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Chicago Diner

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS
$13.0
STROGANOFF POUTINE
Hand-cut fries topped with tempeh, mushroom Stroganoff, and green onions.
$9.0
SPINACH ARTICHOKE DIP
Everyone's favorite party food, our creamy, spinach artichoke dip is served with toasted ciabatta crostini. GF option avail.
$10.0
THAI CHILI WINGS
seitan "wingz" with chili lime marinade and Sriracha Ranch dipping sauce. Sesame garnish.
$10.0
POUTINE
Canadian style waffle fries topped with melted Teese Vegan Cheese, country gravy & green onions. Add bacon or sour cream +1 ea. Jalapeño +.50.
$10.0
SPECIAL RECIPE WINGS
seitan "wings" with our vegan ranch & celery. bbq or spicy buffalo style
$10.0
NACHOS
seitan chorizo, spiced black beans, tomato, onion, jalapenos, guacamole, sour cream, cheeze & salsa.
$3.5
Add Cheeze $1.0
Large Order Of Fries $6.0
FRIES APPETIZER
Sweet potato or Smoked paprika seasoned waffle fries.
$8.0
CHIPS & GUACAMOLE
house made fire roasted salsa & guacamole with tortilla chips.
SOUP & SALAD
Vegan Dressings: Balsamic Vinaigrette, Ranch, Caesar, Thousand Island, Southwest Spice
Cup $3.0
Bowl $5.0
SOUP OF THE DAY
housemade, vegan (usually gf)
$2.0
ADD CUP OF SOUP TO ANY SALAD OR ENTREE
$12.0
AVOCADO CRUNCH SALAD
Romaine and spinach mix tossed with red onions, white beans, corn, grape tomatoes, red bell peppers, and cilantro tossed in Southwest dressing. Topped with lightly breaded avocado wedges, shoestring potatoes, and lime wedge.
$6.5
Add a small salad to your entree $3.0
GARDEN SALAD
mixed greens, red cabbage, carrots, tomato, cucumber & sprouts, beets. (gf)
$11.0
TACO SALAD
Mixed greens tossed in Southwest Spice dressing with tomato, onion, red cabbage, black beans, corn, cheese, jalapeños, seitan chorizo, tortilla crisps, sliced avocado.(gfo)
$11.0
CHICKEN RANCH SALAD
BBQ or Buffalo style seitan wingz over mixed greens tossed in creamy ranch dressing, with tomato, onion, carrot, bell pepper, red cabbage & cucumber.
$11.0
CAESAR SALAD
Romaine tossed in house vegan Caesar, with artichoke hearts, sundried tomato, choice of spicy chicken seitan, crispy chicken seitan, or grilled tempeh strips & croutons.
ENTREES
$14.0
CHICKEN FAJITA TACOS
Three chicken-style fajita tacos with grilled peppers and onion. Topped with roasted corn pico de gallo. Served with refried beans, Mexican rice, and salsa fresca.
$14.0
TAMALES DE POLLO CON MOLE VERDE
Tamales wrapped in banana leaves, topped with house-made pepita mole verde and toasted sesame seeds. Served with refried beans and Mexican rice.
$14.0
COUNTRY FRIED STEAK
Battered seitan filet, topped with country gravy, rustic mashed potatoes & sautéed vegetables.
$11.0
PIEROGI QUESADILLA
sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, green onions, sautéed mushrooms & Daiya® Cheddar in a folded tomato basil tortilla with vegan dill sour cream.
$13.0
THAI BASIL STIR FRY
tofu or tempeh, brown rice, veg mix, in a SPICY Thai garlic sauce with fresh basil (can be prepared mild upon request)
$14.0
TRUFFLE MUSHROOM LENTIL LOAF
A soul-warming blend of mushroom and lentil casserole topped with a white truffle mushroom sauce. Served with sautéed vegetables and roasted potatoes. GF
$13.5
AVOCADO TOSTADAS
black beans, quinoa, onion, bell pepper, lettuce, tomato, avocado, corn tortillas, chimichurri add seitan chorizo +2
$13.0
THE SOUL BOWL
blackened or scrambled tofu, quinoa, flashed greens, mashed sweet potato, black beans, chimichurri add avocado +1
$10.0
QUINOA CHILI
with jalapeno corn fritters add tomato and onion, sour cream, cheese, avocado +1 ea
$10.0
SCRAMBLED TOFU DELUXE
veg saute with kale and quinoa
SANDWICHES
Served with a sandwich side and dill pickle
$12.0
GRILLED ASIAN CHICKEN SANDWICH
Grilled chicken-style seitan patty, glazed with orange sauce. Served with lettuce, red onion, jalapeño slaw, and spicy mayo on a whole wheat Kaiser roll. Comes with your choice of side.
$12.0
CUBAN SANDWICH
Grilled marinated seitan, fried yucca root chips, peperoncini, melted cheese, mayo, and mustard on crunchy ciabatta bread.
$13.0
THE RADICAL REUBEN tm
corned beef seitan, grilled onions, peppers, sauerkraut, vegan thousand island & cheese, on marbled rye.
$12.0
SPICY CRISPY CHICKEN
Panko-cayenne breaded chicken style seitan, vegan Ranch, lettuce, tomato, cucumber & onion, wheat bun.
$12.0
GYROS
Pita bread with sliced seitan, chopped onions, tomatoes & lettuce, with vegan tzatziki sauce.
$13.0
PORTABELLO TRUFFLE MELT
Marinated mushrooms with fresh arugula, tomato & onion, white truffle aioli & Teese® Vegan Mozzarella.
$11.0
S.U.V. (STRAIGHT UP VEGGIE)
toasted whole grain bread with melted vegan or dairy cheese, avocado, sprouts, tomato, onion, lettuce, and Creole mustard
BURGERS
Served On A Wheat Bun with a sandwich side and dill pickle
$12.0
Add Cheeze $1.0
THE TITANIC BLT BURGER
Our veggie seitan patty topped with seitan bacon & french fried onions, lettuce, tomato & Chipotle FireTM sauce.
$12.0
CAJUN BLACK BEAN BURGER
Spicy black bean veggie patty topped with sautéed onion, mushroom, spinach, tomato, fried jalapeño, cheddar sauce & creole mustard. Add avocado +1ea.
$12.0
BUDDHA'S KARMA BURGER
Curried sweet potato-tofu patty, grilled pineapple, lettuce, onion & chimichurri sauce. Add avocado +1. (gfo)
BURGER & SANDWICH SIDES
all side items also available a la carte
Sweet Potato Fries
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Macaroni & Teeze TM
Seasoned Waffle Fries
Yucca Chips
Cup Of Soup
Side Salad (gf)
Ginger Garlic Flashed Greens +1 (gf)
Sautéed Veggies (gf)
Balsamic Brussels Sprouts +1
CHEESE OPTIONS
Vegan Teese Mozzarella
Vegan Daiya Mozzarella Or Cheddar
Monterey Jack
rbgh/rbst free, non-gmo
Swiss
rbgh/rbst free, non-gmo
BRUNCH
Brunch Until 3 Pm Daily
$4.0
2 For $6.0
VEGAN CINNAMON ROLL
cinnamon frosted swirl
$13.0
COUNTRY BENEDICT
grilled tofu on english muffin with garlic sauteed spinach, mushrooms & onions, country gravy & chopped tomatoes (gfo)
$11.0
CHILAQUILES
Spicy tomatillo salsa tossed with tortilla chips and scrambled tofu or egg. Topped with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, and green onion. GF option avail.
$14.0
STEAK & EGGS
country fried seitan steak with 2 eggs/tofu, potato hash, fruit garnish.
$12.0
BREAKFAST BOWL
potato hash topped with eggs/tofu, biscuit, and seitan sausage gravy.
$13.0
BREAKFAST COMBO
2 eggs or tofu, potato hash, seitan bacon, sausage patty, fruit garnish, your choice of pancake, french toast, English muffin or toast
$11.0
MEXICANA BOWL
Scrambled eggs/tofu, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, guacamole, cilantro, cheese, potato hash, black beans & salsa. Add corn tortillas +1.
$11.0
Extras Each $0.5
Egg White Only $1.0
CAGE FREE OMELET
choose 3 ingred. with potato hash & toast, tomato, onion, bell pepper, spinach, mushroom, swiss, jack, vegan cheese
$7.0
Without Sausæg $5.0
BISCUIT & SAUSAGE GRAVY
herbed biscuit with seitan sausæg gravy
$8.5
Add Cheese Or Veggie Bacon Each $1.0
"MICKEY MUFFIN"
scrambled egg/tofu on an English muffin, with seitan sausage, creole mustard, potato hash.
BRUNCH - BUILD A BRUNCH
Brunch Until 3 Pm Daily
$4.0
Scrambled Tofu (gf)
$3.0
1 Pancake
$3.5
Potato Hash
$4.0
2 French Toast Wedges
$2.0
Seitan Sausæg Patty
featuring upton's natural's breakfast seitan sausage
$4.0
2 Cage Free Organic Eggs (gf)
Featuring Milo's organic eggs from a Wisconsin family farm where hens roam free (weather permitting) with up to 18sq ft of space each or in rotating pens with large barn door access & ample natural light in henhouse, with all vegetarian feed high in omega-3 from flax seed.
$1.25
4 Strips Seitan Bacün
Featuring our house recipe hickory smoke seitan bacün.
$1.0
Toast
$1.0
Fire Roasted Salsa
salsa fresca made fresh by hand from farm fresh local ingredients.
$2.0
Country Gravy
KID FRIENDLY - ALL DAY ITEMS
$6.0
KIDS BIG BURGER
veggie seitan patty on a wheat bun.
$6.0
GRILLED CHEESE
melted monterey jack or vegan daiya on toasted wheat, tomato & sprouts with a sandwich side.
Small $5.0
Large $6.5
MAC & TEESE
$5.0
KIDS ICE CREAM SUNDAE
vegan ice cream scoop with chocolate sauce & nuts.
PRICE RANGE
USD 20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
American, Diner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is definitely the best vegan place I’ve ever been too. I’m not a vegetarian but love it every once and while. This is a place where you can take your meat loving friends and they’ll go home happy and satisfied. The Asian Chicken Sandwich...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank StevenRedant
Reviewed 15 January 2019

I enjoyed this place all in all. I didn't try to go for any of the "replacement" foods, like the "steaks" and "chicken" but stuck with spicy eggs and potatoes and the like. It does the spicy tortilla chips and avocado sort of thing very...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank hogiebear33
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

This place is a Chicago classic for good reason. If you’re okay with a wait, you won’t be disappointed. They go above and beyond to create unique plant-based dishes to combat the misconception that plant-based diets are restricting and boring. There really is something for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jessie K
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Had researched vegan/veggie places to eat in Chicago and this kept popping up. Only a small diner but it didn’t disappoint. Couldn’t make reservations so had to wait half hour out in the back of diner....was incredibly busy so assumed it was popular! Had a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Adam C
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

I got to the Chicago Diner with my husband right at 3:30 pm on New Year’s Eve, after writing to the restaurant to make sure that they were open on New Year’s Eve and taking a $30 ride share into the city. The hostess informed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Thea F
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Enjoyed a great meal here, even though I am far from vegetarian. The little diner has all the personality you'd expect for a little dive in Boystown. Everyone is very friendly. Expect a wait, they're usually busy! The menu has quite a few offerings and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kjm445
Reviewed 4 December 2018

I live far from the Chicago Diner now, but I eat there whenever I am in the area. I especially enjoy taking out-of-town guests there, knowing that they likely have not experienced any restaurant like it. Very consistent over the years, and while "vegetarian," most...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 137georgev
Reviewed 23 October 2018

New to the vegan diet, and this was a great introduction. I could walk here from my hotel, wasn't exactly sure what to expect, I ordered the orange 'chicken' and rice. It was so delicious I went back to the next day. Really enjoyed the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank leclerc
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Very interesting take on brunch food done totally vegan. Not quite as good as the real thing. But not bad, and the fries are fabulous. Friendly service and reasonable prices.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jeremyc600
Reviewed 5 October 2018

I have eaten ad the CD for years. The food is not as good as it once was. I ate brunch on a Sunday recently and was disappointed. I had the tofu scramble. It was not very flavorful and not particularly appetizing looking (I eat...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beverly R
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