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The Best Vegan Sushi in Chicago

We’re rolling out the best places for plant-based sushi in the Windy City. 

Sunda vegan sushi roll on plate
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We’re rolling out the best places for plant-based sushi in the Windy City. 

Looking for vegan sushi options in Chicago? We’ve got you! From simple and classic rolls to signature and specialty sushi, Chi-Town is the place to be for enjoying plant-based Japanese fare. For suggestions on your next night on the town, check out our list of the best vegan sushi in Chicago.


Near North Side

Next time you’re craving sushi, check out PLANTA Queen! This innovative restaurant features creative and mouthwatering sushi rolls that will have you obsessed. The all-vegan sushi options range from California Rolls loaded with hearts of palm “crab” to Spicy Tuna Rolls made with ahi watermelon. It’s no secret that PLANTA Queen features some of the best vegan sushi in Chicago.

Various sushi rolls in box from Planta Queen

Courtesy of Planta Queen


Norwood Park

Known for its plant-based Korean cuisine, Amitabul is one of our favorite places to eat vegan sushi in Chicago. Start your meal with a tasty roll like the Energy Maki Roll Sushi which contains various herbs, roots, rice, and seaweed. Amitabul offers a second vegan roll, the Jade Maki Sushi, which is made with cucumber, avocado, spinach, rice, and seaweed.

Amitabul sushi roll on plate

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Ryo Sushi

The Loop


Looking for a place to snag some tasty sushi takeout? Ryo Sushi is the move. The menu offers a variety of basic veggie rolls to enjoy. Think avocado, cucumber, asparagus, seaweed, and tofu rolls. We’re also digging the Avocado and Peanut Roll. It’s the perfect combination of creamy and crunchy.

Tray full of vegan sushi rolls from Rio

Ryo Photo by Vegan Eats Chicago

Hamachi Sushi Bar

West Rogers Park


While Hamachi Sushi Bar is not fully vegan, you won’t find any dairy products or shellfish on the premises. The Certified Kosher eatery is open for dine-in, take-out, and delivery services. Vegan-friendly rolls include the Sweet Avo (with sweet potato tempura and avocado) and the Crisscross (containing shiitake, spinach, avocado, sweet potato flakes, and sweet soy).

Plate full of vegan sushi rolls from Hamachi

Courtesy of Hamachi


River North


When seeking vegan sushi in Chicago, don’t miss Sunda New Asian. Peruse the menu of creative Asian fusion fare, sushi, and specialty cocktails. Vegan-friendly dishes can be identified by a small but easy-to-find leaf icon. The Garden Futomaki and Sweet Potato Caterpillar rolls are our current favorites! Bonus—you can also find this inclusive restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee!

Sunda roll on plate with table set

Courtesy of Sunda

Seadog Sushi Bar

Noble Square


Four-time Michelin-recommended restaurant Seadog Sushi Bar is Chicago’s spot for BYOB sushi. For vegan options, check out the eatery’s separate Meat-Free Menu. Order a la carte options or go for the Vegan Sushi Set, a collection of plant-based rolls, for a fun and fresh way to enjoy this Japanese mainstay.

Seadog Sushi bar vegan rolls on multiple plates

Courtesy of Seadog Sushi Bar

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Lincoln Park & Naperville


Blue Sushi Sake Grill has the hookup on vegan sushi in Chicago and beyond. It has a full vegan maki section and a tasty selection of vegan nigiri. While it’s always such a challenge to narrow down our order, some favorites include the Vegan Black Dragon roll, Cowgirl roll, Thai Hippie roll, and Ikura Caviart nigiri (aka seaweed caviar).

Multiple sushi rolls from Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Courtesy of Blue Sushi Sake Grill




Sushi on your mind? Don’t miss this contemporary sushi restaurant in Chicago. Rollapalooza Sushi Bar offers a variety of vegetable sushi rolls and many of them are vegan! In addition to the classic cucumber, avocado, and asparagus rolls, you’ll also find several vegan-friendly specialty rolls to crush your sushi cravings.

Spread of various sushi rolls from Rollapalooza

Rollapalooza Photo by Chi City Vegan

Nori & Wasabi



Located in the heart of Lakeview, Nori & Wasabi is worth checking out. This Japanese restaurant offers several well-labeled vegan sushi choices. We’ve got our sights set on the First Love, a nori-wrapped roll filled with sticky rice, deep-fried asparagus, and burdock root served with ponzu sauce. Other vegan sushi options include the Vegetable and Green Giant rolls.

Chopsticks holding roll from Nori & Wasabi

Courtesy of Nori & Wasabi

Anja Grommons

Anja Grommons


During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.

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