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raw/vegan food options in chicago

charxchar May 24, 2010 04:40 PM

hey all -- toronto hound here looking for raw/vegan suggestions in chicago.
ovo-lacto vegetarian eater (and i eat meat),...but prefer eating vegetarian/raw.

i have heard the name green zebra bandied about, and i will check it out, but need some cheaper/regular-priced restaurants.

your suggestions would be much welcomed -- need to get my veg on!

  1. nsxtasy May 24, 2010 04:53 PM

    See the discussion at http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/117150

    It was started a while ago but has been updated recently.

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      delk May 24, 2010 07:06 PM

      Try Life on Mars

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        igorm May 26, 2010 06:54 AM

        As far as raw food is concerned, go to Karyn's on Halstad.

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        1. re: igorm
          delk May 26, 2010 10:12 AM

          or Karyn's on Green

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          rubinow May 26, 2010 09:21 AM

          Cousin's IV (Incredible Vitality) is a raw food restaurant.

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          1. re: rubinow
            chicgail May 26, 2010 11:35 AM

            Karyn's is much better than Cousins. Waaay too much raw garlic for my taste at Cousins.

            1. re: chicgail
              rubinow May 26, 2010 12:13 PM

              I didn't have that problem when I ate there.

              I've not been to Karyn's, but it seems like they are simply a different type of restaurant than Cousin's IV. Karyn's seems a bit more upscale. I figured that the OP would appreciate Cousin's IV b/c it's "cheaper/regular-priced". There aren't many raw options in Chicago to begin with, anyway, so the OP might as well get all of them.

          2. weinstein5 May 26, 2010 12:25 PM

            A coupld of other spots to check out - Blind Faith Cafe in Evanston - http://www.blindfaithcafe.com/ and Amitabul in Chicago - http://www.amitabulvegan.com/index.html

            Blind Faith Cafe
            525 Dempster, Evanston, IL 60201

            6207 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646

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            1. re: weinstein5
              Gweck May 26, 2010 07:46 PM

              I second Karyn's on Green, we just went for the first time a couple of days ago and it was fantastic. It was definitely well priced and the drinks are delicious! We can't stop thinking about going back and soon.

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