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Food: Chicago’s Vegetarian Variety

 

Hog Butcher for the World,Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
Player with Railroads and the Nation’s Freight Handler;
Stormy, husky, brawling,City of the Big Shoulders
- Carl Sandburg, Chicago

When Carl Sandburg famously personified Chicago as the ‘hog butcher for the world’ in 1916, the image stuck. And with good reason; Chicago had been the world’s leader in beef and pork production since the 1860′s. Though the city’s meat industry peaked in the mid-1900′s, Chicago is still a city of meat lovers. So, what’s a vegetarian to do?

If you’re asking this question, you’re not alone. Vegetarianism is an increasingly popular lifestyle choice in America (even in the Midwest). Whether you’re in town for a few days or you’re a Chicago resident seeking to lead a vegetarian lifestyle, this meat loving city also offers a variety of non-carnivorous options.

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