Best of Boston

2017 Best Vegetarian Restaurant

By Chloe

Sounds like virtue, tastes like vice: That’s the MO of By Chloe, the quick-service vegan empire that’s winning hearts, minds, and Instagram feeds with its sinfully sloppy portobello-and-seitan barbecue sandwiches. Don’t be fooled by the Roald Dahl-grade whimsy (beet ketchup? kale ice cream?). In both taste and texture, these creations manage to soar over the uncanny valley where so many other faux meats have crashed and burned—our favorite being a smoky shiitake bacon that even shatters the way real bacon does. 107 Seaport Blvd., Boston; 100 Van Ness St., Boston;

107 Seaport Blvd., Boston,