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Karyn's Cooked

738 N. Wells St. (Chicago Ave.) Send to Phone
312-587-1050 | Menu
Karyn's adds some heat to its vegetarian and vegan creations --- with good results.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.
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4.5 rating over 7 reviews
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Karyn's Cooked Restaurant Review

: Karyn Calabrese has made quite a name for herself in the genre of raw and vegan cuisine (her location on North Halsted does raw, and she opened Karyn’s on Green, a Greektown venture serving vegan takes on beloved dishes). Here, as the name implies, she is putting heat to the food. Nevertheless, we are still in vegan country, and meat- and dairy-free comfort foods are squarely the focus. Tofu, soy and seitan are used with abandon up and down the menu, and in general it's all pulled off nicely, including in a satay tofu skewer, basted with peanut sauce. The chili is spicy and rousing; so is the spicy lentil meatball in marinara on a toasted wheat bun. Expect lots of grilled vegetable dishes as well as a wide range of sides (greens, broccoli, avocado, beans and rice). There are salads, too, and faux ribs, fajitas, and spaghetti and non-meatballs. Frankly, we would show up just to have the peach or apple cobbler or the Key lime pie.

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