Sweet Potato



Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato with Mushrooms at Chicago Chop House

Sautéed creminis, roasted sweet potato, and microgreens make for an elegant veggie option at this meat tavern. $14. 60 W. Ontario St., River North

Sweet Potato and Kale

Curry Egg Roll at Old Habits

Crispy cocoons of coconut milk curry, braised kale, and mashed sweet potatoes. $9. 2959 N. California Ave., Avondale


Kale empanada at El Che Bar

Yes, this is Gruyère, chimichurri aïoli, in fried dough. But there’s also kale! $4. 845 W. Washington Blvd., West Loop

Kale and Avocado

Wilted Kale Salad at Handlebar

Tenderized leaves, sliced avocado, pepitas, and quinoa all get drizzled with a punchy cumin-citrus vinaigrette. $10. 2311 W. North Ave., Wicker Park


Avocado Hummus at Gideon Sweet

A pinch of the Moroccan spice blend ras el hanout gives this creamy love child of guacamole and hummus an unexpected kick. $15. 841 W. Randolph St., West Loop

Avocado and Sweet Potato

Ancient Grains bowl at True Food Kitchen

A bed of quinoa, farro, and brown rice is the foundation of this truly tasty power meal. Adding nutrients and color: miso-glazed sweet potatoes, sliced avocado, grilled portobello mushrooms, and snow peas. $15. 1 W. Erie St., River North

The Trifecta: Avocado, Sweet Potato, and Kale

Spicy Stew Bowl at Loving Heart

Behold a health food masterpiece: sweet potato, kale, carrots, and spinach, slow-cooked with garlic and Korean red hot pepper, then garnished with sliced avocado and seaweed strips. $10. 838 W. Montrose Ave., Uptown

Food Stylist: Michael Deuson