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

Bite Café
1039 N. Western Ave.
(right next to the Empty Bottle )

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
3411 N. Halsted St.

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

Green Zebra
1460 W. Chicago Ave.

Heartland Café
7000 N. Glenwood Ave.

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.

1901 N. Halsted St.

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
2537 N. Kedzie Ave.

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