The Chicago Diner has a cult following, as one of the OG veggie-friendly spots in the city. Comfort food classics like wings, nachos, and poutine get a vegan spin, while entrees span global cuisines from Thai Basil Stir-fry and gyros to a Pierogi Quesadilla, plus plenty of burgers, sandwiches, and salads. The expansive menu means there’s something for everyone. Don’t skip out on dessert, which features ultra-thick vegan shakes (also great for lactose-intolerant folks), a Brownie Sundae, and a killer Chocolate Layer Cake.
How to book: Reserve via Resy or order take-out and delivery online.
Co-owner Jo Kaucher is one of the forces behind this North Side vegetarian stalwart, a veritable mecca for the meat-averse since the original opened its humble Halstead Street doors back in 1983. Now with a second location in trendy Logan Square, the menu continues to expand from its core roundup of breakfast skillets, housemade veggie burgers, hearty salads, and protein-fueled dinner platters to encompass a range of vegan and gluten-free items including an award-winning vegan milkshake. Who says healthy(ish) eating has to be dull?
How to order: Available for pick-up and delivery straight from the source and via Caviar.