Say “good morning” to the Windy City with breakfast sammies that go well beyond the classic egg and cheese.

Pepper and Egg White Sandwich at Beatrix

This sandwich at Beatrix may be super-healthy, but that doesn’t keep it from packing a punch. It’s built on ciabatta, and the egg white is topped with pepper Jack cheese. Shishito and jalapeno peppers, kale and spinach are layered on top, and the sandwich is served with a side of salsa verde.

Vera Cruz at Do-Rite Donuts

It’s hard to bypass the doughnuts when you walk in the door at Do-Rite (hello, Michigan apple fritter), but if you’re in the mood for something savory, a breakfast sandwich is the way to go. The Vera Cruz is inspired by chilaquiles — in portable mode — with sauteed jalapenos, corn tortilla strips and scrambled eggs topped with pepper Jack cheese. It’s topped with pico de gallo and avocado, and served on a brioche bun made by local purveyor 3D Baking. If you really can’t resist those doughnuts, you substitute two of them for the bun in your sandwich … or just take one home to indulge in later.