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Native Foods Cafe

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1484 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-9225
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ordered two most popular items on the menu, Chicken Run and Oklahoma baconn burger. Both tastes very nice with fresh veggies and nice sauce. The potato salad as side dish has dill in it, it is fresh and soft. I would say the chicken run burger is nicer than Oklahoma but not by much.

Thank hcze
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Vegan restaurant where you could take your carnivore friends and make everybody happy. Wide range menu with sandwiches, appetizers, salads, desserts. Don't miss the nachos with (fake) meat, the best nachos I've ever tried. Plus the drinks are free refill and not the typical sweetened sodas. I drank watermelon lemonade with really tasted like fresh watermelon.

Thank Carol B
Westport, Connecticut, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

their burgers and other foods are really good....while not meat, it was close....weird atmosphere however....it is more of a fast food type environment but the food was really quality....we went back several times....

Thank Randy S
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We are not vegans but we loved the food. Order at the counter and delivered to your table. Local beers and wines available. Started with a delicious daily special soup. Loved the native southwestern burger and the super slaw which was a slight upcharge. Only by comparison was the bangkok curry bowl a weak link. It was very good but... More 

Thank chitownsam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We live in the neighborhood and come here several times a month. Eating here is really a win-win-win. Not only are you helping to spare the horrific lives of innocent animals, spare yourself from the unhealthy detriments of eating animals, spare the environment from the toxins resulting from animal agriculture, but each dish is incredibly delicious. For carnivores and vegans... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I have eaten at Native Foods in Culver City so I was thrilled to see that they have opened locations in Chicago. They even offer wine. The food is great and the facility was nice. This is a great gem for vegans.

Thank JIA-7
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 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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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 

1 Thank PeggyAnne777
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1484 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622-9225
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?