We need more than National Vegan Day to celebrate the delicious vegan dishes! That’s why we rounded up some of the best vegan restaurants in Chicago for you. Additionally, you’ll also find our editor’s pick of vegan dishes at other restaurants and a secret honorable mention.
2907 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
It’s rare you find somewhere with delicious vegan curry. And once you find them, you stay with them. We think IM Vegan Restaurant probably has the best vegan curry in town. Come try it and let us know what you think!
3315 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
GROUND CONTROL! is a cozy vegan restaurant featuring a wide variety of dishes from different cuisines. During the summer days, we love having their cold sesame noodles after work. They also have some hearty options for the cold weather.
6207 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646
From bowls to street food, to sushi and full-size entrees, Amitabul brings vegan Korean cuisine to a peak not many can surpass. We love everything from their menu, but if we have to choose, we’d say go with the dumplings, Jade Maki Sushi, and the Spicy Kimchi Bi Bi Bop.
1401 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60660
Uncommon Ground is where the real vegans go for not only great food but an amazing experience. Besides their impeccable menu, they also feature open mic night and a ton of other fun activities. Plus, the sidewalk cafe at their Lakeview location and the beer garden in Edgewater are both officially open!
700 N Michigan Ave 7th floor, Chicago, IL 60611
Althea is definitely one of the best vegan restaurants in Chicago, hands down. If you have a small appetite like us, go with multiple appetizers. Or, if you’re feeling hungry, dive in with their full-size entrees! Also, don’t forget to try their organic beer selection.
1500 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610
With three bars, DJs, and a full vegan menu, 80 Proof is a well-spoken name among Vegan foodies in Chicago. Without a single doubt, they’re one of the best vegan restaurants in Chicago. Personally, though, we think the simplest is the best. And we couldn’t recommend you more about their smash burger, featuring two patties (two!?), American slice, lettuce, pickles, dijonnaise, and a yummy side of fries.
613 W Briar Pl, Chicago, IL 60657
Fancy Plants is the perfect vegan spot for brunch. Located in the heart of Chicago, they also sell Dark Matter Coffee — speaking of two birds with one stone, right? We love their bagels to the bottom of our hearts, but they also have other pastries to satisfy your sweet tooth.
They’ve opened a new establishment called Fancy Plants Kitchen recently. Make sure you check it out!
Best Vegan Dishes Around the Town
While these restaurants are not vegan-only, they’re no short of delicious vegan dishes for your indulgence! From appetizers to full entrees, your vegan needs are satisfied at these places.
Vegan Sushi at Sunda New Asian
110 W Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60654
Sunda has a variety of vegan and vegetarian sushi options that are just equally delicious as their regular menu items. Our personal favorite is the sweet potato caterpillar, featuring roasted sweet potatoes, asian pear, avocado, black garlic teriyaki, and roasted red pepper puree.
Vegan Salads at The Goddess and Grocer
If you’re looking for treats at our beloved The Goddess and Grocer, don’t miss out on their salad options. We highly recommend the detox salad, featuring kale, spinach, quinoa, avocado, beets, red onion, edamame, broccoli, grape tomatoes, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and the signature Goddess house dressing made with honey.
Vegan Sandwich at Marvin’s Food & Fuel
954 W Fulton Market St, Chicago, IL 60607
Marvin’s Food & Fuel has an incredible vegan Pulled Mushroom Sandwich (Jax’s House-made BBQ Sauce, Pickled Red Cabbage) for $14. In honor of National Vegan Day, Marvin’s will be featuring this delicious burger for the rest of the week!
Vegan Veggie Bowl at Gemini
2075 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Gemini seriously has a specialty dish for everyone! The Vegan Veggie Bowl is made of Fregola (pasta), Piperade, Asparagus, Mushroom Medley, Blistered Cherry Tomatoes, Roasted Corn and a Petit Salad that is sure to be guilt-free. This is definitely one of our favorite vegan dishes in Chicago.
Wild Mushroom Teriyaki Bowl at Beatrix
Are you a regular at Beatrix Restaurants and Cafes? Then you know they’ve got an awesome selection of Vegan dishes and snacks. Our personal favorite is the Wild Mushroom Teriyaki Bowl, available for lunch and dinner.
Garden Veggie Ranch at Epic Burger
Epic Burger has added a few new items to their menu this November, one of them being the Garden Veggie Ranch Burger! This All-natural veggie burger, raw onions, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles with spicy garlic ranch sauce, and is served on a whole wheat bun.
Epic Burger has been named the “Best Local Food Chain” by Time Out Chicago, featured among the nation’s “Hot Restaurant Brands To Watch” by CNBC, and was named one of “America’s Hottest Startup Fast Casuals” on QSR’s 2020 40/40 List.
Beyond Burger at Ranalli’s
Lincoln Park and West Loop
There are a lot of good things about Renalli’s — Badger gameday specials, Packers specials… But did you know they have a vegan Beyond Burger? For $15, you’ll enjoy a hearty veggie burger, with American cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, pickles, mayonnaise, on Ranalli’s delicious vegan brioche.
Beyond Burger at Kirkwood
2934 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60657
Kirkwood also has a delicious Beyond Burger, featuring Avocado, lettuce, tomato, grilled onions, brioche. Give it a try next time you’re there! We promise you’d love it!
Looking to have a vegan fiesta at home? Check out ZENB Pasta, who is also currently partnering with local eateries in popular cities. ZENB prides itself on unveiling how delicious plants can taste with their all-vegan pasta and sauces. You’ll also find plenty of amazing recipes to try at home on their website.
Featured Image Credit: Uncommon Ground