Thursday, November 21, 2013

Urban Vegan, Chicago

Someone had suggested that I check out Urban Vegan in Chicago so I thought I'd give them a try. Located between Bucktown and Lincoln Park, I found the tiny little Thai restaurant nestled in the industrial area.

On this Saturday afternoon, there was only one other couple dining inside so I had my pick of the tables. A casual restaurant, the walls were painted with flowers while the tables and chairs were a red cherry wood. This particular location had been open for about a year while their original location in Lake View had been open for two years.

As soon as I sat down, the server brought some water out as I perused the menu. It was an extensive menu of vegan offerings and I knew it would be hard to choose just one dish, but I really wasn't hungry enough to eat separate appetizers and an entree. I decided to go with the lunch combination, which includes a lunch-sized entree, rice, spring roll, and salad for just $9.95.

To start off, they offered a complimentary miso soup with tofu and kombu.

After that, my meal was served all on one plate. There was a simple salad of lettuce, tomato, and cucumber with a nice, creamy dressing.  The spring rolls were suprisingly unoily, which was great as I usually find that they are coated in oil, but these were not at all.

For my entree, I ordered the Spicy Eggplant, which was prepared with onion, garlic, bell pepper, and sweet basil sauteed in chili paste. For my protein, I ordered the pepper steak. It was served with a hearty purple rice and I thought it was quite good for the price point.

So, if you are looking for a laidback, casual restaurant at which to have a nice vegan Thai lunch, this is your spot.  It surely didn't blow me away, but was good enough that I think I'd come back again. And for $10, you really can't go wrong.

Urban Vegan
1550 W Fullerton Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 472-8208

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