Majani is a vegan mainstay in Chicago, with locations in South Shore, the South Loop and One Eleven Food Hall, and its expansive menu houses enough BBQ-friendly choices to please a whole horde of vegan diners. Go for the delicately-battered, sauce-coated fried BBQ cauliflower when you're in the mood for something a little crunchy, or the thin-sliced BBQ roast sandwich (concocted from soy and wheat) to quell cravings for classic BBQ.
Everyone loves a summer barbecue—and thankfully for folks who don't eat meat, we've come a long way from the days where the only veggie-friendly options plucked from the grill were zucchini kebabs and soggy portobello burgers. Now, tons of grocery stores and Chicago restaurants have dipped their toes into the vast world of plant-based meat creations, grilling up everything from tender jackfruit pulled pork to flame-kissed vegan burgers that give the real deal a run for its money. Channel that backyard cookout energy this summer with meat-free BBQ dishes from the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in Chicago and a handful of barbecue stalwarts. Whether you're a vegetarian looking for BBQ sauce-slathered veggie dishes or a meat-eater in search of alternatives, these restaurants offer vegan and vegetarian barbecue will keep you satisfied all summer long.
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