I have an office in Chicago with some amazing co-workers that try and bring me to some vegan places there. Chicago has a few hidden gems to my understanding and I can’t wait to try them all! Here is what I’ve tried and loved so far:

Chicago Diner: “Meat-free since ’83” is their motto. I ate a little bit of everything there and loved it all!

Chicago Raw: This was walking distance to my hotel so I went in the morning to check it out. I purchased a lot but next time will probably stick with just a smoothie. Im typically not a fan of raw vegan but if you are- this is a good place for you.

Pick Me Up Cafe: This was a late night stop where 5 people ordered enough food for 12. The vegan nachos were my favorite. The cheese they use there is one of the best I’ve had. I would not recommend the poppers, those were my least favorite. I like this place because they have vegan and non-vegan options so it’s a great stop for everyone.

Meli: I’ve had both breakfast and lunch at Meli and both were delicious. This is not a vegan only place but they have a nice size Vegan/Gluten Free section on their menu.