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Veg Out with Two Birds Market & Cafe

Prepared Veggie Food at a Local Market

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Dear Alanis,

When you write your next hit (“It’s Still Pretty Ironic”), can you mention the fact that most Chicago farmers markets don’t serve any healthy, veggie-friendly prepared food?

Good luck with that,

Logan Square Farmers Market is now an exception to the rule. Starting this season, it’s home to Two Birds Market & Cafe, a veggie haven helmed by young chefs Briana Nichols, Kirsten Rokke, and Maja McGuire.

After picking up fresh produce at Green City Market, the trio plans their weekly menu. This weekend: marinated kale and zucchini, cannellini beans, and purple carrots; lentils, roasted eggplant, green beans, and sun gold tomatoes; cooling watermelon-mint agua fresca.

Stock up on apricot-black pepper-pistachio bars, and buttery peach-lavender and savory bacon-cheddar (not everything is vegetarian) scones for the road.

That’s good advice you can actually take.

Two Birds Market & Cafe, every Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Logan Square Farmers Market, Milwaukee Avenue, at Logan Boulevard.

Photo: Courtesy of Two Birds Market & Cafe

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N Milwaukee Ave
@ Logan Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647