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10 Vegan Brunch Spots in Chicago

ISO plant-based brunch joints in the Windy City? Look no further!

Good morning, Chicago! Whether you’re craving a weekday brekkie or planning a Sunday Funday brunch with friends, Chi-Town is the place to be. From tofu scrambles and plant-based pancakes to IG-worthy avocado toast and vegan donuts, the options are seriously endless. Next time you’re looking to level up your morning meal, check out these 10 vegan brunch spots in Chicago.

Kale My Name

Albany Park

When the week calls for weekend brunch with your besties, head to Kale My Name. From breakfast burritos and avocado toast to tofu scrambles and chilaquiles, this all-vegan menu is totally loaded. While we love every item, the Cauliflower Wings & Waffles meal is our repeat order. It’s the sweet, salty, savory, and buttery combination for us!

Kale My Name

Kale My Name

Fancy Plants Café

Lakeview

We could brunch at Fancy Plants Cafe every day! The Croissant Sandwich, Avocado Toast, Vegan Quiche, Lox Bagel, and Breakfast Burrito can turn anyone into a repeat customer! Plus, the cafe and bakery options are astonishing. From mocha lattes to banana bread to chocolate croissants, Fancy Plants makes vegan brunch in Chicago an unforgettable experience.

Fancy Plants Café

Fancy Plants Café

Spirit Elephant

Winnetka

Are you taking a break from the hustle and bustle of downtown? We hear you! Spirit Elephant is the place to brunch when in Winnetka. The entirely vegan restaurant features options from avocado toast, breakfast tacos, and skillets to pancakes, frittatas, and baked French toast. We can’t imagine a better plant-based breakfast lineup. Add a cup of joe or a creamy coffee cocktail from the bar.

Spirit Elephant

Spirit Elephant

Bloom Plant Based Kitchen

Wicker Park

For a Sunday brunch to remember, head to Bloom Plant Based Kitchen. Find pancakes and waffles in both sweet and savory preparations. Think traditional Pancakes and Churro Waffles, along with Kimchi Pancakes and Mushroom Waffles. Additionally, Bloom features a Chickpea Frittata and Hemp Seed Huarache to round out the brunch menu. Invite your friends and order one of everything.

Bloom Plant Based Kitchen

Bloom Plant Based Kitchen

Liberation Kitchen

Ukrainian Village

Previously named Upton’s Breakroom, this fully vegan eatery has transformed over the years. But don’t worry, Liberation Kitchen continues to peddle epic vegan brunch in Chicago! We see you, Breakfast Croissant, Sausage Roll, and Brekkie Bowl. In addition to the tasty breakfast meals, Liberation also features vegan donuts. Grab a dozen and head downtown.

Liberation Kitchen

Liberation Kitchen

Althea

Near Northside

Not us looking forward to Althea’s Baked Berry French Toast in the morning. But that’s not all! The all-vegan eatery also features vegan cheese plates, mushroom tacos, breakfast hash, and more. This stylish, chef-driven eatery is such a fun choice for vegan brunch in Chicago. Grab some friends and head to Near Northside.

Althea

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Handlebar

Wicker Park

Vegan-Friendly

It’s time for vegan brunch, Chicago style! Head to Handlebar for some of the best breakfast options in the Windy City. From vegan breakfast sandwiches to plant-based biscuits & gravy, this vegan-friendly menu absolutely slaps. While we love a weekend brunch, it’s available every day of the week at Handlebar! “Vegan Diablos,” here we come!

Handlebar

Handlebar Dustin Harder

The Chicago Diner

Lakeview & Logan Square

Vegan-Friendly

If you’re looking for those brunch-at-a-diner vibes, you’re in luck! The Chicago Diner features pre-set brunch entrees like vegan cinnamon rolls, plant-based “steak & eggs,” and cruelty-free Benedicts. But the diner also allows you to build your own brunch. Catch us loading a plate with scrambled tofu, tempeh strips, and potato hash. When in Chi-Town, visiting this iconic vegetarian eatery is a must!

The Chicago Diner

The Chicago Diner

Lucy’s Café

Roscoe Village

Vegan-Friendly

Wakey wakey! Join us as we head out for vegan brunch in Chicago. Lucy’s Café, here we come! The vegan chilaquiles are definitely on the list of plant-based options to order. But we also have our eyes on the raspberry pancakes, tofu scramble, and embellished avocado toasts. Additionally, we can’t go without coffee and freshly squeezed juice when at Lucy’s.

Lucy’s Café

Lucy’s Café Susan Nguyen

Pick Me Up Cafe

Ravenswood

Vegan-Friendly

Don’t just save this one for the weekend, have brunch all week long at Pick Me Up Cafe. The vegan-friendly joint offers several plant-based brekkie offerings to choose from. The Vegan Benedict is our go-to, but the scrambles keep us coming back for more. Additionally, this eatery features pancakes, pancakes, and pancakes! Find vegan buttermilk, chocolate chip, berry, and pecan varieties.

Pick Me Up Cafe

Pick Me Up Cafe

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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