Vegetarian & Vegan Spots in Chicago

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Yes, we Chicagoans love our cheesy deep dish, Italian sausages, hot dogs, and beefs… but for those of us out there who aren’t the meat- and dairy-consuming types, there’s still plenty of great options. Would you expect any less in a culinary capital? Check out these great vegan and vegetarian spots throughout the city, where healthy eaters need not compromise great taste.

Pick Me Up Cafe
Location: 3408 N. Clark St., Wrigleyville/Lakeview
Phone: 773.248.6613
Reservations: Not Accepted
Chicago Diner
Location: 3411 N. Halsted Street, Lakeview
Phone: 773.935.6696
Reservations: Not Accepted
Karyn’s on Green
Location: 130 S. Green St., West Loop
Phone: 312.226.6155
Reservations: Accepted
Karyn’s Raw Vegan Gourmet Restaurant
Location: 1901 N. Halsted St., Lincoln Park
Phone: 312.255.1590
Reservations: Accepted
Karyn’s Cooked
Location: 738 N. Wells Street, Near North/River North
Phone: 312.587.1050
Reservations: Accepted
Loving Hut (Formerly Alice and Friends)
Location: 5812 N. Broadway, Edgewater
Phone: 773.275.8797
Reservations: Accepted
Amitabul Korean Cuisine
Location: 6207 N. Milwaukee Ave., Norwood Park
Phone: 773.774.0276
Reservations: Not Accepted
Victory’s Banner
Location: 2100 W. Roscoe St., Roscoe Village
Phone: 773.665.0227
Reservations: Not Accepted
Heartland Cafe
Location: 7000 N. Glenwood Ave., Rogers Park
Phone: 773.465.8005
Reservations: Not Accepted
Location: 2311 W. North Ave, Wicker Park
Phone: 773.384.9546
Reservations: Not Accepted

The UPchicago team is out busily reviewing each of these great veggie/vegan spots, so check back soon for more info and our own insights on the best of the Chicago restaurants.

Jackie Berkery

About Jackie Berkery

With a strong phobia of cubicles and those three little words (“nine to five”), I am thrilled to be working on UPchicago from the comforts of my own couch at three o’clock in the morning. I love to write. I love Chicago. Hello, dream job!


  • Caitlin Partridge
    July 22, 2010 | Permalink | Reply

    Another good one is Earwax Cafe in Wicker Park

    Location: 1561 North Milwaukee Avenue
    Phone: (773) 772-4019
    Reservations: Not Accepted

  • KMH
    July 23, 2010 | Permalink | Reply

    I am a meat lover but unfortunatly dated a vegan for a while so had to deal with a few of these joints. A nice more upscale joint is Green Zebra and it is pretty good.

    Green Zebra
    1460 West Chicago Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60642-5587
    (312) 243-7100

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