About Kitchen 17 and The Fallen Log



Known as the home of the “Original Vegan Chicago Deep Dish!” We welcome you to come join us in our ethical decadence and explore our unique Chicago space, including Fallen Log at Kitchen 17.

Kitchen 17 is a fully vegan restaurant and bar in Avondale, Chicago. We specialize in from-scratch comfort foods with house made cheeses, meats, sauces, breads, buns, cakes and confectionaries.

explore the beauty of the woods.

Sir Edwin Currentqueller

The tale of Kitchen 17 begins long ago with Sir Edwin Currentqueller, the royal woodchuck who – weary of stumps – concocted a fabulous array of vegan pizza recipes with which to dazzle his herbivorous woodland allies.

Sir Edwin shared his recipes with a lucky human chef who spent years studying the script claw-etched onto sheaths of willow bark. In 2013, the disciples had deciphered enough to open the restaurant in its original location.

2016, we moved to our former location on Broadway, where we defined ourselves around Sir Edwin’s most popular recipe – our 100% Vegan Deep Dish Pizza.

2020, we began freezing and shipping our pizzas across the country, expanding Sir Edwin’s fanbase first to the surrounding states, and soon from coast to coast.

2022, we moved to our Current home in Avondale, where for the first time in a while our staff, Sir Edwin, and many of our customers felt more comfortable being able to come together and share food, drinks, desserts, and ideas. The new location allows for larger community events, performances, and art installations and we are excited to continue sharing them all with you for years to come.

Our Mission is to serve the best food we can without qualification. We don’t aim to make really good vegan food, we aim to make really good food that is also 100% vegan. We also aim to do so while fostering an environment that is congressive, collaborative, and supportive for staff and patrons alike.

And, of course, we’re still deciphering and using Sir Edwin’s original recipes. All except for his double-acorn-stuffed stump bread, which we’re still trying to figure out. Perhaps it’s more palatable to woodchucks?

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Fallen Log

Welcome to our woodland space cowboy cyberpunk food and music exploratorium

Fallen Log

The Fallen Log is Kitchen 17’s after dinner venue featuring bands and acts from local to global.

Follow the Fallen Log Instagram to stay up to play on show information!

Explore our network of trails that lead through a variety of woodland habitats and observe the diverse flora that call this area home.

Be Part of the Forest.

Forest Friends is our rewards program for loyal customers. For every dollar a Forest Friend spends, they earn a point and we donate 5¢ to a non-profit organization supporting animal or environmental causes. Every 50 points can be redeemed for $5 off a future order.

Open Hours
Tues: Noon - Midnight       Wed:  Noon - Midnight      
Thurs: Noon - Midnight
Fri: Noon - Midnight       
Sat: Noon - Midnight
Sun: Noon - Midnight
Kitchen Closes: 11 PM
Contact Us

(312) 391-8654

2554 W Diversey Ave
Chicago, IL 60647