Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Chicago O'Hare Airport Vegan Options

As you may have noticed, I travel a lot and I thought it might be helpful to start sharing my favorite places to eat in each airport. I've decided to start by profiling Chicago O'Hare, the second busiest airport in the U.S.

I've walked through this airport enough times to know where I want to eat. My first stop is usually Nuts On Clark where I can get some of the best roasted salted cashews in America. See my full review here.

My next stop is CIBO Express located in Terminal 2. This convenience store offers the most options for vegans of anywhere else in this airport.

They have an entire wall of freshly packaged nuts, trail mixes, and dried fruits.

They also have a nice selection of fresh fruits.

But, best of all, they offer vegan entrees, sandwiches, and salads made by Soul Gourmet. On this visit, they had a tofu wrap and a vegan Jerusalem steak. I chose the Vegan Jerusalem Steak along with a Vegan Super Green Salad.  The Jerusalem steak sandwich was made with peppered seitan, green bell peppers, and onions. It was delicious.

The super green salad was made with kale, parsley, red pepper, garlic, and onions. I tried to eat a little bit, then put it away, but it was so good that I had devoured the whole thing within the hour.

CIBO also offers the Ritter Sport marizpan chocolates and Vosges' delicious vegan chocolates. As a side note, Vosges also has a store in one of the terminals that has many more options.

There really is no better place to eat in O'Hare than CIBO Express. But, if you happen to know of other options, please let me know!

CIBO Express
Terminal 2
Chicago O'Hare Airport


  1. Hello Angela - I and two other vegans will be "trapped" at the Westin O'Hare for 3 days in May 2013. While Chicago itself has some great vegan restaurants, the airport area seems devoid. The nearest Whole Foods seems like an hour away. Thanks for this tip. I think we might stock-up before heading to the conference.

  2. Great - glad to help! Good luck!

  3. The cibo express dies not currently carry soul gourmet products. I found burrito beach to have a pretty decent veggie chili though

  4. Thank you so much for your suggestion! Wish I was in terminal 2! Currently sitting in 3 :/
    Frontera in terminal 3 has some good options too and they seem to be pretty accommodating. I've had good luck there. Also, I just found a "Spicy Bow Thai Pasta Salad" at the Starbucks in the food court near K16. If all else fails, I'll eat Starbucks oatmeal for dinner haha.