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Karyn's Cooked

#939 of 7,464 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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738 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60610
Mon - Fri 10:45 am - 3:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I am not vegan, not even a vegetarian but I love this place. I usually stop by this place when I in the neighborhood between 2-5pm because other restaurants around are closed. Karyn's Cooked is like a deli for vegans combine with a restaurant with a very casual atmosphere. I enjoy food here, it is always delicious and not too... More 

Thank Anna G
New York City, New York
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We loved this restaurant many times during our few days in Chicago. Food was reasonably priced and delicious. We had brunch, and lunch the next day before we left town. Veggie burger was fantastic and scrambled tofu was amazing.

Thank PurpleGirl13
Providence, Rhode Island
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Lovely, inexpensive food in a calm atmosphere--just don't go when a big group is there. The combo fried basket is excellent, but better to share than eat on your own.

Thank Mari T
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

I come here every time I visit Chicago. You can even take non-vegetarians here and they will love it!

Thank ravdog18
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was my second time here and I loved it all over again. I ordered the green enchiladas and had the key lime cheese cake for dessert. Both were amazing! My friend who is not vegan enjoyed her guacamole appetizer and couldn't believe the sour cream was vegan.

Thank Zeeena
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Second trip to Chicago and first visit to Karyn's...such a wonderful brunch! Fresh, tasty food...I had the Mediterranean scramble--so delicious! Her whole wheat pancakes were awesome, especially slathered with the maple syrup. We left quite full, but not with that "stuffed" feeling. I would definitely go back in a heartbeat, and next time I'll save room for dessert...I almost skipped... More 

Thank Schellyrae
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

My wife is a vegan so we go here a lot. I don't think there's a dish we haven't tried. Everyone is deliciously favoured, seasoned, creative... I have started to prefer this place to real meat. In particular I love the nachos and burgers... but, wait for it, you HAVE to try the deserts and cakes... they could be the... More 

Thank Gordo96
Houston, Texas
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127 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Everything vegan. The dessert was exceptional. We split chocolate banana cake. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Edmund P
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Loved this place! You will not leave hungry... The delicious and filling vegan food is served by great staff. The desserts are especially good. Don't leave without trying!

Thank goandgoandgo
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

First visit to Karyn's today for lunch; attractive restaurant, varied menu, colorfully presented & delicious food. I will return!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
10:45 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 738 North Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60610
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312.587.1050

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?