BlogMia Zarlengo

my restaurant guide to chicago.

BlogMia Zarlengo
my restaurant guide to chicago.

my guide to chicago is here!

I get asked all the time about my favorite places to eat in the city, so I rounded them all up into this list! I labeled whether or not they are vegetarian friendly, gluten free friendly, and what neighborhood you can find them in!

I recommend looking up the names on yelp or instagram to see pictures of the food- it’s my favorite way to research a spot before going!

  1. for healthy food that actually tastes amazing:

True Food Kitchen (vegan and gluten free options)

neighborhood: river north

2. for mediterranean + shared plates:

Ema (vegan and gluten free options)

neighborhood: river north

3. for a good a$$ sandwich, real sourdough bread, and an old-school style deli:

Publican Quality Meats (vegetarian options)

neighborhood: west loop

4. for grab-and-go salads:

Sweetgreen or Honeygrow

neighborhoods: west loop, river north

5. for a brunch menu with a little something for everyone:

Summer House (vegetarian and gluten free options)

neighborhood: lincoln park

Beatrix

neighborhood: fulton market or river north

6. for an oat milk or turmeric latte

Caffe Streets (vegan and gluten free options)

neighborhood: wicker park

7. for smoothies and vegan “froyo”

Real Good Juice (vegan and gluten free options)

neighborhood: river north, old town, or bucktown

8. for old school italian i’ve been eating since i was out the womb

Tufanos

neighborhood: vernon park

Club Lucky (gluten free options)

neigborhood: bucktown

9. for a brunch with diner vibes and a fun menu

Doves Luncheonette (vegetarian options)

neighborhood: wicker park

10. for one of my favorite brunch or lunch spots, with an amazing farm-to-table menu

Lula Cafe (vegan and gluten free options)

neighborhood: logan square

11. for a veggie-forward menu

Bad Hunter (vegan and gluten free options)

neighborhood: west loop

12. for cool lattes and a cool vibe

Sawada Coffee

neighborhood: west loop

13. for an entirely gluten free menu

Little Beet Table (vegetarian and gluten free options)

neighborhood: gold coast

14. for amazing asian inspired food, awesome vibes, and one of the greatest chefs in chicago

Duck Duck Goat (vegetarian options)

neighborhood: west loop

15. for grab-and-go paleo meals, snacks, and bulletproof coffee

Kitchfix (gluten free options)

neighborhood: gold coast

16. for handmade pastas and cute outdoor seating

Daisies (vegetarian and gluten free options)

neighborhood: logan square

17. for the cutest popsicles!

Pretty Cool Ice Cream (vegan and gluten free options)

neighborhood: logan square

18. for good a$$ tacos and the cutest vibes

Lonesome Rose (vegetarian options)

neighborhood: logan square

19. for healthier asian grab-and-go stir-fries + create your own bowls

Bright Wok (vegan and gluten free options, + peanut free!)

neighborhood: river north or the loop