These restaurants are not necessarily exclusively vegetarian, but they often offer a variety of tasty vegetarian and in many cases, vegan, choices.

Bite Café

bitecafechicago.com
1039 N. Western Ave.
(right next to the Empty Bottle )
773.395.2483

Quality food and excellent specials. The menu has recently changed—roughly 50 percent of the menu is vegetarian and the restaurant is open late to 1:00 a.m. on weekdays and 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Chicago Diner

veggiediner.com
3411 N. Halsted St.
773.935.6696

Specializes in vegan and vegetarian food. Inexpensive, healthy, and delicious.

Green Zebra

greenzebrachicago.com
1460 W. Chicago Ave.
312.243.7100

Heartland Café

heartlandcafe.com
7000 N. Glenwood Ave.
773.465.8005

Good, wholesome, natural food with many vegetarian options. Live music on weekends, outdoor seating, and a small book and gift shop with natural soaps and political magazines.

Karyn's

karynraw.com
1901 N. Halsted St.
312.395.2483

Three locations in Chicago, all serving a vegan menu. Lincoln Park location is a raw café/bistro and holistic wellness center. River North and West Loop locations serve cooked and raw vegan cuisine.

Lula Café

lulacafe.com
2537 N. Kedzie Ave.
773.489.9554

Delicious, creative, surprisingly inexpensive comfort food, made with fresh organic ingredients from local farmers. Many vegetarian options are offered.