Growing up near Chicago and currently living in Milwaukee, I spend the majority of my time between these two cities. Both have great vegan food options that I always take advantage of and seek out more. I spent Thanksgiving in the suburbs of Chicago, but had to head back to Milwaukee early on Black Friday. I had breakfast at Beans and Barley, a place I’ve blogged about several times in the past praising their awesome vegan options and bakery goods.
This is their basic tofu scramble with a sesame bagel and herb roasted potatoes. I opted for them to mix veggie sausage in the scramble. Mmm.
My first choice was the pesto tofu scramble, but the pesto had cheese in it! The same thing has happened in other places when it comes to pesto brunch items. Vegan pesto, please! Pesto scramble sounds really good!
When I got home my plans for the day weren’t really happening. I was planning on going to Chicago the next day to set up book events, eat, and visit my favorite city, so I hopped on a train and went Friday instead. I went around Wicker Park, bought some shoes and tights (I seriously don’t know how to shop. I only ever come home with partial outfits), and had dinner at The Chicago Diner.
Mozzarella sticks with Teese. The Diner is currently doing a fundraiser for Mercy for Animals where every $1 from purchase of the mozzarella sticks goes to the organization! Come out to the Diner, get some delicious food, and a portion of your money will go to MFA. Sweet deal!
I opted for a dinner of appetizers. I almost regret not getting the Radical Reuben since that’s what I do nearly every time I’m there because it’s so fucking good, but variety is good too!