Vegetarians don't eat any meat, but so far there's no consensus on animal crackers. Stay meat-free with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $14 for $20 worth of vegan food for lunch
- $21 for $30 worth of vegan food for dinner
- $16 for $20 worth of vegan food for lunch or dinner, redeemable for carryout or delivery only
Original Soul Vegetarian
"Everything is the way your mom used to make it." That's what the owner of Original Soul Vegetarian (formerly Soul Vegetarian East) said during her restaurant's feature on Check, Please! back in 2008. The food certainly tastes that way, but her statement leaves out the big secret to the restaurant's cuisine: they don't use meat, fats, or oils. One hundred percent of the food comes from plants—from the cornbread right down to the "ribs." The chefs also keep refined sugars, flours, and rice out of the kitchen while keeping all of their thoughts organic.
Yet for all that sacrifice when it comes to ingredients, Original Soul Vegetarian has been turning out some pretty tasty soul food and barbecue for more than 25 years. In fact, Time Out Chicago called the restaurant's BBQ Twist sandwich "as close to real barbecue pulled pork as vegetarians will get." The restaurant also made Groupon's list of the top vegetarian spots in Chicago.