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Expressly Leslie Vegetarian Specialties

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110 S Johnson St, Woodstock Square Mall, Ste 115, Woodstock, IL 60098-3259
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Tue - Wed 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fresh made middle-eastern salads, soups daily. I'm not vegan and don't let that scare you. Everything they serve is delicious. Don't go for the atmosphere, this is not fine dining. It's counter service with limited seating in the indoor mall or sidewalk. The square is a lovely park right across the street. You get over the setting with your first... More 

Woodstock, Illinois
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Truly a diamond in the rough! Great food with unique vegetarian meals. Zero formality as the eating areas are in an adjoining common area of a mall. On nice days, enjoy your meal in the square park right outside!

Thank Gymrep
Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

I come here quite often, they have amazing vegetarian/vegan food that is full of Mediterranean flavors. I usually get the pita wrap with hummus and Moroccan eggplant which is amazing! The food is cheap and fills you up, and the service is knowledgeable and personal!

Thank steph_reis19
Twinsburg, Ohio
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300 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my family during a winter storm. All thfood here is homemade. They take pride in offering a vegetarian menu with lots of gluten-free items. In fact the nine salad sampler it's all gluten-free. The lentil soup, eggplant salad, beet salad, carrot salad, olive salad, potato salad, and cucumber salads are great. The falafels are bright... More 

2 Thank Bruce C
Chicago, Illinois
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Even if you're not a vegetarian there's much to love here. The Salad Sampler is a wonderful mix of flavors and texture. Not at all the usual vegetarian gruel. There are crunchy cucumbers in a light sauce, baked eggplant with a robust flavor and baked tomatoes, olives and a hearty hummus. Oh yum. Eat it straight or put it in... More 

1 Thank 587Fran2014
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Great food in a surprising location! Tucked away in the corner of the Woodstock square is a wonderful little restaurant that reminds me of my vacation earlier this year to the Mediterraian. The 7 salad sample plate was outstanding. And I can't say enough good things about the homemade lentil soup either. I just wish I lived closer to enjoy... More 

1 Thank saltnlite
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stopped here on our way to Chicago. We had a little bit of trouble finding our way into town due to the road signage, but our GPS helped us. The staff was helpful in detailing the menu options and enjoyed telling us about their town. The falafel was very tasty. You won't be disappointed. We sat out on the... More 

1 Thank Catfish008
Woodstock, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

So good! They make it all in front of you. On certain Fridays they even host a sadar meal all invited. Great folks, too. Oh, they will make all sorts of substitutions so don't be afraid to ask. Everything is vegan and very tasty! You can even eat outside on Woodstock's historic square.

Thank Carol N
Marco Island, Florida
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208 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Go figure -- Woodstock I'll The best Soups --5* Salad plate 5 different with pita bread All homemade All sandwiches are better then good You will not go wrong with anything!!!

Thank pho2
Woodstock, Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Super tasty vegetarian food! Don't think I've disliked anything I've tried so far.... There's occasionally a wait during the "lunch rush," but it's worth it.

Thank J B

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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $8
Vegetarian Friendly, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 S Johnson St, Woodstock Square Mall, Ste 115, Woodstock, IL 60098-3259
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: 815.338.2833
Expressly Leslie Vegetarian Specialties is located On the Square in Woodstock, Illinois. We make all our food fresh daily on site, from whole food ingredients. We offer 9 salads and 3 soups daily, twisted omelets, pita pizza, falafel, smoothies and more. Soups of the Day and Daily Specials bring variety to the menu. Outdoor seating is available in season, and mall seating is available year-'round. Hours: 11 AM - 3 PM, Tu, Wed, Sat; 11 - 7:30 PM, Thu, Fri; Closed Sun and Mon. From May through October, we open at 10 AM on Farmers Market days.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?