Orange: Contemporary Brunch, with a Peel

April 26 2011 - 3:41 PM

With much anticipation, I finally got over to one of the Orange locations and tried out a bit of their menu. I went to the location in Roscoe Village. Orange is known for putting a modern spin on classic breakfast dishes. 

They have a nice, diverse menu with many healthy options. I opted to go with their special for the week which was a grilled chicken sandwich topped with provolone, avocados, and pesto mayo. Mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette came on the side.


The sandwich was good. Nice flavors and the chicken was grilled just right. We also tried the California chicken wrap, which had the same effect. Healthy and good grilled chicken.

One very original item was the fruit sushi. It was an interesting treat that I really enjoyed. Kids would really enjoy this as well. There were two different rolls. One was a coconut rice with strawberries and the other was a
mango and apple rice topped with bananas.

The coconut rice was amazing. I need to find their recipe.

2011-04-13_14-33-37_502 They also have a juice bar. We got a pear and ginger juice mix. That was tasty as well. And one thing I did not try was the pancake flight. You can sample original recipes such as chai tea pancakes and carrot cake pancakes. Next time, I need to try it.

My final assessment is that the food was good and the atmosphere was laid back. I think the prices are a bit steep for what you get, but overall, I would go back and try more of their dishes.

2011 West Roscoe
(four other locations as well)

–Ashley Streichert