With summer barbecue season officially here, many Chicago vegetarians will soon be leaving their carnivore pals' backyard soirees with a bit of a rumble in their stomach thanks to their main course-less meals.
Thankfully, the city has no shortage of vegetarian-friendly restaurants serving up enticing, meat-free burgers that might even make your flesh-eating friends a bit jealous.
On the cusp of Independence Day, we've rounded up our favorite black bean, mushroom and chickpea-based, meat-free favorites from around the city. Did we miss your favorite? Let us know in the comments.