"Meat free since '83" is the slogan at Chicago Diner, where servers have been slinging creative, healthy fare to grateful vegetarians and vegans for decades. The ambience evokes a neighborhood diner with fire engine-red tables, black vinyl chairs, and raised booths. And the food? It looks and tastes the part. Crispy seitan buffalo wings cool down the spice factor with vegan ranch dressing; while flautas filled with mashed potato, faux cheese, and jalapeños are served with flavorful fixings so that the meat is never missed. With a popular brunch menu, gluten-free choices and a stronghold on the vegan scene, you can expect a line. So, get here early or hope for good Karma-and a seat. A second location in Logan Square continues to garner an impressive following.
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