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Kale My Name to Open Second Location at PlantX Food Hall in Chicago Next Month

Adored 100% vegan Chicago restaurant and bar will join as one of six initial culinary concepts when XMarket Vegan Food Hall opens in September.

PlantX Food Hall

Courtesy of PlantX

Adored 100% vegan Chicago restaurant and bar will join as one of six initial culinary concepts when XMarket Vegan Food Hall opens in September.

Kale My Name, Chicago’s vegan darling, will count themselves among one of the six initial culinary concepts at the eagerly anticipated XMarket Vegan Food Hall. The food hall, set to launch on September 14, is already generating buzz as the Midwest’s largest plant-based culinary haven.

Kale My Name: An Award-Winning Vegan Restaurant

Kale My Name, founded in 2020 by the visionary entrepreneur Nemanja Golubovic, has become a beloved fixture in the Chicago vegan dining scene. Named after the iconic Beyoncé song “Say My Name,” the restaurant has rapidly ascended to being one of North Chicago’s most acclaimed vegan dining destinations. With a menu that showcases creativity and flavor, Kale My Name claimed VegOut’s “Vegan Restaurant of the Year” in 2023 and “Best Vegan Casual Restaurant” in 2022.

“Having just celebrated the third anniversary of our flagship restaurant in the Albany Park neighborhood, now is the perfect time to open a second location to make our vegan cuisine accessible to even more Chicagoans,” shared Kale My Name founder and CEO Nemanja Golubovic. “I could never have imagined having one, much less two restaurants, in Chicago, and I look forward to making this a huge success.”

Kale My Name

Courtesy of Kale My Name

A Plant-Powered Haven Awaits

Developed in collaboration with the Macromia Group, known for crafting upscale dining and retail destinations, the XMarket Vegan Food Hall spans a sprawling 6,500 square feet. The food hall promises an array of culinary experiences, including six diverse restaurants, a coffee shop, a wine and beer bar, and even a bodega-style grocery store featuring vegan cheeses.

Lorne Rapkin, PlantX CEO said, “We’re thrilled to welcome Kale My Name as one of the first food concepts to our vegan food hall. We expect their greatest hits like the Fried Avocado Tacos, Buffalo Cauliflower, and Jackfruit Wrap to be just as popular at our new location. With launch partners such as Kale My Name, we are going to be offering patrons an amazing culinary experience that will set the standard for food halls for vegans and non-vegans alike. We’re excited for our soft opening which is less than one month away!”

XMarket Vegan Food Hall is scheduled to open September 14 and will be located in Chicago’s vibrant Uptown neighborhood at 804 W. Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60613. For updates and more information, visit PlantX.com and follow Kale My Name on Instagram at @kalemyname.

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