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Wrigleyville coffee shop/restaurant
Uncommon Ground is a coffee shop/restaurant in the Wrigleyville neighborhood. They pride themselves on being the first smoke-free coffee shop in Chicago. Though it has a coffee shop atmosphere, there is a restaurant-style wait staff that will seat and wait on you.
There is usually an event going on, live music, readings, etc.
The menu usually includes several vegetarian items and a few vegan items.
on Nov 30 06
(last updated Nov 30 06)
Mark this place closed (permanently).
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I agree with the other reviewers. Uncommon Ground makes great soy chai, but the vegan dinner options are disappointing. The first (and last) time that I went there, I asked my waitress which items on the menu could be made vegan and she started telling me about this "really great" salad. I wasn't thrilled about the prospect of eating a salad for dinner, but I decided to order it anyway. I stayed for the musical performance, which was enjoyable, but my good mood quickly disappeared when I received my bill: $20 for salad and soy chai.
I agree with the previous reviewer. The ambience of the place is good and it's definitely a trendy, well-done joint. But it doesn't offer much for vegans. When I went, I got a modified pasta dish which was passable, but nothing great.
I take issue with restaurants that claim to be socially and environmentally conscious, but then offer few to no vegan dishes. These are the type of places that offer a grass-fed burger and then automatically call themselves sustainable or local or ethical. It takes a little bit more than that, folks.
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Near the Addison red line stop, one block to the west and 3 blocks north.
$$ - average
- Large Group-Friendly
- Live Music