Subway: Red to Morse(773) 465-8005 heartlandcafe.com42.009462 -87.666355 7000 N Glenwood Ave (at Lunt Ave) Rogers Park, Chicago
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinnerAverage main course: $12
Heartland is as much a playground for twenty- and thirtysomethings as it is a restaurant. Local music acts ranging from folk to rockabilly to jazz flock to its stage as frequently as the local art on the walls changes. Top billing, however, belongs to the menu. To the delight of vegans, vegetarians and the cholesterol conscious, organic whole-wheat breads, salad plates, seitan dishes and black-bean burgers are offered. But red meat–seekers won’t be disappointed when the turkey alternatives to bacon and ham arrive plated next to the generously sized omelettes.