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ABOUT US

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.

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Hours:

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

Brunch 9am-3pm Sat & Sun

No Reservations

 

 

 

Menu

Menu

APPETIZERS

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 cashew queso

Nachos* 12.75
black beans, seitan chorizo, pico de gallo, guacamole, queso, or vegan cashew queso 

Chili Cheese Fries* 7.00
ancho-spiced veggie chili, jack cheese or vegan cashew queso

Chips & Guacamole* 8.00
avocado, serrano, lime, pico de gallo, tortilla chips
add a side of queso or vegan cashew queso
3

SALADS

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

Handlebar* 10.75
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* 6.75
Romaine, baby tomatoes, radishes, cucumbers, sprouts, balsamic dressing

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

SANDWICHES

served with a pickle & choice of side
upgrade to a premium side 2.00 add avocado 3 fried avocado 4.5

Sloppy Joe* 10.25
carne de soya, tangy BBQ sauce, slaw, pretzel roll 

Seared Tuna Steak 14.00
medium rare tuna, arugula, sprouts, tomato, roasted garlic aioli, multigrain

Buffalo ‘Chicken’ Wrap* 9.75
fried chicken seitan, wing sauce, romaine, onion, tomato, vegan ranch,  flour tortilla

Grilled Cheese* 7.75
munster or vegan soy cheese, tomato, multigrain

Green Meanie* 9.75
avocado, herbed goat cheese, spinach, tomato, sprouts, agave-mustard spread, multigrain

Nashville Hot Fried “Chicken”* 11.75
hen of the woods mushrooms, bread & butter pickles, hot sauce, slaw, ranch, brioche bun

Fried Avocado Grilled Cheese* 11.75
sauteed mushrooms, onions and spinach, tomato, breaded avocado, munster or vegan soy cheese, sourdough

ENTREES

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 3

Blackened Catfish 13.75
tarragon tartar sauce, choice of two sides – upgrade to a premium side add 2.00 each

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

Grilled Fish Tacos 13.75
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 13.75
smoked gouda mac, veggie chili, aged cheddar, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, pico, tortilla crisps

SIDES

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

PREMIUM SIDES

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

BREAKFAST

served until 3pm daily

all eggs are organic & tofu is from non-gmo soybeans
substitute potatoes with mixed greens or fruit on applicable menu items 2.00

Chimichanga 12.25
scrambled eggs, queso flour tortilla, peppers, black beans, rice, guajillo sauce, pico de gallo, guacamole

Vegan Chimichanga* 12.25
seitan chorizo, tofu with vegan cashew queso, flour tortilla, peppers, black beans, rice, guajillo sauce, pico de gallo, guacamole

Country Fried Portobella 11.25
fried egg,  jalapeno cream gravy, mashed potatoes, collard greens

Vegan Country Fried Portobella* 11.25
blackened tofu with seitan sausage gravy, mashed potatoes, collard greens

French Toast* 8.25
Wisconsin maple syrup, powdered sugar, seasonal fruit – one slice french toast 4.50

Huevos Diablos 9.75
fried eggs, jack cheese, hand pressed corn tostadas, chipotle sauce, black beans, brown rice
add avocado
3 or fried avocado 4.5

Vegan Diablos* 9.75
seitan chorizo, tofu, hand pressed corn tostadas, chipotle sauce, black beans, brown rice
add avocado
or fried avocado 4.5

Biscuits & Gravy* 8.75
whole wheat biscuits, seitan sausage gravy – half order of biscuits & gravy 5
add two eggs
 3
add blackened tofu 2

Breakfast Burrito 10.25
eggs, jack cheese, potato, avocado, cilantro, spinach, salsa verde, black beans
add seitan chorizo
 2

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

Roasted Mushroom Omelet 9.25
mushrooms, Wisconsin aged cheddar, scallions, breakfast potatoes, multigrain or sourdough toast

Handlebar Omelet 9.25
smoked gouda, walnuts, pears, breakfast potatoes, multigrain or sourdough toast

Egg & Sausage Sandwich 9.75
scrambled eggs, seitan sausage, Wisconsin aged cheddar, sourdough, side of breakfast potatoes -add avocado 3 or fried avocado 4.5

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
 3

Chili Mac Attack 13.75
smoked gouda mac, veggie chili, aged cheddar, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, pico, tortilla crisps
add two eggs
 3

EXTRAS

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

*available vegan

Please notify us of any food allergies when placing your order

Gluten Free Menu

Gluten Free Menu

APPETIZERS
(gluten and gluten free fried menu items are prepared in the same fryer)

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

Guacamole & Chips * 8.00
avocado, serrano, lime, pico de gallo, tortilla chips – add a side of queso 3

SALADS
add tuna 6, tofu 2, avocado 3,  all dressings house-made

Handlebar* 10.75
arugula, pears, walnuts, parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette

Everything Green* 11.75
spinach, baby green beans, cucumber, avocado, edamame, sprouts, green goddess dressing

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

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

ENTREES served after 3pm

Black Bean Maduro* 11.25
sweet plantains, brown rice, cheese, pico, black beans, spicy chipotle-tomato sauce – add avocado 3

Blackened Catfish 13.75
tarragon tartar sauce, choice of two sides – add 2.00 for each premium side 

Grilled Fish Tacos 13.75
catfish, jack cheese, cabbage slaw, avocado, corn tortilla, salsa verde, black beans, brown rice

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

Smoked Paprika Shrimp & Grits 14.75
aged cheddar grits, sautéed spinach

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

SIDES 3.00

Collard Greens
Freshly-Cut French Fries
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Organic Brown Rice
Cup of Soup
Steamed Broccoli
Black Beans

PREMIUM SIDES 4.50

Bowl of Soup
Mixed Greens
Fried Plantains
Queso Fries
Aged Cheddar Grits

BREAKFAST served until 3pm
all eggs are organic & tofu is from non-gmo soybeans. substitute potatoes with mixed greens or fruit 2.00

Diablos* 9.75
fried eggs & jack cheese or tofu, hand-pressed corn tostadas, chipotle sauce, black beans, brown rice – add avocado 3

Handlebar Omelet 9.25
smoked gouda, walnuts, pears, side of breakfast potatoes, fruit

Roasted Mushroom Omelet 9.25
mushrooms, Wisconsin aged cheddar, scallions, side of breakfast potatoes, fruit

Eggs, Potatoes, and Fruit 8.00
two eggs any style, breakfast potatoes, fruit

Pepita Scramble* 9.75
choose a style: eggs or tofu, sweet potatoes, red peppers, kale, poblanos, pumpkin seed pesto, breakfast potatoes, corn tortillas

Smoked Paprika Shrimp & Grits 14.75
aged cheddar grits, sautéed spinach – add two eggs 3.00

Specials

HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS

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

DINNER SPECIALS

Available after 6pm Daily

Blackened Tuna Steak Burger 14.00
blackened tuna steak, muenster, romaine, tomato, pretzel roll, hand-cut fries, garlic aioli

Szechuan-Style Skewers* 10.25
chargrilled tofu, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, spicy garlic pepper sauce, mashed potatoes

Cipollini Onion Blossoms* 7.75
crispy pull-apart cipollinis, vegan special sauce

BRUNCH SPECIALS

Available 9am to 3pm 
Saturday & Sunday

Autumnal Hash* 9.75
smoked maple squash, sage, carmelized onion, kale, walnuts, apples, tofu ‘bacon’ bits, breakfast potatoes, multigrain toast

Breakfast Sammy 10.50
aged wisconsin cheddar, organic eggs, spinach, pesto, crispy onions, pretzel roll, breakfast potatoes

DAILY SPECIALS

Sunday
Taco & Tequila Night* 11.00
two fried avocado tacos, a shot of tequila, and a Tecate!
(available after 3pm)

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

Tuesday
Queso Burger & Fries* 11.00
house-made black bean burger, guac, queso or vegan cashew queso, house-pickled jalapeños, pretzel roll, tortilla crisps, romaine, pretzel roll (no substitutions)

*available vegan

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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 grateful you have chosen to eat with us.  We are a small restaurant; with a small kitchen that makes everything from scratch, but if you’re patient everything will be AWESOME.

We want you to be seated as soon as possible but we cannot seat incomplete parties.  This policy exists to ensure that customers who are present and ready to order can do so.  It also helps us regulate the flow of orders to our very small kitchen.  Our hosts are enforcing the rules that we have asked them to follow.  We strive to treat our customers with respect and civility and hope that you will extend our employees the same courtesy.

Additionally, it is difficult for us to seat large parties, especially when the patio is closed — parties larger than 6 may be split into smaller groups and sat at separate tables.

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 (other than service animals) are allowed in the restaurant or on patio.

We are THRILLED to have a partnership with Pie, Pie My Darling, Chicago’s ultimate vegan baker.  However, due to high demand and a limited supply of her cakes we are no longer able to offer her cake slices for carry out.

 

Contact

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