Tag: vegan

Shop Small Day 201: Veggie Fest

Since it’s almost Wednesday, I figure it’s ok to start planning for the weekend. My daughter & I discovered this (small) fest a few years ago and we had a great time. I’m hoping we can make it for the second day this year, but figured with enough notice you’d be able to make it... Read more »

Shop Small Day 170: Thanks Jordan Vegan Cafe

Well, that was quite a storm tonight. Unfortunately it thwarted my plans to stop for a smoothie.  Don’t stop reading just because there’s “vegan” in the title; this cafe is incredible for reasons more than just their food. Welcome to Thanks Jordan Vegan Cafe. Though they are focused on vegan, raw, gluten-free, and organic foods,... Read more »

Shop Small Day 168: Duck Soup

Based on my Facebook feed, it seems like there’s lots of college visits happening. If your collegiate is more patchouli & almond milk than pizza & beer, don’t worry, they won’t go hungry if they’re headed to Northern Illinois. Duck Soup provides all of their organic and natural health care needs. Duck Soup opened in... Read more »

Day 137: Blind Faith Cafe

Once word got out that I was heading to Evanston, several readers all mentioned the same place for me to try. I figured with that many unrelated people recommending the same place, I had to go! Fortunately, we made it to Evanston with a little time to spare before my daughter’s lacrosse game, and we... Read more »

Day 118: Two Mothers Foods

Ok, my friends.  It’s been a long day;  you’re hungry, your family is hungry, and everyone wishes dinner were on the table 20 minutes ago. Choices seem pretty limited: fast-food, pizza, basically junk…and usually a chain. Now, throw food sensitivities, gluten-free, or vegan necessities into the mix and good luck. Well, until now, it’s mom... Read more »

Day 52: Favor the Earth!

Since I’ve moved to the Chicago Now forum, many readers are new to this blog (?diary?).  If you’d like to know how this 365 day challenge of shopping small began, this will take you back to day 1.  Catch up on a few of our earlier favorites: Marcel’s Culinary Experience, Lola’s & Gigi’s, and Lemon... Read more »