Subway: Blue to Chicago(312) 243-7100 greenzebrachicago.com41.896389 -87.664850 1460 W Chicago Ave (at Greenview Ave) West Town, Chicago
Brunch (Sun), dinnerAverage small plate: $11
Shawn McClain’s moss-colored, Asian-tinged house of Zen is one of the only upscale dining experiences Chicago vegetarians can truly call their own. This is a great thing for dinners out, but it may be an even better thing for brunch. Here, there’s no worrying that bacon will be strewn over every plate (unless you count shiitake bacon). And with dishes like blueberry pancakes with lemon curd; grilled cheese with caramelized onions; and, for dinner, an organic duck egg with smoked potato puree, bacon is the last thing you’ll miss.