The Nutritarian

Healthy Eating Insight

Quality Food in Chicago; have you tried?

Written By: The Nutritarian - Jan• 31•12

I’ve found that restaurants dedicated to serving local sustainable produce, often have a certain appreciation for food and coincide with the best, freshest creations.  Here are some new and classic spots with rationale on why you might enjoy.


Bleeding Heart Bakery, 1955 W. Belmont Ave.

Rationale- Chicago’s first all-organic bakery in North Center has sit and eat or grab and go and brunch.

Kingsbury Street Cafe, 1523 N Kingsbury Street Chicago, IL 60642

 Rationale- Amazing healthy superfood ingredients for brunch and dinner.



Ada St. Restaurant and Bar, 1664 North Ada Street, between Wabansia Avenue and Concord Place.

Rationale- New chef and grilled octopus.  Talk of no too trendy atmosphere.


Browntrout, 4111 N. Lincoln

Rationale- Using local and sustainable food.  Live Bluegrass 6-9pm and half price bottles on Sunday, Wednesday make your own tasting menu, and BYOB Thursdays.

Ina’s, 1235 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60607

Rationale- Great veggie options and free parking.

La Madia, 59 W. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60610

Rationale- Who doesn’t like a gourmet pizza  with great ingredients and 75 wines to choose from?  They also have weekly specials!

Lula Cafe


North Pond Cafe

Rittergut Winery, 10 S Wacker Dr  Madison & State Chicago, IL 60606



The Balanced Kitchen, 6263 N. McCormick Blvd.

Rationale- I’ve caught wind of a few of my favorite things: vegan, gluten-free and organic,& eco-friendly.


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