Thanks! I've been to the Chicago Diner and liked it, but found it a bit overpriced.
I lived in the Bay Area for 5 years, so WRT Ethiopian food I'm spoiled :-) When I said "I'm suspecting there's not much intersection" it's because people talk about Eastern European food that sounds delicious in principle but probably doesn't have much for me as a vegetarian.
I don't need a purely veg restaurant, just one that will have a few veg things worth eating.
Thanks for the recommendation of Devon Ave. -- I had no idea!
I'm visiting Chicago for a few days, staying near the Kimball Brown Line stop and later near the Thorndale Red Line stop. Any suggestions for cheap (< $10 for lunch, preferably, maybe a little more for dinner) food north of downtown? I'm vegetarian, but besides that, things I like are: - breakfast; - food I won't be able to get closer to home (I live on the West Coast). I'm suspecting there's not much intersection between vegetarian, cheap, and unique to Chicago -- any suggestions to the contrary?