Flat Top Grill - The Loop

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 7 reviews )

30 S Wabash Ave (at The Loop), Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60602

Serves meat, vegan options available. Part of chain restaurant offering Mongolian stir-fry meals. The main feature is the create-your-own-stirfry bar where you choose the veggies and even faux meat (vegan except Quorn), and have it stir-fried. Most sauces are vegan, and there is a chart showing which are. Ask the staff to cook your dish separately. Open Mon-Fri 11:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 10:30am-10:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Chinese, Buffet, Asian, Non-veg

Reviews (7)

First Review by scarletp5

Great!! - Edit

Tasty food. Well priced. Can make own stir fry and if you add white stick into bowl at stove section they cook it in a special section separate from meat. Got vegan protein options. Lots of sauces options that are vegan.

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Great vegan option in the Loop - Edit

I really like this place!! You choose rice, noodles or quinoa, and then whatever vegetables and sauce you want, and they cook it for with no added oil, which is great!! My waiter Jose was very helpful and he knew which items were vegan. The noodles and bread are both vegan and the sauces are labeled so you know which are vegan. You can even have your food cooked separately so it doesn't touch animal products. And you get a lot of food for $12.99. Definitely recommend.

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Good vegan options in the Loop (and open late!) - Edit

I found this place to be a good alternative to the few vegan places around the Loop, especially if you decide to dine late. You have to choose between a soup, or a wok, and you can put as much as you can in a bowl that will be then cooked: vegetables, faux-meat, sauces (many of which are vegan). What you get is quite good and can be different each time. They cook it separetely if you asked which is very nice. The concept is not very easy to grasp at first sight but is finally convenient. They have no vegan dessert but their faux-meat is good. It is a good alternative if all other vegan places are closed or if you wanna change.

Pros: vegan options with faux-meat, open late, good food, you get what you put in, separate cooking for vegan and allergic people

Cons: no vegan desserts, menu not very clear if unused to the concept

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very fresh food - Edit

The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. You can choose from a variety of foods and sauces, the ingredients are declared (whether it contains fish or peanuts- it's very allergy-friendly, too). They serve meet, too, but if you tell the staff, that you're vegan, they cook your food separately. 4 Stars is the highest possible rating for a non-vegan-restaurant.

Pros: fresh vegetables , huge variety of sauces to choose from, most are ve, friendly staff

Cons: serves meat

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yum! - Edit

I would have given 5, yet it's not total vegan so gets a 4 which is the highest permitted.
So, here is my review. Think Mongolian BBQ.
My suggestions: edemame app, yummy it has a dip and seasonings. Fill your bowl full and ladle on at least three sauces, and add seasoning. The food is fresh and I love that they make clear when fish sauce is involved in a food that might be thought of as vegan.

Pros: faux meat options, lots of veggies, fresh

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I really like this place - Edit

FTG does a great job of providing for vegans with clearly stated ingredients, lots of options, and a foolproof process for handling and cooking vegan dishes. The prices are great. For less than $10, you can build a very large bowl of veggies, rice, and even mock meats, cooked fresh and flavored with whichever sauce you desire. For $1 more, you can get unlimited refills and go back to the food bar as many times as you wish. What can be wrong with that? For about $10, you can eat yourself into a vegan food coma in downtown Chicago!

Pros: Fresh Food, Ingredients are clearly listed, Vegan cooked separately from non vegan

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when the Loop shuts down after work hours... - Edit

If you happen to find yourself in the east Loop, or on Sundays when Native Foods is closed, or after work hours when all the lunch-only places shut down -- there is still vegan food to eat. I love that you can know exactly what goes into your meal since you compile it yourself -- no lurking ingredients not in the menu description (butter, fish sauce, etc.). The roti is yummy in a greasy kind of way. Love it.

Pros: No cross-contamination option, Can sample the sauces before mixing in, Lots of vegan protein options

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