For all of you granola fans…

I have been doing a lot of research on Andersonville lately, since I will be calling the neighborhood home very soon. I said to myself ‘self…where can I do some yoga and get a good vegetarian meal and maybe some coffee in Andersonville?’ I always come through for myself, and I thought I would share my findings with all of you, too! You’re welcome.


Cheetah Gym – an Andersonville favorite. I will be joining as soon as it is humanly possible. Don’t live in Andersonville? That’s okay. There are locations in Bucktown and Edgewater, too.

Bloom Yoga Studio in Lincoln Square (I know, it’s not Andersonville) has a great site, and is completely family friendly!

Sweet Pea’s Studio – super cool place geared toward expecting and new parents


Kope Cafe – Friends will not stop telling me about this place, so I thought I’d pass it along. I have yet to try it, but will probably check it out this weekend. They don’t have an (active) site, but I found some basic info/reviews.

Ann Sather – duh. This place is amazing and adorable. Not strictly vegetarian, but definitely veggie friendly. I have eaten here, and it’s delish!

Hamburger Mary’s – this is not a vegetarian joint, but I went to dinner here with the girls last weekend, and we had some amazing nachos. It’s just a cool place with cool people and good food.


Icosium Cafe – Haven’t been here yet (because it’s not open yet), but it looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it out!

Svea – evidently, Ann Sather has some competition….

And last, but not least, the Coffee Studio. – I have been here, and it’s totally awesome. The coffee is delicious, the people are super sweet and helpful and the internet access is free!

If anyone out there in the blogiverse knows of any other places I should check out, by all means, let me know! I’m always looking for cool places to go and am always open to suggestions!

7 Comments so far

  1. Christopher (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 11:39 am

    I’ve always been a big fan of T’s Bar & Restaurant at the corner of Clark and Winnemac. I don’t know about their vegetarian fare, but they’ve got some of the best burgers in the city.

  2. Dan Telfer (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

    I also like Angel’s Restaurant.

  3. Nellie Ann (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

    Thanks, guys! I will look into both places once we get all moved in.

  4. EmanG (unregistered) on February 7th, 2008 @ 10:58 pm

    I’m so envious of your moving to Andersonville. I lived just east, in Edgewater Beach, for four years and spent much time in A-ville.

    First off, lentil soup at Taste of Lebanon on Foster between ashland and clark. the falafel is world class as well. Reza’s and Andy’s for a little higher end mediteranean experience. for your sushi friends check hama matsu, amazing pieces. angel’s is wonderful as mentioned.

    also the japanese restaurant across from the thybee paint store is excellent as well. enjoy the new neighborhood, it’s a great place to be.

  5. emily (unregistered) on February 8th, 2008 @ 12:11 am

    Icosium is open and has been for a while. (Their website doesn’t seem up to date.) It’s super veggie friendly! I haven’t had coffee there, but it’s amazing for lunch or dinner. All the savory Algerian crepes are vegetarian. If someone wants, you can pay extra to add meat. I’ve been there a half dozen times and it’s fantastic. And next door is the the Middle Eastern Bakery. Stop there for some falafel, assorted humus and warm pita. Bring it home for a yummy and cheap dinner.

  6. k-rock (unregistered) on February 9th, 2008 @ 12:42 pm

    of course, you will be hanging out at Hopleaf and Simon’s. yes. you will. andersonville is ridiculous with options. i live just a little west (winnemac and damen). i hang in that ‘hood frequently!

  7. Nellie Ann (unregistered) on February 10th, 2008 @ 10:46 am

    why, of course I will be hanging at those places, K-Rock. Those, and even some others! Yay for new neighborhood friends!!!

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