Many residing within the Midwest have fond recollections of church fish fries throughout Lent, and though Chicago has fewer choices resulting from pandemic security considerations, the custom perseveres. Whereas fried whitefish conjures up nostalgia for Catholics, Chicagoans who don’t eat crimson meat — no matter religion — benefit from the season for the rise in choices at eating places. Nonetheless, vegetarians and vegans who crave the crunch of a battered piece of fish appear to be out of luck. That’s, till now: Upton’s Breakroom, the vegan restaurant in West City, is utilizing banana blossoms to imitate the feel of fried whitefish.
“It’s only a enjoyable technique to strive unsual, new components,” says Natalie Slater, advertising and marketing director for the restaurant’s guardian firm, Upton’s Naturals.
Upton’s Naturals is a vegan