Happy Friday everyone!
I chose to do a Chicago 'In Review' of Feast because it is a neighborhood favorite of mine!
Feast is a neighborhood restaurant in Chicago's Bucktown/Wicker Park offering upscale dining in a very casual & trendy atmosphere. The cuisine is globally influenced by owner Debra Sharpe's travels with famous rock stars including Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones. In winter, enjoy hearty, seasonal favorites by the fireplace or in the summertime, enjoy fresh salads while seated in their really beautiful outdoor patio - that is always packed. I remember a friend and I spending warm Saturday afternoons on this patio...deep in conversation. Memories (0:
Although Feast is not solely a vegetarian or vegan restaurant, the chef does a fabulous job with incorporating vegetarian focused options into the menu. If you inform the waiter/waitress that you are vegan, they are accommodating at putting together a rather amazing meal for you. I would highly recommend stopping by Feast's Bucktown location for Sunday brunch. It's scrumptious!!!!! Feast never disappoints. After brunch, head out for a day of shopping along Damen Ave.
For any wine lovers out there, Feast also boasts an impressive wine list. If you trying to come up with a fun date night, Feast hosts a monthly wine tasting event to benefit Chicago Honey Co-op. If you'd like to learn more about Chicago Honey Co-op, please go here - www.chicagohoneycoop.com. I am disappointed to say that I have never attended one of their wine tasting events and I have lived in the neighborhood for years! When I get well, I would love to attend one of their events.
My favorite items on the menu are:
black bean veggie burger - avocado, lettuce, tomato, chipotle aioli + sweet potato fries (there is also an option to add pepper jack cheese for those that are not vegan). This burger is hands down one of the best burgers I have had. It is hearty, spicy with a subtle sweetness, crispy yet melts in your mouth. I loved it!!! If am hungry for a vegan treat, this is what I order. Feast delivers too!
chopped salad chicken, broccoli, romaine,red and yellow bell peppers, green beans, carrots, grape tomatoes, grilled corn, garbanzo beans, radishes, red onions + goddess dressing.
steel cut oatmeal with sliced bananas + brown sugar (if you don't want to sprinkle brown sugar, bring a packet of stevia in your purse or wallet).
Prior to being a vegan, my absolute favorite item on the menu:
crab benedict two poached eggs and crab cakes over jalapeno cheddar corn bread with chipotle hollandaise + feast potatoes.
The menu is vast, the wine list is wonderful, portions large and the meals are yummy. Check it out for yourself!
Bucktown1616 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647773-772-7100
25 E. Delaware Place
Chicago. IL 60611