What happens when you spend time in life slinging Big Mac’s as the global president of McDonald’s? You have a mid-life crisis and leave to start a healthy fast-casual chain with the help of Oprah’s former personal chef. America. The result is Lyfe Kitchen, a place that does a good job serving healthier items like edamame hummus, salads, and even sandwiches and fish tacos. The menu has calories listed, so you know they mean business. Lyfe is great for food on-the-go but it’s also nice enough inside that it’s often more enjoyable to eat there and maybe even have a glass of wine if you’d like.
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Bernie's Lunch & Supper
Bernie's Lunch & Supper doesn't make a whole lot of sense on paper, but it comes together nicely. It's great for a number of occasions.
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A classic diner with some Swedish inspiration and awesome cinnamon rolls. You need cinnamon rolls.
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Chicago Raw in River North specializes in, no surprise, uncooked plants. The collard burrito is good and you can always go for an acai bowl
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