Finals week is finally over with so I went out with a couple friends to celebrate! We have been dying to go to Karyn’s all semester, so finally we got a chance to check it out! Karyn’s Cooked is a vegan restaurant here in Chicago; there is also Karyn’s Raw, a raw food restaurant as well. Sorry for the blurriness of some of these pictures, the mood lighting was not the greatest for taking photos.
We started off with some chips and guacamole served with raw veggies, pico de gallo, soy sour cream, and chipotle sauce.
I had the Buddha Bowl which was a mix of grilled vegetables in a teriyaki sauce over brown rice seasoned to perfection!
Jessica had the Grilled Polenta layered with wild porcini and shiitake mushrooms.
Her side of broccoli turned out to be ENORMOUS!
Catherine had a vegan homestyle meat loaf which was a delicious blend of veggies, rice, seitan, and seasonings topped with shiitake mushroom gravy served with a side of garlic mashed potatoes, garlic bread, and steamed broccoli. You would have never thought this was vegan by the looks of it! And the flavor was amazing! I can’t wait to find a similar recipe online to make at home for dinner!
Dessert was a raw chocolate mint bar. It was full of nuts and chocolate goodness; it reminded me of a Larabar with chocolate frosting!
And of course we shared a bottle of Organic Don Rodolfo Malbec because a celebration is not complete without a drink! I cannot wait to go back to Karyn’s! All of the food was absolutely to die for and the prices were totally reasonable. I would recommend Karyn’s to anyone looking to try something new and fun, you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy a fabulous vegan dinner!
Way to end the semester off strong ladies!