This business has a range of services, including a studio that has yoga, massage, and other wholistic health services, in addition to wholistic health/living books. The part that is really unique, though, is the restaurant attached to the store. It serves only "raw" food, which supposedly has extreme health benefits. But it's not all carrot sticks and salads. They have "bread" made of dates and walnuts, and all sorts of dishes made to taste like "cooked" food. Prices are high, but it is BYOB and worth it for a very unique and healthy dining experience.
This restaurant in the art gallery district has a great approach - home cookin for vegetarians and vegans. They make good use of meat substitutes like soy patties and seitan. If you're not already accustomed to these substitutes, you may want to stick with things that you've heard of on the menu here, but I think that both meat and non-meat-eaters alike will find something nourishing they enjoy.
This restaurant serves upscale yet approachable, sometimes homey food in a nice atmosphere. Located in the heart of Logan Square, it caters to hipsters and foodies. As long as you don't let the verging-on-pretentious vibe get to you, it is a lovely place to enjoy a high-quality meal. They use high quality ingredients from local, organic sources when possible. If you care about good food, this place is a must.
This is a great bowling alley - my favorite in Chicago. There are just about 10 lanes, so it never gets too loud. They have a good jukebox and decent prices. Plus, you can bring your own party by bringing in your own food and setting it up in a corner. Highly recommended for parties!
This tiny restaurant has excellent BBQ. You don't go for the atmosphere at this tiny spot with just a few tables, a close kitchen and no frills. If you can get the front table by the window, I recommend it. I recommend the turkey BBQ sandwich -- a healthier version of most other options but still juicy and indulgent with the sweet plentiful BBQ sauce and tender turkey. And some sweet potato fries on the side. Yum.
This is one of my favorite venues of all time. It is fairly small, which I think is part of its appeal. The front room is a bar where you can chat if you're not that into the music, and the back room where the bands play is a simple room with a few tables, but mostly standing room. It is unassuming and simple, with a nice sound-- it gets really good bands and usually a good vibe. Plus the restaurant connected to it has really great above average food -- more than just "bar food." All in all a great spot with lots to offer.
This small independent neighborhood grocery store is way better than your typical Chicago independent grocery store. The produce is fresh and at great prices. They also have a great variety. They have good bread from local bakeries at great prices. They expanded recently so have more variety of frozen food, deli/meat items, and staples, and while still not as much as a Dominick's or Jewel, you can usually get what you need. Plus they have a small organic food section. I highly recommend this place for people in the neighborhood!
This is kind of like an ice cream shop, except the frozen treats are made with something other than ice cream. I'm not sure exactly what it is (ice milk maybe?) but it is supposedly healthier, less fatty than ice cream. They have lots of toppings to choose from to get your daily dose of fat in. It's worth checking out.
This is a nice little coffee shop with a decent menu. I'd stay away from the quiche, but the rest seems good. The atmosphere is cozy, if a little lap-top heavy. The plus side is they have a good wi fi signal. Sometimes can be hard to get a seat.
This is just on the borderline between satisfactory and not. I have heard of people finding some decent, very inexpensive furniture here before, but I have never had any luck. I live nearby so I stop by often, since I'm almost always on the market for a deal, especially if it's used (to avoid the new stuff guilt), but I've never found anything. The store is too full to navigate without getting claustrophobic, and the dust makes the items unappealing. They also have odd hours.