Althea is an upscale vegan restaurant on the seventh floor of Saks Fifth Avenue downtown - which might not sound like a likely location for your next nice dinner out. But as long as you don’t sit in the front of the restaurant, you’ll have a great view of Michigan Avenue instead of a rack of John Varvatos pullovers. And the food here is creative, interesting, and really good. You can get dishes like a spicy and flavorful kung pao cauliflower, a rich “cacio e pepe” made with kelp noodles and cashew cheese sauce, and a vegan cheese plate with a macadamia nut pepper jack that’s way better than it has any right to be.
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