Saturday January 18: The Whole Plant: A Protective Diet Dinner

There have been many requests for us to cook a delicious meal that follows the wisdom of the protective diet, and we are dedicated to making it healthy, inspiring, and invigorating. This meal will be free of animal products, saturated fats, oils, nuts, avocado, concentrated sugars, artificial sweeteners, and food additives. Many people adhere to…

Sunday January 19: Vegan Greek Family Style Feast

Greek food is wonderful for sharing, and we’re going to be featuring our saganaki (aka flaming cheese) as well this evening! I’m excited to make a large spread of homemade meze and pita to share! We’ll follow with a spinach, leek, and almond feta pie for the main course, and finish with a chocolate-raspberry tart…

Saturday January 25: The Modern Vegan: Whole Plant Dinner

Cooking vegetables whole allows you to taste the spectrum from deep caramelization on the outside to barely cooked on the inside. Imagine finely chopping an onion, and sauteeing it in a pan until it’s soft. Now imagine roasting a whole onion over a fire, peeling off the charred exterior, and eating the segments dipped in…

Sunday January 26: Through China & Japan

I’m always interested in how food from different cultures can pair together, and in this instance, we’re pairing up China and Japan! There will be a stop along Hawaii on the way there as our cook Dave made an excellent poke using different macerated fruits with jicama and dried okra for an event we did…

Wednesday January 29: Vegan Cheesemaking Class

We’ll be spilling a lot of our secrets for making our vegan cheeses, you’ll be able to make them in a hands on way, and then we’ll also use them to make a nice dinner! From making rejuvulac, to culturing cashew, to making meltable vegan mozzarella, we’ll do it together each step of the way….

Saturday February 1: Vegan Italian Cheese Dinner

We’re very excited to make many different vegan cheeses, and we’re going to celebrate this fact with some fantastic produce! Come try our burrata, a fantastic sunchoke and smoked apple salad with whipped cashew, our famous arancini di riso, some delightful manicotti filled with spinach, almond cheese, and served with sprouted lentils and blistered cherry…

Fancy Plants Cafe Gift Certificates!

We now have GIFT CERTIFICATES for the café! You can get them for any monetary value you desire (coffee?  lunch? catering?  one of our weekend 5-course dinners?) And we also have special ones printed off specifically for our weekend 5-course dinners as well! Some people have enough stuff… but who doesn’t enjoy the promise of…

Fancy Plants Cafe in Chicago

Fancy Plants Cafe is a 100% vegan cafe at 613 W. Briar Place in the East Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago. We offer Dark Matter Coffee, Rishi Tea, pastries, an assortment of gluten free pastries from the very talented Mindful Baking, soups, salads, sandwiches, daily specials, and fancy 5-course reservation only dinners on Saturday and Sunday…

Wedding Catering

Fancy Plants Catering has provided outstanding food and service for over a dozen weddings in the short time we’ve been in business, and are always taking new requests. From small, private dinners for 40 people, to grand weddings of 200 people or more, we meet with each client to work on a menu that is…