10 Best Vegan Restaurants in Illinois

There are numerous reasons people choose a vegan diet. No matter why you’ve chosen a plant-based diet, you don’t have to give up tasty food or the fun of dining out with friends and family. Check out these top vegan restaurants in Illinois.

Alice & Friends’ Vegan Kitchen, Chicago, IL

Alice & Friends’ Vegan Kitchen refers to itself as the “Wonderland of Flavors,” and that’s an apt description. Head to this Chicago hotspot for a rainbow of dishes and delights, all of which are 100% vegan.

Spirit Elephant, Winnetka, IL

When you walk into Spirit Elephant, the first “wow” is the gorgeous decor, but it’s soon followed by the “wow” of its fantastic food. Try its incredible vegan dishes like the house-made lentil burger or the tofu banh mi sandwich.

Radish Kitchen, Peoria, IL

Everyone in Peoria knows that the Radish Kitchen is the ultimate place to go for amazing vegan food. It offers 100% vegan, plant-based meals as well as grab-and-go meals to make vegan food easier for those with tight schedules.

The Vegan Cafe, Lockport, IL

The Vegan Cafe in Lockport is all about taking food back to basics. Not only is its cuisine 100% vegan but it’s 100% raw as well, giving your body a dose of nutrition unlike any other.

The Red Herring, Urbana, IL

Located in Urbana, The Red Herring is a restaurant that is treasured by vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. Explore its menu one dish at a time, from its cashew cheese nachos to the black bean burger.

Loving Heart Vegan Cafe, Chicago, IL

Loving Heart is one of Chicago’s most popular places for vegan food, but it’s even more than a typical vegan restaurant. On top of freshly made food, Loving Heart Vegan Cafe offers weekly meal plan services, making it easy to nourish your body well.

Manna Kitchen, Lisle, IL

Manna Kitchen is one of those vegan restaurants where you can bring non-vegan people to show them that living vegan doesn’t have to mean eating only salads and feeling deprived. Check it out for vegan burgers, wraps, bowls, and more.

Ripe Life Juice Co., Rockford, IL

It’s easy (and delicious) to live the ripe life at Ripe Life Juice Co. This Rockford vegan cafe and juice bar is known for its vegan chili, acai bowls, smoothies, and much more.

Vegan T’ease, Orland Park, IL

Vegan T’ease doesn’t just serve 100% vegan food, it leans toward natural vegan food too rather than manufactured meat substitutes. This Orland Park restaurant is most famous for its vegan gyro, so be sure to give it a taste on your next visit.

Under the Ground, Bloomington, IL

Under the Ground is all about making healthy and delicious vegan food accessible to its Bloomington neighbors. While it started as a vegan meal prep service, it now has a full-service vegan restaurant as well in downtown Bloomington.

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