Wild Mushroom Dinner: Saturday August 17

We love mushrooms! We’ll use some wild maitake mushrooms for making a nice pate served with our housemade sourdough bread, several pounds of lobster mushrooms for making ‘lobster rolls,’ oyster mushroom ‘calamari,’ and both golden and black chanterelles for making a farro risotto, and even candycap mushrooms for a cheesecake! This menu is an all…

Italian Cheese Dinner: Sunday August 18th

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 refreshing cantaloupe, cucumber, and fennel salad with macadamia nut cheese, our famous arancini di riso, some delightful manicotti filled with spinach, almond cheese, and served with sprouted lentils and blistered…

Avant Garden: Vegan Molecular Gastronomy, Saturday August 24

So often, the term ‘vegan’ conjures images of barefoot hippies munching on granola and acai bowls. This meal aims to deconstruct, scramble, electrify, and reconfigure that notion, as we drag that old stereotype kicking and screaming into the modern age. We’ll be combining the old world with the new, as we accent organic produce and…

Spanish Tapas Night: Sunday August 25

I really enjoy Spanish food, and tapas in general, but it’s often a big challenge to find many vegan options. We’ll be serving most of this menu family style, with the exception of the Spicy Catalan Chowder and the Almond Cake for dessert! Feel free to bring a nice cava, albarino, rioja, or sherry to…

Morning, Pastry, and Coffee Catering

We love helping people enjoy their morning, but they can’t always be there for our weekday hours. Never fear!¬† We’re more than happy to arrange pastry, breakfast, and coffee delivery in the Chicago area. Many people work on the weekdays, and want to treat their office to an assortment of pastries, breakfast, and Dark Matter…

Fancy Plants Cafe

Hi there! We’ve recently opened Fancy Plants Cafe at 613 W. Briar Place in the East Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago. Feel free to give us a call at (773) 857-1588. Come in for some Dark Matter Coffee, and an assortment of delicious pastries, savory breakfast items, and grab ‘n’ go food. Our selection changes almost…

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…

Fancy Plants Catering Services

Fancy Plants Catering is our catering company in Chicago. We can accommodate many different requests, from small gatherings or office parties, to large weddings. Inquiries can be made by contacting us here. Here is one testimonial from one of our regular clients in San Francisco, Jenny Boyle owner of JBI Designs: “We’ve used¬†Fancy Plants Catering…