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Chinese and Thai food with limited veg menu
Big Bowl is a medium sized chain throughout the upper Midwest. They serve Thai and Chinese dishes, and they actually have a separate, but limited, vegetarian menu.
on Sep 17 07
(last updated Apr 30 08)
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If you have an extra 20-30 mins to travel to the northside, I'd go to Amitabul or Urban Vegan instead. Big Bowl will have something for you and you'll like it but it won't be memorable. It's the kind of place you only go to more than once if you live in the neighborhood.
Though Big Bowl is one of those larger chains where the food can sometimes be sketchy, they generally do a decent job. I like eating here every once in a while because most of the other restaurants in the area are not veg friendly at all. The veg menu is limited, but the dishes on there are quite good, particularly the Kung Pao Tofu and the Spicy Peanut Noodles. I've always had really good, competent service as well.
On a Friday or Saturday night, it can get rather busy, so don't be surprised to find a 30+ minute wait.
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On State and Cedar. Accessible on the #35 bus or a long walk from either the Clark/Division red line stop or Chicago red line stop.
$$ - average
- Large Group-Friendly