“If you want to get me started on a sandwich rant, the shit they do with tofu on the
Banh Mi at Nhu Lan Bakery
is positively psycho. Plus they have amazing smoothies.” —Trevor Shelley-de Brauw, local musician in Pelican, Chord, and Let's Pet
“The Chickpea Tagine at Lula Cafe.
We have also had amazing meals at Boka,
Girl and the Goat,
I feel that more and more restaurants are catering to vegetarian/vegan diets.”
—Paul McGee, co-owner/head bartender of the Whistler in Logan Square
“The veggie tacos from Irazu:
corn tortillas, black beans, vegetable rice, lettuce, tomato, and avocado. A basket or two of chips and salsa, mandatory side of yuca fries, and an oatmeal shake.”
—Dan Staackmann, founder of Upton's Naturals
“The Purple Pig has a surprising amount of delicious vegetarian dishes. Whipped feta smear for sure. Their brussels.
A farro dish. Beets with goat cheese and pistachios.”
—John Honkala, ChicagoGluttons.com
“Wishbone's stuffed zucchini or eggplant. Their black-bean cakes [above] are pretty
awesome too.” —Karen Yates, associate artistic director, Chicago Opera Vanguard