We met up with Chicago Foodies’ Josh and Crystal early on a Monday night to check out Mana Food Bar. Like many neighborhood spots, Mana doesn’t take reservations, so we wanted to be sure to get a seat. We ordered a hefty portion of the completely vegetarian menu, chatting about food as it vanished from our plates. But did it hit the spot? Listen in and find out.
00:00 – 01:15 On being beloved and vegetarian
01:16 – 03:07 A menu that’s all over the board
03:08 – 06:17 The cold dishes: pickles, salads, & Maki
06:18 – 09:07 Handling a lot of food in a tight space
09:08 – 10:19 Tastes hit ya with a hammer or gave ya nothing
10:20 – 11:26 Main dish hits and misses
11:27 – 12:55 On feeling like a virtuous veggie lover
12:56 – 14:28 The “White Castle” sliders & blue cheese tart
14:29 – 15:36 Bi bim Bop & mushrooms add texture & substance
15:37 – 17:02 Lemon tart. And you call that chocolate?
17:03 – 19:02 Ratings & sign-off
1742 W Division St
Chicago, IL 60622-3229
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Price per person: $50
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