Vegan In Chicago: Chicago Diner
Hi everyone! I’ve missed you! We spent Monday and Tuesday in Chicago with my dad and ate some awesome vegan food. Oh, and we also visited a couple museums and the planetarium, but let’s stick to what’s really important here- the food! Since we ate quite a lot at each place, I’m going to give each one its own post. First up was The Chicago Diner. I’ve been wanting to eat there for so long.
Everyone told me I had to order a shake, but apparently I was supposed to get the cookie dough flavor. Being uninformed, I ordered strawberry. It was still out of this world delicious! You wouldn’t believe the excitement in my son’s eyes after his first taste. He then assumed the baby bird position and sat waiting with his mouth open for the next bite.
Alright, now to the hard part- ordering only one meal each! I chose the Dagwood,
Seitan roast & corned “beef”, “bacon” &
cheeze, with lettuce, tomato, onion,
pepperoncini & spicy sauce on a hoagie.
This baby was giant! The bread was amazing and stuffed with meatless goodness. And the sweet potato fries I chose as my side were so delicious- crispy perfection.
Chris ordered the Radical Reuben,
Sliced seitan, onions, peppers, sauerkraut,
vegan Thousand Island Dressing &
cheeze, on marbled rye.
He’s been dying for one of these ever since I showed him the ad in VegNews! As expected, he loved it. I’m surprised I even got pictures in, because we were so hungry and drooling over these giant plates of vegan awesomeness.
Dad ordered the BBQ “Beef” Sandwich,
Tender marinated seitan in a zesty sweet BBQ sauce, with grilled onions & peppers on a toasted hoagie bun. Served with a side item such as sweet potato fries & a pickle.
He must have loved it because he said he’d go back there without us, and raved about the bread.
Finishing out the meals, the little man had the grilled cheeze (with soy cheeze), from the kids menu, with sweet potato fries.
Melted monterey jack or soy mozzarella
on toasted sourdough, with a sandwich side.
You’ve never seen a happier child. I think Chicago Diner is to my son what Disney World is to most kids. My dad tried it too (there was no way a two year old tummy could hold all of that) and said it was an amazing grilled cheeze.
Yeah, we were all stuffed, but it’s not like we’re there all the time, so we ordered a slice of chocolate chip cheezecake to share. Divine! Chocolate cheezecake, chocolate chips, chocolate ganache and chocolate drizzle!
If you’re ever in Chicago, you have to check out Chicago Diner. I’m sure I don’t have to tell you that though. The food is awesome, the staff is friendly, and the atmosphere rocks (Bonus points for one of the waiters wearing Herbivore’s “Bacon Had A Mom” shirt!). We just wanted to sit there all day and keep ordering food!
Have you eaten at The Chicago Diner? What did you order?