Protein Bar

Restaurants, Fast food spots Loop
4 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Protein Bar
Photograph: Martha Williams Protein Bar

If you’re asking why this health-food mini-chain opened its fourth outpost three blocks from its original one, you’ve obviously never waited in line at the first location during the lunch rush.


Venue name: Protein Bar
Address: 221 W Washington St
Cross street: between Wells and Franklin Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 7am–8pm (closed Sat, Sun)
Transport: Subway stop: Washington Subway lines: Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple (rush hrs) to Washington
Price: Average main course: $7
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If you are a vegetarian in search of some protein among the carb heavy lunch options downtown, this is your spot! The quinoa veggie chili is my favorite - spicy, flavorful, and will keep you full for the rest of the afternoon. It is somewhat on the price-y side for a quick lunch option but worth the price for the whole food ingredients or if you're trying to get in shape for the new year (hello 2017!)

moderatorStaff Writer

Solid lunch option throughout the Loop. The bowls are tasty, and my personal favorite is the Buffalo Bowl, which packs a nice punch and lots of flavor. Protein Bar is a quinoa lover's dream