17 restaurants for vegetarians during Chicago Restaurant Week

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Published on December 13, 2023 by Kelsey O’Connor


You don’t have to be a carnivore to enjoy a good meal in Chicago. The city is filled with vegetarian restaurants offering a stunning range of cuisine, from high-end fare to comfort food favorites to flavors from around the world.

This year, there are more than 350 local restaurants participating in Chicago Restaurant Week — and many of them are offering plant-powered menus. Discover options for pescatarians, vegetarians, vegans, and anyone looking for a meat-free meal during Chicago Restaurant Week 2024.

Aba

Food & Beverage, Mediterranean
Aba

Start your meal with a cocktail, then move on to smoky garlic hummus, Greek salad, falafel with avocado tzatziki, grilled cauliflower with Medjool dates, and more at this lush rooftop spot.

Bloom Plant Based Kitchen

The Indian Garden Restaurant

Ema

Food & Beverage, Mediterranean
Ema

This Mediterranean restaurant in River North is offering veggie-laden dips and spreads for brunch and plates of grilled halloumi and salmon kebab for dinner.

  • $25 Brunch
  • $25 Lunch
  • $59 Dinner

Demera Ethiopian Restaurant

Lonesome Rose

Food & Beverage, Mexican
Lonesome Rose

Start with a paloma or a margarita, then choose from options like chips and dip, chickpea tacos, and a loaded vegetarian burrito at this Logan Square hotspot.

RPM Italian

Food & Beverage, Italian
RPM Italian

Make it a fancy night out at RPM Italian, serving elegant options like their signature caesar salad, eggplant parmesan with roasted garlic, and bomboloni with Nutella.

Tied House

Gaijin

Food & Beverage, Japanese/Sushi
Gaijin

Specializing in the art of savory Japanese pancakes, Gaijin will be serving variations of okonomiyaki featuring tofu, shrimp, octopus, veggies, and more.

Bar Goa

Bars/Pubs/Taverns, Food & Beverage, Indian
Bar Goa

This River North restaurant focuses on the cuisine of India’s sunny southern coast, with vegetarian options like potato fritters with mint chutney, paneer kofta, fish curry, and roasted curry cauliflower.

  • $25 Brunch
  • $25 Lunch
  • $42 Dinner

BARDAVID

Food & Beverage, Mediterranean
BARDAVID

In Hyde Park, BARDAVID is serving up veggie-friendly dishes like Brussels sprouts salad, cauliflower gnocchi with pistachio pesto, and glazed honeynut squash.

Beatrix – River North

Cafe Con Leche

ROOH Chicago

Boqueria

Food & Beverage, Spanish/Tapas
Boqueria

Enjoy a family-style tapas feast with tortilla espanola, patatas bravas, blistered shishitos, creamy mushroom croquettes, and more veg-friendly options.

  • $25 Brunch
  • $25 Lunch
  • $42 Dinner

FIG & OLIVE

Food & Beverage, French
FIG & OLIVE

This upscale Mediterranean restaurant has plenty of plant-powered options, including confit caramelized onions, rustic lentil soup, farro risotto with winter squash, and more.

Proxi

American Contemporary, Food & Beverage
Proxi

This globe-trotting restaurant in the West Loop has a varied menu featuring sweet potato chaat, tempura cauliflower, sweet and sour beets, spiced lentil dumplings, and many more options.

Looking for more Chicago Restaurant Week? Explore all participating restaurants.


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