Chicago is famously known for its Italian beef, Polish sausages, Chicago-style hot dogs, and deep dish pizzas. Chicago is a carnivore's paradise. But, not everyone is a meat eater, so if you are okay with “missing out” on these Chicagoan delicacies. Or if you are someone who wants to take a break from beef or pork for your next meal. Here are the top 4 most reviewed and top rated vegetarian and vegan eateries in Chicago.
1. The Chicago Diner
Their slogan "meat free since '83". Offers a diverse and various comfort, vegetarian dishes and a casual, laid back atmosphere. It's a family and wallet friendly, vegetarian restaurant.
Address: 2333 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
2. Native Foods Cafe
A Californian, vegan restaurant chain that offers Southwestern-style and mock meat dishes. However, beware if you have a nut, soy, wheat, and gluten allergy. These ingredients are an integral part of the Native Foods Cafe's menus.
Loop: 218 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60604
Wicker Park: 1484 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Hyde Park: 1518 E Harper Ct, Chicago, IL 60615
Lakeview: 1023 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
3. Handle Bar
Serves vegetarian and vegan homemade, comfort food. It's open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for seven days a week. It a great place to take friends and co-workers for drinks and the restaurant offers late dining hours.
Address: 2311 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
Instagram Handle: handlebarchicago
4. Mana Food Bar
An unique, global vegetarian and vegan restaurant with modern and stylish small plates that are social media worthy. The ambiance is minimal and clean it's a perfect place to take a date.
Address: 1742 W Division St, Chicago, IL 60622
Instagram Handle: manafoodbar
Have you been to any of these vegetarian and vegan eateries in Chicago? Is there a vegetarian or a vegan hidden gem that was forgotten? Comment below!