The hardest part of eating vegan is explaining to the family that the flamingo tongues at the Saturnalia banquet still count as meat. Today's Groupon gets you nutritious, delectable food in a classy environment. For $10, you get $25 worth of gourmet vegan fare at Karyn's Cooked. Whether you're fully vegan, are thinking about taking the plunge, or you merely want to purge your body of animal products after the particularly heavy-eating holiday season, Karyn's Cooked will tickle your toothbone with succulent morsels of animal-free goodness. In addition to being totally vegan, several of Karyn's dishes are gluten-free.
Karyn's Cooked is the perfect destination for blind dates: you can easily accommodate unknown dietary restrictions and ethics and deliver hip ambience and mouthwatering meals. Karyn's handsome space is decorated with tawny wall panels and chic pendant lights to project a romantic glow onto your date's face. Hit up Karyn's for a romantic Sunday brunch for egg-less scrambles ($10–$11), post-Hanukkah potato pancakes ($6.95), banana french toast ($10), and copious mimosas ($9).
Vegans and vegetarians who miss the taste of some of their favorite meat dishes can relive the hedonistic delights without breaking their diet. Karyn's serves up southern-style comfort foods and hearty Mexican and Italian dishes that are packed with protein, flavor, and all the right textures to satisfy vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters. Try one of Karyn's hot sandwiches ($8.95), served with potato wedges and coleslaw, such as the taco wrap (ground soy protein with chipotle sauce, pico de gallo, and lettuce in a tomato tortilla), sloppy jo (with slow-cooked soy protein on a toasted whole wheat bun), or meatball (with spicy lentil meatballs, marinara, and soy cheese). Try a slab of barbecue ribs ($11.95) made from a tofu/seitan meat substitute, or flautas stuffed with a tofu and carrot mix ($11.95). If you aren't interested in being fooled by meat-esque meals, Karyn's offers veggie-rich dishes such as stuffed eggplant (with faux ricotta and marinara, $10.95), the Buddha bowl (brown rice with grilled veggies and teriyaki sauce, $10.95), and the decadent grilled polenta (with porcini and shitake mushrooms, $12.50).
- I'm not a vegetarian and I love the food at Karyn's! I took my husband, who refuses to eat vegetarian, and he can't wait to go back. The food is fresh, very flavorful, well seasoned. The service is exceptional. – lisagreen, Citysearch
- Cozy, warm and fun staff, amazing dishes that are dependable. – as123456789, Citysearch
- The second time my boyfriend and I went there, they recognized us from the first time we went. Now, that's great customer service! – turks999, Citysearch
Near North Side
738 N Wells St
Chicago, Illinois 60654Get Directions