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The Best Vegetarian Restaurants in Chicago

Chicago is one of the coolest, most affordable, accessible and beautiful cities in America. Located in the heart of the Midwest, it got its start as the grain capital of the country and quickly grew into a mid-point transportation hub for cross-country shipping, and later blossomed into the cosmopolitan center that it is today. This Midwestern destination has it all, from world-class museums and theaters to a stunning waterfront and, of course, out-of-this-world dining options. The food scene here has really kicked it up a notch in recent years and many of the city's best restaurants have an interest in serving the growing community of vegetarians with more meatless dishes. We've put together a list of where to find the best vegetarian restaurants in Chicago, so you know exactly where to head next time you need some veggies in your life. Grab a table at one of these foodie havens next time you're in town.

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11 Restaurants
Updated 26 February 2020
Restaurants:Eden, True Food Kitchen - Chicago, Chez Moi
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, French
Neighborhoods:Avondale / Irving Park, River North (Chicago), Lincoln Park
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Eden

$$$$
American
Avondale / Irving Park
4.7
844 reviews
Eden is a contemporary West Loop Restaurant focused on new American and fresh cuisine. The space is immaculate, with high ceilings, light oak floors and plenty of light, making it a great place for dates and small groups. They pay special attention to clean cooking and sustainability and source the majority of ingredients from an on-site greenhouse or local farms and purveyors. They also have a specialty craft cocktail bar. They are known for having fantastic vegetarian options, like the Baby Beets Salad, Ricotta Herb Gnocchi, and Grilled Summer Squash.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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True Food Kitchen - Chicago

$$$$
American
River North (Chicago)
4.7
2182 reviews
True Food Kitchen is a casual dining spot located in the River North neighborhood, making it an excellent destination for those looking to grab a healthy bite after work or while wandering the Magnificent Mile. They feature a seasonal menu that emphasizes wholesome, seasonal ingredients with thoughtful preparations that bring out the flavors of every ingredient. Vegetarians can try dishes like the Korean noodle salad, Ancient Grains, and the Flourless Chocolate Cake.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Chez Moi

$$$$
French
Lincoln Park
4.6
2056 reviews
Chez Moi is a traditional French Bistro located on Halsted in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago that is small and rarely crowded, making it a local favorite. They have plenty of classic dishes on the menu, like coqu au vin and seared trout over braised cabbage, but they also have a number of vegetarian specialties, like the onion soup, roasted garlic bulb, Mushroom Ravioli, and their signature Cassoulet Vegetarian. Menus change to reflect seasonal ingredients and the setting is cozy enough to linger over dessert and after-dinner drinks.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Seadog Sushi Bar

$$$$
Sushi
Bucktown / Wicker Park
4.7
409 reviews
Head to Seadog Sushi, what many locals consider to be the best vegetarian restaurant in Chicago. Nestled in the bustling Noble Square area, it is a totally unique sushi restaurant that puts a new creative spin on a traditional Japanese menu. They feature beautiful patio seating and the interior has elegant design and a romantic and warm ambiance. Plus, it’s BYOB so you can tote along with your favorite beverage. Vegetarian options range from appetizers like vegetable tempura and seaweed salad to veggie and vegan sushi rolls and plenty of grilled vegetables to fill you up.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar - River North

$$$$
American
River North (Chicago)
4.6
629 reviews
The River North location is the second Doc B’s in Chicago and this restaurant also serves healthy, locally-minded dishes in a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. They focus on using the highest-quality ingredients, entree-sized salads, signature Wok Out Bowls, sandwiches and more. They also have an extensive craft beer, wine, and spirits selection to choose from. Try the Veggie Burger or the California Salad for a tasty vegetarian treat.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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ALTHEA

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
Downtown / Loop
4.6
795 reviews
Althea is a fine dining Vegetarian and Vegan restaurant located right inside Saks Fifth Avenue on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Matthew Kenney, celebrity chef, and plant-based pioneer offers a diverse variety of globally-inspired and thoughtfully sourced ingredients at this beautiful location with floor-to-ceiling windows and a view of the downtown skyscrapers. Check out some of the menu staples like noodle cacio pepe, kimchi dumplings made from coconut wrappers and raclette using cashew cheese.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Demera Ethiopian Restaurant

$$$$
African
Uptown
4.8
1207 reviews
Demera Ethiopian Restaurant offers traditional Ethiopian cuisine in a cozy and casual environment. Located in the Uptown neighborhood, diners can enjoy a great selection of African and American beer and homemade Ethiopian honey wine. The dishes feature fresh ingredients gathered from local producers and offer a variety of vegetarian foods, such as the Azifah Salad with lentils, the Vegetarian Messob and Vegetable Bayanetu.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Uncommon Ground-Lakeview

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lakeview / East Lakeview
4.4
858 reviews
Located in Lakeview, this restaurant boasts two cozy fireplaces in the winter and an expansive sidewalk cafe in the warmer months for dining al fresco. They also showcase art shows on the walls and have live music every night of the week. They have been a pioneer in the sustainable farm-to-table movement since the early 1990s and feature homegrown veggies and herbs in everything on the menu. Their vegetarian entrees are delicious, such as the vegan stir fry, mushroom ravioli, and the famous Impossible Burger.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Fork - Chicago

$$$$
Contemporary American
Lincoln Square
4.5
1935 reviews
Fork sits along a crowded central stretch of Lincoln Square but manages to stand out from the crowd with an epic selection of beer and wine and a delicious food menu. The atmosphere is modern but cozy and it’s a great place for a quiet dinner or just a few drinks after a show. Diners will find a wide selection of gastropub food with a surprising amount of vegetarian options. Standout dishes include the Truffled Mushroom Flatbread, the Beet Salad, Asparagus Bruschetta, and the Baked Tomato Goat Cheese.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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Blind Faith Cafe

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
Evanston
4.7
1229 reviews
Blind Faith Cafe, located in Evanston in the North Suburbs, has a unique menu that qualifies it as one of the best vegetarian restaurants in Chicago. It opened over 30 years ago and offers innovative, globally-inspired vegetarian fare along with a bakery offering bread, cakes, and pastry. Choose from the array of salads and starters, like the Flautas or Spicy Fried Brussels Sprouts, Entrees like the Yellow Coconut Curry or Stuffed Avocado with Quinoa or their variety of vegetarian sandwiches.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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The Walnut Room - Chicago

$$$$
American
Downtown / Loop
4.5
3491 reviews
Located on the 7th floor of Macy’s on State Street in Chicago, the world-famous Walnut Room has served customers since 1907. It’s the first-ever restaurant to open in a department store! The sprawling dining room decorated with Circassian wood paneling imported from Russia and Austrian chandeliers is elegant and comfortable. They have a wide range of menu items but the vegetarian options are particularly appealing, including the Wisconsin Cheese Platter, the Peach Nest Salad and the Vegan Impossible Burger. The experience of dining here is enough to draw many visitors in and you can enjoy spectacular views and the feeling of being in one of the most important historic eateries in America.

At the moment, there's no online availability within 2.5 hours of your request. Do you have another time in mind?

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