the past couple months, i've noticed an increase in messages from people coming to visit chicago & looking for recommendations for vegan restaurants. sooo ... i decided to put together a little dining guide of my favorite places in the city. so after a day of this ... & this ... & obviously this ... here are my favorite places to grab grub ... first & most importantly ... my top vegan/vegetarian only joints : chicago diner : the true vegan chicago staple. quesadilla la reina del sur : 100% vegan/vegetarian mexican food. "carne asada" on fleek. kitchen 17 : the k burger & pizzas are legit. cons = sometimes they run out of menu items. handlebar : my fave spot for vegan brunch + awesome buffalo wrap if you do lunch/din. for pizza : lou malnati's : don't trust anyone who says giordano's is the best chicago deep dish. does not compare to lou's.