Add these plant-based eateries to your Chi-Town bucket list!
When it comes to eating vegan in Chicago, the options are endless. Amid the bustling vegan-friendly food scene, you will find unique eateries and dining concepts all over the city. Let us clue you in on a few more options to add to your bucket list. We’re talking about Black-owned vegan restaurants to support in Chicago. With options ranging from plant-based Soul Food and deep-dish pizzas to vegan seafood and tasty baked goods, you don’t want to miss out on these Windy City mainstays.
Soul Veg City
Greater Grand Crossing
Soul Veg City, previously Soul Vegetarian, has remained a Chicago foodie destination for over 40 years! And for good reason. This Black-owned vegan mainstay has the hookup on some amazing plant-based fare. From Zesty Cauliflower Wingz and Cajun shrimp to vegan fish sandwiches and tasty desserts, Soul Veg City has something for everyone. Don’t miss out on the restaurant’s popular hot food bar, if you get the chance!
Are you craving some cruelty-free comfort food? Head to Plant-Based Junkie! This Black-owned vegan restaurant in Chicago features a menu loaded with your favorite plant-based eats. Think tacos, nachos, burgers, chicken sandwiches, cheesesteaks, loaded tots, and vegan wings. Place an order with all of your favorite fast food-inspired classics.
Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine
When in the Windy City, this Black-owned vegan restaurant is a must-try. Seriously, you don’t want to miss out! Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine is owned by longtime vegan chefs Tsadakeeyah and Nasaya Emmanuel. This all-vegan eatery specializes in plant-based Soul Food, with menu items ranging from fried grits and jerk tofu tacos to vegetable gumbo and mac ‘n’ cheese. We’ll take an order of everything, please!
The Black Vegan
Whether you’re transitioning to a vegan diet or you’re a seasoned plant-based eater, you need to check out The Black Vegan. This Black-owned vegan Chicago restaurant is serving up portabella wings, vegan cheesecakes, BBQ ribs, Beyond Burgers, and more. Items can be delivered locally or picked up in-store. Can’t get enough of this tasty vegan food? Let The Black Vegan cater your next gathering.
This Black-owned vegan restaurant specializes in raw, plant-based options made from whole food ingredients. Find the menu loaded with cake cups, overnight oats, donuts, sushi rolls, noodle bowls, fresh juices, smoothies, and coffee offerings—all of our favorite things! We seriously can’t get enough of this grab-and-go restaurant. Can you blame us?
Let owner and chef Tee Scott feed your soul with the fully plant-based menu at Vegan T’ease. Try a Vegan Gyro, Fried Chicken Sandwich, Stuffed Burger, or Tofu Fish Fried Poppers. We recommend going with a group to try a little of everything. Pair your mealtime indulgence with a fresh juice or rotational smoothie offering.
B’Gabs Goodies is a vegan scratch kitchen in Chicago featuring high-quality plant-based food free from soy and gluten. This Black-owned vegan restaurant currently features deep-dish pizzas, house-made nuggets, cooked and raw meal plans, and juice packages available for pre-order. Gabrielle Darvassy, the brains behind B’Gabs is also passionately focusing on initiatives to combat food insecurity within her business and beyond.
Vegan World Café
With over 20 years of vegan cooking experience, Chef Elihu and his team have opened a fully vegan café and catering space, Vegan World Café. This Black-owned vegan restaurant features breakfast offerings, Soul Food selections, sandwiches, vegan seafood, tacos, stir-fries, soups, smoothies, and more. This is definitely a place you’ll want to visit over and over again.
Sweet Vegan Bakes
You’ve got to check out this Black-owned vegan bakery and restaurant. The bakery offers fresh, cruelty-free treats, while the restaurant serves plant-based Soul Food offerings. All tasty items are crafted by Chef Cheryl Nelson. We are drooling over the Mac & Cheeze, Barbeque No-Beef, Chick-N & Waffles, and No-Crabcakes. The company also offers catering options and plant-based cooking classes.