Happy Earth Day from Lakeview East! If you’re looking for plant stores or sustainable businesses in Lakeview East, look no further. Here are some of the many businesses in Lakeview East that can satisfy your green thumb or are practicing sustainable business practices. Celebrate Earth Day by visiting any of these local, green-friendly spots and remember: there’s only one planet Earth!

Plant Stand Collective | 3247 N. Broadway  

Owned by Maria Guasso, Plant Stand Collective is a plant chop located on 3247 N. Broadway. Her business started as a pop-up shop, and it eventually had a permanent home in Lakeview East. Along with selling a variety of plants, the store also sells artwork and unique gifts from local vendors.

Green Flamingo | 3333 N. Broadway  

Voted “Best New Plant Shop” by Chicago Magazine, Green Flamingo offers a wide range of plants to their customers. Whether you are an avid plant-lover or a first-time plant mom, the Green Flamingo offers exceptional service and information on how to care for your new plant. Stop into their location on 3333 N. Broadway to check out their huge selection!

Uncommon Ground | 3800 N. Clark St.

Along with being a proud farm-to-table establishment, Uncommon Ground in Lakeview is home to Greenstar Brewing. Greenstar Brewing is the first certified organic brewery in Illinois. This guarantees that no pesticides were used to grow any of the ingredients that went into the beer, and the beer is non-GMO. They remove any unnecessary chemicals from the brewing process, so you can be sure that a beer from Greenstar Brewing is simple as that: a beer.

Fancy Plants Café | 613 W. Briar Pl. 

When chef/owner Kevin Schuder learned more about animal welfare, he decided to commit more of his career to cooking vegan cuisine. From there, he has been a successful vegan chef and owner of Fancy Plants Café. Fancy Plants Café is a unique coffee shop and cafe located on W. Briar. This is a 100% vegan establishment that prides itself on being cruelty free. Fancy Plants Café has a warm and inviting atmosphere, and it makes for the perfect place to get some work done or enjoy delicious coffee and vegan treats with a friend.

The Chicago Diner | 3411 N. Halsted  

Located in Boytown, the Chicago Diner has been meat free since ’83. The Chicago Diner has the cozy American-style diner vibe and the comfort food to match, but without the meat. They serve up classics reimagined, like veggie burgers, vegan milkshakes, a Radical Reuben with homemade seitan in place of corned beef, and much more! Stop into their location on 3411 N. Halsted to try their mouth-watering vegetarian cuisine!

Native Foods | 1023 W. Belmont Ave.  

From the beginning of its inception, Native Foods had to have that environmental sustainability and animal welfare at the core of their mission. This fast-casual spot serves delicious vegan bites with cruelty-free ingredients.

Ceres’ Table | 3124 N. Broadway  

Ceres’ Table features regional, Italian-inspired seasonal plates that pay homage to tradition with respect to the technique, process, and history of Italian cuisine. They have long-standing connections with Midwestern farmers in order to use seasonable, local, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible.

Juice RX | 3241 N. Broadway  

Jam-packed with nutrients, JuiceRx has mastered the art of combining healthy ingredients with tasty and nourishing drinks and bowls. Juice Rx uses fresh, local and non-GMO ingredients to create a variety of juices that will leave you feeling refreshed and energized.

Chilam Balam | 3023 N. Broadway  

Chilam Balam is a sustainably minded BYOB restaurant serving Mexican shared plates with a farm fresh twist. They strive to provide the tastiest and freshest ingredients while preparing their dishes and other aliments without unnatural additives and ingredients.

Courtesy of Chilam Balam 

Stand Up Burgers | 614 W Diversey Pkwy  

Stand Up Burger prides themselves on taking against animal-cruelty practices by only serving 100% vegan burgers. This restaurant offer mouth-watering burgers and sandwiches along with numerous American-style sides. Get your comfort food kick with Stand Up Burgers!

Blue Bird | 2863 N. Clark

This BYOB restaurant serves American Style food in a casual atmosphere. All dishes are made in-house daily with the freshest ingredients possible. Also, they uses as many biodegradable products as possible and they even recycle their oil and turn it into biofuel.

Out of the Closet | 3311 N. Halsted

Located on 3311 N. Halsted, Out of the Closet is a thrift store that benefits the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. This store will donate 96 cents out of each dollar earned to this amazing cause. Out of the Closet also acts as a free HIV testing location.

Belmont Army Vintage925 W Belmont Ave 

Ever since Bemont Army Vintage opened in 1995, it has been a staple in the Lakeview East neighborhood for vintage fashion.  They offer vintage fashion for every occasion, and have two floors packed with unique and quality clothing!

Les Fleur du Mal | 915 W Belmont Ave 

Les Fleur du Mal is a florist and plant shop on 915 W. Belmont Ave. The shop offers beautiful bouquets for every occasion and celebration. 

Halsted Flowers | 2725 N Halsted St

Halsted Flowers offers fresh and gorgeous bouquets and plants to the Lakeview East neighborhood. Add some greenery to your life!