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Posts tagged ‘Chicago’

Yusho

I’ve been to Yusho both as a Vegan and when I was eating Pecetarian. My husband, who eats in both worlds, always chooses to be an omnivore for his meals at Yusho. He usually leaves the restaurant saying that his “favorite dish he’s ever had” came from Yusho. On this particular visit to Yusho I let the staff know ahead of time that I was Vegan so the kitchen was prepared, however their menu already includes many vegetarian dishes that can be made Vegan if you just ask. Read more

Oiistar

One of my latest obsessions – brothy soups. Well, to be honest, my husband and I are always obsessed with trying new Ramen’s, me especially when I can find a Vegan one. No I am not referring to the packets of instant soup you used to eat in College, but restaurant style authentic Japanese Ramen – large, piping hot bowls of noodle soup with salty, spicy broths. There are quite a few of these Ramen exclusive restaurants around Chicago, Oiistar being one of the newest. Read more

Big Shoulders Coffee

Dear Big Shoulders – Keep doing what you are doing. – Love Fried Tofu

I consider myself an occasional coffee drinker and I never imagined I would become obsessed with one kind of coffee, however, Big Shoulders has changed me. Morgan had heard good things about Big Shoulders Coffee (BSC) and it was only a matter of time before we would walk across the street from our Pilates studio to give it a try. Needless to say, we are now hooked. Read more

Victory’s Banner

One weekend our friend Shivani asked us to join her for brunch at a vegetarian restaurant she had tried recently – Victory’s Banner. Located in the Roscoe Village neighborhood of Chicago (my old stomping grounds) at the corner of Roscoe & Hoyne, Victory’s Banner has been serving up vegetarian brunch and lunch for over 10 years. Read more

Soulistic Studio and Spa

I’ve done some Yoga here and there and I even used to teach step aerobics classes in college, however I had never once tried Pilates until this past Summer. Morgan used to tell me about her Pilates (which involved turning on a Netflix and doing some planks on her living room floor), I just wasn’t sure if the Pilates workout was going to be challenging enough for me. I decided to give it a shot. Read more

Oasis Cafe

With my last week of working in the loop looming, I knew I had to get my fill of my favorite lunch spots, and Oasis was at the top of my list. Located in the back of a jewelry store on Wabash and Washington (yes, a jewelry store), it’s really easy to miss if you aren’t paying attention. Read more

Foodease

There was one day (yes only one) where the stars aligned and I was able to take a long lunch. So, Morgan and I headed out to Water Tower Place to try Foodease, a gourmet food market. The big draw for us was the beautiful looking salad bar, although they offer much more than that. Read more

Owen & Engine – Vegan Style

We visited Owen & Engine for brunch recently, a British-inspired gastro-pub. In their own words, “Owen & Engine is based on a simple idea of offering rustic British-inspired comfort food with real ales and a carefully crafted beverage program. Trends are unimportant; quality is key.” Read more