SERVING YOU SINCE 2006
SERVING YOU SINCE
RECIPE DEVELOPMENT 3000
RECIPE DEVELOPMENT
RAW VEGAN 2006
RAW VEGAN
MADE FROM SCRATCH

I approach plant base with an emphasis on family-friendly raw vegan food and the tastiest ways to eat healthy! When not in my kitchen, I’m often farming in the farm around my home and exploring the best food spots.

FOOD + COMMUNITY

Food has a special ability to bring people together. I hope you will find that raw vegan food and drinks feels just as welcoming as a your family. For me, raw vegan food preparing and sharing together builds the best communities, let me raw you!

HOMETOWN FLAVOR

I have been raw vegan for a long time, but that doesn’t mean that you need a ton of experience to follow my recipes. I work to make my recipes interesting for advanced chefs but still accessible for beginners

FRESH & HEALTHY

Our assortment of fresh-made raw vegan food will make your mouth water. There’s so much variety and each dish is completely unique and absolutely delicious. Come in, have a wrap – or take the whole raw vegan cake home. We also take special orders, get in touch to order a meal.

ZEST BRINGS THE FUTURE OF RAW VEGAN FOOD TO LAKEVIEW UNDER THE DIRECTION OF RENOWNED CHEF EDUCATOR AND PLANT-BASED PIONEER, MEHMET AK. THE CAFE OFFERS A DIVERSE VARIETY OF ORGANIC, GLUTEN FREE GLOBALLY-INSPIRED AND THOUGHTFULLY-SOURCED INGREDIENTS, WITH THE MENU INCLUDING FRESH INTERPRETATIONS OF TRADITIONAL DISHES ALONGSIDE SOME OF AK’S NAMESAKE CLASSICS. LOCATED ON THE 2668 N HALSTED ACROSS FROM THE HOME DEPOT, ZEST SERVES INNOVATIVE, BEAUTIFUL RAW VEGAN CUISINE WITH SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIES AND FRESH ORGANIC JUICES.

“I’m thrilled you are here. Please stay awhile and look around. You’ll find inspiration and goodness.”

MEHMET AK
MEHMET AK
CHEF / FOUNDER

Get Inform

ZEST RAW VEGAN EATS OPEN 5 DAYS A WEEK Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM-8 PM

  • Phone
    +1773 697 8567
  • Address
    2668 NORTH HALSTED ST.
    CHICAGO, IL 60614