At Hotel Felix, we’re incredibly proud to call Chicago our home. And as Chicago’s first Silver LEED certified hotel, we love being based in a city where green efforts are embraced by fellow businesses. Chicago is no stranger to the green movement that has gained momentum in the past few years, and as a result any visitor has a plethora of businesses to choose from that produce their goods and services with the earth in mind. Below is a listing of a few green places that here at Hotel Felix we would recommend to our guests to discover while in Chicago.
1. The Greenheart Shop, 1714 N. Wells Street
Since 2007 the Greenheart Shop has devoted itself to fair trade practices while selling eco-friendly products to the people of Chicago. Their home decor, clothing, jewelery, and bath & body products are all beautifully handcrafted, and make perfect gifts for yourself or loved ones back home.
2. Karyn’s on Green, 130 S. Green Street
Founded by Karyn Calabrese over 20 years ago, Karyn’s on Green has established itself as a delicious force to be reckoned with on the Chicago culinary scene. With a menu that focuses on an earth-friendly, vegan approach you’ll feel earth friendly as well as stuffed by the time your meal is over.
3. Chicago Gateway Green, 541 N. Fairbanks Court
In a city that is often referred to as the ‘urban jungle’ Chicago Gateway Green is the reason Chicagoans breathe a little easier every day thanks to their concentrated efforts to beautify the city through their plantings and artwork. As you explore Chicago, you’ll see many of Gateway Green’s efforts such as the sculpture at O’Hare airport titled ‘The Runners’ by Theodoros Papagiannis or the many plantings that dot Chicago’s expressways.
4. Blackbird, 619 W. Randolph Street
Certified green by the Green Restaurant Association, Blackbird runs their restaurant with the ideals of water efficiency, waste reduction, recycling, and sustainable food among others in mind. A Michelin star restaurant, Blackbird is a luxury green dining experience that is certainly not to be missed.
Whether your in the mood for green shopping, food, or admiring public art Chicago has all you need and more. Because regardless of what Kermit said, it is easy being green.