Consistently named one of the best vegetarian restaurants in the United States, the Chicago Diner is an excellent place for vegetarians and omnivores alike. The menu includes standard American fare along with ethnic favorites. Children's selections are healthier than usually seen when dining out, including pasta with a choice of veggies. Ask for the gluten-free menu, which is extensive and has ingredients clearly marked. Our kids love the vegan milkshakes, made with soy ice cream from the local Chicago Soydairy
. During the summer months, dine on the outdoor patio, complete with sparkly lights to keep toddlers and babies fascinated. Vegan birthday cakes can be ordered in advance (great for kids who suffer from allergies), and catering services are also available.