Handlebar serves made-from-scratch vegetarian and vegan comfort food for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. We are a small, casual neighborhood restaurant with 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.


We now offer delivery on Caviar & Grubhub.  Click on the link below to enter your order from Caviar.  Grubhub orders will need to be placed from their site.   We look forward to bringing the Good Times to you!

Order Delivery from Caviar here


Open Daily 10am
Kitchen open until midnight Sunday-Thursday
Kitchen open until 12:30a Friday-Saturday

Brunch 9am-3pm Sat & Sun

No Reservations





Avocado prices have more than doubled in recent weeks. Our produce purveyors expect this increase to continue for weeks to come. In response, Handlebar will need to increase the prices of menu items that contain avocado. We appreciate your patience and understanding.



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

Black Bean Tostadas* 7.75
hand pressed tostadas, salsa verde, onion, cilantro, guacamole jack cheese or vegan queso

Nachos* 12.25
black beans, seitan chorizo, pico de gallo, guacamole, queso, or vegan queso 

Chili Cheese Fries* 6.75
ancho-spiced veggie chili, jack cheese or vegan queso

Chips & Guacamole* 8.00
avocado, serrano, lime, pico de gallo, tortilla chips
add a side of queso or vegan queso


add tuna 6, tofu 2, fried chicken seitan 5, fried avocado 4.5 avocado 
all dressings house-made

Handlebar* 9.75
arugula, pears, walnuts, parmesan, champagne honey-mustard vinaigrette

Everything Green* 11.75
spinach, baby green beans, cucumber, avocado, edamame, pistachios, sprouts, green goddess or vegan ranch dressing

Garden Salad* 6.25
Romaine, baby tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, sprouts, balsamic dressing

Wilted Kale Salad* 10.25
pepitas, quinoa, avocado, cumin-citrus vinaigrette


served with a pickle & choice of side
upgrade to a premium side 1.50 add avocado 3 fried avocado 4.5

Sloppy Joe* 9.75
carne de soya, tangy BBQ sauce, slaw, pretzel roll or vegan spring wheat bun

Seared Tuna Steak 13.50
medium rare tuna, arugula, sprouts, tomato, roasted garlic aioli, multigrain

Buffalo ‘Chicken’ Wrap* 9.25
fried chicken seitan, wing sauce, romaine, onion, tomato, vegan ranch, flour tortilla

Grilled Cheese 7.50
munster cheese, tomato, multigrain

Green Meanie* 10.00
avocado, herbed goat cheese, spinach, tomato, sprouts, agave-mustard spread, multigrain

Chicago Style Tofu* 9.50
pesto tofu, giardiniera, garlic aioli, dijon, arugula, tomato, celery salt, focaccia

Fried Avocado Grilled Cheese 11.75
sauteed mushrooms, onions and spinach, tomato, breaded avocado, munster, sourdough


served after 3pm

Fried Avocado Tacos* 12.75
cabbage slaw, tomatoes, refried beans, house-made ranch, flour tortillas, brown rice, salsa verde

Black Bean Maduro* 11.25
sweet plantains, brown rice, cheese, pico, black beans, spicy chipotle tomato sauce – add avocado 2

Blackened Catfish 12.75
tarragon tartar sauce, choice of two sides – upgrade to a premium side add 1.50 each

Sambal Tofu* 12.25
spicy garlic chili sauce, kale, broccoli, collards, mushrooms, edamame, peanut sauce, brown rice

Grilled Fish Tacos 13.50
catfish, jack cheese, cabbage slaw, avocado, salsa verde, chili, brown rice

Ground Nut Stew* 10.75
sweet potato, peppers, zucchini, kale, brown rice, peanuts, toasted coconut

Smoked Paprika Shrimp & Grits 14.75
Gulf shrimp, Wisconsin aged cheddar grits, sautéed spinach, sweet potato crisps

Chili Mac Attack 12.75
smoked gouda mac, veggie chili, aged cheddar, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, pico, tortilla crisps


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


Smoked Gouda Mac 4.50
Mixed Greens 4.50
Bowl of Chili or Soup 4.50
Wisconsin Aged Cheddar Grits 4.50
Queso Fries* 4.50

*available vegan


served until 3pm daily

all eggs are organic & tofu is from non-geo soybeans
substitute mixed greens or fruit for potatoes on applicable menu items 1.50

Chimichanga* 11.25
scrambled eggs & queso or seitan chorizo & tofu with vegan queso, flour tortilla, peppers, black beans, rice, guajillo sauce, pico de gallo, guacamole

Country Fried Portobella* 10.75
fried egg & jalapeno cream gravy or blackened tofu with seitan sausage gravy, mashed potatoes, collard greens

French Toast* 8.25
Wisconsin maple syrup, powdered sugar, seasonal fruit

Diablos* 9.50
fried eggs & jack cheese or seitan chorizo & tofu, hand pressed corn tostadas, chipotle sauce, black beans, brown rice
add avocado

Biscuits & Gravy* 8.50
whole wheat biscuits, seitan sausage gravy
add two eggs
add blackened tofu 2

Breakfast Burrito 10.25
eggs, jack cheese, potato, avocado, cilantro, spinach, salsa verde, black beans
add seitan chorizo

Vegan Breakfast Burrito* 10.25
seitan chorizo, peppers, onions, potato, avocado, cilantro, spinach, salsa verde, black beans

Roasted Mushroom Omelet 9.00
mushrooms, Wisconsin aged cheddar, scallions, breakfast potatoes, multigrain or sourdough toast

Handlebar Omelet 9.00
smoked gouda, walnuts, pears, breakfast potatoes, multigrain or sourdough toast

Egg & Sausage Sandwich 8.75
scrambled eggs, seitan sausage, Wisconsin aged cheddar, sourdough, breakfast potatoes

Eggs, Potatoes and Toast 8.00
two eggs any style, breakfast potatoes, multigrain or sourdough toast

Pepita Scramble* 9.75
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 14.75
Gulf shrimp, Wisconsin aged cheddar grits, sautéed spinach, sweet potato crisps
add two eggs

Chili Mac Attack 12.75
smoked gouda mac, veggie chili, aged cheddar, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, pico, tortilla crisps
add two eggs


served until 3pm

Toast 2.50
multigrain or sourdough
One Slice of French Toast 4.50
Wisconsin maple syrup
Seasonal Fruit Cup 4.50
Breakfast Potatoes 3.00
Biscuit 2.50
One Organic Egg 2
any style
Aged Cheddar Grits 4.50
Wisconsin cheddar
Blackened Tofu 2.00
Half Order Biscuits & Gravy 5.00


Avocado 3.00
Guacamole 4.50
House-Made Vegan Ranch 1.50
House-Made Giardiniera 2.00
Roasted Garlic Aioli 1.00
Chipotle Sauce 1.00
Salsa Verde 1.00
Pico de Gallo 1.00
House Pickled Jalapenos 1.00
Sour Cream .50

*available vegan

Please notify us of any food allergies when placing your order



Monday -Thursday 3pm to 6pm
3 Malort Shots/3 Old Style Tallboys/3 Chips & Queso*


Available after 6pm Daily

Root Vegetable Chips*  6.25
potato, sweet potato, parsnip, carrot, & beet chips, onion dip

Makhani Paneer   11.25
indian farmer’s cheese, spicy tomato gravy, brown rice, yogurt, naan bread

Italian Beef* 10.50
house made seitan beef, hoagie roll, au jus, giardiniera, fries


Available 9am to 3pm  Saturday &  Sunday

Autumnal Toast* 9.50
house-made cashew ricotta, roasted butternut squash, arugula, blackened tofu, crispy shallots, sourdough, breakfast potatoes

Roasted Root Vegetable Omlette 9.25
acorn squash, Chioggia beets, parsnips, goat cheese, parsley, breakfast potatoes, multigrain toast


Taco & Tequila Night* 10.5
two fried avocado tacos, a shot of tequila, and a Tecate!
(available after 3pm)

Chili Mac Attack! 9
smoked gouda mac, chili, aged cheddar, house-pickled jalapeños, tortilla crisps

Queso Burger & Fries* 10.5
house-made black bean burger, guac, queso, house-pickled jalapeños, tortilla crisps, romaine (no substitutions)

*available vegan



House Rules


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”.

Gift Cards



Gift cards are available in any dollar amount you would like.  They can be picked up at the restaurant, or we’d be happy to mail the card directly to you or its intended recipient.   If you would like a personal message included on the gift card presenter, please include it with your e-mail.

Questions and purchase inquiries can be made via  info@handlebarchicago.com.


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