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, so let’s treat it with respect!

Plant Stand Collective | 3247 N. Broadway

Owned by Maria Guasso, Plant Stand Collective is a plant shop located at 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. If you buy their plant of the week, you will get 15% off, and a portion of the sales will go to sponsoring a migrant family and providing them with necessitiesThey are also collecting clothing, clean blankets, shoes, boots, and personal hygiene products for immigrant families and the unhoused community in Chicago. They are currently not accepting summer clothing 

Goldie’s Flowers | 3744 North Broadway

Want to spruce up your space with some beautiful spring flowers? Look no further than Goldie’s Flower Shop! Although known for their wedding designs, Goldie’s also offers affordable bouquets for every day. Get a beautiful bouquet from Goldie’s today!

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 as 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 Boystown, 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!

The Brown Elephant | 812 W. Belmont

The Brown Elephant Resale Shops is your go-to stop for all your clothing and home décor needs. Whether you’re restocking your wardrobe, finding a new outfit, or redecorating your home, you can find it at The Brown Elephant! They are currently accepting any donations. All their proceeds go directly to support LGBTQ+ healthcare and to fund care for the uninsured and under-insured at Howard Brown Health.

The Trashy Earth Market | 3626 N. Clark

On April 27, hosted by Nowhere Collective, the Trashy Earth Day Market hosts artisans who use reclaimed materials and transform them into goods that promote zero-waste activities. This is a free, all-ages, outdoor event. After checking out this event, you can head to Gallagher Way for special deals with proof of attendance. Shop reduced, reused, and recycled this April!

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 

Wicked Plants | 3240 N. Clark

Wicked Plants is a woman-owned plant shop on Clark Street that has every plant you may want or need. If they don’t have a plant in stock, you can request it by filling out an online form! They even host fun events at the shop, that anyone can attend!

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.

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!

Luna Flowers | 3226 N. Sheffield

Luna Flowers offers flowers for any occasion! Instead of throwing away their day-old flowers, they donate their “buckets of blooms,” which are made into flower arrangements and delivered by organizations. Luna Flowers is offering 10% off this month using the code “April,” so order their gorgeous blooms today!