Geja’s Cafe: Romantic, Local, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free

Geja’s Cafe: Romantic, Local, Vegetarian and Gluten-Free

You wouldn't think of a fondue restaurant as a place that might have allergy-free options but thankfully Geja's Cafe does. The staff is very accustomed to serving gluten-free diners. Although Gejas does advise that diners mention their dietary restriction upon making the reservation or when first seated.

Vegetarian (but not vegan) diners can savor cheese fondue (with bread, apples, and grapes for dipping) or the Tofu and Vegetable Premier Dinner (served with soybean oil or veggie broth). Those who aren't vegetarians can go for lighter options like lobster tail, jumbo shrimp, beef tenderloin, sea scallops or chicken breast in a pot of sizzling broth which can also be enjoyed with a crisp green salad.

Personally, I'm in love with the extensive wine list. Geja's is also hosting a Women Winemakers Festival this month. Wines from female owned and operated vineyards will be featured on a special wine list. Geja's will donate $2 to Deborah's Place for every bottle ordered.

I should mention that Geja's just celebrated their 46th year in business this past June. When many Chicago institutions have come and gone it's good to support one that is still thriving. I recently learned that Geja's was the very first wine bar in Chicago. They have also been the host to more than 130,000 first dates and over 16,000 marriage proposals. Click here to see all the cafe's Gallery of Engagements.

To fully experience all that Geja’s has to offer they are presenting a promotion this month: save $30 on 2 Premier Dinners and $60 on 4 Premier Dinners (these four-course dinners are about $50). Click here for details.

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