Subway: Brown to Paulina(773) 665-0227 victorysbanner.com41.943477 -87.681057 2100 W Roscoe St (at Hoyne Ave) Roscoe Village, Chicago
Breakfast, brunch, lunch (closed Tue)Average main course: $7.50
There’s an interesting distraction during the wait for a table at this sunny vegetarian brunch spot: A TV often shows the late Indian guru Sri Chinmoy (whose teachings the VB staff follows) lifting heavy things—a crew of firemen, a helicopter, a baby elephant. Impressive, but we’re bigger believers in the two-inch-thick French toast slathered in peach butter and maple syrup, or the pesto-laden free-range scrambled eggs in the Satisfaction Promise, which comes with crispy potatoes and crusty bread. A side of fakin’ bacon and a double-shot latte and you’re off to a cruelty-free start to your day.