Berwyn Bites: Veggie Delights

Grill Stop | 6623 W Roosevelt Rd | grillstoponline.com | (708) 637-4999

Known around town for their delicious take on American fast food, what many may not know is Grill Stop’s vegan options are just as tasty! The Gyro Sandwich is a big hit with plant based “meat”, tomatoes, onion, and even vegan tzatziki sauce all served up on a warm pita. When compared to Grill Stop’s gyro with real meat, this carefully crafted vegan dish has absolutely no difference in taste. Take the taste test yourself or take our word and go vegan. Grill Stop’s vegan options are perfect for beginners looking to take the plunge into a vegan lifestyle!

Cien 100% Naturalisimo | 2709 S Ridgeland Ave | 100naturalisimo.com | (708) 317-5679

Cien 100% Naturalisimo believes our health is our medicine. With a focus on health and wellness, they create dishes that benefit the body while tasting amazing, as well as offer consultations with an in-house health coach. Everything you find here is plant-based, meaning no animal byproducts are used. From smoothie bowls to Mexican dishes to all kinds of juices that help address specific health concerns, you can easily find something that makes you feel as good as it tastes! Not sure what to try? Try one of their smoothie bowls or make your own! Pictured are the Bowl Alcalino and the Bowl Al Gusto Verde.

Big Guys Sausage Stand | 7021 W Roosevelt Rd | bigguyssausage.com | (708) 317-5213

Big Guys Sausage Stand is a Roosevelt Road staple known for their homemade sausages and hand ground burgers, as well as their other made-from-scratch menu items that meat lovers rave about. Not only do they serve up some of the best burgers and sausages around town, they also have equally delicious vegetarian options. Head over to the Veltway and chow down on their Beyond Meat burger. It’s a big 6oz patty on a brioche bun cooked in its own pan and dressed however you like it. For a vegan option, substitute the brioche bun for Turano’s French bread! The vegetarian options don’t stop there—they also carry hand-battered onion rings, spinach pizza puffs and their famous fresh-cut fries.

Lavergne's Tavern | 6546 W Windsor Ave | lavergnes.com | (708) 956-7405

Lavergne’s Tavern is a Depot District staple for good reason. Not only do they have a comfortable atmosphere complete with a great patio and an awesome mural serving as a backdrop, they have an extensive food and drink selection that includes vegetarian options. Eleven dishes on their regular menu are vegetarian as-is, such as the Blistered Shishito Peppers, Tavern Salad, Nopales Tacos and more. Many of their other items can easily be modified into vegetarian-friendly dishes. The latest addition to the Summer Menu is Yakisoba with a vegetarian-style twist. The dish includes stir-fry noodles, asparagus, sweet corn, tomato, tofu, Shishito peppers, egg, Yakisoba sauce, pickled ginger and herbs.  This take on a traditional Japanese dish can easily be made vegan by requesting no egg. They also offer multiple vegetarian and vegan options on their Sunday Brunch menu, available from 10am-2pm. They change their menu seasonally, so you’ll always have new vegetarian options to try! 

Paisans Pizzeria & Bar | 6226 W Ogden Ave | paisanspizza.com | (708) 484-5325

The Grilled Veggie Salad at Paisans Pizzeria & Bar is not your average salad. Starting off with grilled Romaine lettuce, the dish is topped with roasted tomatoes, carrots, yellow squash, zucchini, asparagus, house-made roasted lemon vinaigrette, and can be made with or without goat cheese. Paisans has a wide variety of vegetarian options, from appetizers like their Fried Asparagus or Tuscan Bruschetta to entrees liked Baked Ziti or Luigi’s Linguini. Paisans also has the Beyond Burger which can be substituted on any of their killer gourmet burgers. And of course, there’s PIZZA! Choose from deep dish, stuffed, Sicilian, regular, extra thin or gluten free, with your choice of a dozen vegetarian toppings to choose from.

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