Loosely branded as "Indian-inspired," the Sudra leverages Indian flavors and dishes to create vegan food as fresh as it is flavorful. The crunchy black kofta lentil plate ($12) is always a solid bet, but if you're looking for something a little lighter, the peacock salad ($7, $11) is way more exciting than you'd ever expect a bowl of kale to be—tender soy curls, grilled vegetables and crunchy leaf cabbage drenched in smoky-sweet tahini dressing.

GO: 8777 N Lombard St., 971-386-5138, 2333 NE Glisan St., 971-302-6002, thesudra.com, Lombard: 11 am-10 pm Sunday-Thursday, 11 am-11 pm Friday-Saturday., Glisan: 11 am-11 pm Sunday-Thursday, 11 am-midnight Friday-Saturday