Vegan food has come a long, long way in the past decade.
Not only has food technology progressed enough for us to see more vegan food options in general, but more cooks are also using their skills to push the boundaries between food and vegan food — so that you can’t even tell that what you’re eating is animal product-free!
As a result, more and more restaurants and catering businesses are picking up on this trend, to our delight.
Here are a few more reasons why you’re seeing more in the way of vegan catering options in Chicago, Illinois and beyond.
Before the vegan catering boom: “What is that?”
For the longest time, vegan food had a bad reputation. People would think that it was weird, flavorless, reserved for hippies and rabbits, or all of the above.
Back in the old days, if someone threw a party, vegan attendees would have to bring a vegan dish of their own to ensure they’d have something to eat at the event. Otherwise, they’d be stuck with eating salad for the rest of the night, or be embarrassed because the host had to create a vegan dish (sometimes unsuccessfully) just for them.
The overall experience was painful for everyone involved. Luckily, things changed.
After the vegan catering boom: “Can we do vegan food please?”
Now, we have a whole host of catering options available for vegan eaters — ones that are good for you and great to eat as well.
When you’re hosting a party, you want to make sure that everyone there feels welcome. You hope that every attendee shares a great meal -- and a great overall experience — with you. And sometimes, you just don’t want to have to deal with everyone’s food preferences.
And that’s where we come in.
Not only do we offer 100% vegan options for even the pickiest eater, oftentimes you can’t even tell they’re vegan at all. What you can tell, though, is that our catering options are nutritious, delicious, and ones you’ll want to grab second (and third) helpings of.
Plus, they’re great for the environment.
Whether you’re in the mood for soup, sandwiches, pizza, or some good old fashioned Mexican food (but with a vegan twist), we offer all that and more.
Try vegan catering for yourself with Healthy Substance
The next time you want to try vegan catered food in Chicago, visit us at Healthy Substance!
We opened our restaurant and catering business in August 2018, and since then we’ve remained the only fully vegan Mexican restaurant in the entire city. But that’s not all.
Yelp rated us #57 in their list of 100 best rated restaurants in the country — and the only Chicago-based eatery on that list! That means you don’t have to travel out of the city to try new vegan food handpicked by the greats over at Yelp.
If you’re interested in offering vegan catering options at your next event, check out our menu for some tasty options to consider. And if you’re already ready to order, please fill out the contact form on our website.
On the other hand, if you have any pressing questions or concerns, feel free to contact us directly by calling (773) 306-2808.