The Eastman Egg Company was founded in Chicago by Hunter Eastman Swartz. We provide the people of Chicago with a delicious breakfast offering that fills the void between fast food and slower, sit down dining. We balance craftsmanship and convenience. To achieve this goal, we create freshly prepared breakfast sandwiches that combine the flavor of a complete meal with the convenience of on-the-go service.
Building a Better Breakfast
We want to bring the best qualities of the sustainable food movement to the Chicago breakfast landscape by hand-crafting made-to-order breakfast sandwiches using the highest quality local ingredients:
- Farm fresh, cage-free eggs.
- Hormone free meats and cheeses from humanely raised livestock in Illinois and Wisconsin.
- Breads baked fresh every day, 40 minutes from downtown Chicago.
- Coffee by a local Ukrainian Village coffee roaster.
We combine these thoughtfully sourced ingredients to build a better breakfast for the people of Chicago.
Quality with Acceptance
The dialogue around food can be polarizing. The sustainable food movement has been successful in bringing food-related issues to the forefront of the American consciousness. We, the food consuming public, are paying more attention to quality and placing higher emphasis on organic and locally sourced ingredients.
This new level of food awareness, however, has certain drawbacks. With dramatic change comes a frenzy of buzzwords. With buzzwords come elitism and judgment. The Eastman Egg Company seeks to find a middle ground between mass produced fast food and unapproachable food snobbery. We believe that fresh, local food can be made thoughtfully and offered to everyone. We stand for acceptance and accessibility while maintaining the highest standards of quality.
In a large urban center like Chicago, the morning rush can be one of the most disruptive and difficult times of day. We commute through bad weather, crowded public transport, and bustling city streets. Many of us search unsuccessfully for moments of solace amidst this chaos. We create brief windows of time to stop for coffee, or read a few pages of the Tribune.