The Michelin Guide, an annual guide book that is published by the French company Michelin, awards Michelin stars for excellence to a select few restaurants worldwide. Obtaining or losing a Michelin star has a big effect for the success of restaurants and it is considered to be the highest achievement possible for a chef. Apart from awarding Michelin stars, the Michelin Guide also offers its readers recommendations for restaurants that have the potential to obtain a Michelin star in the nearby future. The Michelin Guide was once known to be a meat obsessed bible of gastronomy, but now that the vegan and vegetarian market are becoming more popular, it has increased their recommendations for vegetarian restaurants in their 2014 edition, showing vegetarians that you can experience upscale dining. The following vegetarian restaurants are recommended by the Michelin Guide.
10 Karyn’s on Green, Chicago, IL - $40+ Per Person
Karyn’s on Green describes itself as an earth-friendly, contemporary restaurant, serving vegan dishes with bold flavors and imaginative combinations. Even meat lovers will forget there is no meat, fish, chicken or dairy to be found on the plates. Karyn’s on Green was founded by Karyn Calabrese 20 years ago and has educated people in Chicago about the benefits of healthy eating, without giving up on upscale dining. Karyn’s menu includes ratatouille, curries, fajitas and pastas, all made with love and deliciously fresh ingredients. A three-course meal, excluding beverages, starts at $40 per person.