The Chicago Diner offers Hearty plates of diverse vegetarian & vegan diner fare dished out in sleek, casual surroundings.
The Chicago Diner uses local, seasonal ingredients and produce. All cleaning products are eco-friendly, and our to-go containers are bio-degradable. We also use only FSC and Rainforest Alliance-certified office paper.
The restaurant fits the vegetarian mold about as little as its owners do. Hornick was lured into the vegetarian lifestyle — and Kaucher’s life — while working at the Chicago Board of Options as a commodities trader. Although reasonably successful, he says he felt unsatisfied. He began eating natural foods for health reasons and soon became a regular at the Breadshop Kitchen, a local hippie haunt where Kaucher was slaving away baking bread. “I just felt better eating there,” he explained. “I thought it was the wave of the future.”