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Ear Wax Cafe (CLOSED)

  • RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Vegetarian-Friendly, American (Traditional), Vegan
  • 1561 N Milwaukee Ave, CHICAGO IL60622 41.909734 -87.676464
  • (At W North Ave)
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  • (773) 772-4019
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Appetizers

Chips and Salsa a plate of tortilla chips with homemade salsa    4.95
Hummus and Pita with Vegetables a spread made with chickpeas, tahini, garlic and lemon, served with two rounds of pita and carrots, cucumbers, green peppers and onion    5.95
Quesadilla cheddar cheese, tomato and scallions served inside a flour tortilla and topped with cilantro pesto    4.95
Edamame a bowl of fresh soybeans served cold and lightly salted    2.95

Vegetarian Burgers

all burgers are served with a choice of fries, potato salad, sesame slaw or chips and salsa, substitute soup or garden salad for $1.25

Veggie Black Bean Burger our secret earwax recipe made from scratch with black beans and quinoa, topped with cheddar, avocado, and salsa, served on a whole wheat roll    7.25
Messy Burger our black bean burger topped with caramelized onions, coleslaw, cheddar, and spicy chipotle BBQ sauce    7.50
Mushroom Swiss Burger our black bean burger topped with sauteed mushrooms and melted Swiss cheese    7.50
Tempeh Burger a tempeh patty fried to a crispy golden brown, served on a whole wheat bun with vegan mayonaise, lettuce, tomato, and onion, add cheese for $.50    7.50

Burgers

all burgers are served with a choice of fries, potato salad, sesame slaw or chips and salsa, substitute soup or garden salad for $1.25

Buffalo Burger this extra lean 1/3 lb. of meat is grilled to a medium rare and topped with tomato, lettuce, and carmelized onions, served on a whole wheat roll, add cheese for $.50    8.95
Feta Spinach Turkey Burger handmade with turkey, feta, spinach, onions and garlic, grilled and topped with tomato, onion, and lettuce    7.50

Sandwiches

all burgers are served with a choice of fries, potato salad, sesame slaw or chips and salsa, substitute soup or garden salad for $1.25

Sweet Spice Jerk Sandwich strips of chicken or seitan marinated in red wine, onions, jalapenos, soy sauce, and spices served on French bread with vegan mayonaise, lettuce, tomato, and onion, highly recommoended with seitan for the wonderful absorption of flavor    7.85
Sun - Dried Tomato Pesto Turkey slices of roasted turkey, tomato, onion, lettuce, provolone cheese and sun - dried tomato pesto served on French bread    7.50
Feta, Garlic, Tomato and Swiss served open faced on toasted French bread    6.95
Seitan Ruben strips of marinated seitan, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and vegan thousand Island dressing, served on rye bread    6.95
Smoked Ham and Cheese smoked ham, lettuce, and tomato served on French bread with your choice of cheese    7.50
Blue Cheese Steak Sandwich grilled ribeye steak marinated in citrus and spices, topped with melted blue cheese, carmelized red onions, lettuce and tomato, served on French bread    8.95
Falafel Sandwich three falafel balls served in pita bread, served with a side of tahini sauce hummus and veggies    6.50
Portobello Sandwich  sauteed portobello mushrooms marinated in red wine, balsamic vinegar, garlic and fresh herbs, served on French bread with caramelized onions, goat cheese and fresh spinach    8.25
Tuna Melt earwax's homemade tuna salad topped with tomato, onion and Swiss cheese on French bread    7.25
Sloppy Seitan ground BBQ seitan sauteed with onions and green peppers, served on a whole wheat bun. add cheese for $.50    6.50
Tuscan Seitan Sandwich sauteed seitan with basil, garlic, green olives and escarole, served on Italian bread with roasted red peppers, red onion, sun dried tomato pesto and grated parmesan    7.25

Burritos and Quesadillas

BBQ Seitan Burrito flour tortilla filled with whole black beans, sauteed peppers and onions, tomato, carrots, brown rice, BBQ seitan, avocado and cheddar, served with chips salsa, and sour cream    6.95
Vegetable Burrito flour tortilla filled with whole black beans, sauteed peppers and onions, tomato, carrots, brown rice, avocado and cheddar, served with salsa, chips and sour cream    6.95
Chorizo Burrito homemade seitan chorizo with roasted potatoes, onions,. cheddar, tomatoes, and refried beans, served with salsa, chips and sour cream    6.95
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadilla mashed sweet potatoes, black beans and cheddar cheese served inside a flour tortilla and topped with cilantro pesto, add a side salad for $1.50    6.95
Goat Cheese Quesadilla corn, jalapenos, roasted red peppers, scallions, and goat cheese served add a side salad for $1.50    7.95

Salads

dressings: balsamic vinaigrette, garlic mustard, honey mustard or Caesar; all salads can be topped with the following options: add grilled or blackened salmon for $2.50, add grilled or blackened chicken for $1.75, add grilled marinated seitan for $2.50

Small Garden Salad Romaine lettuce, cabbage, carrots, carrots, red onion and bell peppers    4.25
Earwax Garbage Salad Romaine lettuce, cabbage, carrots, carrots, red onion and green peppers, mandarin oranges, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, green onions, tomatoes and blue cheese tossed in a ground mustard and honey dressing    8.95
Spinach Salad spinach, goat cheese, walnuts, carrots, red onions and fresh friut    7.95
Caesar Salad Romaine lettuce and croutons tossed in a classic Caesar dressing and topped with Romano cheese    7.50
Jamaican Salad Romaine lettuce, spinach, scallions, sliced almonds and mandarin oranges topped with strips of marinated seitan and tossed in a lime vinaigrette    7.95

Other Dishes

Jerk Chicken this caribbean classic with a twist is made of a boneless chicken breast marinated in a spicy jerk sauce, then grilled and served with brown rice, mashed sweet potatoes and black beans, subsitute jerk seasoned seitan to create a vegan entree    7.95

Soups, Chills and Stews

all of our soups and stews are vegan

Soup of the Day    Cup 2.75 Bowl 3.50
Soup and Sandwich toasted cheese sandwich and cup of soup   Bowl 5.25
Stew of the Day a huge bowl of stew made with fresh vegetables and served over brown rice   Bowl 7.95
Seitan Chili a huge bowl of spicy chili made with seitan, kidney beans, carrots corn, jalapenos, tomatoes, and spices, served over brown rice and topped with cheddar, sour cream and onions   Bowl 7.95

Desserts, Muffins and Cookies

Chocolate Sin Cake     3.75
Turtle Cheesecake     3.75
Cherry Apple Crisp     3.75
Chocolate Brickle Cake     3.75
Vegan German Chocolate Cake     3.75
Vegan Carrot Cake     3.75
Vegan Brownie      2.75
Cookies chocolate chip, kitchen sink, M and M, orange yogurt, vegan chocolate chip, vegan sweet potato walnut ask your server for additional desserts or any other tasty treats    2.00

Eggs

Two Eggs two eggs served any style with toast and roasted potatoes substitute a bagel for $.50, substitute a fruit cup for potatoes $1.25    4.75
Omelet three eggs with your choice of 2 of the following ingredients: scallops, bell peppers, red onion, smoked ham, tomato, mushrooms, spinach, Swiss, feta, or cheddar cheese served with potatoes and your choice of toast extra ingredients $.50 each substitute a fruit cup for potatoes $1.25    6.75
Salmon Benedict poached salmon, steamed spinach, mushrooms, and two poached eggsserved over an English muffin with hollandaise sauce and potatoes, substitute a fruit cup for potatoes $1.25     8.95
Tofu Benedict sauteed tofu, steamed spinach, mushrooms and two poached eggs served over an English muffin with hollandaise sauce and potatoes, substitute a fruit cup for potatoes $1.25     7.50
Short Stack two buttermilk pancakes, two eggs any style choice of turkey or veggie sausage, served with maple syrup    7.25
Huevos Rancheros two corn tortillas topped with two sunny side up eggs and served with black beans, tomatillo sauce, and brown rice, add seitan chorizo S$1.00 substitute tofu for eggs $.75    6.75
Steak and Eggs two eggs any style on top of a piece of rib eye steak, served with roasted potatoes and toast, substitute a fruit cup for potatoes $1.25    8.95
Breakfast Burrito a flour tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, refried beans, cheddar cheese and avocado served with salsa and sour cream    6.50
Veggie Hash sauteed red and green peppers, broccoli, spinach, onions, celery, corn and potatoes in a sweet soy sauce topped with 2 eggs any style substitute tofu for eggs $.75    7.50

Pancakes and French Toast

Buttermilk Pancakes three buttermilk pancakes served with pure maple syrup, add bananas, strawberries, chocolate chips or blueberries $.75    5.75
Vegan Banana Walnut Pancakes three pancakes served with pure maple syrup    6.50
French Toast with Pastry Cream challah bread stuffed with pastry cream and topped with whipped cream and strawberries, served wtih pure maple syrup    6.75

Others Choices

Baked Fruit Granola homemade granola - walnuts, rolled oats, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, freshly baked with peaches, blueberries and apples, served hot with yogurt    6.75
Homemade Granola and Yogurt Homemade granola - walnuts, rolled oals, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, served with yogurt    5.95
Oatmeal served with walnuts raisins, brown sugar, bananas, and soy milk    3.95
Bagel Sandwich your choice of bagel served with cream cheese, red onion, lettuce, bell peppers, and cucumbers    3.95

Sides

Turkey Sausage Patties     2.00
Veggie Sausage Links     2.00
Potatoes     1.75
Cream Cheese     0.60
Bagel     1.50
Toast  wheat, rye, or French bread    1.00
Seasonal Fruit Cup     2.25

Coffee and Espresso Drinks

House Coffee our house coffee is 100% fair trade and organic made with a blend of beans from sumatra and nicaragua    1.95
Bottomless Coffee without an entree    3.25
Ice Coffee our iced coffee is cold filter processed and only available seasonally - refills $.75    2.35
Latte     3.15
Cafe Au Lait     2.25
Espresso    Single 1.65 Double 2.00
Cappuccino    Single 2.55 Double 3.10
Mocha Cappuccino    Single 3.00 Double 3.35
Americano    Single 1.75 Double 2.30
Extra Shot of Espresso     0.55
Made with Mocha     0.25
Made with Soy Milk     0.50
Made with Torani Syrup     0.50
Torani Flavors vanilla, almond, hazelnut, cinnamon, raspberry, peach, cherry, black currant, mango, coconut, blackberry, caramel, peach, orange, lime    0.00

Teas

Hot Tea     2.25
Black English breakfast, earl grey, ceylon, darjeeling, lapsang, souchong, black currant    2.25
Green Japanese bancha, dragonwell, jasmine, genmaicha    2.25
Oolong mainland oolong    2.25
Medicinal ginger aid, throat coat, gypsy cold care, calming, breathe easy    2.25
Herbal peppermint, chamomile, lemongrass, San Francisco spice sassafrass, rose hips    2.25

Smoothies and Ice Cream Drinks

Tropical Smoothie pineapple, banana, ginger and coconut blended with ice    3.95
Blue Velvet blueberries, bananas, apple juice sweetened with honey and blended with rice    3.95
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie chocolate peanut butter and soy milk blended with rice    3.95
Fresh Fruit Smoothie your choice of seasonal fruit blended with yogurt, honey and ice    3.75
Espresso Milk Shake two shots of espresso blended with ice cream and topped with whipped cream    4.45
Milkshake your choice of fruit or torani flavor    3.95
Vegan Milkshake ask your server for soy ice cream flavors    4.95

Other Drinks - Soda

our sodas are from filberts, a local Chicago business

Black Cherry     1.25
Root Beer     1.25
Cola     1.25
Cream Soda     1.25
Orange     1.25
Blue Raspberry     1.25
Ginger Ale     1.25
Diet Root Beer     1.25

Other Drinks

our sodas are from filberts, a local chicago business

Italian Soda     2.00
Milk     1.50
Steamed Milk     1.75
Torani Steamed Milk     2.25
Hot Chocolate     2.25
Apple Cider     2.50
Chai Tea     2.75
Iced Tea     1.75
Lemonade seasonal    1.95
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice    Small 2.25 Large 3.00
Cranraspberry Juice    Small 1.75 Large 2.25

 

Ear Wax Cafe
1561 N Milwaukee Ave
At W North Ave
(773) 772-4019
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