Discover the secrets of delicious, meat-free comfort food with this collection of recipes and anecdotes from the Windy City’s premier vegetarian eatery.
Since it first opened in 1983, the Chicago Diner has won local devotees and national acclaim with its all-American style of vegetarian and vegan fare. In The New Chicago Diner Cookbook, co-founders Mickey Hornick and Chef Jo Kaucher share their favorite recipes, memories, and thoughts on the evolution of vegetarian dining.
Predating the exponential growth of veggie-friendly restaurants in the 1990s and 2000s, the Chicago Diner set an example of how a successful vegetarian restaurant could thrive, even in meat-and-potatoes cities like Chicago. Today, the Chicago Diner is a staple of the city’s culinary scene, earning a Michelin Guide recommendation and numerous awards..