At 10Best, we're always on the lookout for Chicago's best restaurants, and while we appreciate places that have a broad culinary range, we can't help but adore restaurants that specialize in a given cuisine. When we're in the mood for Vegetarian food in Chicago, we head to Indian Garden - a reader favorite - or we count on Arun's's solid track record and consistently great dishes. You'll find these places - and any of the restaurants on our list - to be fantastic options for Vegetarian cuisine, and if you're looking to concentrate your efforts, start with the vibrant Warren Park area.

Roscoe Village

Watch passers-by through large plate-glass windows in this bright, cheery brunch nook. The fare is vegetarian, but with ingredients like soy sausage, veggie bacon, and marinated tofu, you won't miss the meat. Omelets and frittatas contain tasty...  Read More

Udupi Palace

A sister restaurant to Tiffin, this Indian establishment is more scaled down and not quite as elegant interior-wise. However, the food is just as tasty. Try the South Indian vegetarian cuisine that includes a range of options. Start off with the...  Read More

Mysore Woodlands

Calling all vegetarians! This restaurant serves up heaping portions of vegetarian eats that send even the dour of meat lovers away full and satisfied. The menu features Southern Indian cuisine with specialties like samosas, dosai (pancakes...  Read More

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Chinatown restaurants can be a bit intimidating for those not familiar with Chinese food. That's by this brightl, hip, low-priced restaurant is so popular. The menu is filled with authentic Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai dishes presented...  Read More

Named for the tasty desserts that line the pastry case in the front window, this Thai restaurant serves as both kitchen and bakery. The menu boasts a number of authentic dishes including the obligatory Pad Thai, whole red snapper, roast duck,...  Read More

Mama Thai

Casually comfortable Mama Thai is located within a charming storefront. The restaurant's warm interior features wood paneling, Thai artwork, wooden booths, and several freestanding tables. The menu lists tasty Thai eats, including potstickers,...  Read More


In the mood for authentic Thai food – perhaps savory dumplings, spicy stuffed wings, or basil chicken? Then you've found your dining spot at Amarind's. This North Avenue eatery welcomes guests with heaping plates of chicken Panang curry as...  Read More

Las Tablas

This Lincoln Park churrascaria offers meat-eaters a comfortable haven in which to delve into heaping portions of grilled beef, pork, and chicken. The signature item is the juicy, char-grilled NY strip steak served with vegetables, a baked...  Read More

Outstanding Med and Lebanese food consistently comes from this Andersonville kitchen. The large menu includes a mix of meat and vegetarian options (vegan options too). Roast lamb with couscous, Moroccan chicken with apricots, and Mediterranean...  Read More

Tiffin boasts an upscale interior and very qualified servers. Ceilings painted with blue clouds and walls with wood wainscoting define the interior. The authentic menu features specialties such as tandoori king prawns, chicken tikka masala...  Read More