Guide to Chicago Restaurant Week…Plant-based Style!

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Chicago Restaurant Week is back and in full swing! This year, it has been extended for two weeks, not just one. And there happens to be a few vegan/plant-based restaurants to highlight. I’m definitely excited about my options and was quick to reserve a table, as the restaurants book up extremely fast around this time.

chicagodinerChicago Diner – it is just that, diner vibe with really great, home-style vegan food. I like taking friends and family here because they do have vegetarian options as well. They serve eggs, cheese and the like. My favorite is the Country Fried Steak. Check out their Restaurant Week menu here.

greenzebraGreen Zebra – it is vegetarian/vegan fine dining at its best. I’ve been a few times and the Chef’s Tasting Menu is an amazing 5-courses of plant-based greatness. It changes frequently which makes it a fun choice. Always something new and unique to try. Check out their Restaurant Week menu here. TheΒ risotto and the white chocolate mousse sound amazing.

Chipotle’s New Vegan Option – “Sofritas”

Chipotle to Test ‘Sofritas’ Tofu Option in Chicago Restaurants

Beginning October 21st, Chipotle will test out its new vegan option, Sofritas, tofu (sourced from California-based Hodo Soy) braised with chipotle chilies, roasted poblanos and spices. Dependent on its success, it will become a permanent option on their menu. Cannot wait to try!