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.


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

Brunch 9am-3pm Sat & Sun

No Reservations



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* 10.25
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


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

Handlebar* 7.75
arugula, pears, walnuts, parmesan, champagne honey-mustard vinaigrette

Everything Green* 10.75
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* 8.00
pepitas, quinoa, avocado, cumin-citrus vinaigrette


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

Sloppy Joe* 9.25
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* 9.25
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* 9.25
pesto tofu, giardiniera, garlic aioli, dijon, arugula, tomato, celery salt, focaccia


served after 3pm

Fried Avocado Tacos* 11.75
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 12.75
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* 10.75
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! 11.25
smoked gouda mac, veggie chili, aged cheddar, sour cream, pickled jalapenos, pico, tortilla crisps


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


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 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* 10.25
jalapeno cream gravy, mashed potatoes, collard greens, fried egg or blackened tofu

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

Diablos* 9.25
choose a style: fried eggs & jack cheese or seitan chorizo & tofu, hand-pressed corn tostadas, chipotle sauce, black beans, brown rice
add avocado

Biscuits & Gravy* 8.00
whole wheat biscuits, seitan sausage gravy
add two eggs
add blackened tofu 2

Breakfast Burrito 9.00
eggs, jack cheese, potato, avocado, cilantro, spinach, salsa verde, black beans
add seitan chorizo

Vegan Breakfast Burrito* 9.00
seitan chorizo, peppers, onions, potato, avocado, cilantro, spinach, salsa verde, black beans

Roasted Mushroom Omelet 8.75
river valley farm mushrooms, wisconsin aged cheddar, scallions, breakfast potatoes, multigrain or sourdough toast

Handlebar Omelet 8.75
smoked gouda, walnuts, pears, breakfast potatoes, multigrain or sourdough toast

Egg & Sausage Sandwich 8.50
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 14.75
gulf shrimp, wisconsin aged cheddar grits, sautéed spinach, sweet potato crisps
add two eggs


served until 3pm

Toast 2.25
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 1.50
any style
Aged Cheddar Grits 4.50
wisconsin cheddar
Blackened Tofu 2.00
Half Order Biscuits & Gravy 5.00


Avocado 2.00
Guacamole 4.00
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



Pierogies 12.25
mushroom & sauerkraut filled dumplings, gruyere, french onion soup

Pulled “Pork” Sandwich* 9.50
carolina BBQ spiced jackfruit “pork”, red cabbage slaw, toasted bun, choice of side

Caesar Salad* 8.25
romaine, croutons, seitan bacon, vegan parmesan, creamy cashew caesar dressing


9am-3pm Saturday & Sunday

Breakfast Tacos 9.75
organic scrambled eggs, mushrooms, potatoes, pico and
cheese, corn tortillas, black beans, avocado & arbol salsas

Basil Cashew Tofu Scramble* 9.25
zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, tofu, basil-cashew pesto, breakfast potatoes, multigrain toast

Fried Pies* 6.50
ask your server for seasonal filling!



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

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

Queso Burger & Fries* 9
house-made black bean burger, guac, queso, house-pickled jalapeños, tortilla crisps, romaine
(no substitutions)

Tofu “Fish” & Chips* 10
beer battered tofu, fries, vegan tartar sauce, malt vinegar

*available vegan



Pulled "Pork" Sandwich on special this weekend! See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

Blazing Saddles screens tonight at 9pm See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

Chili Mac Attack! & $1 PBRs on special tonight See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Hurry and get your Handlebar fix! Kitchen open til midnight. We will be CLOSED tomorrow for a staff mini-golf tutorial. See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

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