Whenever I travel to a new city for work, I make it my mission to go to as many vegan restaurants as possible–and my first time in Chicago was no different.
Editing this video was kind of surreal. It was a lot of footage which is normally a pain, but the more time went on the more these clips became a lovely escape from the reality of the current moment. The level of socialization and amount of time I spent in restaurants in this video which was filmed just a couple months ago seems so foreign now.
Additionally, I got very emotional thinking of how these restaurants and the employees who helped me there must be struggling now. I made my living as a server for many years, so I can only begin to imagine how terrifying this time must be for everyone in the hospitality industry. Below I am listing the restaurants shown in this video as well as links to how you can help, if you are able. I hope this video can act as a delicious escape for you during this time of uncertainty.
Employee support fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/heisler-hospitality-employee-fund?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1
“You can support ALTHEA during this time by purchasing discounted gift cards, available via the link in our bio. All cards are 20% off and are redeemable as soon as we’re able to re-open our doors to you!” https://squareup.com/gift/Z5WZBYG7D4N36/order
*Delivering on Caviar, within 10 miles of each location, 7 days a week, 12PM to 8PM* “First time Caviar customers, use coupon code CHIDINER5 for $5 off your first Chicago Diner order!”
Logan Square: https://www.trycaviar.com/m/the-chicago-diner–logan-square-9560?_branch_match_id=560907117754543329&cav_medium=widget&cav_source=mer-xSWz0b-BIqUrlN56OXbvdw&how=pickup&merchant_token=mer-xSWz0b-BIqUrlN56OXbvdw&utm_campaign=link&utm_content=the-chicago-diner–logan-square-9560&utm_medium=restaurant_partners&utm_source=widget&utm_term=chicago
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