New Raw Vegan Restaurant Opens in Chicago’s West Loop
Uncooked—an all-vegan and zero waste restaurant—opened its doors in Chicago’s Fulton Market District on July 6, 2020. The Black-owned, woman-owned, and family-owned restaurant was founded by Jeremy Jones, Kaitlyn Jones, and Carole Jones. Carole is the former chef and cofounder of Chicago Raw, a raw plant-based establishment in Chicago.
Uncooked is a grab-and-go restaurant offering raw foods that are 100% plant-based, gluten-free, and sustainably sourced using only whole food ingredients and zero refined sugars or agave. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Uncooked serves coffee, smoothies, elixirs, juices, snacks, entrées, and desserts and uses only plant-based, compostable packaging.
Jeremy told VegOut, “Uncooked has been a business in the making for over a decade. It is our hope to put a product on the market that people gravitate towards because it is good. We’ve been fortunate enough to have been born at a time where a lot of trailblazers have laid the path for us to succeed. We’ve been fortunate enough to avoid tangible sexism or racism, it also helps that everyone [who has] come through our doors has been amazing and seems to have an elevated consciousness.”
Uncooked not only caters to the vegan community and those exploring a plant-based lifestyle, but also to people who want to live more sustainably. Without any refined sugar, dairy or gluten on the entire menu, guests will be amazed when they taste the restaurant’s star dishes. The family expressed, “Our favorites are the cacio e pepe, sesame noodle, flatbread pizza, the cakes, and the goddess salad.” In addition to its grab-and-go storefront, the brick-and-mortar will offer catering and delivery.
Uncooked is located at 210 N Carpenter St, Suite 140, Chicago, IL 60607 and open Monday-Friday from 7am-8pm and Saturday from 9am-5pm. To learn more, visit eatuncooked.com.
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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