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Native Foods Cafe

1484 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL (East Side)
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Ranked #147 of 8,296 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vegetarian
Neighborhood: East Side
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Brisbane
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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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30 reviews 30 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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
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
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91 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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