Meatless Monday in Chicago! The Alliance for a Greener South Loop‘s (greenersouthloop.com) Meatless Monday in May campaign (MMM). Meatless Monday’s have become a focus for the Alliance for a Greener South Loop because statistics have shown that eating less meat has a larger environmental impact than recycling. The UK’s Food Climate Research Network suggests that “food production from farm to fork is responsible for between 20-30 percent of global green house gas emissions.”
MMM is in full effect, here is how you can join in on the fun.
Whole Foods Market-South Loop is hosting meatless whole meal cooking demonstrations on Mondays in May.
You are also invited to visit the South Loop restaurants that support the environmental and community benefits of this campaign. Be sure to tell your server that you are down for the cause. Most will be featuring meatless menu items and/or discounts. The following list of participating restaurants is as of May 1, 2012, and we expect others to join in on the fun, we will keep you posted.
* Amarit Thai, 600 S. Dearborn; 10% discount on meatless items
The Burger Point, 1900 S. State St.
Bar Louie, 47 W. Polk
Cafecito, 26 E. Congress Pkwy
Chicago Curry House, 899 S. Plymouth Ct.; 10% discount on meatless items**
* Custom House Tavern, 500 S. Dearborn St. Special Meatless Items Featured on Mondays in May
* Donna’s Café, 1255 S. State Street; 10% discount on Veggie Panini
* Epic Burger, 517 S. State
Jimmy Green’s, 825 S. State
* Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, 805 S. State St.
Native Foods Café | Loop, 218 S. Clark
* SRO: Standing Room Only, 610 S. Dearborn St.; 10% discount on meatless items
Tamarind, 614 S. Wabash
Tapas Valencia, 1530 S. State St.
Special shout out to the “*” participants because they served as sponsors. Thank you!
We will continue to bring you updates on the progress of the Alliance for a Greener South Loop’s Meatless Monday’s in May. If you are interested in learning more about Meatless Monday, we have several articles and recipes to help you become more informed. Also, you too can sign the pledge to go meatless on Monday’s, regardless of your Chicago neighborhood.
Visit our restaurant directory for vegan friendly and vegetarian friendly options throughout other Chicago neighborhoods.