“Meat free since ‘83” That’s the phrase you will hear when you take a trip to East Lakeview for some deliciously environmentally conscious food. The Chicago Diner has been serving up vegan friendly fare since 1983 and they definitely know their way around a meatless kitchen. The goal of diner owners was to create an old fashion diner experience but without the meat. The menu covers all the diner essentials- milkshakes, sandwiches, and even brunch. Their ruben ( pictured here) has been featured on the TLC show “Best Food Ever”. With a covered patio and full menu featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner there is something for everyone to experience when taking the plunge to the vegan side. Not a vegan? The menu offers dairy and eggs for those who want it making this diner a glorious middle ground for vegans and non vegans to dine together in harmony.