How come no one's talking about The Little Pickle? If they are I haven't heard it. Or read it. But the truth is there's only a handful of food media left in the city and it's not easy for them to cover every last restaurant. Still I think that in due time people will start to make their way over here and proceed to make some noise about it afterwards. For me it was a DNAinfo (RIP) article that put it on my radar.
Newly Opened in Logan Square
As the article informs this is the brainchild of a couple who owns the building. They wanted to bring the neighborhood a place where they could get a delicious homemade lunch at a more than fair price. I'm happy to report they have achieved their goal. Inside is a nice clean and open space with lots of light and a few tables. You order your sandwich at the counter and custom build it when doing so. Little Pickle offers a menu almost entirely made in-house. Meats are roasted right there and sliced fresh to order. All the pickled condiments are housemade. So are sides. Specials pop up regularly.
Everyday Menu at The Little Pickle
While those specials always have me tempted I think my go-to sandwich from here was realized on my first trip in. I tried a roast pork and you choose one pickled condiment and one sauce to go with it. My choices were avocado and roasted garlic. Wow. What a combo. This was a fantastic sandwich. Yes it was simple as far as ingredients but when you're doing it like that those ingredients better be great. The pork was outstanding. It was cooked to the perfect consistency to where the marbled fat melted in your mouth. There was no resistance from the meat making the sandwich easy to eat. When you consider the price point ($7.50) this has to be one of the better quality sandwiches you can find at that asking price. Which makes The Little Pickle a great neighborhood sandwich shop.
Roasted Pork Sandwich at The Little Pickle
The Little Pickle
3703 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60647