I’ve been a vegetarian for about 10 years now and I’ve gotten all sorts of reactions from people along the way when they find out I’ve cut meat out of my diet. Many people ask what my reasons are and they seem to think that there must be some life changing explanation for why I would want to make such a “huge sacrifice.”
Of course I have reasons for being a vegetarian, but the truth is, going sans meat is a lot easier than you’d expect. The variety of vegetarian options is so rich in a city like Chicago, that I’m always discovering new dishes to keep my palate stimulated! I love trying all sorts of new and exciting cuisines from various ethnic restaurants around the city. The tricky part has been finding foods at American restaurants that don’t involve meat products in the preparation of their dishes. Nevertheless, I occasionally crave hearty comfort foods and some rich soul food inspired dishes. So what’s a hungry vegetarian to do?
I recently took a very unofficial poll from my fellow vegetarians here at the GrubHub office and gathered some information about the best comfort foods that we like to eat and that you can find on GrubHub.com.
Here’s our top ten list of our favorite meatless comfort foods:
1. Veggie Sausage Egg and Cheese Melt on an English Muffin
2. Cheese Lasagna
I personally don’t care much for veggie lasagna. I would rather have it just like normal but without the meat!
3. Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
Try throwing in some sliced veggie sausage or veggie dogs for protein!
4. Pumpkin Ravioli
5. Pierogies and Suerkraut
6. Cheese Blintzes
7. Sloppy Joe’s with a Meat Substitute
8. Broccoli Cheddar Soup
9. Veggie Chili Dogs
America’s Dog in Chicago makes great veggie dogs any style!
10. Vegetarian Chili
I’d recommend getting it loaded with beans for the extra protein!
Sometimes comfort food just tastes better when eaten at home.
1011 W. Irving Park
“Huge Homemade Vegetarian Lasagna”
Lucky Vito’s #1
2171 N. Milwaukee Ave.
3737 N. Western Ave.
The Goddess and the Grocer
1646 N. Damen
Breakfast Muffin Sandwich
Veggie Bagel Scramble (scrambled eggs, cheddar, spinach, tomato)
738 N. Wells
Sloppy Jo Sandwich, and much, much more!
Now that GrubHub.com has the item search feature, it’s easier than ever to find vegetarian food!