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Oct 29, 2009 05:23 PM

New high end vegan in Chicago?

My partner and I will be heading to Chicago in two weeks for our anniversary dinner. I've looked through all the posts from the past two years. We ate at Green Zebra last year and weren't that impressed. I've seen Lula and North Pond mentioned a few times, but we avoid cheese in addition to meat. I've been looking at Crofton on Wells and Topolobampo. Any other suggestions?

Green Zebra
1460 W Chicago, Chicago, IL 60622

North Pond
2610 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614

445 N Clark St., Chicago, IL 60610

Crofton on Wells
535 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60610

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  1. Have you been to Trotters? Supposedly they have a vegetarian multi course fixed price menu. I'm sure if you specified that you want it to be Vegan that they'd be able willing to accomodate you two. Another place recently opened called Mana Food Bar. I haven't been there but it looks good. Not as high end as Trotters. Whatever you decide, please let us know where and how it was! My fiance and I are both vegan and I would love to find something to save him and treat him to.


    Mana Food Bar
    1742 W Division St Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60622

    3 Replies
    1. re: Gweck

      Some of the staff at Trotters have commented about patrons who insist on a vegan (not vegetarian) menu and then indulge in desserts packed with butter and cream.

      1. re: chicgail

        That's weird. I guess they weren't really vegan.

      2. re: Gweck

        Mana Food Bar is quite good. Cool vibe also. I'd like their potions to be a little bigger, but for context, I tend to have a big appetite.

        Mana Food Bar
        1742 W Division St Ste 1, Chicago, IL 60622

      3. You should go to Karens Raw . Since you are vegan, you will love this gourmet raw dining expereince. For vegan cooked food go to Karen's Cooked. For a more casual meal the Chicago Diner is meat-less and they have lots of vegan options. Enjoy!

        Chicago Diner
        3411 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60657