Handelbars in WickerPark, great beer selection, tiny little place and finally a place that makes their own great handcut fries! (entirely vegan/veg, some seafood)
The Pick Me Up in Wrigleyville; great coffee/espresso and food, and hey you can even get a beer too. (brunch, dinner, heavy on vegan and veg options, insane coffee combinations, beer, and latenight snacks, open supersuper late)
Bongo Room : best brunch spot in Wicker Park
Earwax : another brunch spot in Wicker Park, when Bongo Room has an hour and a half wait, which isn't uncommon on weekends, this is a great second option. also heavy on veg options!