The Chicago Diner
“Meat Free Since ’83,” The Chicago Diner is one of the OGs of the vegan scene in Chicago. Everything on the expansive comfort food-focused menu is either vegan or can be prepared to be vegan. Favorites include the quinoa chili served with jalapeño corn fritters, and Thai chili wings (seitan “wingz” with a chili-lime marinade and Sriracha-ranch dipping sauce). Save room at the end of your meal for a vegan shake (choose from flavors like salted caramel, chocolate chip cookie dough, and carrot cake).