The Green Scene - We pick Chicago's best vegetarian and vegetarian-friendly restaurants.
By Lisa Futterman - Metromix.com
Soul Vegetarian East Restaurant - This South Side dining room attracts veggie-aware folks from all over the city. Don't miss the vegan mac & cheese. Apps like deep-fried protein tidbits served with a down home barbecue sauce for dipping and a selection of hearty sandwiches (lentil burgers, jerk "chicken") round out the menu. A smorgasbord of low-fat entrees, with just enough "soul" to fool the tastebuds, awaits patrons of this all-vegan hang-out. Although the menu lists BBQ Roast and BBQ Twist among the choices, rest assured that absolutely no animal products are used in any of the dishes. "It's soul food without the meat," says one of the managers of this small restaurant. Hours: Soul Vegetarian East Restaurant 205 E. 75th St.773-224-0104 - 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday; 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday Fax: 773-224-5851