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Thai Inbox’s vegan Pad Thai ($10) features almost a dozen vegetables cooked in a sweet, sour and salty sauce over a bed of rice noodles. Jason Addy/22nd Century Media
Guildhall’s Hummus appetizer ($12 lunch/$14 dinner) is a vegan sharable plate that is served with pita bread, rolled out and grilled to order, and an array of seasonal vegetables. Alex Ivanisevic/22nd Century Media
The vegan chorizo tacos ($3.50 each) at Kenilworth’s Great Coast Commons feature hand-made blue corn tortillas, guacamole and toasted pumpkin seed. 22nd Century Media File Photo
Eataco’s teriyaki tofu taco ($3.50) is served with a hearty portion of grilled teriyaki tofu, carrots, cabbage and cilantro. Martin Carlino/22nd Century Media.
Spirit Elephant’s mac ’n’ cheese ($12) has gluten-free roasted panko and polenta with pickled Fresno peppers. Megan Bernard/22nd Century Media
The vegan gyro bowl ($8.50) at Forest Greens Juice Bar in Lake Bluff includes chickpeas, quinoa, cucumbers, tomatoes, pickled onions and the restaurant’s freshly-made tzatziki sauce. Peter Kaspari/22nd Century Media
The Mean Wiener’s veggie burger ($7.50) is a vegan patty that can be topped with ketchup, mustard, relish, onion, lettuce, tomato and a pickle. Erin Yarnall/22nd Century Media
Staff report
3:00 am CST March 2, 2020
For the past six years, more than half a million people have spent the month of January abstaining from not only meat, but dairy as well, cutting all animal products out of their lives to take part in an all-vegan January.