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Mana Food Bar

Mana Food Bar

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant$$$$
Wicker Park, Chicago
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  • Has a stamp of approval from Time Out Chicago and Chicago magazine
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    • Chicago magazine
  • Libbie W.
    "Baked goat cheese... Always a winner :)"(6 Tips)
    Brook H.
    "Try the Mana Sliders - Delicious, love it with the pickles!"(6 Tips)
    Time Out Chicago
    "Chocolate pot de cremé for dessert and try the cucumber Sakerita."(5 Tips)
    Tyeise H.
    "Arugula salad and mushroom sliders are everything!"(3 Tips)
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  • Leandro A.
    Leandro Araujo1 week ago
    My favorite in all Chicago... Mana Slider - brown rice and mushroom burger with spicy mayo on a Hawaiian roll... just perfect!
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren Drogos1 week ago
    Sliders and polenta are the absolute best, but you can't really go wrong with anything!
  • c0uP
    c0uPSeptember 25, 2016
    Everything is delicious! Those sliders though 😍
  • Heather B.
    Heather BellJune 26, 2016
    Oh my gawdddd. The sliders were to die! So was the sake cucumber cocktail. Holy god. Go here. Eat that. 😋
  • Clairan F.
    Clairan FerronoMay 16, 2016
    Mushroom sliders. Sag paneer. Sakitinis.
  • Janeé B.
    Janeé BApril 4, 2016
    Sweet potato gnocchi was delicious.
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10, 2016
    Mana Food Bar garnishes its refreshing Golden Beets Salad with Amish blue cheese, toasted hazelnuts, arugula and sherry vinaigrette. Read more
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AizussJanuary 17, 2016
    Mushroom sauté, bi bim bop, ma po tofu, and brussels sprouts were particularly good!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HaidJanuary 8, 2016
    Sliders, beer
  • Michael R.
    Michael RoytmanOctober 5, 2015
    Sliders, mushroom polenta
  • Cindy R.
    Cindy RodriguezSeptember 17, 2015
    Nice bar and good service
  • Enrico S.
    Enrico SSeptember 4, 2015
    Food was good but service was slow. Small plates are SMALL. Not good for a quick dinner.
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneJune 25, 2015
    The cocktails here, all sake-based, are built around fruits and earthy flavors, including almond horchata and coconut water. Mana Food Bar's cucumber sakerita yields a subdued tangy and botanic taste. Read more
  • Ranjana S.
    Ranjana SundaMay 17, 2015
    Awesome sliders and light smoothies with balanced portions ;)
  • Chicago Tribune
    Chicago TribuneFebruary 25, 2015
    Here, every bite warrants a pause. Pairing your meal with one of the house cocktails won't jeopardize your ability to notice the nuances in flavor, especially if you settle on the cucumber sakerita. Read more
  • Mike S.
    Mike SmithSeptember 20, 2014
    Slider Special - 2 sliders and a beer for $7.50 between 4 and 6 everyday
  • Lucas M.
    Lucas McNellySeptember 8, 2014
    The burrito was bland and the cocktail tasted like something you'd make at home if you were out of mixers.
  • Mehul S.
    Mehul ShethSeptember 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sliders, sliders, sliders. And don't forget to order some sliders.
  • Anne B.
    Anne B.August 28, 2014
    Great sliders, vegetarian food, good service.
  • Aubre
    AubreAugust 8, 2014
    It really is that good!
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    The light, crisp, good-for-you eating continues with the riceless maki, which subs a forest-hued collard green for nori as a wrapper for enoki mushrooms, carrots, cucumber and avocado. Read more
  • Mike S.
    Mike SmithAugust 2, 2014
    I am by no means a vegetarian, but I love this place. The food is amazing. especially the Slider Special. 4pm-6pm daily. Two mushroom sliders and a beer = $7.50.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    Spicy hot pepper miso, brown rice and fresh vegetables, all mixed together and so delicious that you won't just not miss the meat, you'll be too busy stuffing your face to care. Read more
  • sally
    sallyJune 26, 2014
    pineapple ginger sake cocktail to drink and rice noodles to eat...yummmmmm....
  • Tyeise H.
    Tyeise HuntleyMay 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Arugula salad and mushroom sliders are everything! Awesome place!
  • Melanie Y.
    Melanie YodnaneApril 20, 2014
    The baked goat cheese is amazing.
  • Dulcie H.
    Dulcie HillMarch 31, 2014
    The food is excellent! Cannot wait to come back with my family...their treat!
  • Emily B.
    Emily BeldenMarch 11, 2014
    Portions are tiny...err on the side of MORE and LARGE
  • Raksha R.
    Raksha RavikumarFebruary 26, 2014
    So I'm gonna be all "the Baked Goat Cheese is amazing," but realistically how could it not be? It's the cheese created from the milk of a goat, which has been perfectly prepared in an oven. Come on.
  • Claire G.
    Claire GDecember 31, 2013
    Baked goat cheese. 'Nuff said.
  • Amy G.
    Amy GraffDecember 16, 2013
    Gorgeous veg*n food and sake cocktails feat. fresh juice in a sleek, modern setting. Sliders are flawless and seasonal specials (tamales!) shouldn't be missed. Quiet and romantic on a weeknight.
  • Caitlin C.
    Caitlin CampbellNovember 24, 2013
    Share plates! Everything is so good you'll want to try a selection.
  • Co
    CoNovember 13, 2013
    Cute decor. Service was good but I found this place to be extremely overpriced. Spent $50 on dinner for two and felt as if I'd barely ate. Portions are very small and not filling. Try the Brussels!
  • Colleen S.
    Colleen StebbsOctober 18, 2013
    Try the ravioli and the goat cheese, both were delicious! I'm not a vegetarian but thought all the food was great!
  • alison f.
    alison frakerOctober 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The slider is delicious and filling even for me and I'm a meat eater. The creamy polenta is perfectly done and worth it. Seared collared greens are the perfect side. Also: all of the wine.
  • Annie
    AnnieSeptember 7, 2013
    Saag paneer was amazing
  • Arica
    AricaAugust 24, 2013
    Pineapple and Fresh Ginger Sake Cocktail is da bomb.
  • Sabina C.
    Sabina ChandiramaniJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The baked goat cheese was amazing, but then again it was all really great. The dishes were brought out one or two at a time so you're not overwhelmed. Outdoor seating in the summer is the best.
  • Angie K.
    Angie KJuly 8, 2013
    Sliders so good, makes you wanna slap your mama!
  • Mike H.
    Mike HillJune 7, 2013
    The peach, oatmeal, & almond milk smoothie is super delicious.
  • Libbie W.
    Libbie WeinheimerMay 17, 2013
    Baked goat cheese... Always a winner :)
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMay 13, 2013
    Mana Slider: The patty of brown rice and mushroom, kissed with spicy mayo, gives any veggie burger in town a run for its money.
  • Yokeshwaran S.
    Try the rice noodles get the large one as the quantities r little bit small... Dont forget the mana sliders
  • Joni L.
    Joni LupoApril 2, 2013
    The creamy polenta was to die for!
  • Molly L.
    Molly LuApril 1, 2013
    The polenta is seriously to die for.
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    I can't believe no one has mentioned the 'Opening Hours' deal: From 4-6 pm, have two sliders + any beer for $7.50. 3=D
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GoepfrichMarch 9, 2013
    The creamy Polenta will change your life.
  • Wendy A.
    Wendy A.February 9, 2013
    Despite what foursquare says, Mana is open all day on Saturday. Great for a snack or late lunch.
  • Sonja B.
    Sonja BroachJanuary 4, 2013
    Vegans: the curry and tamale are great
  • Paul F.
    Paul FenwickNovember 10, 2012
    Courtesy Veg*n Chicago by Amy Graff
  • Monica S.
    Monica SamuelsJuly 26, 2012
    Try the peach nigori cocktail, made w Momokawa organic sake!
  • Maansi S.
    Maansi ShahJuly 1, 2012
    Amazing vegetarian food. Fun ambiance! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Nick B.
    Nick BeattieJune 19, 2012
    The avocado, arugula, tomato salad is phenomenal. They'll make items in smaller sizes if you'd like to order a few things.
  • Matt
    MattMay 21, 2012
    Had the slider, shroom soup, ravioli & cheesecake desert, what a feast!!
  • Deepa K.
    Deepa KonujalaMay 12, 2012
    My whole family Are meat eaters and everyone loved it. They liked the gyoza, bibimpap, salad and mushroom sautee with polenta.
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineMay 7, 2012
    Don’t miss the lush blue cheese tart and sweet-potato pancakes good enough to join the latke Hall of Fame. Read more
  • Brook H.
    Brook HarrisMarch 31, 2012
    Try the Empty Plate - Please Sir, may I have some more?
  • Brook H.
    Brook HarrisMarch 31, 2012
    Try the Mana Sliders - Delicious, love it with the pickles!
  • Brook H.
    Brook HarrisMarch 31, 2012
    Try the Orange Juice And Sake - Delicious - another great way to enjoy Sake!
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GuiniDecember 29, 2011
    Creamy polenta is magical!
  • Cady G.
    Cady GlaserNovember 6, 2011
    Favorite plates: Mushroom Saute, Vindaloo, and Sweet Potato Pancake
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 31, 2011
    We recommend sampling portions of yellow squashpasta,” asparagus ravioli in spicy tomato sauce and the brown rice-mushroom sliders, Chocolate pot de cremé for dessert and try the cucumber Sakerita. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoOctober 17, 2011
    We recommend sampling portions of yellow squashpasta,” asparagus ravioli in spicy tomato sauce and the brown rice-mushroom sliders, Chocolate pot de cremé for dessert and try the cucumber Sakerita.
  • T H.
    T HOctober 16, 2011
    Sliders with a side of garlic black beans? Yes, please. Do it.
  • Karen W.
    Karen WeisserOctober 1, 2011
    From 4-6 pm, 2 sliders and a beer for $7.50.
  • Efrain A.
    Efrain AvilaSeptember 24, 2011
    Gyoza. Get it. Delicious!
  • Amanda D.
    Amanda DanishSeptember 11, 2011
    Watermelon lemonade is amazing!
  • Gray
    GrayJuly 28, 2011
    go with three or four people and order a bunch of different things in small orders...its like tapas and sooo delicious you souldn't just get one thing
  • Brian G.
    Brian GarbrechtJuly 1, 2011
    Best veggie chili, sliders are amazing!
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LeeMarch 26, 2011
    Drinks wise our favorite was the cucumber sakerita and the avocado, pineapple, and coconut water smoothie.
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LeeMarch 26, 2011
    We tried several things but our favorites was quinoa, hummus, cauliflower and mana slider. You won't regret these selections :)
  • Marilee R.
    Marilee RhodesAugust 29, 2010
    Peanut noodle salad is way to go.
  • Ami
    AmiMay 18, 2010
    The pickled vegetables, 5 spice tofu, and sesame noodles are all outstanding.
  • Marco M.
    Marco MorelliApril 15, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    These are all great: red quinoa, lasagna, baked goat cheese, mana slider (must get), and the sweet potato pancakes
  • Jake T.
    Jake TrussellJanuary 30, 2010
    All vegitarian, creative and delicious food.
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