Chicago’s long and painful winter is in full swing now but we have Super Bowl Sunday to look forward to. Maybe folks tune in for the riveting halftime show or just want an excuse to indulge in some tasty appetizers while stress watching the Puppy Bowl. While Buffalo wings and pepperoni pizza may come to mind as typical game day snacks, there are plenty of plant-based appetizers that are just as delicious and satisfying as the traditional meat ones. Chicago has a plethora of vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants that have fans covered for parties of one or more. So leave the five-hour cooking marathon for another day and revel in these dynamic vegetarian and vegan appetizers available for takeout and delivery. The pandemic might have put a damper on the party, but it doesn’t have to ruin snack plans. Check out these global options from restaurants all over the city.
As of January 23, Chicago restaurants are permitted to serve customers indoors with a 25 percent maximum capacity per room, or 25 people — whichever is fewer. At the same time, despite winter weather, a number of Chicago restaurants continue to offer outdoor seating. Regardless, the state requires reservations for indoor and outdoor dining. The level of service offered is indicated on each map point. However, this should not be taken as an endorsement for dining in, as there are still safety concerns. For updated information on coronavirus cases in your area, please visit the city of Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard. Studies indicate that there is a lower exposure risk when outdoors, but the level of risk involved with patio dining is contingent on restaurants following strict social distancing and other safety guidelines.Read More