Being in an office filled with a majority of women, our conversations tend to always come back to working out, dieting and food. That being said, we are always trying to find a healthy lunch spot near our office and now we finally have one! Protein Bar has just opened their 2nd location in River North and we can’t wait to try everything on the menu. Plus now that we have three additional vegetarians on staff, this place is perfect!

Known for their innovative and nutritious menu, Protein Bar is a great addition to the growing quick-service dining scene in Chicago. You can pick up on-the-go breakfast, lunches and dinners and still maintain a healthy lifestyle. Ordering online is incredibly easy and I love that you can see all the ingredients and calories so I can stay on-track of my never ending diet goals and eat guilt-free. The new location also has a brand new outdoor patio and beverage bar with fresh-pressed fruits and vegetables – perfect for a post-workout snack!

And for all you skeptics on healthy eating, Protein Bar’s food is delicious! My favorite things include the chili and spinach & pesto bowls, Asian sesame salad & the cookies!

Protein Bar plans to continue expansion in Chicago over the next few months at 221 W. Washington St. and inside the brand new West Loop FFC at 10 S. Clinton St.

The new River North location will be open Monday through Friday 7am – 9p with Saturday hours of 9am – 9pm. Protein Bar also offers catering, delivery and corporate event service. For information about Protein Bar, visit

Annie Block Group Director