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Earth Day food specials in Chicago

Celebrate Earth Day with free coffee, green cupcakes, a beer dinner and more

Magnolia Bakery is offering a special Earth Day cupcake on Tuesday.
Photograph: Courtesy Magnolia Bakery Magnolia Bakery is offering a special Earth Day cupcake on Tuesday.
By Esther Castillejo |

Chicago goes green on April 22 with a variety of events that help celebrate Earth Day. From free coffee to a beer dinner, here are six ways to help the environment while eating and drinking.

Restaurants, Sandwich shops

Hannah's Bretzel

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The sandwich shop will donate 25 percent of its sales to Chicago's Academy for Global Citizenship.

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Restaurants, Contemporary American

LYFE Kitchen

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The healthy spot is offering free organic coffee if you bring in your own reusable mug.

Restaurants, Bakeries

Magnolia Bakery

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The bakery will offer a special Earth Day cupcake: a classic vanilla or chocolate cake topped with blue and green vanilla buttercream and a decorative leaf. For each cupcake sold, Magnolia Bakery will donate $1.50 to Billion Trees, which promotes sustainability in poor nations.

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Restaurants, Fusion


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The modern Asian spot is donating a portion of the proceeds from its signature chicken "wangs" and falafel to Rebuilding Exchange, a market for reclaimed building materials.

Restaurants, Contemporary American

Standard Market Grill

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Standard Market Grill celebrates Earth Day with a four-course dinner paired with beers from Great Lakes Brewing, which reuses spent brewery grain to fuel its delivery trucks, among other green initiatives. The menu includes salted pretzel bites with honey butter, tiger shrimp lollipops, fried chicken and a chocolate peanut butter crunch with marshmallow meringue.

Restaurants, Bakeries

Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique

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Sugar Bliss is selling an Earth Day cupcake, a chocolate or vanilla cake with blue and green frosting, through April 22. A portion of the proceeds will go to Friends of the Park, an organization that helps Chicago parks.

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