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A friend of mine (who is loves food) will be in Chicago for the next 3 nights. Please recommend some restaurants for him to try. Thanks!
 

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Someone I know lives in Chicago and they go to the Chicago Diner that is Vegan however, I am not sure about them, I have not been there but, I am looking on this thread because my husband and I are moving back to Chicagoland soon.
 

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Something upscale would be great. He has the chance to impress half a dozen open-minded omnis who will be tagging along.
 

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Definitely GZ for "upscale". <a href="http://www.karynraw.com/Cooked/" target="_blank">Karyn's Cooked</a> is very beautiful inside too, but not as fancy-schmancy as Green Zebra..the food is delicious though! There's also a brand new Native Foods (which I've not been able to visit) that is supposed to be fantastic: <a href="http://nativefoods.com/locations/" target="_blank">http://nativefoods.com/locations/</a><br><br>
FWIW, my omni family loves Chicago Diner too.
 

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Definitely GZ for "upscale". <a href="http://www.karynraw.com/Cooked/" target="_blank">Karyn's Cooked</a> is very beautiful inside too, but not as fancy-schmancy as Green Zebra..the food is delicious though! There's also a brand new Native Foods (which I've not been able to visit) that is supposed to be fantastic: <a href="http://nativefoods.com/locations/" target="_blank">http://nativefoods.com/locations/</a><br><br>
FWIW, my omni family loves Chicago Diner too.</div>
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Why is that sad?
 

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Why is that sad?</div>
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Because it's not where I live.
 

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I went to Native Foods for dinner last night. Maybe it's a good thing that I moved out to the burbs - if I still lived in the city, I'd probably go broke eating there every freaking day.<br><br>
I love Chicago Diner. <a href="http://handlebarchicago.com/" target="_blank">Handlebar</a>, too. Similar kind of place.<br><br>
Karyn's Cooked is great. <a href="http://www.karynsongreen.com" target="_blank">Karyn's on Green</a> is really nice, too. A little fancier than her other places.
 

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They all sound wonderful! I am officially jealous of my friend who could have invited me to go to Chicago, but no....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/mad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":mad:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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One of my most favorite places isn't all veg, but very vegan friendly: Pick Me Up Cafe in Belmont. Awesome neighborhood and the best breakfast ever. Also been eating a few times at Heartland Cafe on recent visits, as my sis lives close by. Definitely not "upscale", but rather earthy and with wicked awesome music.<br><br>
Sigh. Chicago is a great place. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I think the Heartland Cafe closed last year for multiple complains about health issues. Even if it's not, I'd stay away, it's a cool place but a bunch of people, including me, have gotten sick after eating there.<br><br>
One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago is <a href="http://www.veggieboards.com/newvb/lovinghut.us/chicago/menu/menu.html" target="_blank">The Loving Hut</a>, everything is vegan there and the food is amazing! Also, if he goes, he as to try the Mangolash! That one and the Chicago Dinner, but if I have to choose, I'd choose The Loving Hut.<br><br>
There a also hundreds of Asian restaurants that are not strictly vegan but they'll serve substitute the meats with tofu. And Soul Vegetarian East in the South.
 

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I don't think heartland was closed as my sis and her husband go there often. Strange about the illness.<br><br>
Soul veg is fab. I could eat that carrot salad every day. Seitan ribs and sweet potato pie to die for..oh yeah.
 
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