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The Best Vegan Sushi in Chicago

Where to find plant-based sushi rolls in Chi-Town USA.

Hey sushi-loving vegans of Chicago—we’ve got news for you! The Windy City you know and love offers several tasty vegan-friendly eateries to crush your sushi cravings. From basic avocado rolls to fancy plant-based sushi creations, we’ve got the deets! Check out our list for the best vegan sushi in Chicago.

Vegan Plate

Lincoln Park

We’re starting off with a bang! This all-vegan Chi-Town eatery offers a multitude of plant-based sushi rolls. Diners can choose rolls like Spicy Tumato, Not So Salmon, and Un Poco Loco. Vegan Plate also offers basic veggie rolls packed with avocado and oshinko, along with Thai-inspired apps and entrées for everyone to enjoy.

Vegan Plate

Photo credit: @coffeeandveganfood on Instagram

Amitabul

Norwood Park

Amitabul is the home to fresh Buddhist vegan cuisine ranging from dumplings and bim bop to plant-based sushi rolls. The Jade Maki Sushi combines cucumber, avocado, spinach, rice, and seaweed for a refreshing choice. The eatery also offers the Energy Maki Roll and Spicy Kimchi Maki to choose from for sushi date nights and plant-based family dinners.

Amitabul

Ryo Sushi

The Loop

Vegan-Friendly

For fresh and tasty plant-based rolls, Ryo Sushi is the place to go. Their vegan-friendly offerings include rolls filled with cucumber, sweet potato, asparagus, and pickled veggies. Our personal favorite is the Peanut & Avocado Roll. What can we say—we love those heart healthy fats! Be sure to snag an order of the Tofu Skin sushi, as well!

Ryo Sushi

Photo credit: @coffeeandveganfood on Instagram

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Naperville

Vegan-Friendly

With locations across the country, this inclusive restaurant has to be good! Craving some sushi? Blue Sushi Sake Grill offers an entire vegan maki section on their menu. Choices include creative options like the Crunchy Cabbage maki, which consists of tofu and napa cabbage vegan tempura, scallion, and vegan creamy spicy sauce.

Blue Sushi Sake Grill

Hamachi Sushi Bar

West Rogers Park

Vegan-Friendly

Hamachi Sushi Bar is a certified kosher sushi joint serving up a multitude of Asian cuisines. While there are animal products on site, the kitchen is completely dairy-free. When it comes to sushi, Chicago vegans have options! Choose from rolls like the Tempura Satsu or Mango Maki. Diners can also select from several other vegan-friendly rolls, yet some do require modifications.

Hamachi

Sunda New Asian

River North

Vegan-Friendly

Sunda New Asian offers a separate vegetarian menu to make plant-based eating a breeze. The vegan-friendly Sweet Potato Caterpillar roll is packed with roasted sweet potato, Asian pears, avocado, black garlic, teriyaki, and roasted red pepper puree. If you like a two-roll order, also snag the Garden Roll made with basil, mango, spring mix, asparagus, cucumber, and ponzu sauce.

Sunda

Seadog Sushi Bar

Noble Square

Vegan-Friendly

This modern sushi spot has the hookup on tasty Japanese-inspired eats. Seadog Sushi Bar offers an entire vegan/vegetarian menu with rolls like Secret Garden along with a five-piece sushi set for the variety-loving vegan. Rolls that contain mayo are not vegan but can be modified to fit your plant-based needs. Oh, and that tempura batter is totally good to go!

Seadog

Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge

Near North Side

Vegan-Friendly

Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge offers a nicely labeled menu with tasty vegan sushi accommodations. Check out the Zen Roll packed with crisp cucumber, creamy avocado, Japanese mountain carrots, crunchy radish sprouts, daikon, and fresh asparagus. This sushi lounge also offers simple veggie rolls made with avocado, asparagus, cucumber, and shiitake mushrooms.

Niu

Anja Grommons

@vegcentricdietitian

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.

Must-have products: Ezekiel Bread, Racconto Giardiniera, Pacifica Vegan Collagen Complex Serum, Elina Organics Botanical Cleanser

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