• Renovated Juice Bar: Come in for some rejuvenation!

    The Newly Renovated Eternity Juice Bar

    Need something healthy on the go? Eternity Juice Bar has you covered. Stop in for a grab and go lunch that’s both nutritious and delicious. Now serving hot dishes along with the salads.

    Choose your own creation! You pick the greens and the toppings and we’ll give you the salad of your dreams. Quick and easy lunch. Eating healthy has never been easier!

    Brand New: Hot Lunches to Go

    It’s cold outside. Stop by to warm up from the inside out. Now serving hot meals to go: Veggie Stir Fried Rice, Cabbage and Potatoes, Collard Greens, Vegan Beef and Broccoli, and Sweet and Sour Vegan Chicken

    Your Health is Your Wealth

  • Thanksgiving Catering

    Thanksgiving Catering

    Anyone who thinks that Thanksgiving is “Turkey Day” hasn’t had our Vegan Style Stuffed Duck. Made with bean curd, stuffed with cornbread dressing, and topped with cranberries and gravy it’s a perfect holiday dish. We’re catering that along with many other Thanksgiving favorites for those who are looking for a delicious plant-based meal—all the flavor with none of the animal products. Definitely something to be thankful for this holiday. Order by Thursday November 20 th and you can get 10% off!

    Thanksgiving Catering Menu

    Entrees

    Vegan Roast (Seitan)

    With gravy

    Small (Serves 20) $57.50

    Large (Serves 50) $110.00

    Vegan Stuffed Roast

    Seitan stuffed with cornbread dressing served with gravy and cranberry sauce

    Small (Serves 20) $75.00

    Large (Serves 50) $145.00

    Cornbread Stuffing

    Delicately done with vegetables and spices

    Small (Serves 20) $42.50

    Large (Serves 50) $80.00

    Kale Greens

    Creatively seasoned with special spices

    Served with fresh tomatoes and onions

    Small (Serves 20) $50.00

    Large (Serves 50) $100.00

    Served with cornbread

    Small (Serves 20) $80.00

    Large (Serves 50) $125.00

    Vegan Style Duck

    Made with bean curd

    Small (Serves 15) $60.00

    Large (Serves 25-30) $120.00

    Vegan Style Stuffed Duck

    Made with bean curd stuffed with cornbread dressing served with gravy and cranberry sauce

    Small (Serves 15) $75.00

    Large (Serves 25-30) $140.00

    Vegan Southern Style

    Macaroni and Cheese

    Small (Serves 20-25) $65.00

    Large (Serves 50) $125.00

    Candied Yams

    Small (Serves 20) $32.50

    Large (Serves 50) $55.00

    Desserts

    Apple Pie

    Half pan (Serves 20-30) $37.50

    Full pan (Serves 50-60) $75.00

    Blueberry Cobbler

    Half pan (Serves 20-30) $40.00

    Full pan (Serves 50-60) $80.00

    Peach Cobbler

    Half pan (Serves 20-30) $35.00

    Full pan (Serves 50-60) $70.00

    Sweet Potato Pie

    Half pan (Serves 15-20) $34.00

    Full pan (Serves 40-50) $68.00

  • Vegetable Soup Recipe

    Vegetable Soup

    Ingredients:

    1 ½ gallon water

    1 ½ c mixed vegetables

    2 c white potatoes (diced medium)

    1 ½ tsp sea salt

    2 tbsp granulated garlic

    2 tbsp onion powder

    1 ½ tsp black pepper

    1 6oz can tomato paste

    2 c tomato sauce

    1 tsp dried basil

    1 tbsp Earth Balance Buttery Spread

    2 tsp 100% pure cane sugar (optional)

    2 c cauliflower (optional)

    Directions:

    In two gallon sauce pan: Add water, salt, and potatoes. Bring to a boil and let boil 3 minutes. Add all other ingredients except butter. Bring to a boil. Add butter. Enjoy!

  • Recipe for Cornbread

    Recipe for Cornbread

    Ingredients:
    4 cups Cornmeal
    1/2 cup Soy Flour (heaping)
    1/2 cup Wheat Germ
    2 tbsp Baking Powder (heaping)
    1/2 cup Earth Balance Buttery Spread – Oil or Sticks
    2 cups Soy Milk
    2 cups Hot Water

    Directions:
    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all dry ingredients thoroughly. Add soy milk, mix well. Add water, mix well. Heat oil until hot, pour in mix, stir until all is mixed well. Pour into pan, bake 30-35 minutes until it browns (lightly) or desired darkness.

  • Fall into Soup Season

    Nothing takes the chill out of the air like a bowl of soup. At Original Soul Vegetarian we make our soup fresh daily with only the best ingredients. Everything is 100% plant-based and chemical-free, which means that our soups are as good for your body as they taste in your mouth. This week only: Buy one soup, get one free. Fall into soup season!

    Our Daily Soup Specials:

    Monday: Vegetable tomato

    Tuesday: Split pea

    Wednesday: Vegetable noodle (pictured above)

    Thursday: Brown lentil

    Friday: Orange lenti

    Saturday & Sunday: Vegan chilli

  • Recipe for Kale Greens

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    Recipe of the Week: Kale Greens

    Ingredients:

    12 cups of kale

    ¼ cup of liquid aminos

    ½ cup of olive oil

    1 medium tomato

    ½ cup diced onion

    1 tbsp onion powder

    2 garlic cloves

    ¼ cup nutritional yeast

    Directions:

    Cut kale very small. Dice onion and tomato small. Put all ingredients in bowl and mix well. Thoroughly coat greens with spices. Let sit. The longer the greens marinate, the softer they are and the more flavorful they get.

    From our family to yours! Enjoy!

  • Tips to Staying Healthy This Fall

    It’s officially fall which means the onset of colorful leaves, cooler weather, and some great new menu items at Original Soul Vegetarian. Another byproduct of the weather change? Cold season. Luckily we have you covered at the Eternity Juice Bar. Need to cleanse your system? Order the Detoxification which is a delicious blend of juices from grapefruits, lemons and oranges combined with distilled water and brown rice syrup. Feel a cold coming on? Get an Immune Booster, which is a shot of horseradish, ginger, garlic, cayenne pepper and apple cider vinegar. It’ll kick the cold right out of you. Need some other healthy tips this fall to keep you feeling good all season long? Here are five key ones:

    1. Sleep. The recommended 7-8 hours of sleep each night is one good way to keep your immune system up and running.
    2. Exercise. Exercising on a regular basis keeps your body fit and your immune system healthy.
    3. Reduce Stress. Easier said than done but it is essential in maintaining your health. Cut out as many of the stressors as you can and find ways of coping with the ones that you can’t dismiss from your life. Deep breaths and self care can go a long way.
    4. Antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants which play a central role in keeping your immune system operating properly. One of the many benefits to a vegan lifestyle is that you are probably getting plenty of those. So come in and eat up!
    5. Wash your hands. Whether you’re riding the L, at work, or playing with your kids, the best way to avoid contracting and transmitting germs is by regularly washing your hands. Doctors recommend that you scrub with soap and warm water for 30 seconds.

    Stay healthy!

  • Falafel: Delicious and Nutritious

    Sandwich of the Week: Falafel

    This week only: enjoy a free side salad when you order the falafel sandwich. This Mediterranean inspired sandwich will be sure to delight your taste buds and fuel your body with the nutrition it needs. Falafel, made with chickpeas, is packed with protein, low in fat, and high in fiber. Protein is important in cell growth and functioning and helps build muscle and keep them healthy. In addition to being a great source of protein, falafel has very little fat and no saturated fat. Falafel, high in fiber, is also great for your digestive system. Both delicious and nutritious, eat up and enjoy!

  • Football is Back!

    LIONS and Tigers and BEARS! Oh my!

    Fall football is back! Every Monday and Thursday night and all day Sunday, we’ll be converting the backroom of the restaurant to a sports fan paradise. With a full wall projection of the game, you’ll feel like you’re right there on the field amidst the action. In addition to a great view of the game, we’ll have a full menu and special appetizers just for game day! We’re BYOB so bring your beverage of choice.

    Stop by tonight for Monday Night Football! Come see the Detroit Lions take on the New York Giants.

    Fans Enjoying Football. Thanks for coming out!

  • Gearing up for Game Day!

    Football season is fast approaching and, like many Chicagoans, you’re probably starting to make plans for where you’ll watch the kick off this season. Whether you’re cheering for the Da Bears, the Packers, or another team, we’ve got just the spot for you! Every Monday and Thursday night and all day Sunday, we’ll be converting the backroom of the restaurant to a sports fan paradise. With a full wall projection of the game, you’ll feel like you’re right there on the field amidst the action.

    In addition to a fantastic view of the game, there will great grub. On the menu for game day we’ll have fried pickles, fried portabella wedges, jerk vegan chicken bites, seasoned fries, and a vegan chicken sandwich. We are BYOB, so bring along a six pack, case, bottle, or flask of your favorite football beverage.

    The regular season kicks off Thursday September 4, 2014 at 7:30pm with the Packers facing Seattle, the defending Super Bowl Champions. Whether you love them or hate them, come watch the game at Original Soul Vegetarian. Join us again Sunday September 7 th for a full day of football and see the Bears take on the Bills. We’re all about football here so wear a jersey and get half off your first appetizer!