400 North La Salle Drive, Chicago, IL 60654

    Awesome gf sandwich options! One of my favorite loop spots. Healthy, unique, deliciously gluten free!

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    5 ratingDecember 18, 2012

    131 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60603

    Very good sandwiches and service

Monday
7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am – 3:30 pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

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