Karyn's holistic, vegan ideology is best displayed at Karyn's Raw Vegan Bistro, a Lincoln Park restaurant appealing to veg-heads and meat-lovers alike. Owner Karyn Calabrese has been teaching Chicagoans about the benefits of healthy eating and detoxifying for more than 20 years with businesses including Karyn's on Green, Karyn's Cooked, Karyn's Inner Beauty Center, and more. Karyn's Raw takes a modern approach to raw foods, with internationally influenced dishes ranging from dim sum and Pad Thai to basil-scented ravioli and chocolate fondue — all made with fresh ingredients that aren't cooked above 118 degrees, helping with digestion and absorption of nutrients. Don't let the "raw" label scare you off: Karyn's values flavor as much as it does nutrition. Well-informed servers will guide you through the menu and teach you how tamales and pizza can be totally guilt-free. "We have a huge emphasis on flavor and richness, but all of our food is inherently healthy," says manager Jamie McKeown. "We use a lot of nuts and oils, but it's easy to digest and nothing's hard on the body. You'll get all the benefits from our food."