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Native Foods Cafe

#219 of 8,442 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Northwest Side
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1484 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very nice place

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
FrederikkeRasmussen
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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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!

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

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Brisbane
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42 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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 

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Aurora, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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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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52 reviews 52 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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
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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?