Fine plates of food in Chicago pt. 1: Vegetarian food bar

The past couple of months, I’ve been visiting Chicago and a fellow vegetarian took me to some of the best vegetarian foods across Chicago. It has been amazing. Chicago food scene is fantastic. Here’s part 1 of 4.

The best fries: At Pops for Champagne or The Watershed are the best damn fries you’ll eat. Both these places have the same kitchen and on both my visits, I forgot to take a picture. The fries are delicious with the perfect amount of salt, soft with a little crunch on the sides.

Now for the food. Mana was the first restaurant a friend took me to. And it’s an amazing restaurants for vegetarians.

Restaurant: Mana Food Bar

This place is vegetarian focused and everything on the menu I tried is delicious. It’s creative, looks appretizing, and tastes great.

  1. Mana Slider: Brown rice mushroom burger with spicy mayo on a ahawaiian roll.

I don’t like mushrooms but I gobbled these sliders


  1. Saag paneer: spinach and paneer in spiced yogurt sauce with brown rice

I’m an Indian, I know what saag paneer should be, and I haven’t really been a fan of it growing up. But at Mana, while what they served was their own version of saag paneer, I happily went through what was served. It was delicious.

  1. Baked goat cheese served with spicy tomato sauce and toast

If you’re vegetarian, lactose tolerant, happen to be at Mana, just order it and enjoy.

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