Best Healthy Eating Restaurants In Chicago

October 3, 2010 10:17 PM

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Pizza and hot dogs aren’t the only food Chicago is known for. There are plenty of healthy alternatives to dining out around town. Here are some of the best spots for healthy eating in Chicago.

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Karyn’s on Green

130 South Green Street
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-6155

Karyn’s is upscale elegant gourmet raw vegan gourmet restaurant with total focus on good health. Portobello steaks, crispy chicken style legs, and eggplant cannelloni are just a few of the great items to choose from. A wide selection of drinks is available as well including non alcohol tonics made from fresh ingredients. Great for a date night or drinks with friends.

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Green Zebra

1460 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
(312) 243-7100

This restaurant is dedicated to good healthy food, freshness, and flavor. The atmosphere has a clean natural feel to match the natural food choices. Most of their menu is vegetarian and all fresh. Some great dishes you won’t want to miss are the grilled heart of palm, tempura strawberries, and potato & spring garlic dumplings.

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Mana Food Bar

1742 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 342-1742

Mana means supernatural power and you may feel you have it after you eat at Mana Food Bar. No meat or faux meat, just simple colorful plates of raw or slightly cooked veggies full of flavor in a Zen wood environment. Raw means healthy but doesn’t mean boring, thus the variety of choices such as pumpkin ravioli, mushroom sauté, or the hummus plate. They also serve red/white wines, beer, and of course sake cocktails.

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