at the end of june / beginning of july, i took a few days off of work for a little staycation. josh & i mostly just puttered around ... but one day, i got to pick all the activities. unfortunately for josh, that included brunch at an all vegetarian & vegan place : handlebar in wicker park. ... in addition to a trip to the outlet mall. #oops

about this awesome place : "handlebar serves made-from-scratch vegetarian & vegan comfort food for breakfast, lunch & dinner seven days a week." come on. can you ask for anything more??

here's what i had ...

pepita scramble :
tofu, sweet potatoes, red peppers, kale, poblanos, pumpkin seed pesto & crispy onions ... served with breakfast potatoes & multigrain toast.
i've been into the tofu scramble lately, so i was pumped about this. plus, hi, it involves kale. OH, and the pumpkin seed pesto was amazingggg.

biscuits & gravy :
whole wheat biscuits & seitan sausage gravy.
we decided to order a side of #vegan biscuits & gravy since i've never had it before. it was also delicious. josh even liked it -- although he did comment on how he feels bad that my taste buds have never gotten to experience non-vegan biscuits & gravy.

since handlebar was so amazing for brunch, i can only imagine how great it is at lunch/dinner time ... i'm sure i'll be back there soon! 

2311 w. north avenue
chicago, il 60647