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Native Foods Cafe

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1484 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
You wouldn't even know it was vegan

The food is so amazing, vegans will be very happy. Great environment along with great service! I always stop by when I'm in the Wicker Park area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The food is so amazing, vegans will be very happy. Great environment along with great service! I always stop by when I'm in the Wicker Park area.

Thank kaitlin8899
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Everything we had at Native Foods was delicious and healthy. My favorites were the Bangkok Curry Bowl and the Veggie Soft Tacos. The chai is a perfect blend of spice with a hint of sweetness.

Thank mikak604
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Went here by myself on a Friday evening. I like that you order at the counter (like fast food) but they give you a number and bring your food out to you when it's ready. The menu is great with salads, sandwiches, entrees and some decadent looking desserts. They had some delish teas on the menu, although I didn't try... More 

Thank PeggyAnne777
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59 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is fast food done right! In town for a 3-day concert and wanted wholesome food choices. Big menu. Nice choices. Fast service. Didn't miss the meat at all...& I'm a big meat eater! Ate here 2x for a quick lunch and wasn't disappointed. Wish this vegan chain would make its way to our college town: Gainesville, FL!

Thank Nan T
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I didn't know it was a vegetarian place and if the waiter hadn't said anything I would have never known that my "chicken" wrap wasn't real chicken. It was delicious and so we're the homemade lemonades and ice teas! Definitely recommend it!

Thank FrederikkeRasmussen
Chicago, Illinois
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We are Indian vegetarians and went along with our sons to this place with some apprehension. We were very pleasantly and refreshingly surprised with the experience. We had a very nice burger and a chicken salad which was excellent. We also liked the blend lemonades that they had at the back which went well with the entree. Will go back... More 

Thank HOTChillyPadi
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105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

For a vegetarian fast food restaurant this can't be beat. I had no idea it was vegetarian, vegan and gluten free friendly until after I'd ordered. The freshness and quality of foods was first class abd I'd strongly recommend trying the burgers even though iam neither vegan, vegatarian or gluten intolerant I loved the food and the vibe and would... More 

Thank BromleyJules
Aurora, Illinois
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

So my daughter insisted we go here and never having tried vegan or vegetarian, I was skeptical. I got the Kung Pao dish after observing other diners while we stood in line. Let me tell you!!!! I enjoyed every bit of rice, vegetable and tofu! Tofu is tasteless on it's own but they grilled the block and put a yummy... More 

Thank Sonia B
Bloomington, Illinois
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 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 

1 Thank Squid003
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1484 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian


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