Vegan Happenings Around Town

Banner spotted in Edgewater
Banner spotted in Edgewater

Good news, bad news

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first.


Sunday, October 18, Lake Side Cafe will close its doors after a final veg buffet. Ironically, you can celebrate its 4th anniversary on October 17 with a special dinner as well as entertainment. Tickets for both events can be purchased in advance.


Alice & Friends Cafe in Edgewater. Darn. I never made it back to order the green curry dish. I tasted a bite of my friends dish the last time I visited the restauant and fell in love with green curry. Bummer.

[Drum roll please.] The good news.

Now open…

In the old Alice & Friends location, Loving Hut opened on Monday. It’s an international vegan chain. Check it out and let me know if it’s good. I’m hoping the food is just as tasty as Alice & Friends, but the TV running the weird religious programming is turned off for good. Loving Hut is located at 5812 N. Broadway.

More good news…

Chicago is known for pizza but certainly not for vegan pizza. I was super excited last year when some Whole Foods locations started serving vegan pizza and now there is a pizza joint joining the fun. I learned through Vegan Chicago that Delisi’s Pizzeria now serves vegan pizzas with Chicago Soy Dairy cheese. Yum. Come try it out at the next Chicago meetup on November 7.

Delisi’s Pizzeria
5806 N Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60659