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my restaurant guide to chicago.

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! i’m slowly but surely getting pictures added of these places for you guys! i’ve got to make my rounds and take new pictures- not mad about that task ;)

  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 the best healthy grab-and-go food

Fare (vegan, gluten free, paleo options)

neighborhood: the loop

4. for grab-and-go salads:

Sweetgreen

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

turmeric latte from cafe streets

turmeric latte from cafe streets

7. for smoothies and vegan “froyo”

Real Good Juice (vegan and gluten free options)

neighborhood: river north, old town, or bucktown

8. For amazing scones with tons of flavors and gluten free options

Scone City

neighborhood: wicker park

scone city

scone city

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

Doves Luncheonette (vegetarian options)

neighborhood: wicker park

pozole from dove’s luncheonette

pozole from dove’s luncheonette

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

shrimp salad from the little beet table

shrimp salad from the little beet table

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 handmade pastas and cute outdoor seating

Daisies (vegetarian and gluten free options)

neighborhood: logan square

seasonal pasta from daisies

seasonal pasta from daisies

16. for the cutest popsicles!

Pretty Cool Ice Cream (vegan and gluten free options)

neighborhood: logan square

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

Lonesome Rose (vegetarian options)

neighborhood: logan square

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

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

neighborhood: river north and the loop

19. for fried chicken/fish (and also a grilled chicken option) and fun drinks

Parson’s Chicken and Fish

neighborhood: logan square and lincoln park

20. for my favorite place to do work and/or get a great latte with homemade almond milk and delicious sourdough bread and pastries

Floriole

neighborhood: lincoln park

21. for date night pizza and pasta

etta

neighborhood: bucktown

22. for insanely good biscuits + pie

bang bang pie

neighborhood: logan square, ravenswood

bacon and greens breakfast biscuit from bang bang

bacon and greens breakfast biscuit from bang bang

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

Publican Quality Meats (vegetarian options)

neighborhood: west loop

24. 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

club lucky

club lucky

25. for a good brunch and green juice

Cafe Robey

neighborhood: bucktown

classic breakfast and seasonal juice from cafe robey

classic breakfast and seasonal juice from cafe robey

26. the best classic bakery

sweet mandy b’s

neighborhood: lincoln park

27. my favorite simple sushi

mirai

neighborhood: wicker park

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herby green shakshuka (paleo).

herby green shakshuka (paleo).