Hours: Breakfast, lunch: Sunday-Monday, Thursday-Saturday
Closed Tuesday, Wednesday
Vegetarian breakfast-and-lunch place in Roscoe Village.
Victory's Banner is one of the best breakfast houses in Chicago, period; the owner told me he learned how to make his omelets from the immortal Lou Mitchell himself. Satisfaction Promise is a scrambled-egg dish with spinach, pesto, sun-dried tomato, and feta. But the killer is the French toast, in a batter made with cream (not milk) and orange marmalade, served with peach butter and real maple syrup. There are also pancakes, waffles, and uppuma (an Indian hot cereal). Lunch items include homemade soups, salads, and wraps. The restaurant is owned by a student of meditation master Sri Chinmoy, and the menu says that it exists for one reason: to give joy. I think they've succeeded.
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