New series alert! Since obviously my love of Chicago is overflowing, I thought I’d start highlighting some of my favorite local digs. First up? The brand spankin’ new Brightwok Kitchen in the Loop.
Brightwok is Chicago’s newest, hippest, healthy eatery. I’d like to compare it to Chipotle, but with Asian-style food. They also have a great pre-planned menu with yummy options such as the Eat Right Stir Fry and the Live Bright Salad.
While these pre-planned options looked delicious, I opted to make my own. I got the Thai Basil Custom Bowl with brown rice, green peppers, carrots, zucchini (a double order of that one), and kale! I chose the medium sauce because I like things a little spicy (Arizona girl over here).
The overall aesthetic of Brightwok Kitchen is sooo cute. It’s very bright (no surprise there) with fresh flowers everywhere, subway tile (my fav!), and very cool lighting.
Not to toot my own bowl-making abilities, but my food was so, so good. Did I mention that their whole menu is gluten free?! Also, their sauces are vegan, so if you order tofu instead of meat, you’re golden.
I hope you’ll all get a chance to try Brightwok Kitchen, especially if you work in the Loop!
Have an idea for another local eatery I should feature? Comment below!