Now Open in River North: e.leaven Food Company

A few weeks ago, e.leaven Food Company quietly opened in River North at 54 E. Ontario. The offshoot of a Jackson Hole, WY, eatery, the casual counter-service spot is open for breakfast and lunch only, and specializes in the sort of fresh flavors and hearty portions that have done well for similar spots (think Yolk or Orange). While the Chicago location hasn’t been open long enough to have established top-sellers, we’re told that the Wyoming outpost does a brisk business in Southwestern chicken sandwiches (grilled chicken, melted swiss, green chiles, and salsa mayo on house-baked sourdough), avocado salad (romaine topped with avocado, feta, walnuts, orange slices, red onions, and mango vinaigrette), and that the pancakes “are just really, really good.” Plus they’ve got a fully outfitted bakery (bagels, flagels, pastries, and loaves of bread), and sell deli salads and sides by the pound.

Check out their complete (and extensive) menu, postjump.

e.leaven Food Company

Bagel Sandwich 4.75
scrambled eggs on toasted bagel
add cheese (add 1.75). add meat (add .75)
Nova Lox Platter 10.95
smoked salmon, tomato, capers,
red onion, bagel, cream cheese.
Vegetable Quiche 7.25
with mixed green salad

Griddles + Grains
Strawberry Stuffed Challah French Toast 9.95
corn-flake crusted with a strawberry cream cheese filling
Cinnamon Challah French Toast 8.95
Pancakes 6.95
banana, chocolate chip, or blueberry pancakes (1.00)
Belgian Waffle 6.95
served with whipped cream, powdered sugar
Organic Oatmeal 4.95
with milk and brown sugar
add raisins, granola, or bananas 1.00

served with homemade potatoes and a choice of bagel with butter:
Two Eggs Any Style 5.95
add sausage, bacon, or ham (1.00)
Corned Beef Hash And Eggs 8.95
Deli Scramble 6.75
salami, potatoes, bell peppers, onions, cheddar
Lox, Eggs And Onion 8.75
Build Your Own Three-Egg Omelet 5.50
* MEAT: bacon, jalapeño bacon, ham, salami (.75 each)
* CHEESE: cheddar, feta, pepper jack,
provolone, swiss (.50 each)
* VEGETABLE: bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, red onions, scallions, spinach, tomatoes (.50 each)
Southwestern Omelet 7.75
jalapeño bacon, tomatoes, scallions, pepper jack
Mediterranean Omelet 7.50
spinach, tomatoes, onions, feta
Veggie Omelet 8.00
onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, spinach

Kid’s Breakfast
Chocolate Chip or Plain Pancakes 3.50

with homemade potato chips
SOUTHWEST CHICKEN on sourdough 7.95
grilled chicken, melted swiss, green chiles, salsa mayo
REUBEN on rye 9.95
corned beef, turkey, or pastrami, swiss, sauerkraut, deli mustard
FRENCH DIP on soft baguette 8.95
piled high roast beef with au jus
BAKED HAM & BRIE on soft baguette 8.95
grilled ham, melted brie, caramelized onions, dijon mustard
SPICY BUFFALO CHICKEN on soft baguette 7.95
grilled chicken, celery, spicy buffalo sauce, blue cheese dressing
TUNA MELT on whole wheat bagel 7.50
tuna salad, tomato, melted cheddar. served open face
ROASTED VEGETABLE on multigrain 6.95
zucchini, bell pepper, mushroom, tomato,
red onion, provolone, salsa mayo
BBQ BEEF BRISKET on challah bun 8.95
BLT AND GOAT CHEESE on sourdough 6.95
bacon, lettuce, tomato, goat cheese, mayo
BACON & TOMATO on sourdough 5.95
cheddar, swiss, provolone, tomato, bacon

E.LEAVEN BURGER on challah bun 8.95
angus beef, onion, lettuce, tomato
served with homemade potato chips
TURKEY BURGER on challah bun 9.50
onion, bell pepper. served with a mixed green salad

with homemade potato chips
THANKSGIVING TURKEY on sourdough 7.25
turkey, swiss, lettuce, apple cranberry spread, dijon mustard
TUNA, CHICKEN OR EGG SALAD on multigrain 6.95
your choice of salad, lettuce, tomato
TURKEY CLUB on sourdough 7.95
turkey, swiss, bacon, lettuce, tomato, dijon mustard
ITALIAN on soft baguette 9.95
capicolla, mortadella, genoa, ham, provolone, lettuce,
tomato, red onion, vinaigrette
ROAST BEEF on multigrain 8.25
provolone, roasted red pepper, red onion, romaine,
tomato, thousand island dressing
GARDENER on multigrain 5.75
vegetable cream cheese, avocado, carrot, roasted red pepper,
lettuce, tomato, cucumber

Bonsai 6.95
mixed greens, grilled chicken, red cabbage, cilantro, water chestnuts, carrots, crispy noodles, sesame ginger vinaigrette
Taco 8.95
romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, cheddar, scallions, tomatoes, black olives, avocado, sour cream, salsa, tortilla strips, ranch dressing
Greek 7.95
romaine lettuce, cucumbers, red onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta, oregano/red wine vinaigrette. add grilled chicken (2.00)
Trio 7.95
tuna salad, egg salad and tarragon chicken salad, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a pickle
Chef 8.95
romaine lettuce, turkey, ham, cheddar, swiss, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, egg, ranch dressing
Tarragon Chicken with Poached Pear 7.95
mixed greens, tarragon chicken salad, poached pear, raspberry vinaigrette
Chicken Caesar 7.95
romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, shaved parmesan, croutons, caesar dressing
Cobb 8.95
romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, tomatoes, avocado, blue cheese, bacon, egg, blue cheese dressing
Avocado 8.95
romaine lettuce, avocado, feta, walnuts, orange slices, red onions, mango vinaigrette. add grilled chicken (2.00)

Cup (4.00)Bowl (4.75)Quart (9.95)
The Combo 8.95
choice of any two: half cold sandwich (except Italian), cup of soup, petite mixed green salad

Kid’s Lunch
Half Sandwich 4.00
with homemade potato chips
choice of: grilled cheese, turkey, ham and cheese, or tuna
Hot Dog 3.50
with homemade potato chips
Peanut Butter and Jelly 3.50


Seasonal Fruit Salad Bowl4.00
Granola And Yogurt3.75
Grilled Ham, Applewood
Bacon, Or Sausage3.75
Grilled Salami4.95
Breakfast Potatoes2.75
Corned Beef Hash5.95
Nova Lox4.95
Potato Pancakes (2)4.50
Egg Salad3.50
Chicken Salad3.50
Tuna Salad4.50
Whitefish Salad8.00
Chopped Liver8.95
Potato Salad3.95

By The Lb.
Whitefish Salad19.95
Chopped Liver19.95
Nova Lox18.95
Corned Beef18.95
Egg Salad8.50
Chicken Salad8.50
Tuna Salad11.95
Potato Salad7.50

Now Open in River North: e.leaven Food Company