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May 24, 2010 04:40 PM

raw/vegan food options in chicago

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!

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

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

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          1. re: rubinow

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

            1. re: chicgail

              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. A coupld of other spots to check out - Blind Faith Cafe in Evanston - and Amitabul in Chicago -

            Blind Faith Cafe
            525 Dempster, Evanston, IL 60201

            6207 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60646

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            1. re: weinstein5

              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.