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Mana Food Bar

Mana Food Bar

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant$$$$
Wicker Park, Chicago
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  • 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)
    Tyeise H.
    "Arugula salad and mushroom sliders are everything!"(3 Tips)
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  • Heather B.
    Oh my gawdddd. The sliders were to die! So was the sake cucumber cocktail. Holy god. Go here. Eat that. 😋
  • Clairan F.
    Mushroom sliders. Sag paneer. Sakitinis.
  • J B.
    J BeeApril 4
    Sweet potato gnocchi was delicious.
  • Reserve
    ReserveFebruary 10
    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
    Mushroom sauté, bi bim bop, ma po tofu, and brussels sprouts were particularly good!
  • Chris H.
    Chris HaidJanuary 8
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
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