Subway: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Belmont(773) 935-6696 veggiediner.com41.943959 -87.649354 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 and sweet chocolate-almond muffins made with vegan egg substitute. French toast is a little soggy and lackluster—but after all, this is diner food.