Subway: Brown to Montrose(773) 404-1109 urbanveganchicago.com41.961527 -87.669653 1605 W Montrose Ave (between Paulina St and Ashland Ave) Ravenswood, Chicago
Lunch (Tue–Sun), dinnerAverage main course: $10
Vegans and vegetarians who love Thai food can breathe a sigh of relief. This may look like every other neighborhood curry shack, but there is no fish sauce hiding in the peanut satay nor egg wash coating the spring rolls: Everything on the menu is 100% vegan. Omnivores won’t taste the sacrifice in dishes like a fragrant green curry rife with Japanese eggplant or curried tofu skewers with chunky peanut sauce. If you need a “meat” fix, the light faux-chicken is benign enough; the chewy, heavy faux-steak seitan, however, is best left to the leaf-eaters.