Top Three Vegetarian Eats in Lincoln Park

I have been a proud vegetarian for almost two years. After doing research on the meat industry, as well as assessing the environmental impacts, this lifestyle change made the most sense to me. Adopting a veggie diet is not as hard as you may think. Once you get the hang of cooking tofu, it’s all uphill from there. Nonetheless, there are some times when I either don’t have time to cook for myself or am too tired. In those cases, I head to my favorite spots for a quick, meatless meal.

1. Whole Foods

My life was instantly improved when they opened this Whole Foods on campus. The convenience and tastiness of the food they have available can be dangerous to my wallet sometimes. Whole Foods has a lot of options when it comes to vegetarian meals. You can get anything from a slice of pizza, sushi, or something warm from their hot bar. Whenever I’m in a major hurry, I stop here to get something to eat. I can always count on Whole Foods to have something warm and vegetarian.

2. Chicago’s Dog House

This incredible hot dog place is located right across the street from the School of Music on Fullerton. It has a special place in my heart because all of the hot dogs on the menu can be made with a veggie “dog”. I had my first Chicago style hot dog here, and I am forever changed. The owner offers DePaul students a deal where you can get a hot dog, drink and fries for $6! For the quality of the food, it truly doesn’t get better than this.

3. Noodles in the Pot

If you’re ever in the mood for some delicious Thai food, this is the place to go. It’s located on Halsted, not too far from the School of Music. One thing to note, the portions are really big so you could split this with a friend or save the leftovers for another meal. My favorite vegetarian option from them is the golden noodles with tofu!

– Haedy Gorostieta