Several times in the last couple weeks, my friend, Loretta, and I have had the same conversation about where to go out for dinner. Our small twin college towns have a lot to offer and many restaurants have vegan options, but we are missing a nice all-vegan or even vegetarian restaurant. Yes, we have The Red Herring and I love it for what it is, but being only open during the school year and for lunch leaves a lot to be desired. Our search for a nice place to eat good quality vegan food, made me crave Karyn's Cooked.
Michael Franti (my favorite vegan artist) concert, and Vegan Mania. While we were in the Windy City, we took advantage of a few of the fabulous veg restaurants the city has to offer. Rob and even the kids have eaten at Karyn's several times since it is close to our friends' Todd and Katherine's place and it is really excellent food. This was my first chance to partake and I will definitely be back again.
Black Cat for people lucky enough to live in the area. I now love lasagna, just saying. This lasagna is nothing like FFT's, but my post-three children and now thirty-something body is happy about the differences. Karyn's lasagna is just the right balance of filling and light. I felt like I could go on eating it forever and never get that uncomfortable stuffed feeling, but I was completely satisfied after eating one serving. It was lick your plate good, but I didn't.
We left Karyn's with our to-go bag full, knowing we would be back soon. Karyn's seems like a great place to take omni friends when you have some time to spend savoring the atmosphere and the cuisine. I would love to go on a date night with Rob to Karyn's in the near future. Loretta and I need to do a girls' weekend in Chitown so she can try out Karyn's.