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Blind Faith Cafe

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525 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60201-4728 (Chicago)
+1 847-328-6875
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Evanston, Illinois
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here after a show: my dining companions have dietary restrictions which make dining out a challenge. Blind Faith Cafe never fails to provide delicious, innovative vegan and vegetarian fare (including their fantastic desserts). I loved the flavors, generous portions and presentations. Highly recommended.

Thank Orgiva9
Chicago, Illinois
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

A longstanding name in the "healthy" food community around Chicago, I am disappointed pretty much every time I go. A bit snobby, music too loud, too expensive and service is spotty. Trying too hard to play both sides. The decor is dated and too uncomfortable for the price.

Thank hovaard45
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

This a great restaurant if you are dairy intolerant, vegan or gluten free or just like to eat good, fresh food. I just finished having lunch there and the teriyaki rice bowl was delicious and enough for two or leftovers for another meal. Now the best part of Blind Faith are their desserts. I'm dairy intolerant and one would ever... More 

Thank LizBethob
Chicago, Illinois
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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

Dining partner leans to green at most meals and much more than I. I booked a late weekday lunch excursion to Blind Faith Cafe for us. The choices went far, far beyond salad and mushrooms. Coffee was good, service great and ambience was quite acceptable. I would go again for another lunch

Thank J E
Springfield, Illinois
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915 reviews
584 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Is this a nice neighborhood restaurant close to Northwestern University. We had lunch here and we really like their Thai peanut noodles dish which is vegan and our daughters could eat it

Thank Clevlander
Mount Prospect, Illinois
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Other than Indian restaurants, I've never been to vegetarian restaurants before so I was a little skeptical. But the food was pretty good. The appetizer portions were smaller than I had hoped but entree sizes were perfect. I actually did not miss the meat. We ordered the quinoa salad, pot pie, and enchiladas. The food was flavorful and filling. We... More 

Thank ftgillini
Evanston, Illinois
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

An Evanston institution. I am not a vegetarian, yet go here often and love their food. Try the corn and potato enchiladas. I hate tofu but the mongolian stir fry is wonderful and spicy. Great breakfasts - you don't miss the bacon. Wonderful bakery case-I even stop in just to buy corn muffins. Staff is very friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable.

Thank BrooklynBarb
Chicago's North Shore, Illinois
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81 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Service was great as well as the food presentation. You really couldn't tell the difference by looking at it. The food had great flavours

Thank diner574
Buffalo Grove, Illinois, United States
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Blind Faith many times. Being a vegan, I would very much like to see them have more vegan friendly dishes. Their ingredients are fresh, their food is well prepared, I think that with investment in a few additional recipes they could become quite A destination spot for vegans. Specifically, the breakfasts are slim pickings for us.... More 

Thank Michele C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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946 reviews
465 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We eat here once and a while when we visit the Chicago area. Over the years going back to the 70's, the food and environment have varied a lot. Now it's a bit more upscale than it used to be. I had the macrobiotic plate, and it was a bit better than in days gone by. My only gripe is... More 

Thank John M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 525 Dempster St, Evanston, IL 60201-4728
  • Public Transportation: Dempster Street CTA, Davis Street Metra North line.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston
  • Phone Number: +1 847-328-6875
Serving globally inspired menus, Blind Faith is a certified green restaurant transforming the way people enjoy vegetarian cuisine. Just twenty-five minutes from downtown Chicago and only blocks from Northwestern's Evanston campus, our dinning rooms offer a casual warmth perfect for any occasion.

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