8 months ago Must-Try Vegan And Vegetarian Restaurants In Chicago
Over twenty years ago, I went vegetarian for one year. I gave it up because finding various recipes was challenging, and eating out at restaurants took work. I was bored. I did not go back to eating beef and pork in my diet.
With the New Year approaching, some people will resolve to adopt a plant-based diet or incorporate a meal or two a week. You don’t have to miss out on going to restaurants and enjoying some of your favorite foods. Chicago offers a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan food options: Asian, Mexican, and American, you name it. The restaurants are not listed in any particular order. I have tried many of the foods on the list. I’ve also included a list of restaurants I plan to visit.
1. Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat
Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat has three locations, the original Chicago Hyde Park Neighborhood, Gold Coast, south suburbs of Orland Park. Each location offers indoor seating. I’ve only visited the Orland Park location. Check the menu on the website; some items are not served at all three locations. During my most recent visit, I tried the Big Mik, a vegan version of the famous Big Mac. The sandwich has the famous sauce, and it comes with seasoned fries. It is a delicious substitute.
What To Order At Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat
When you give up meat, you give up some of your favorite foods. At Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat, you can get The Big Mik Burger, a vegan version from favorite fast food chains, Italian beef, and my personal favorite is Can’t Believe It’s a Pizza Poof, a vegan version of my childhood favorite after school snack, pizza puff with fries and mild sauce.
Pro Tip: Parking is easily available at the Orland Park location
I can’t believe it’s not Meat and Majani that are included on my list of 13 Unique Black-Owned Restaurants to Try in Chicago.
2. Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine
If you are craving some of your favorite southern foods but want a healthier option, visit Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine.
What To Order At Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine
The most popular menu item is the barbeque Cauliflower wingzs
3. Conscious Plates Restaurant
Conscious Plates Restaurant makes alkaline food. Help people heal illnesses and diseases that cause pain by making natural foods and herbs.
4. Chicago Diner
The Chicago Diner is one of the first 100% vegan restaurants I have visited. It was nice not to question whether it’s cooked in animal fat or shellfish.
5. Kale My Name
The award-winning restaurant, Kale My Name, is located on the North Side of Chicago. The Tequeños – Venezuelan Cheese Stickes serviced with Garlic Aioli
The following restaurants are on my Vegan restaurant wish list.
I have not eaten at the following restaurants yet. It is on my must-try list
6. Urban Vegan
Vegan Thai restaurant Urban Vegan. What it’s known for, the atmosphere, what you like about it, what you would order, and anything else something visiting should try
7. Arya Bhavan
For Arya Bhavan Indian and Fusion cuisine with vegan, gluten-free, and raw options. What it’s known for, the atmosphere, what you like about it, what you would order, and anything else something visiting should try
What To Order At Arya Bhavan
(mention if this is a seasonal menu)
8. Quesadilla La Reina del Sur Western
Mexican Vegetarian Cuisine Quesadilla La Reina del Sur
What it’s known for, the atmosphere, what you like about it, what you would order, and anything else something visiting should try What To Order At Quesadilla La Reina del Sur Western
Amitabul serves vegan traditional Korean foods with a Western twist.