For a late Valentine’s Day meal, Kyle took me to a restaurant I’ve been lusting after for almost a year.
I was so excited I couldn’t stand it! For those of you that aren’t familiar with the Diner, it is an all vegetarian/mostly vegan diner in Chicago. Everything on their menu can be made vegan. I think the only non vegan things they have are cheese and eggs, but they have the vegan equivalents.
For a Sunday, that fun little diner was PACKED! When we walked in, we gave the greeter our name and he directed us around back to their heated patio to wait. After about 15-20 minutes a waiter came to bring us inside. Instead of going around the front, he brought us in the back door and through the kitchen. Both Kyle and I love that we were brought through the kitchen – proof that they have absolutely nothing to hide from their customers!
After having a seat, our waiter (Brian) popped over to see what we wanted to drink. I explained it was our first time and we weren’t quite sure what we wanted yet. He was super nice, telling us to take our time and ask questions if we needed. For every table in the restaurant being packed with people I never once felt rushed.
On Brian’s recommendation, I went with the reuben and sweet potato fries..
umm.. heLLOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous..
Kyle went with the Dagwood and a side of sesame ginger kale salad
That kale salad was tasty!
On top of all that deliciousness we shared a vegan chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough shake!
The Chicago Diner forever has my heart! I can’t wait to come back for another shake.. mmm..
I, of course, topped the meal off with some coffee!
Then we ran away from Sue..
P.S. – Kyle’s NOT flipping me off in that picture. I’m not sure what he’s pointing at, though..