the publican.

when you think of a place that calls their menu "an homage to beer, pork & oysters," the word vegan does not really fit. fortunately for us, though, the publican on w. fulton market in the west loop is actually extremely vegan-friendly.

how you ask? well, "the publican's eclectic menu is inspired by simple farmhouse fare ... the daily rotating menu reflects the best seasonal & local ingredients available ... as well as a thoughtful selection of fresh & pickled vegetables." and there you have it.

here's what i had ...

sourdough + muhammara & date spread :
this was amazingly tasty. i don't really know what muhammara is, but i know i like it. (jk, it's a hot pepper spread. obvi i would love it.) i almost could not have ordered any food and just eaten bread. but that's not normal, so i didn't. 

vegan plate :
look at this. (!!!!)
spinach, broccolini, green beans, cabbage + a whole assortment of other veggies & flavors. this is summer vegan food perfection. so fresh, so light, so bright!

josh is a little mad that i didn't wait to visit the publican with him (he definitely appreciates the "homage to pork & oysters" aspect), but ... 1. the food was so good & 2. the menu is ever changing. so i know i'll be back!

the publican
837 w. fulton market
chicago, il 60607