New vegan food hall XMarket opens in Uptown

An all-vegan food hall XMarket opened last month in Uptown.

Why it matters: More people are adopting a plant-based diet for its positive health and environmental effects, and places like XMarket are making it easier to find vegan versions of the foods and drinks you love.

Details: XMarket Food Hall features local vegan restaurants like Bloom Sushi, Chicago Not Dogs and Kale My Name.

Cheeses in a grocery deli case.
Cheese selection at XMarket. Photo: Carrie Shepherd/Axios

There’s also a coffee bar with every plant-based milk you could imagine, and a cheese and charcuterie (again, no animal products) station to build a board.

  • You can also find several shelves of vegan wines and beers.

Be smart: Wine has animal-derived ingredients like gelatin, casein and white sugar, which uses bone char.

French fries with white cheese, lemon and parsley in white bowl.
Greek fries from Kale My Name. Photo: Carrie Shepherd/Axios

What we got: Kale dumplings ($13) from Bloom Sushi, mushroom tacos ($17) from El Hongo Mágico and Greek fries ($10) and the Chicago Burger from Kale My Name ($18).