Media Stories and Interviews
A lot of great media outlets have written stories about how much they love Soul Veg City. Here are a few of our favorites:
Chicago's Iconic Vegan Restaurants
Soul Vegetarian, the 40-Year Old South Side Icon, Leaps Into the Future
CBS NEWS CHICAGO
For 40 Years, Chicago's Black Vegan Roots Has Had A Home In Chatham At Soul Veg City; 'The World Needs It'
Iconic Chicago Vegan Restaurant Rebrands, Remodels, and Reopens Post-Pandemic
Vegan Soul Food’s Never Been Better, Thanks to the South Side’s 40-Year-Old Soul Veg City
BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO
Chatham’s Soul Vegetarian To Reopen As Soul Veg City In March With Remodeled Building, Expanded Menu
PANGAEA REAL ESTATE
Soul Veg City: 40 Years of Plant-Based Food on Chicago’s South Side
The Grid: Park Manor/Chatham’s ‘Black-nificient Mile’
Tastes Worth Traveling For: The Vegan Soul Food Revolution is Here
We have some of the most loyal customers in the world, and many of them have chosen to share their experiences with us. Here is what they have to say.
"Just had the best smothered chicken that’s not real chicken ever. Coming here forever. Thanks for the family environment. I would take a picture but the food is all gone."
- DAVONA HAWKINS
"Food was excellent! Had greens and fries. Staff was very polite and helpful. Nice vibe. I enjoyed it there."
"Revolutionary place! vegan food is delicious and you can have anything you want but without the cruelty!"
BRIDGET JO BROWN
"Wonderful soul food, wonderful vegan food, wonderful service. I try to come here every time I visit Chicago."
"Probably the best plant based restaurant I have ever been to. Delicious food, nice staff, good prices, and large portions. The wait is a bit long but they are busy and for good reason. And I definitely don’t mind driving 40 mins from the west side to get those greens!
"My friend and I ate here for the first time today. The food is really good, I can't wait to go back and try something different next time! We had the nachos and I had the black eyed pea burger, both were real good! I also got a jerk chicken wrap to go but I haven't tried it yet. The waitress and cashier were both friendly and helpful."
"They have a beautiful setup full of delicious fresh and healthy foods. Not only to serve you but they educate you about the food choices. Salute!"
"Bomb ass vegan/vegetarian food! Got the nachos. Their vegan cheese is on point. Also got a smoothie. Damn smoothie was so good that I drank that thang in less than 5 minutes."
"From the moment I walked in the waitress was so courteous. She explained everything it was my first time. I started off with the collard greens and cornbread and then had their dinner which was a lasagna with greens, broccoli and I believe she said fried bean curd. All of it was absolutely delicious. I will return"
"Absolutely love this place, looking forward to going back!"
"It was my first time going yesterday. I loved it, the customer service was wonderful. I didn't know what to get and my waitress told me to try their dinner special and I'm glad I did. Over all I will be going back again soon!!!!"
"Today I had the special, Split pea soup,cornbread, vegan lasagna, greens, broccoli and fried bean curd...all I can say is yum yum. The food was absolutely delicious. The food is so tasty and flavorful. Great job!!!"
"Authentic vegan soul food that is as good for the body as is it to indulge!! Lives up to its slogan, “serving food as medicine.” Something for every taste of healthy!!"
"Great Healthy food! With amazing staff!!"
"Amazing experience! Staff were all helpful and the food was insanely good! Will definitely be back!"
HAROLD FINAL BOSS SMITH
"Food was delicious, great ambience in the heart of the south side, great for anyone who’s thought of trying alternative food choices that still have those flavors...."
"Delicious! I definitely recommend this place and I’ll definitely go back again! I wish there was a location a little closer to where I live. I would definitely recommend the nachos & the bbq twist sandwich."
"I love to go here because of the amazing food and great customer service from the team also interesting conversation with the people that you meet!"