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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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All hours
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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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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73 reviews
63 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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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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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
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Typical healthy vegetarian food. Had to request more dressing for the Caesar salad,was bland and dry. Water wasn't served with ice.

Thank Debbybcn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I"m not vegan but also fond of veggies, etc. I've not been here for years and it seems that the menu is more sophisticated than 20 years ago. I enjoyed they Warm Onion Gruyere Tart (starter but I added to it to fill out my meal) and regretted not ordering two. The size was ample for a starter but it... More 

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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Parking Available, 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?