For the month of September, we're VERY excited to be visiting Chicago's latest, all-vegan cafe, Upton's Breakroom! The cafe opened a mere three weeks ago, and we're happy to extend our support and help kick-start this new venture!
As many of you know, Upton's Naturals seitan has been a much-loved, locally-made product for a number of years. Over the past 8 months, Dan and Nicole of Upton's have tirelessly been working on the construction of a brand-new, built-from-the-ground structure which houses not only the production facility, but Upton's Breakroom cafe, and we couldn't be happier!
The Upton's Breakroom menu consists of a nice selection of sandwiches and sides. In addition, the cafe features baked goods made in-house by Kelly Peloza, author of the cookbook, The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur, as well as the upcoming release, Cheers to Vegan Sweets! As this is a pay-as-you-go event, guests can order as little or as much as they'd like!
Here's how it's all going to play out:
As Upton's Breakroom is small and unable to accommodate our group indoors, we'll be dining alfresco at tables set up behind the building.
• Upon arrival, guests will go directly to the back of the building to check in and receive a name tag. The name tag will assist Upton's staff with identifying Vegan Chicago members, as opposed to customers who arrive off the street, which will help expedite our food orders.
• Once orders are placed, guests will return outside to find a seat and mingle with other Vegan Chicago members until their food is delivered.
Transportation: For those driving, non-metered (free) parking is available on the street. For those biking, there are two bike racks next to the building. For those taking public transportation, the Grand bus stops right in front of Upton's.
Please consider joining me to show some Vegan Chicago love to Upton's Naturals, a company that not only has produced delicious vegan products that have been enjoyed for years by many locally and throughout the country, but one that has generously extended support numerous times to the vegan community!
Hope to see you there!