I got some great news recently from a dear friend of mine. She told me a new vegetarian restaurant had opened up in our area. It is located in Phoenix, Illinois, which is very close to me so I was really happy to hear that. I found their website online – http://jerusalemfinestsouthloop.com.
I recently visited the restaurant to treat myself to a healthy, vegetarian meal. I found Jerusalem’s Finest Restaurant and Juice bar. It is a cute, small, family style type restaurant. I was hungry too so I couldn’t wait to see the menu.
I was greeted by a nice young lady who gave me some cold water to refresh me, after being out in steamy, hot weather. Two gentlemen were sitting at the bar talking. I was trying to see what they were eating, but it appeared they were just hanging out. We ended up getting into a thought-provoking conversation on being vegetarian. Since I am not totally vegetarian I wasn’t sure I was ready to hear what they wanted to share because I already know how they treat animals on today’s farms. They told me some facts about turkey after I explained I still eat some turkey and chicken. I had already read in Suzanne Summer’s book Sexy Forever that some countries ban chicken from the U.S. due to the chemical processing of our birds. I hope some day I can figure out a way to fully go vegetarian and feed my family this way. It is a challenge now in this tight economy with a family of five, but I am learning more everyday and eating less meat.
I am glad to learn of this restaurant and juice bar. I hope it successfully stays open, so we can have a healthy spot to eat from time to time. I ordered the Chicken Parmesan Sub sandwich. She said it was fully vegetarian, even the cheese. It was very tasty. I also ordered the berry smoothie drink that I took home and drunk later as a desert. It was delicious. I hope to come back and try some of the other dishes on the menu such as the steak sandwiches and the falafel sandwich. The various drinks from the juice bar sound really tasty too.
If you live in the South Suburbs plan to stop by and try this place and tell them you read about their restaurant on Chicago Holistic Examiner.
15417 S Vincennes Road
Phoenix, IL 60426
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