Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont(773) 935-6696 veggiediner.com41.943934 -87.649365 3411 N Halsted St (between Roscoe St and Newport Ave) Boystown, Chicago
Brunch, lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $11
Even non-vegetarians know Chicago Diner. The vibe is normal, everyday diner, albeit with soy milk, tofu and tempeh on the giant menu. Waits for weekend brunch can get painful (even though the menu is served daily), but patient non-meat-eaters are rewarded with dense (and fairly flaky) soy margarine biscuits. French toast is a little soggy and lackluster—but after all, this is diner food. If you still have room, try the vegan caramel crunch torte for dessert.