CBA is a place to go for breakfast or lunch for sure. I’m not a bagel guy but this place rocks! Its atmosphere is very Chicago. The food options are extensive and almost way too many. However, if you have trouble finding what you want (like I did) you can just ask the person behind the counter what they recommend. The staff is quite helpful, nice, and often funny.
Be sure to check out the art on the walls. Very funny and bagel related.
They had a location on Belmont but it burned down a year after opening. They are rebuilding but it’s not open yet. I usually go to the one near the Armitage brown line stop. It’s small but really good.
Perfect hangover food. If you go here too often your heart may explode, but then again, welcome to America.