From innovations in plant-based protein to soy market dominance, Illinois is poised to feed America’s increasingly vegan diet.

Plant-Based Burgers, Cheffed Up

Three delish twists local restaurants are putting on meatless patties
— Carly Boers

Summer House Santa Monica burger
PHOTO: JOSHUA FERGUSON

Green chickpeas, cilantro, spinach, and parsley contribute to the emerald hue of Summer House Santa Monica’s offering. Dressed with a crimson MightyVine tomato slab and shredded red cabbage, it begs to be Instagrammed.