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Vegan Empanada Shop Opens Two More Chicago Locations

Fons plans to have three locations open by the end of May.

Eating plant-based in Chicago just got a little easier! Vegan empanada restaurant Fons is opening two more Chicago locations this spring.

Vegan Empanadas in Chicago

Fons is a vegan empanada shop that opened in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago in 2021. The first of its kind, Fons has made a big impact on the local community and has spent the first part of 2022 planning for two more Chicago locations.

The first new location opened on April 8 in The Loop at 32 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601 in collaboration with Deep Purpl, a Chicago-based acai bar. Customers who visit this location will have the option to order vegan empanadas alongside Deep Purpl’s fully customizable acai bowls and smoothies.

The second new location is set to open in early May in the West Loop at 605 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 60661. This third Fons location will be a cafe offering free wifi, more seating, and an expanded menu including vegan bowls such as Jackfruit Tinga and Pulled BBQ, as well as new breakfast empanadas. Stay tuned for the grand opening event, when Fons will be offering a free empanada to each guest who subscribes to their newsletter on the day of the event.

Vegan Empanadas That Ship Nationwide

In addition to the three storefront locations, Fons also offers catering and nationwide shipping on all of their 12 vegan empanada flavors. Popular flavors include Pulled BBQ—filled with house-made ancho-chile barbecue, pulled hibiscus flower, and red onions—and Smoky Mushrooms—filled with smoky mezcal-garlic mushrooms in a spinach dough. The full list of flavors can be found here. Shipping orders can be placed in boxes of 6 or 12 empanadas, and Fons’ iconic garlic sauce is also available in 12oz containers.

For more information about Fons, visit HavingFons.com.

Cayla White


Cayla has been writing for VegOut since 2020 and has been plugged into the LA vegan food scene since Veggie Grill was pretty much the only vegan restaurant in the city. Aside from writing articles, Cayla enjoys embracing their inner 85-year-old by listening to classical music, making playlists for their friends, and staying active through swimming, hiking, cycling, and yoga. In their free time, Cayla likes writing poetry, learning about outdoor survival and alternative lifestyles, and is always searching for the best loaf of sourdough bread.

Must-have products: Trader Joe’s Tangerine Juice, Miyoko’s Vegan Butter, Chef Hak’s Plant-Based Caesar Dressing, Primal Kitchen Buffalo Sauce

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