Where to get a flavorful vegan dish on World Vegan Day

Happy World Vegan Day from Lakeview East! If your looking for a yummy vegan dish check out our businesses in the neighborhood. You can satisfy your green thumb or impress your vegan friend by taking them out to eat at one of the sustainable businesses. Celebrate World Vegan Day by visiting any of these local, green-friendly, plant-based, flavorful spots this whole month since November is National Vegan Month!

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! They are dedicated to making the best meat substitutes taste good. They even have chocolate chip pancakes. Stop into their location on 3411 N. Halsted to try their mouth-watering vegetarian cuisine!

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!

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.

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. Native Foods is featuring new fall/winter plant-based comfort foods. They have 7 new dishes all that will fulfill your cravings from a pesto grilled cheese with tomato bisque to a fully loaded breakfast sandwich that is fixed with vegan bacon, egg, and sausage patty. Also, they have a pumpkin cheesecake parfait so you can indulge your sweet tooth. Native Foods has many delicious dishes to celebrate world vegan day!

Uncommon Ground prides themselves in sustainability and farm-to-table dishes specializing in seasonal and regional comfort food. Established in 1991, this lakeview restaurant has been leading the race in fresh, healthy, local cuisines. They have many vegan friendly options like the vegan chilaquiles that includes tofu, seitan chorizo, vegan cheese, salsa verde and cilantro or the vegan superfood caesar salad. They utilize 100% of all the produce grown directly below the restaurant. Uncommon ground is a great place for tasty vegan dishes and to celebrate the fall flavors.

JuiceRX entire menu is plant-based with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. They have a variety of juices that can spice up your life. They have over 65 different juices and elixirs. 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.

El Nuevo Mexicano was founded by Teresa and Elfego Rodriquez in 1983. In 2004, their niece, Maria took over the restaurant and infused her own style of cooking. They pride themselves in only using fresh ingredients that will make your mouth-water. They have a whole section of the menu dedicated to vegan dishes! The vegan enchiladas are delicious and the sauce is outstanding.  El Nuevo Mexicano has a cozy vibe and is a great spot to have dinner with a friend. They have a variety of vegan options which makes it the perfect place to celebrate World Vegan Month!