Vegan fast-food restaurant Kāl’ish will open its doors in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago this month, heralding a new era for the area’s fast foodies. It seems fitting that it should open at the start of 2017, which is being called the year of animal liberation.
In fact, vegan short-order restaurants have been popping up all over as of late. There’s Plant Power Fast Food in San Diego, Amy’s Drive Thru in Northern California, by CHLOE. in both New York City and Los Angeles, and multiple locations of Terri and VSpot in New York City. It’s no surprise, as the demand for plant-based foods is skyrocketing, as more people learn about the cruelty inherent in the slaughtering of more than 1 billion animals per year, not to mention meat’s damaging health effects and factory farming’s contribution to climate change.
Kāl’ish’s owner enthusiastically explains, “We’ve always wanted to open a vegan restaurant that could satisfy vegans and omnivores alike.”
Judging by these photos, it looks like the restaurant will deliver on this promise.
If you love fast-food classic favorites such as burgers, vegan chicken nuggets, and fries, Kāl’ish has you covered. If you prefer a standout item like the vegan Pesto Verde Meatball Sandwich or the pulled “pork” and jackfruit sandwich, it has you covered, too. Did we mention the all-day breakfast menu that includes a Classic Pancake Stack and a cruelty-free Bacon Cheddar Omelette?
If you’re in Chicago this weekend, the restaurant will be hosting a grand-opening event and ribbon cutting on January 14 at 1 p.m. The address is 1313 W. Wilson Ave., Chicago, IL 60640.
If you don’t live near a vegan fast-food restaurant, here’s a guide to ordering vegan at restaurant chains across the United States.
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