A Hungry Vegan’s Guide to Chicago
The jewelry designer Morgan Reed has lived in Chicago since she started college in 2006, and as a vegan with a hankering for delicious snacks, she’s built out a soup (ramen) to nuts (well, donuts) directory of city’s best meat-and-dairy-free eating that will satisfy everyone in your crew.
“This is my favorite bakery in Chicago. It’s in Wicker Park, and I usually pass it on my walk to the studio from my apartment. They aren’t an all-vegan bakery, but they have a couple of options there—my favorite is their vegan chocolate chip cookie.”
“There’s a bunch of local donut places that have opened up in the last two years, and some places started to offer some vegan options. This place is my favorite one, and the orange olive oil donut is super good.”
“My favorite for vegan ramen. There’s always a wait since it’s pretty cozy in there, but their soup is delicious and totally worth it. It’s always a good warm-up during the colder months, and when I go out, I like to get things that there’s no way I could cook myself (I have tried to make homemade ramen before, and it was not good!).”
“Handlebar is great for vegan brunch and close to my apartment. My favorite order is the pepita scramble, which you can get with tofu instead of eggs. It’s definitely my go-to spot on the weekends.”
Potato scramble, comin' right up.
“It’s technically a gluten-free bakery, but anytime I’ve stopped in, they’ve also had a vegan option or two like vegan brownies, whoopie pies, and oatmeal cookies. I’ve loved everything I’ve tried!”