Top 10 Plant Based Take Out Options in Chicago

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Do you live or are currently in Chicago, and vegan/vegetarian? Or are you simply interested in a plant-based meal? Feeling peckish and keen on something yummy, filling, and nutritious? Here is a list of the Top 10 plant based takeout options in Chicago to help you find a place for great plant-based food.

1. Native Food

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The origin of Native Foods began in 1994 in Palm Springs, California. This is a highly ethical business and believes that “creating AB-SO-LUTELY crave-able and delicious food, compassion for animal welfare, and environmentally sustainable practices should go hand in hand, and that high-quality, made-from-scratch food can come at reasonable prices.” They have a catering menu for functions, take-out, or dine-in options. Their burger combos, such as the double cheeseburger, come with a free choice of a side such as seasoned fries, side salad, steamed kale, sweet potato fries, or seasonal soup.

Address (Multiple Locations): 218 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60604, United States, 1484 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, United States, 1023 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, United States, 1518 E Harper Ct, Chicago, IL 60615, United States

2. The Chicago Diner

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This fantastic diner has a gluten-free menu. The menu is generous, and you will not be lacking in choices. The diner has been ‘meat-free’ since it began in 1983 and sells a selection of vegan shakes such as the Mint Chocolate Chip for $7. You can build a brunch plate, available until 3 pm daily. A Buddha Karma Burger costs $13 and includes a curried sweet potato-tofu patty, grilled pineapple, lettuce, and onion. They open from 12 to 8 pm every day.

Address: 2333 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, United States

3. Amitabul

Amitabul Vegan

Chef and owner Bill Choi utilizes cooking techniques and recipes taught by his grandmother. The menu has a fusion of traditional and new South Korean vegan cuisine. You can opt for the All-Vegan Pizza for $15.95, or the maha pyogo – a mix of steamed mushrooms with brown rice.

Address: 6207 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646, United States

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4. Original Soul Vegetarian

This eatery includes a juice bar for yummy and nutritious juice mixes. They have been in operation for over thirty years and focus on ‘vegans and health aficionados.’ The Chicago Sun-Times described this place as ‘a restaurant even non-vegetarians can appreciate.’ Appetizers such as battered tofu tidbits are $6.50 and BBQ Protein tidbits are $6. Enjoy a garden salad for as little as $3.50 (small size).

Address: 203 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619, United States

5. Majani Restaurant


Yummy sweet potato rolls, fried grits, and black-eyed pea fritters are all available for $6. The eatery sources fresh ingredients from local farms. A falafel burger costs $9.50 and there is a great variety of dessert and Sunday Brunch options. 

Address: 756 E 111th Street Chicago, IL 60628, 7167 S Exchange Ave Chicago, IL 60649

6. Kitchen 17

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Kitchen 17 is a vegan restaurant that makes their own meats and cheeses. They have been featured in Zagat and the Chicago Tribune. Kitchen 17 has a bakery and makes its own desserts. Pizzas, burgers, salads, entrees, appetizers are a part of the menu, and they use seitan, a vegan meat substitute, for some of their products.

Address: 3132 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657, United States

7. Loving Heart Vegan Cafe

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A plant-based cafe that supports organic farmers and local produce. They offer a nice variety of smoothies for $5.75 and $5.99 each. A BiBim Salad Bowl is a great value for money at $10.75. The serving is large and consists of “organic avocado, organic romaine lettuce, red bell pepper, organic spinach, seaweed, roasted peanuts, organic brown rice with a ​special Korean BiBim sauce.”

Address: 838 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613, United States

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8. Kal’ish

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Kal’ish aims to “create a dining experience that weighs less on our bodies and our environment than animal-based alternatives while being profitable and long-lasting.” Try a KV Detox salad for $11.75 with a blend of vegetables and avocado mash. The menu is filled with healthy fare.

Address: 1313 W Wilson Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, United States

9. Alice and Friends’ Vegan Kitchen

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This take-out option was started in 2001 by Alice Lee due to a love for vegan living. The menu reflects this care and offers a fresh and unique take on vegan food. Try the crab Rangoon, at $6.25 for 4 pieces, or the roasted sesame miso ramen for $14.75. A Burmese Noodle Salad will set you back by $11.50.

Address: 5812 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660, United States

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10. Fancy Pants Cafe

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This cafe offers catering as well as meal packages that can be ordered for delivery online. An antipasto salad or potato-sunchoke salad both sell for $8. Buy a roasted strawberry gazpacho with Basil Cashew Crema for $8. A smoked lentil Bolognese lasagne sells for $12, while a Caprese pasta salad with cashew mozzarella, tomato, and zucchini sells also for $12.

Address: 613 W Briar Pl, Chicago, IL 60657, United States


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