There are 209 vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Chicago. Feeling overwhelmed? MostBest knows the Top 3.
Gone are the days of vegan and vegetarian food that’s bland and boring—it just doesn’t have to be that way anymore. For fresh, flavorful food that happens to be meat-free, these are the best places to go.
MANA FOOD BAR
A small, bustling Wicker Park restaurant with a killer menu, MANA Food Bar caters to vegetarian diets in the most delicious way. Their plates are perfect for sharing, so order a few and dig in! One of our favorites is the MANA Slider, a mini burger made from brown rice and mushrooms and topped with spicy mayo. Wash it all down with one of MANA’s signature sake cocktails.
For a creative vegetarian meal, nothing beats MANA Food Bar.
We Love Their: MANA Slider, Baked Goat Cheese, Sake Cocktails
THE CHICAGO DINER
If you don’t think “vegan” and “diner” belong in the same sentence, think again: The Chicago Diner serves one of the best vegan menus in the entire city! This Chicago institution has been around for over 30 years, serving up a menu of dishes that are either vegan or can easily be made vegan. Bonus: they have outdoor seating.
Enjoy vegan food like you never have before at The Chicago Diner.
We Love Their: Buddha’s Karma Burger, Thai Chili Wingz, Thai Basil Stirfry, Vegan Cinnamon Roll
NATIVE FOODS CAFE
If you’re vegan or vegetarian and feel left out of the “fast food” loop, you’re in luck. Native Foods Café is a great little chain that provides reasonably priced vegan and vegetarian dishes in a fast-casual setting. They cater to all different diets, including those who are gluten-, soy-, or nut-free. Be sure to try the Native Nachos, which are made with creamy cashew “cheese” instead of dairy cheese.
When you want something that tastes indulgent but is healthy and meat-free, head to Native Foods Café.
We Love Their: Native Nachos, Moroccan Earth Bowl, Peanut Butter Parfait