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Handlebar serves made-from-scratch vegetarian and vegan comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. A small, casual neighborhood restaurant, we also offer a full-service bar and beer garden.

We recycle, brew fair-trade coffee, serve all organic eggs, and source produce from local farms. Handlebar has been serving up food, booze and good times in Wicker Park since 2003.

Gift Certificates are available. To purchase, stop in or e-mail us at info@handlebarchicago.com.

Hours:
Open Daily 10am-1am.
Brunch 9am-3pm Sat & Sun.
Kitchen open until 12:30am.
No Reservations.

Menu

APPETIZERS

Fried Pickles* 6.75
cornmeal-breaded dill pickles, house-made vegan ranch

Black Bean Tostadas* 7.25
hand-pressed tostadas, salsa verde, jack cheese, onion, cilantro, guacamole

Samosas* 7.75
spicy cilantro-yogurt and tamarind chutneys

Nachos* 9.50
black beans, seitan chorizo, queso, pico de gallo, guacamole

Chili Cheese Fries 6.75
ancho-spiced veggie chili, jack cheese

Chips & Guacamole* 7.00
avocado, serrano, lime, pico de gallo, tortilla chips
add a side of queso
3

SALADS

add tuna 6, tofu 2, fried chicken seitan 5, avocado 2
all dressings house-made

Handlebar* 7.50
arugula, pears, walnuts, parmesan, champagne honey-mustard vinaigrette

Everything Green* 10.25
spinach, baby green beans, cucumber, avocado, edamame, pistachios, sprouts, green goddess dressing

Mixed Greens* 4.50
side salad of mixed greens, balsamic dressing

Wilted Kale Salad* 7.50
pepitas, quinoa, avocado, cumin-citrus vinaigrette

SANDWICHES

served with a pickle & choice of side
add 1.50 for premium side, add avocado 2

Sloppy Joe* 9.00
carne de soya, tangy BBQ sauce, slaw, pretzel roll

Seared Tuna Steak 13.00
medium rare tuna, arugula, sprouts, tomato, roasted garlic aioli, multigrain

Buffalo ‘Chicken’ Wrap* 8.75
fried chicken seitan, wing sauce, romaine, onion, tomato, ranch, flour tortilla

Grilled Cheese 7.75
munster cheese, tomato, multigrain

Green Meanie* 8.75
avocado, herbed goat cheese, spinach, tomato, sprouts, honey-mustard, multigrain

Chicago Style Tofu* 9.00
pesto tofu, giardiniera, garlic aioli, dijon, arugula, tomato, celery salt, focaccia

ENTREES

served after 3pm

Fried Avocado Tacos* 11.50
cabbage slaw, tomatoes, queso fresco, refried beans, house-made ranch, flour tortillas, brown rice, salsa verde

Black Bean Maduro* 10.75
sweet plantains, brown rice, cheese, pico, black beans, spicy chipotle-tomato sauce – add avocado 2

Blackened Catfish 12.25
tarragon tartar sauce, choice of two sides – add 1.50 for each premium side

Sambal Tofu* 11.25
spicy garlic-chili sauce, kale, broccoli, collards, mushrooms, edamame, peanut sauce, brown rice

Grilled Fish Tacos 11.75
catfish, jack cheese, cabbage slaw, avocado, salsa verde, chili, brown rice

Ground Nut Stew* 10.25
sweet potato, peppers, zucchini, kale, brown rice, peanuts, toasted coconut

Smoked Paprika Shrimp & Grits 14.50
gulf shrimp, wisconsin aged cheddar grits, sautéed spinach, sweet-potato crisps

Chili Mac Attack! 11.25
smoked gouda mac, veggie chili, aged cheddar, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, pico, tortilla crisps

SIDES

Freshly-Cut French Fries 3
Garlic Mashed Potatoes 3
Organic Brown Rice 3
Sautéed Green Beans 3
Collard Greens 3
Organic Black Beans 3
Cup of Chili or Soup 3
Sesame Broccoli 3

PREMIUM SIDES

Smoked Gouda Mac 4.50
Mixed Greens 4.50
Seitan Chorizo 4.50
Bowl of Chili or Soup 4.50
Aged Cheddar Grits 4.50
Fried Plantains 4.50
Queso Fries 4.50

*available vegan

BREAKFAST

breakfast served until 3pm daily. all eggs are organic & tofu is from non-gmo soybeans. sub mixed greens or fruit for potatoes add 1.50

Chimichanga 10.75
flour tortilla, scrambled eggs, peppers, black beans, rice, guajillo sauce, queso, pico de gallo, guacamole

Country Fried Portobella* 9.75
jalapeno cream gravy, mashed potatoes, collard greens, fried egg or blackened tofu

French Toast* 8.00
pure maple syrup, powdered sugar, seasonal fruit

Diablos* 8.75
choose a style: fried eggs & jack cheese or seitan chorizo & tofu, hand-pressed corn tostadas, chipotle sauce, black beans, brown rice
add avocado
2

Biscuits & Gravy* 7.75
whole wheat biscuits, seitan sausage gravy
add two eggs
2.25
add blackened tofu 2

Breakfast Burrito 8.75
eggs, jack cheese, potato, avocado, cilantro, spinach, salsa verde, black beans
add seitan chorizo
1.50

Vegan Breakfast Burrito* 8.75
seitan chorizo, peppers, onions, potato, avocado, cilantro, spinach, salsa verde, black beans

Roasted Mushroom Omelet 8.50
river valley farm mushrooms, wisconsin aged cheddar, scallions, breakfast potatoes, multigrain or sourdough toast

Handlebar Omelet 8.50
smoked gouda, walnuts, pears, breakfast potatoes, multigrain or sourdough toast

Egg & Sausage Sandwich 8.25
scrambled eggs, seitan sausage, wisconsin aged cheddar, sourdough, breakfast potatoes

Eggs, Potatoes and Toast 7.25
two eggs any style, breakfast potatoes, multigrain or sourdough toast

Pepita Scramble* 9.25
choose a style: scrambled eggs or tofu, sweet potatoes, red peppers, kale, poblanos, pumpkin seed pesto, crispy onions, breakfast potatoes, multigrain or sourdough toast

Smoked Paprika Shrimp & Grits 14.50
gulf shrimp, wisconsin aged cheddar grits, sautéed spinach, sweet potato crisps
add two eggs
2.25

BREAKFAST SIDES

served until 3pm

Toast 2.25
multigrain or sourdough
One Slice of French Toast 4.50
pure maple syrup
Seasonal Fruit Cup 4.50
Breakfast Potatoes 3.00
Biscuit 2.50
One Organic Egg 1.50
any style
Aged Cheddar Grits 4.50
wisconsin cheddar
Seitan Sausage Breakfast Patties 4.50
Blackened Tofu 2.00
Half Order Biscuits & Gravy 5.00

EXTRAS

Avocado 2.00
Guacamole 3.00
House-Made Vegan Ranch 1.25
House-Made Giardiniera 1.25
Roasted Garlic Aioli 1.00
Chipotle Sauce 1.00
Salsa Verde 1.00
Pico de Gallo 1.00
Wing Sauce .50
House-Pickled Jalapenos .75
Sour Cream .50
Chips/Tortillas 1.00

*available vegan

Specials

TONIGHT’S SPECIALS
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Smoked Tofu Wrap* 9.00
house-smoked tofu, grilled onions, romaine, tomato, avocado, red peppers, ranch, sriracha, flour tortilla, choice of side

Gringo Tacos* 11.25
crispy corn tortillas, carne de soya, pico, shredded lettuce, cheddar, sour cream, brown rice, grilled corn & black bean salad

Watermelon Salad* 8.25
red onion, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, black olives, basil & mint vinaigrette

BRUNCH SPECIALS
9am-3pm Saturday & Sunday

Ratatouille Scramble* 9.25
eggplant, heirloom cherry tomatoes, red onion, zucchini, red peppers, fried tofu, basil-cashew pesto, multigrain toast

Huevos Verdes 9.00
scrambled egg whites, salsa verde, crispy tortilla, avocado, breakfast potato hash, jack cheese, multigrain toast

DAILY SPECIALS

Sunday
Taco & Tequila Night 10
two fried avocado tacos, a shot of tequila, and a Tecate!
(available after 3pm)

Monday
Chili Mac Attack! 8
smoked gouda mac, chili, aged cheddar, house-pickled jalapeños, tortilla crisps

Tuesday
Queso Burger & Fries* 8
house-made black bean burger, guac, queso, house-pickled jalapeños, tortilla crisps, romaine
(no substitutions)

*available vegan

News

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Open 10am tomorrow! Come brunch with us! See MoreSee Less

15 hours ago

Outsiders Rule. We made a cocktail for this movie night. Tomorrow at 9pm. See MoreSee Less

2 days ago

Hard Shell Tacos! See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Double Feature yo: Legend of Billy Jean and The Lost Boys. Sunday the 24th (tomorrow) at 9pm. #deathbystereo See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

We will be closed tomorrow because we are going to Great America. See you on the flip side! (or Thursday) See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

House Rules

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Rules can be a drag, but they are a necessary evil. We just want things to run smoothly so that everyone can have a kick ass time.

  • We are a small restaurant; with a small kitchen, but if you’re patient everything will be awesome.
  • When the patio is open our seating capacity doubles but our kitchen stays the same size.
  • Contrary to popular belief, we are unable to seat large parties — parties larger than 6 will be split into smaller groups and sat at separate tables.
  • We only seat complete parties.
  • If there is a line of hungry people out the door, we will ask for your table after you are finished.
  • Please control the urge to move tables and chairs.
  • No dogs allowed in the restaurant or on patio.
  • We like loud music & cannot “turn it down”.

Contact

  • Address: 2311 W. North Avenue
  • Phone: 773 – 384 – 9546
  • Email: info@handlebarchicago.com