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Black-Owned Vegan Restaurants to Support in Chicago

From stacked burgers to soul food platters and raw dishes, these Black-owned vegan spots have something for everyone.

Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine

7167 S Exchange Ave, Chicago, IL 60649

Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine is known for its plant-based soul food. You’ll find jerk tofu, rice & beans, cornbread, fried grits, and more.

Majani Soulful Vegan Cuisine

Can’t Believe It’s Not Meat

1368 E 53rd St, Chicago, IL 60615 & 24 Orland Square Dr, Orland Park, IL 60462

This vegan-friendly spot serves amazing plant-based eats, including their famous “Who Betta” Burger with vegan cheese. Other items on the menu include Philly cheesesteak rolls, chick’n sandwiches, and buffalo shrimp.

Can't Believe It's Not Meat

Soul Veg City

203 E 75th St, Chicago, IL 60619

Original Soul Vegetarian is now Soul Veg City, a 100% plant-based joint that has been around for 30+ years. Menu items include crispy battered cauliflower, quesadillas, breaded tofu sandwiches, and more.

Original Soul Vegetarian


4801 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640

The vegetarian combination platter and beyaynetu for one (a sampling of all their vegan options) with injera are vegan-friendly and full of flavor.


Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant

5844 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660

This traditional Ethiopian restaurant has vegan options clearly labeled on the menu. The vegetarian sampler is a perfect way to try all the dishes!

Ras Dashen

The Cultured Vegan


Visit The Cultured Vegan’s website for more information on how to place orders for catering. Their options are available in a multitude of globally inspired cuisines.

The Cultured Vegan

Libby’s Corner


Libby’s Corner is a vegan pop-up that serves up plant-based comfort food. Their mac ‘n’ cheese is creamy and completely cruelty-free!

Libby's Corner Chicago

B’Gabs Vegan Kitchen

1450 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637

B’Gabs serves everything from vegan biscuits to Jamaican jerk cabbage and coconut curry. Visit @bgabsvegankitchen for business hours.

B'Gabs Goodies

Soul Vegan

Sold at Multiple Locations

Soul Vegan sells pre-packaged meals and desserts at Whole Foods, Fruitful Yield, and many independent retailers across Chicago. Pick up their tasty eggplant parmesan, lasagna, or sweet potato pie.

Soul Vegan

Ethiopian Diamond

6120 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660

The veggie combo and veggie sampler at Ethiopian Diamond are vegan-friendly.

Ethiopian Diamond

Plant Based Junkie

1635 1/2 E 87th St, Chicago, IL 60617

Plant Based Junkie serves up comfort foods like their Hot Mess Burger, nachos, and chili cheese fries.

Plant Based Junkie

Conscious Plates

332 E 51st St, Chicago, IL 60615

Conscious Plates is a plant-based restaurant that serves quinoa cakes, chick’n and waffles, avocado fries, and more. Stop in on Sunday for a healthy brunch or a plant-based pizza on Saturday.

Conscious Plates

Cheesie Vegan


Cheesie Vegan offers gluten-free plant-based catering. Meal preparation plans are available for those that need a little help eating healthy during the work week. Menu items include sweet potato lasagna with cashew ricotta, black bean & plantain chili, creamy jerk pasta with a cucumber salad, and more.

Cheesie Vegan

Ste Martaen


Ste Martaen is a vegan pop-up restaurant in Chicago that specializes in creamy mac ‘n’ cheese, po’ boy sandwiches, and drool-worthy fried chik’n. Follow their Instagram page to pre-order for pick up at special events.

Ste Martaen

The Black Vegan

2300 S Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60623

Open for curbside pick up and delivery, The Black Vegan posts their menu on Facebook. Menu items include shrimp burgers, portabella wings, loaded fries, and more.

The Black Vegan


210 N Carpenter St Unit 140, Chicago, IL 60607

Uncooked offers raw vegan meals to-go. The menu includes nutrient-dense salads, overnight oats, and our favorite—vegan cheesecake! Check out their Instagram page for menu changes, as they often change it up with seasonal options.


Vegan T’ease

14600 South La Grange Road, Orland Park, IL 60462

Visit Vegan T’ease to enjoy tasty plant-based meals such as gyros, fried chick’n sandwiches, and tacos! They also have daily specials listed on their website.

Vegan T'ease

Mohini Patel


Mohini, a born and raised vegetarian from Chicago, initially went vegan when faced with a health issue, but stayed vegan for the animals. Whole food plant-based eating (inspired by traditional Indian culture) is her optimal diet. An advocate for mental health and lifestyle changes, she has a degree in Health Sciences from DePaul University.

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