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The phrases ‘quick service’ and ‘healthy’ aren’t as commonly paired as ‘deep dish’ and ‘pizza’ on Chicago dining menus, but a new restaurant to the scene around The Loop is looking to change that.
Here to make it easier to eat healthy on your lunch break is Fare, a quick-service healthy-lifestyle restaurant situated in the recently-opened Wells St. Market.
With a menu boasting seasonal, local ingredients that reflect the clean food values of its founders, Fare’s food combines a mix of recipes—traditional, gluten-free, vegan, and more—to bring a variety of signature dishes with a homemade feel to its customers.
Choose from grab-and-go options like the green smoothie (kale, spinach, banana, pineapple ginger, and basil) and bone broth (grass-fed beef or local Amish chicken broth infused with savory aromatics), or dine in and build your own bowl with a base of hearty greens or grains, chef-crafted local veggies, thoughtfully-sourced chicken or salmon, and sauce of your choice.
Beyond offering food options that are healthy for humans, Kasia Bednarz and Britni deLeon—the female duo behind the business—are committed to making sure their creations are good for the planet, too.
By working with like-minded farmers and partners that share a passion for sustainability, nutrient-dense, wholesome food and less waste, you can rest assured that the world won’t burn away completely during your coveted lunch hour.
Fare promises to only serve food and ingredients you can see and pronounce, making it a great option to bring both your vegan co-worker and your picky-eater date.
Need another reason to visit? By dining at Fare, you’ll be supporting a female owned and operated establishment that’s paving the way for more women in the food business to have a seat at the (literal and figurative) table.
And if that isn’t enough? They’ll have breakfast options soon.
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