- Brightwok Kitchen Dine-Out
Greetings! For the month of May, we’ll be visiting Brightwok Kitchen in the Loop! https://brightwok.com/ This vegan-friendly stir-fry restaurant boasts being dairy, gluten and peanut-free, and agave is used instead of honey. With the exception of four menu items/ingredients, everything is vegan and the woks used for each order are thoroughly cleaned before being used for future orders. Located a half block west of the Adams/Wabash train stop in the heart of the Loop, Brightwok Kitchen is very easily accessible. Please consider joining me to share a delicious meal and partake in great conversation! Hope to see you there! Debra
- Vegan on Tap @ Ten Cat Tavern
Hey everyone, please join us this month at one of our old favorites, Ten Cat Tavern! We have the back room reserved for our event. Ten Cat allows outside food to be brought in. So if anyone wants to bring food to snack on that would be fine. Urban Vegan restaurant (thai vegan food) is in the area at the intersection of Montrose Ave and Ashland Ave . There is street parking available - just be sure to check for any signs for meters or timed/zone parking. If you are taking the El, the Brown Line Irving Park station is closest to the bar. Hope to see you there!
- Urban Vegan Dine-Out
Greetings! For the month of February, we're excited for our first-ever visit to the all-vegan Thai cuisine establishment, Urban Vegan! https://www.urbanveganchicago.com/ Urban Vegan offers a varied menu that includes appetizers, soups, salads, burgers, wraps, entrees, combo meals, desserts and more. Guests will order directly from the menu and pay individually. As Urban Vegan is BYOB, attendees of legal drinking age are welcome to bring the optional alcoholic beverage(s) of their choice. A liquor store is conveniently located diagonally across the street. Non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at Urban Vegan. If you RSVP and if your plans change, please promptly update your reply to open up a spot for anyone who may be on a waiting list and to ensure an accurate head count for Urban Vegan in advance of our arrival. Please consider coming out and sharing a delicious meal with other Vegan Chicago members. Hope to see you there! Debra
- Brunch Dine-Out at Munch
Greetings! We’re going to kick off 2019 with a hearty brunch at Munch (http://www.munchrestaurant.net/) in Oak Park! Located in a neighborhood filled with fun and lively shops, Munch offers an assortment of predominantly vegan fare. The full brunch-specific menu, which is only available Saturdays and Sundays, includes tasty options such as tofu scramble, breakfast tacos, avocado toast, vegan bacon and sausage, pancakes, combo plates, breakfast sandwiches, sides, and more. Munch opens to the public at 10:00 a.m., but the restaurant is opening a half hour earlier just for us to ensure that all Vegan Chicago members who RSVP are accommodated. If you plan to attend, please try to be on time, as we may not be able to save seats after 10:00 a.m. As Munch is BYOB, if guests of legal drinking age prefer their brunch to be accompanied by Bloody Marys, mimosas, or any other alcoholic beverages, they are welcome to bring them. Non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase. Munch accepts cash-only, and a cash machine is located within the restaurant with an associated charge of $1.00 per transaction. Munch is within walking distance of the CTA Green Line Harlem/Lake station. For those driving, there's a parking lot located a few doors south of the restaurant (on North Boulevard), as well as street parking. For those who would like to walk off a bit of their meal afterward, nearby shops that may be of interest include Ten Thousand Villages, Pumpkin Moon, Paper Source, Beer Shop, and Scratch 'n Sniff. If you sign up and then find you can no longer attend, please update your RSVP as soon as possible to open a spot for someone else. Hope to see you there! Debra
- Vegan on Tap: Off Color Brewing's Taproom
We had so much fun at Off Color Brewing's Taproom in October that we're headed back! The taproom is called "The Mousetrap." There are no actual mouse traps. Instead, there is terrific local beer, plus wine and a full bar. It's BYOF (bring your own food) - so feel free to do so. The Mouse Trap is close to the North/Clybourn red line station. On street parking is also available. The agenda is simple: drinks and socializing. Like all Vegan Chicago events, vegan, vegetarian, and veg-curious folks are welcome. • Please bring your ID. This is a 21+ establishment. • Vegan Chicago does not pay for drinks and there will not be a group tab. Everyone is responsible for paying separately. • Come and go as you please anytime between 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. • Please register by Thursday, December 6. Check out Off Color Brewing's website at: http://www.offcolorbrewing.com/ Read more about the nice dog in that photo: https://www.facebook.com/OffColorBrewing/photos/a.455693294537950/2150427481731181/?type=3&theater Thanks and see you at The Mousetrap!
- Vegan Chicago's 16th Anniversary Celebration!
Greetings! December marks Vegan Chicago’s 16th anniversary and we hope you’ll join us at Moonlight Vulture (http://www.moonlightvulture.com/) to help us celebrate! Upon check-in near the door, guests will receive a name tag and a raffle ticket for prizes that will be given away during the event. From there, attendees can socialize and optionally order from Moonlight Vulture’s vegan menu selections (http://www.moonlightvulture.com/menu-1/). As Moonlight Vulture is BYOB, attendees of legal drinking age are welcome to bring the alcoholic beverage(s) of their choice. There will also be non-alcoholic options for purchase. There will be seating for approximately 30 people. With that in mind, if attendance exceeds 30 people, I kindly ask that, if you’ve secured a seat, if you’ve already eaten, and if you see someone in need of a seat to eat or for other reasons, please consider offering yours. It’s a great opportunity to mingle with others! Vegan Chicago’s membership consistently continues to grow and, with the current figure at 5,800+, we couldn’t be happier. As the longevity and success of any group is attributable to the support of its members, on behalf of the Vegan Chicago organizing team, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you!” to all of you. You’re wonderful! Please consider joining us for this anniversary celebration. If you’re unable to attend, we hope to see you soon. Thank you for choosing to live a compassionate life. Debra and the Vegan Chicago Organizing Team
- Vegan on Tap: The Beer Shop
By popular request, we're headed to The Beer Shop in November. Join us! The Beer Shop features a constantly-rotating selection of top beers from around the country, plus cider, wine, and soft beverages. It's BYOF (bring your own food). We'll bring some snacks to share. Feel free to do the same. The Beer Shop is a two-minute walk from the Harlem green line stop and Metra's Oak Park station. There is also parking. The agenda is simple: drinks and socializing. Like all Vegan Chicago events, vegan, vegetarian, and veg-curious folks are welcome. • Please bring your ID. • Vegan Chicago does not pay for drinks and there will not be a group tab. Everyone is responsible for paying separately. • Come and go as you please anytime between 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM. • Please register by Wednesday, November 7. The Beer Shop's website is at: https://www.beershophq.com/ It's located around the corner from Munch, which is one of Chicagoland's most charming veg restaurants. You might want to dine there before the meetup, or order to-go and eat at The Beer Shop. https://www.munchrestaurant.net/
- Vegan on Tap: Goose Island's Fulton Street Brewery & Tap Room
You know the beer, but have you been to the tap room? Join us at Goose Island's Fulton Street Tap Room! Famous local beer plus other drinks. The tap room is BYOF (bring your own food). We will bring some vegan snacks to share. Feel free to do the same. Fulton Street Tap Room is about a ten minute walk from the Ashland Green Line stop. On-street parking is readily available. The agenda is simple: drinks and socializing. Vegan, vegetarian, and veg-curious folks are welcome. • Please bring your ID. This is a 21+ establishment. • Vegan Chicago does not pay for drinks and there will not be a group tab. Everyone is responsible for paying separately. • Come and go as you please anytime between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Note the Tap Room closes at 8:00 PM. • Please register by the morning-off. Check out Goose Island's website and be sure navigate to the Fulton Street Taproom info: https://www.gooseisland.com/ Thanks and see you at Goose Island's Fulton Street Tap Room!
- Vegan Chicago at Midwest March for Animals 2018
Activists from across the midwest will be converging on Chicago for the first Midwest March for Animals! Vegan Chicago Organizer, Mauricio is taking a lead role in this coalition effort. We, as vegans, are allies in the political struggle for those who are oppressed by human supremacy. In this spirit we will show up and take the streets to bring attention to their plight. If this is your first or 100th march please consider joining Vegan Chicago as we march! ✊ "Join activists from across the Midwest and beyond to march for the rights and liberation of animals! Be a part of history in Chicago as we march, rally, and speak out against speciesism. We will also be discussing the intersections of human oppression including farm and slaughterhouse workers rights, as well food justice and access issues in Chicago. This space welcomes all friends of animals." – Midwest March for Animals https://www.facebook.com/events/670406463369685/