The Chicago Diner - Meat Free Since '83

Open M–R 11–10; F 11–11; SA 10–11; SU 10–10


Award-winning Vegan Milk Shakes

Just ask anyone who's had one; our milk shakes are cause for wide eyes and deep contemplation. And some of them are gluten free too!


The Radical Reuben!

Our flagship sandwich, The Radical Reuben is known worldwide. Come in and taste what all the fuss is about!


Gluten Free Menu!

Ask your server for our gluten free menu. Two pages of classic diner selections, several seasonal choices, desserts, and milk shakes!


Our Halsted Location

Our original Halsted location in Lakeview features the old diner feel.


Logan Square Location

Our newest location in Logan Square features a full bar with 9 taps along with our award-winning menu and booths that can handle large groups.


Logan Square Bar

Our newest Logan Square location has a full bar serving up vegan classics like Bloody Marys and White Russians along with our own signature cocktails. Our craft beer and wine list rounds out the bases.


Summer Announcements!

Summer Specials, Cakes, and Delivery

We have new Summer Specials! Everyone's favorite hot dog, Chicago-style with mustard, onion, sweet pickled relish, sport peppers, tomato wedges, pickle spear, and celery salt on a poppy seed bun is on the menu! We've also got what we're calling Chicken Tostadilla, a crunchy quesadilla containing corn tostada, spicy chicken-style seitan, red bell peppers, frijole fritos, cheese, topped with black bean and corn salad. And check out our Chana Masala Lettuce Wraps, Chicken Shawarma Plate, Tempeh Guisado Tacos, and Quinoa Salad. For the thirsty bunch we've added three handcrafted sodas in Raspberry-Lime, Rosemary-Citrus, and Cucumber Lavender Lemonade flavors. Oh, more very special special: a Cookies and Cream Milkshake!

Do you want to take a whole dessert cake to go, rather than just a slice? You can now do that. We have begun offering whole cakes in the flavors that are available on our regular dessert menu at both locations, at all times, and with minimal notice. Get the menu details on our bakery and catering page.

And if you'd rather have delivery, DoorDash is our official delivery partner. Did you know you can order a delayed delivery via DoorDash? So you can schedule dinner in advance! Oh, one more thing, we can use DoorDash for larger catering orders outside the standard 3-mile radius. If that's what you need, please call us to work out the details with our staff. It takes a little more planning for large, extended DoorDash orders but it's usually possible depending on distance, items ordered, and time of day.

Mickey and JoAnd as always, thanks to all our fans for your continued support.

Mickey, Jo, Michael, and the crew

  • Gluten Free Menu

    Check out our gluten free menu for appetizer, entree, sandwiches, brunch, and dessert items.

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  • Buy our cakes by the slice at select Whole Foods groceries in the US Midwest and Ontario. Check with your Whole Foods to see which flavors they stock. Here’s a handy list of the Whole Foods locations.

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    Our latest cookbook makes a great gift! Recipes include our signature Radical Reuben, milkshakes, Buddha Karma burger, cheesecake, and home made seitan meats. Order one today.