New raw vegan restaurant un•cooked recently opened in Chicago’s Fulton Market District in the Sterling Bay development, home to other tenants such as Google’s Midwest headquarters. The restaurant is a new concept by veteran restaurateur Carole Jones—former chef and co-founder of vegan eatery Chicago Raw—and her son and daughter-in-law Jeremy and Kaitlyn Jones. The grab-and-go eatery follows a zero-waste policy and aims to celebrate the power of plants through a variety of uncooked dishes (all made without refined sugar), including smoothies, snacks, mains such as cacio e pepe made with kelp noodles, and desserts.
“This storefront is a culmination of my family’s unique culinary journey from one generation to the next,” Jeremy Jones said. “My mother’s appreciation for the beauty and variety that can be found in whole, plant-based foods and her genuine passion to restore our planet through health-conscious choices has been deeply ingrained in my beliefs. Together we can’t wait to provide our patrons and our planet with naturally delicious and waste-free meals.”
The restaurant is also fulfilling catering and delivery orders through its proprietary app that also streamlines contactless pickup and delivery services, while helping users earn loyalty points. To further its sustainability mission, un•cooked only uses plant-based compostable packaging. “It’s hard to ignore the fact that we are moving forward with our plan to open in Summer 2020—albeit in the middle of a pandemic and time of civil unrest,” Jeremy Jones said. “We not only recognize the need to nourish our bodies but also the demand for conscious businesses to create a vehicle for meaningful and lasting change. un•cooked plans to serve as a force for good.”