Protein Bar

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Photograph: Max Herman
Protein Bar
River North

Expanding on the original, this second location of Matt Matros’s haven of quick-serve, high-protein eats offers raw juices, such as the G4, made with cucumber, celery, cilantro and lime. The rest of the menu is made of the health-conscious fare that turned young and attractive Loop suits into devoted fans: enormous salads with ingredients like black beans and avocado, filling “bar-ritos” made with quinoa instead of rice, and blended drinks with whey, soy or egg protein powder to provide an early-morning or after-lunch boost.

Venue name: Protein Bar
Address: 352 N Clark St

Cross street: between Carroll Ave and Kinzie St
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7am–8pm, Sat 9am–4pm (closed Sun)
Transport: El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart; Blue, Green, Orange, Pink to Clark/Lake. Bus: 22, 36, 62, 156.
Price: Average main course: $6
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