5812 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660 (773) 275-8797
In honor of our nation’s birthday, Alice & Friends will be closed on Monday, July 4th to celebrate with our families. Our team has been working hard all year and we want our ‘work family’ to have time off this year to spend with their real families and friends. We will be open for regular business hours on Wednesday, July 6th. We wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July Weekend! If you’re staying in town this weekend, come and celebrate with our recipe for love and our delicious new specials – Indonesian Satay, Tom Ka Soup and Fresh Mint Limeade. IMG_20160702_112935 IMG_20160703_231543
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It’s been almost half year since we changed our name back to Alice & Friends’. Your feedback really matters! We would like to hear from you to see how we can make our food, our menu, the atmosphere, the table, the lighting, everything that makes your experience with us better. Please tell us what’s working and what’s not. You can send us an email at aliceandfriendsvegankitchen@gmail.com. Learn more about the new Alice & Friends’ on our facebook page and instagram. Here’re some posts from our beloved customers! Appreciate their support! And of course those that have given us verbal comments and advice. Thank you very much! P.S. We are hiring! If you or know any one who is looking for part-time/summer job, enjoy working with people, please let us know – aliceandfriendsvegankitchen@gmail.com IMG_20160416_235006IMG_20160426_223742IMG_20160428_224155IMG_20160603_111117IMG_20160405_143654 13317046_1685995341639500_1676666034585774132_o
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This Mother’s Day is a very special day for me. I haven’t celebrated Mother’s Day with my mother since I came to the United States to follow my dreams more than a decade ago. She is coming to visit this year and I am lucky enough to have my beautiful Mother’s Day weekend with her. (the weather seems perfect this weekend!)

For our beloved customers, we’d like to help you celebrate the women we love this Mother’s Day. Join us at Alice & Friends to celebrate with your mom and receive 10% off on Sunday, May 8th.

Mun P.S. In honor of this occasion, may we suggest sponsoring a tree planting to show both your mother and Mother Earth just how much you care? We have sent this special gift to Mother Earth. How do you honor Mother Earth? mothers  
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How do you celebrate this special day for our planet? Google has all these beautiful art works on their search engine page today. It’s a great reminder to let us know what have been going on to our planet, as well as how beautiful our planet is. Thank you #Google!Earth Day 3Earth Day 2Earth Day This winter, our globe hit an alarming new record: February 2016 ranked as the most unusually warm month ever measured.  The damage we have done to our planet feels irreversible some days. Weather has become more violent, less predictable, coral reefs have been destroyed, and entire species are dying out from lack of land and food. Friday, April 22 marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. Alice and Friends will celebrate green living, sustainability and socially-conscious eating by presenting a little something to loyal customers.  Bring in your reusable containers for your takeout orders or restaurant leftovers and receive a free cupcake! – Not Just on Earth Day – Everyday! Alice and Friends is proud to support Earth Day.  Let’s continue to celebrate our planet through everyday small and big gestures for a brighter and greener future. One of our lovely customers showed us a good example! container We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  – Native American Proverb
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It’s a special Easter weekend and we have something special too. Agedashi Tofu – a popular Japanese appetizer in a sweet and savory ginger sauce. It is a traditional Japanese tofu dish. Instead of the fish stock that the regular Agedashi Tofu made of, we use our house made mushroom stock. Super healthy and delicious. IMG_20160320_100510_resized.jpg Ronnie’s Rainbow Fried Rice – The name says it all. Red pepper, orange carrots, yellow corns, green peas and bak choy, purple cabbage, with housemade turmeric lemongrass seasoning. Cashews and fried onion on top. IMG_20160326_091606_resized.jpg
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First of all, what is matcha? It is a powdered form of steamed and dried green tea leaves that is a mood-enhancing, antioxidant powerhouse, a natural weightloss aid, pH balancer and detox agent. It has much higher disease-fighting polyphenols, called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) than any other green tea (about 10 times higher). It is much more nutrient dense than standard green tea, our new superfood! Making matcha latte takes a bit of patience. If the water is too hot, it will ruins the delicate flavor of matcha and doesn’t allow the nutrients to slowly release and open up as it should. You will need a set of tools to make a smooth and anti-oxidant rich matcha latte. Save the hassle! Just come to our restaurant and we will have it ready for you! immatchal
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We don’t use plain old sugar (table sugar, white sugar, or refined sugar) that most of the restaurants and even other “vegetarian” or “vegan” restaurants use. Why? Even it costs so much more? Here’s why (from PETA): “Bone char, which is used to process sugar, is made from the bones of cattle from Afghanistan, Argentina, India, and Pakistan. The bones are sold to traders in Scotland, Egypt, and Brazil who then sell them back to the U.S. sugar industry. The European Union and the USDA heavily regulate the use of bone char. Only countries that are deemed BSE-free can sell the bones of their cattle for this process. Bone char—often referred to as natural carbon—is widely used by the sugar industry as a decolorizing filter, which allows the sugar cane to achieve its desirable white color.” “Bone char is also used in other types of sugar. Brown sugar is created by adding molasses to refined sugar, so companies that use bone char in the production of their regular sugar also use it in the production of their brown sugar.” sugar   Why Organic Sugar? One simple explanation – since bone char is not on the National Organic Program’s National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances, certified USDA organic sugar cannot be filtered through bone char.
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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you need to scramble for a last-minute gift! We have a simple and proven recipe for you to show your love to your loved ones. (Or, simply give us a call #773-275-8797 or visit us to buy some delicious beautiful vegan chocolate covered strawberries.) See below for the recipe. chost.jpg Ingredients: 1 Pound of Fresh Strawberries 6 Ounces of Dark Chocolate Chips (make sure it is vegan with organic sugar) 2 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil *Parchment paper (wax paper) Step 1: First begin by washing your strawberries well, and then pat dry the strawberries using a paper towel. Once dried, refrigerate them while you melt your chocolate chips. Step 2: Pour your vegan chocolate chips into a microwavable ceramic or glass bowl.  Add 2 tbsp. of coconut oil to the vegan chocolate chips and stir until all chocolate chips have been coated in coconut oil. Microwave the chocolate chips for 30 seconds, take the chocolate chips out and stir well. Microwave for another 30 seconds and stir again. At this point, the chocolate chips might not be melted fully, but continue to stir and it will finish melting within the bowl. Step 3: Remove the strawberries from the refrigerator.  Hold the strawberries carefully from the stem and begin to dip them into the chocolate bowl, they should be fully covered in chocolate. Carefully tap the strawberries on to the rim of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate drizzling down. Line a tray or plate with parchment paper (wax paper) and place the strawberries on the lined tray or plate one by one. The parchment paper will prevent the strawberries from sticking on to the tray or plate. Now, refrigerate for a few minutes and enjoy with your loved ones! HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! P.S. We have specials for those who come to celebrate this special day with us – February 14th, 2016 (Sunday) 4p.m. to 9p.m.  
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Because we have a sincere respect for all living things and we wish to live honestly and make as little of an impact on our ecosystem as possible. It really is that simple. Love We believe that a vegan lifestyle is rooted in love. Love for animals, of course … but also for our fellow man. By following the tenets of vegan living, we are being good to Mother Earth. We are creating less waste, demanding less energy output, using less water, and living with intention in our heads and love in our hearts. We are the citizens of the world that we want to be when we follow a vegan diet – and we are proud of loving vibes that we are putting out into the universe. The love that we put into our food has other benefits too. It’s delicious! We are our most proud when non-vegans tell us how much they love our food; how satisfying and flavorful they find it to be. Love inspires more love, it seems. That’s what makes our little vegan restaurant so special.
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