After losing 60 pounds on a high-protein diet, owner Matt Matros decided to spread the healthy-lifestyle love to Loop workers with this acai-and-agave-nectar haven serving fruit-blended protein shakes and bowls of steel-cut oats (also, of course, mixed with protein powder in a variety of flavors). The peculiar mouthfeel of protein powder disappears much more smoothly into a hot bowl of McCann’s oatmeal—especially the “Pancake in a Bowl” version, hit with maple syrup and cinnamon—than into a shake, especially when you try and fail to customize your own.
|Venue name:||Protein Bar|
235 S Franklin St
|Cross street:||between Quincy St and Jackson Blvd|
|Venue phone:||(312) 346-3746|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 7am–7pm; Sat 9am–4pm (closed Sun)|
|Price:||Average drink: $5|