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Native Foods Cafe

1484 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL (East Side)
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Ranked #180 of 8,282 restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Neighborhood: East Side
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Bloomington, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were up in Chicago just a few days ago and stopped in for lunch. We have eaten here before, but were really floored by how incredible and consistent the food continues to be. We each ordered the nachos this time and could not get over how amazing and tasty they were. Not heavy or fat laden. And by the... More

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virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This restaurant has so many vegetarian options. I truly appreciate that because so many places don't! My daughter and I both enjoyed the Saigon Rolls as our main entree even though it is just listed as a starter. It was more than enough if you purchase a side of dill potato salad or their yummy fries. I liked this place... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good vegan solution. Like the selection. More international vegan/ vegetarian items should be explored and added

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Gavorrano, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was absolutely fantastic! It was a bit more than I am used to paying but well worth the price!

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Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Visited my cousin for her bachelorette weekend... Came for lunch. The salads were huge and the Tofu appetizer was tasty. Being from a smaller town in Michigan I love being able to try different healthy, vegan restaurants and Native Foods was great (minus the hair in my salad but food won. I won't hold that against such a great place).... More

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Their sittings were nice, and the huge windows with terrace were nice. Seemed to be very busy. The food was pretty good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I've never felt better about getting something healthy and delicious on-the-go. Native Foods Cafe offers vegan food that is pleasing to both vegetarians and meat-eaters with wheat and gluten-free options as well as seasonal updates. During my visit I tried their Greek Gyro, which is served on bed of quinoa, steamed veggies, kale with lemon garlic sauce, hummus and grilled... More

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wilmington, NC
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We weren't expecting much but the nachos and burritos our vegan grandchildren were looking forward to, so were pleased Native Foods had more to keep adults of all eating persuasions interested. I had the Crunchy Kale ($8.95 Entree) Salad and--despite thinking kale has been overhyped--was delighted by its chopped cabbage swamped with apples, avocado, currants, almonds and so much more.... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had a short trip to Chicago but had to make a special trip to my favorite Vegan restaurant. The food is great. They very the menu a bit from time to time, but they do a really nice job keeping it interesting. It is not all salads that is for sure!

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Royal Oak
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73 reviews 73 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

First of all, this place is vegan so if you are with people who have an attitude about tofu, keep walking. Neither my friend nor I are vegetarian but we both thought it was great. It's casual in that you order a the counter and then they bring your order to the table. The food is high quality and well... More

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