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Karyn's on Green- Chicago

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I lived two blocks away from this vegan gem for over six months before I had the chance to have a bite there. Whenever I ask my omnivore hubby to eat there he says no way, “I eat that stuff at home, why would I want to go out and pay to eat that stuff too?”

Karyn’s on Green is a vegan restaurant with many gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free options easily identified on the menu. This hip and stylish place definitely makes vegan look cool.

I gave up on a dinner date there and decided to take my five year old instead – he’ll appreciate a good vegan meal.

It was 90 degrees out at noon, and my little guy really wanted to sit outside – good idea right?

The patio is cute, tucked away from traffic, but still has a nice peek at the city. Inside there’s super-high ceilings, uber clean and fresh, modern décor with white linens and light bamboo colored chairs. There’s also a huge bar and a lounge upstairs.

 

We visited for lunch – I ordered the soup, salad and half a sandwich special. Black bean soup was up first and was delicious! It had a wonderful spice. I also chose the kale salad roasted vegetable panini. They don’t have gluten-free bread so I had the veggies served in a romaine lettuce wrap. I didn’t order a drink but their alcoholic menu features organic and sustainable wines, craft beers and a mix of fresh drinks. Maybe next time I’ll go for wine and a brownie. 

 

 

 

 

 The salad had some yummy kale, red cabbage, apple, cashews and sesame vinaigrette. The veggie sandwich featured red onion, pesto, hummus and roasted seasonal veggies which was red pepper, zucchini, and broccoli. It was delish! I barely finished it after having the filling black bean soup, but I did anyways – it was good.

 

My son ordered the portobello sandwich with fries. The sandwich was served up with tomato, red onion, baby spinach and BBQ sauce. I had a bite (less the bread since it wasn’t gluten-free) and it was really yummy. Jacob only ate half, because he wanted dessert – who could blame him?

 

 

For a sweet finish….

Dessert was a gluten-free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Brownie, with chocolate morsels, peanuts and vegan vanilla ice cream. We devoured it like it was a competition. I’ll go back just for dessert and just to order this dessert!