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NORTH SIDE CHICAGO
TRUE FOOD KITCHEN
Serves: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
I came for the desserts and left wanting more. With the line almost outside the door, it makes sense that it was rated TOP 100 RESTAURANTS of 2017. Sad-fully I only came in because it was the ONLY FOOD SPOT in downtown that served VEGAN DESSERTS late at night. Just peeping at their menu they offered many vegan options for starters, salads, bowls and pizzas, but not entrees. Just keep that in mind! I definitely want to come back to try at least one of their acclaimed creative and delicious dishes!
Quick Tip: You don't have to wait until you are in Chicago to try it. True Food Kitchen is all over the US so keep them in mind next time you want a quick and nutritious bite!
ALL Plant Based
Serves: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Good food done right. I always appreciate local eateries not only add creativity and flavor but also prepare each dish fresh with quality ingredients. You could honestly smell the fresh fruits and veggies in the air. DID I MENTION they are also a juicery--fresh raw juice, smoothies and cocktails! I missed out on that part, but I DO NOT REGRET delighting every sip of their signature hot chocolate. Back in my I-HOP days, hot cocoa used to be my go-to. Just having it on the menu brought back a burst of excitement. I also tried their Thai Peanut Burger. Creativity at its finest. Their hearty beet and onion house patty topped with caramelized ingredients and a light crunch gave me that WOW factor that you always hope for when going to a new restaurant.
Serves: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Last Visit: July 2018
I was happily surprised to find a vegan restaurant near the hotel we were staying at and OPEN LATE! Awarded the BEST VEGETARIAN SPOTS in Dallas, the quality and creativity in the food speaks for itself. Pictured is the "El Macho Nacho". I also ordered the "Smoked Artichoke & Sausage Pizza" which I managed to finish in ONE SITTING. I IMMEDIATELY TASTED that quality. The food was thoughtfully prepared and executed with texture and flavor in every bite. I was very tempted to ORDER a few MORE meals for the road, but then remembered the hotel did not have a fridge. I also appreciated the ambiance--courteous servers and vertical sliding windows letting in a natural outdoor breeze.