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#1 Old 07-21-2009, 09:12 AM
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I will be in Chicago from July 31st to August 2nd. I was wondering if there were any specific vegetarian restaurants that I should check out. This is my first trip to Chicago as a vegetarian and I know Chicago has a lot to offer as far as veggie food goes.



Any suggestions would be appreciated.



I will be in the Rogers Park area.
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#2 Old 07-21-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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www.blindfaithcafe.com (in Evanston, not too far from Rogers Park) is my favorite in the area. There's a big list of restaurants here: http://vegillinois.com/chicago.asp?Category=Restaurant



Karyn's Cooked, right downtown, is wonderful too. Soul Vegetarian is a bit on the south side, but definitely worth a trip as well. If you go to the beach at 63rd street, there is a vegetarian snack stand! Not super-remarkable food, but good fare, and pretty cool.

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#3 Old 07-22-2009, 09:05 AM
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Thank you.
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I love, love, LOVE The Chicago Diner, Soul Vegetarian East and most of all Alice and Friends!! I don't know my way around the city too well but if you go on my friends list and send a PM to VegBunny83 I'm sure she would have some advice or at least be able to tell you how close to Rogers Park they are. I've been to two outta those three with her. She lives in the city and knows all the hot spots
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Victory's Banner is right in Rogers Park, too. The food's been just average, imo, but the atmosphere is good. There's also some place down the street where you can get vegan ice cream!

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Victory's Banner is right in Rogers Park, too. The food's been just average, imo, but the atmosphere is good. There's also some place down the street where you can get vegan ice cream!



Wrong neighborhood. It's in Roscoe Village.
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Ah yeah. Sorry about that. I've only been to Victory's Banner just once.

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I too love The Chicago Diner. If you like craft brew this is place is a must.
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I think Handlebar is the best vegan brunch in town.
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#10 Old 07-26-2009, 09:51 AM
 
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Ooh. Pick Me Up Cafe wins for me, for breakfast, but they're not a veg restaurant. Earwax is nice too (Earwax Cafe, that is), but I heard they might be closed.

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#11 Old 07-29-2009, 08:16 AM
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So many places to choose from! I only have 4 or 5 meals while I am down there. Obviously I won't go to a sit down restaurant for every meal... maybe 2 times. I think we are def. going to the Chicago Diner.



I am not used to having SO many options. There is only 1 vegetarian restaurant close to where I live in Wisconsin. There are quite a few veg friendly ones though.
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VeggieBite is a vegetarian fast food place but I've never been there. I've heard great things though.
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#13 Old 07-29-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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Pah. VeggieBite is nice for greasy spoon food, but if I only had 4 or 5 meals, I'd go elsewhere (just my opinion )

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#14 Old 08-03-2009, 09:51 AM
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My trip was fab!



I went to Blind Faith Cafe (brunch) and The Chicago Diner (dinner).



There food was incredible. I preferred Blind Faith to the Chicago Diner, becuase I thought Blind faith's food was a bit lighter and that their ingrediants were a bit more fresh. Their vegan cupcakes we to die for!



I can hardly wait to go back again an try some new restaurants.



Thank you everyone for your suggestions.

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