Recently, a new vegan restaurant, Native Foods Cafe, opened up in my neighborhood in Wicker Park. Now, I am not a vegan or vegetarian for that matter, but I don’t eat much meat though and when I do, it has to be good quality – meaning no hormones, no antibiotics, sustainably grown. I like vegan food though, but often think of it as leaves and flowers. Everyday, I have walked by Native Foods Cafe and it is always packed. I thought, how can a vegan restaurant be so crowded. So, I ventured in and had lunch one day. It was amazing! So flavorful and delicious. I have now been there more than a handful of time and have taken my husband and friends and everyone has been super happy with their food choices.
I noticed on their community board that there is a vegan festival this weekend called Chicago VeganMania. It is on Saturday, November 5th, from 10am-5pm, at Pulaski Park Fieldhouse, 1419 W. Blackhawk ( just east of Ashland and halfway between North and Division and the Division Blue line stop is nearby). Not only is there food to try, but also entertainment and informational speakers.
So if you are like me and didn’t think much of vegan food, give this festival a try. I bet you will change your mind like I did. Now I’m hooked.