Add a Listing | Web Design | Advertise | Contact us

Hippoctrates Health Institute VegetarianUSA 2010 editor's choice award

Vegetarian Guides by State

Vacation Links


Listed by State
Type | B&B's









Los Angeles



New York





San Diego

San Francisco




Welcome to the Chicago, Illinois Vegetarian Guide

The Vegetarian Travel Guide includes vegetarian and vegan vacations, natural lifestyle and vegetarian festivals and expos, local vegan and vegetarian meetup groups, vegetarian spiritual centers, yoga ashrams, an annual Calendar of Events, and lots more. Have fun and enjoy your journey around Chicago!

Updates & Additions: If a business has closed, please email us with the company name & city. If a listing is incorrect, please send us the current address, phone & website.

National Anti-Vivisection Society - 53 West Jackson Blvd., Suite 1552, Chicago, IL 60604. 800-888-NAVS(6287). 312-427-6065. The NAVS is dedicated to abolishing the exploitation of animals used in research, education and product testing. NAVS promotes greater compassion, respect and justice for animals through educational programs based on respected ethical and scientific theory and supported by extensive documentation of the cruelty and waste of vivisection. NAVS' educational programs are directed at increasing public awareness about vivisection, identifying humane solutions to human problems, developing alternatives to the use of animals and working with like-minded individuals and groups to effect changes which help to end the suffering inflicted on innocent animals.

Bean Products, Inc. (photo courtesy: Bean Products, Inc.) - 1500 S. Western Ave., Suite 4BN, Chicago, IL 60608. 800-726-8365 or 312-666-3600. Manufacturer of therapeutic, environmentally friendly pillows, yoga and meditation mats, hemp shower curtains, directors' chairs, twine, and rope. Worker-owned.
MayaWorks - 4421 N. Malden, 3N, Chicago, IL 60640. 773-506-4905. MayaWorks is much more than just an outlet for Mayan products. MayaWorks believes that community development happens through the economic development of women who otherwise have limited ways to participate or contribute to the economic stability of their families. Giving women an opportunity to earn an income from their skills gives them self-confidence and hope for themselves, their children, their family and their village. MayaWorks markets the work of Maya artisans who otherwise have no outlet for their handiwork. As a proud member of the Fair Trade Association, MayaWorks pays artisans at prices they set, provides technical assistance and educational opportunities and meets other Fair Trade criteria.
Ten Thousand Villages - 719 Main St., Evanston, IL. 847-733-8258. Since 1946 Ten Thousand Villages has supported the work of literally tens of thousands of artisans in over 30 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, making us one the largest fair trade organizations in North America. Working with more than 100 artisan groups, they purchase fine pieces from craftspeople with whom they have longstanding, nurturing relationships. Ten Thousand Villages was a big idea that started out small &endash; from the trunk of Edna Ruth Byler's car, in fact. But years of dedication and giving have grown their organization to the point where their retail operation spans North America with over 160 outlets where fine, eclectic village wares can be purchased. You'll find everything from folk art and heirloom-quality home décor, to ceramics, textiles, baskets, jewelry and musical instruments in our stores and at our festival sales.

Growing Home Farm (photo courtesy: Growing Home Farm) - 1325 South Wabash Avenue * Chicago, IL 60605. 312 435 8601. Growing Home is a non-profit enterprise serving homeless and low-income people through a transitional employment program in the organic farming business. Growing Home's training program integrates job readiness skills and basic business, health and life skills instruction into a curriculum focused on growing, marketing and preparing organic produce. Their mission: To provide job training and create employment opportunities for homeless and low-income people in Chicago, within the context of an organic agriculture business. Participants in the transitional job program receive hands-on training in organic agriculture, landscaping and sales, as well as classroom training about organic agriculture, food and nutrition, sales and marketing, and general job readiness skills.
Chicago's Green City Market - 820 Davis Street, Suite 134, Evanston, IL 60201. 847-424-2486. Outdoor market from mid-May to the end of October. Then, in November and December, the Market moves indoors (location to be announced). The Winter Market is usually open the first three Wednesdays and Saturdays in November and December from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It's free and open to the public. Chicago's Green City Market is also working to establish a permanent, year-round central public market that supports local, sustainable agriculture.
Green Earth Institute Farm - 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd., Naperville,IL 60565. 630-664-5681. CSA (June-October). Sponsor the "Green Earth Fair" (exhibits, presentations, farm tours, activities for kids each Spring. Organic vegetable seedlings available. Open to the public. Free). Sponsor "Kids Touch the Earth", a gardening program for children sponsored by the Green Earth Institute and The Conservation Foundation. Renewable energy development at the farm.

Newleaf Natural Grocery (photo courtesy: Newleaf Natural Grocery) - 1261 W. Loyola Ave., Chicago, IL 60626. 773-743-0400. Hours: M-F 8-7:30pm, Sat. 9-7:30, Sunday 11-6. We are strong advocates of local family owned farms, and strive to fill our produce boxes and our shelves with as many local goods as possible - a practice which strengthens the sustainability of our community. Because we're independently owned and operated, we're free to promote and support the organic movement by keeping our community and customers informed and involved through petitions, newsletters, and lively conversation. And we enjoy the same! Our customers keep us updated daily on new issues and events.
Whole Foods Market - 30 West Huron, Chicago, IL 60610. 312-932-9600. Hours: 8am-10pm daily
Whole Foods Market - 1000 West North Ave., Chicago, IL 60622 (near downtown). 312-587-0648. Hours: 8am-10pm daily. Call for holiday hours.
Whole Foods Market - 760 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield, IL 60015 (North). 847-444-1900. Hours: 8am-10pm daily.
Whole Foods Market - 1640 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL 60201 (North). 847-733-1600. Hours: 8am-9pm daily.
Whole Foods Market - 1111 Chicago Ave., Evanston, Illinois, 60202 (North). 847-475-9492. Hours: 8am-10pm daily.
Soup To Nuts  (photo courtesy: Soup to Nuts) - 716 W. State St., Geneva, IL 60134 (West). 630-232-6646. Hours: M-F 9am-7pm, Sat 9-6, Sun 11-5.
Whole Foods Market - 500 E. Ogden Ave. , Hinsdale, Illinois, 60521 (West). 630-986-8500. Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat. 7am-9pm, Sunday 7am-8pm.
Whole Foods Market - 3300 N. Ashland, Lakeview, IL 60657 (North). 773-244-4200. Hours: 8am-10pm daily.
Whole Foods Market - 1331 North Rand Rd., Palatine, IL 60074 (Northwest). 847-776-8080. Hours: 8am-10pm Mon-Sat, 8-9 Sunday.
Whole Foods Market - 7245 Lake St., River Forest, IL 60305 (West). 708-366-1045. Hours: 8am-10pm daily
Whole Foods Market - 151 Rice Lake Square, Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60187 (West), 630-588-1500. M-Sat 8-10, Sun 8-9.
Whole Foods Market - 201 W. 63rd St. (between Route 83 and Clarendon Hills Road), Willowbrook, IL 60514 (West). 630-655-5000. Hours: 8am-10pm daily.

Karyn's Fresh Corner & Karyn's Inner Beauty Center (photos courtesy: Karyn's Fresh Corner) - 1901 North Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60614. 312-255-1590. Hours: M-Sun 9am-9pm. Founded by Karyn Calabrese, Karyn's Center provides a sacred space for the balancing of the body, mind and spirit. Also an acclaimed chef, Karyn Calabrese has a gift for creating uniquely flavorful raw vegan dishes, making her restaurant, Karyn's, the longest standing raw-food restaurant in the Midwest.
Total Health Institute (See Banner on right)- 23 W. 525 Saint Charles Road, Wheaton, IL 60188. 630-871-0000. Fax: 630-871-9450. Total Health Institute is the premiere Christian alternative healing facility in the United States. We offer an inpatient facility, the most powerful alternative healing therapies available, 1-4 week fasting/detoxification/prayer retreat programs, a total health spa, and an all organic store. During your stay you will fast on vegan living/raw foods and juices.

Conscious Choice: The Journal of Ecology & Natural Healing (left photo courtesy: Conscious Choice Journal) - 920 Franklin, Suite 202, Chicago, IL 60610. 312-440-4373. Conscious Choice serves as a resource to help readers live healthier lives and create a sustainable society -- and have fun doing it. Their editorial content builds community; promotes social, political, and environmental awareness; and supports wellness through natural foods, nutrition, and integrative health care.
Healthy Dining Chicago - c/o Laura Bruzas, 934 West Fry #2E, Chicago IL 60622-5462. 312-666-9979. HDC is an organic-friendly newsletter for health-minded Chicagoans. Each issue is chock-full of bite-size, easy-to-digest articles, healthy dining tips, quick recipes, local resources and more. It is an all-volunteer, grass-roots effort launched in January of 2003 to get the message out about the benefits of conscious eating and the growing resources available to those who live in the greater Chicago area. Each and every dollar that comes in from advertisers and subscribers goes to cover publication expenses.
Find over 1,000 vegan & vegetarian restaurants around the world on Happy Cow.

HappyCow's Compassionate Healthy Eating Guide

Note: see The Vegetarian Vacation chapter, our Vacation Map, and Vacations: by type
Total Health Institute - 23 W. 525 Saint Charles Road, Wheaton, IL 60188. 630-871-0000. Fax: 630-871-9450. Total Health Institute is the premiere Christian alternative healing facility in the United States. We offer an inpatient facility, the most powerful alternative healing therapies available, 1-4 week fasting/detoxification/prayer retreat programs, a total health spa, and an all organic store. During your stay you will fast on vegan living/raw foods and juices.

Veggie Fest - Chicago, IL. Over 20,000 attendees!




©2000-2017. Peter Edward Firk - Free JavaScripts provided by The JavaScript Source