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Mana Food Bar

Mana Food Bar

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant · Wicker Park
1742 W Division St (btwn N Wood St & N Paulina St), Chicago, IL 60622, United States
Closed until 4:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 4:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–11:00 PM
Dinner, Happy Hour
Beer, Full Bar, Cocktails
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Outdoor Seating:

Based on 156 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Libbie W.
    "Baked goat cheese... Always a winner :)"(6 Tips)
    Brook H.
    "Try the Mana Sliders - Delicious, love it with the pickles!"(5 Tips)
    Time Out Chicago
    "Chocolate pot de cremé for dessert and try the cucumber Sakerita."(5 Tips)
    alison f.
    "The creamy polenta is perfectly done and worth it."(4 Tips)
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  • sliders
  • baked goat cheese
  • vegetarian food
  • cucumber sakerita
  • good for dates
  • sake
  • creamy polenta
  • ravioli
  • cocktails
  • smoothies
  • good service
  • sweet potato pancakes
  • trendy
  • tamales
  • quinoa
  • romantic
  • saag paneer
  • great value
  • cozy
  • desserts
  • J B.

    Sweet potato gnocchi was delicious.

    J Bee · April 4
  • Reserve

    Mana Food Bar garnishes its refreshing Golden Beets Salad with Amish blue cheese, toasted hazelnuts, arugula and sherry vinaigrette. Read more

    Reserve · February 10
  • Amanda A.

    Mushroom sauté, bi bim bop, ma po tofu, and brussels sprouts were particularly good!

    Amanda Aizuss · January 17
  • Chris H.

    Sliders, beer

    Chris Haid · January 8
  • Michael R.

    Sliders, mushroom polenta

    Michael Roytman · October 5, 2015
  • Cindy R.

    Nice bar and good service

    Cindy Rodriguez · September 17, 2015
  • Enrico S.

    Food was good but service was slow. Small plates are SMALL. Not good for a quick dinner.

    Enrico S · September 4, 2015
  • Chicago Tribune

    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

    Chicago Tribune · June 25, 2015
  • Ranjana S.

    Awesome sliders and light smoothies with balanced portions ;)

    Ranjana Sunda · May 17, 2015
  • Chicago Tribune

    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

    Chicago Tribune · February 25, 2015
  • Mike S.

    Slider Special - 2 sliders and a beer for $7.50 between 4 and 6 everyday

    Mike Smith · September 20, 2014
  • Lucas M.

    The burrito was bland and the cocktail tasted like something you'd make at home if you were out of mixers.

    Lucas McNelly · September 8, 2014
  • Mehul S.

    Sliders, sliders, sliders. And don't forget to order some sliders.

    Mehul Sheth · September 5, 2014
  • Anne B.

    Great sliders, vegetarian food, good service.

    Anne B. · August 28, 2014
  • Aubre

    It really is that good!

    Aubre · August 8, 2014
  • Time Out Chicago

    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

    Time Out Chicago · August 2, 2014
  • Mike S.

    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.

    Mike Smith · August 2, 2014
  • Chicagoist

    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

    Chicagoist · August 1, 2014
  • sally

    pineapple ginger sake cocktail to drink and rice noodles to eat...yummmmmm....

    sally · June 26, 2014
  • Tyeise H.

    Arugula salad and mushroom sliders are everything! Awesome place!

    Tyeise Huntley · May 26, 2014
  • Melanie Y.

    The baked goat cheese is amazing.

    Melanie Yodnane · April 20, 2014
  • Dulcie H.

    The food is excellent! Cannot wait to come back with my family...their treat!

    Dulcie Hill · March 31, 2014
  • Emily B.

    Portions are tiny...err on the side of MORE and LARGE

    Emily Belden · March 11, 2014
  • Raksha R.

    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.

    Raksha Ravikumar · February 26, 2014
  • Claire G.

    Baked goat cheese. 'Nuff said.

    Claire G · December 31, 2013
  • Amy G.

    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.

    Amy Graff · December 16, 2013
  • Caitlin C.

    Share plates! Everything is so good you'll want to try a selection.

    Caitlin Campbell · November 24, 2013
  • Co

    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!

    Co · November 13, 2013
  • Colleen S.

    Try the ravioli and the goat cheese, both were delicious! I'm not a vegetarian but thought all the food was great!

    Colleen Stebbs · October 18, 2013
  • alison f.

    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.

    alison fraker · October 8, 2013
  • Annie

    Saag paneer was amazing

    Annie · September 7, 2013
  • Arica

    Pineapple and Fresh Ginger Sake Cocktail is da bomb.

    Arica · August 24, 2013
  • Sabina C.

    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.

    Sabina Chandiramani · July 11, 2013
  • Angie K.

    Sliders so good, makes you wanna slap your mama!

    Angie K · July 8, 2013
  • Mike H.

    The peach, oatmeal, & almond milk smoothie is super delicious.

    Mike Hill · June 7, 2013
  • Libbie W.

    Baked goat cheese... Always a winner :)

    Libbie Weinheimer · May 17, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Mana Slider: The patty of brown rice and mushroom, kissed with spicy mayo, gives any veggie burger in town a run for its money.

    Serious Eats · May 13, 2013
  • Yokeshwaran S.

    Try the rice noodles get the large one as the quantities r little bit small... Dont forget the mana sliders

    Yokeshwaran Srinivasan · April 6, 2013
  • Joni L.

    The creamy polenta was to die for!

    Joni Lupo · April 2, 2013
  • Molly L.

    The polenta is seriously to die for.

    Molly Lu · April 1, 2013
  • 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

    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De Rose · March 30, 2013
  • Lisa G.

    The creamy Polenta will change your life.

    Lisa Goepfrich · March 9, 2013
  • Wendy A.

    Despite what foursquare says, Mana is open all day on Saturday. Great for a snack or late lunch.

    Wendy A. · February 9, 2013
  • Sonja B.

    Vegans: the curry and tamale are great

    Sonja Broach · January 4, 2013
  • Paul F.

    Courtesy Veg*n Chicago by Amy Graff

    Paul Fenwick · November 10, 2012
  • Monica S.

    Try the peach nigori cocktail, made w Momokawa organic sake!

    Monica Samuels · July 26, 2012
  • Maansi S.

    Amazing vegetarian food. Fun ambiance! (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Maansi Shah · July 1, 2012
  • Nick B.

    The avocado, arugula, tomato salad is phenomenal. They'll make items in smaller sizes if you'd like to order a few things.

    Nick Beattie · June 19, 2012
  • Matt

    Had the slider, shroom soup, ravioli & cheesecake desert, what a feast!!

    Matt · May 21, 2012
  • Deepa K.

    My whole family Are meat eaters and everyone loved it. They liked the gyoza, bibimpap, salad and mushroom sautee with polenta.

    Deepa Konujala · May 12, 2012
  • Chicago magazine

    Don’t miss the lush blue cheese tart and sweet-potato pancakes good enough to join the latke Hall of Fame. Read more

    Chicago magazine · May 7, 2012
  • Brook H.

    Try the Empty Plate - Please Sir, may I have some more?

    Brook Harris · March 31, 2012
  • Brook H.

    Try the Mana Sliders - Delicious, love it with the pickles!

    Brook Harris · March 31, 2012
  • Brook H.

    Try the Orange Juice And Sake - Delicious - another great way to enjoy Sake!

    Brook Harris · March 31, 2012
  • Nicole G.

    Creamy polenta is magical!

    Nicole Guini · December 29, 2011
  • Cady G.

    Favorite plates: Mushroom Saute, Vindaloo, and Sweet Potato Pancake

    Cady Glaser · November 6, 2011
  • Time Out Chicago

    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 · October 31, 2011
  • Time Out Chicago

    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.

    Time Out Chicago · October 17, 2011
  • T H.

    Sliders with a side of garlic black beans? Yes, please. Do it.

    T H · October 16, 2011
  • Karen W.

    From 4-6 pm, 2 sliders and a beer for $7.50.

    Karen Weisser · October 1, 2011
  • Efrain A.

    Gyoza. Get it. Delicious!

    Efrain Avila · September 24, 2011
  • Amanda D.

    Watermelon lemonade is amazing!

    Amanda Danish · September 11, 2011
  • Gray

    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

    Gray · July 28, 2011
  • Brian G.

    Best veggie chili, sliders are amazing!

    Brian Garbrecht · July 1, 2011
  • Sarah L.

    Drinks wise our favorite was the cucumber sakerita and the avocado, pineapple, and coconut water smoothie.

    Sarah Lee · March 26, 2011
  • Sarah L.

    We tried several things but our favorites was quinoa, hummus, cauliflower and mana slider. You won't regret these selections :)

    Sarah Lee · March 26, 2011
  • Marilee R.

    Peanut noodle salad is way to go.

    Marilee Rhodes · August 29, 2010
  • Ami

    The pickled vegetables, 5 spice tofu, and sesame noodles are all outstanding.

    Ami · May 18, 2010
  • Marco M.

    These are all great: red quinoa, lasagna, baked goat cheese, mana slider (must get), and the sweet potato pancakes

    Marco Morelli · April 15, 2010
  • Jake T.

    All vegitarian, creative and delicious food.

    Jake Trussell · January 30, 2010

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