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Native Foods Cafe

Native Foods

Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant$$$$
The Loop, Chicago
  • Crystal R.
    "Try the taco salad and lavender lemonade, it's everything."(10 Tips)
    Zeke F.
    "wrong with the Portabella & Sausage Burger."(4 Tips)
    Michael I.
    "Get the Oklahoma bacon cheeseburger."(3 Tips)
    Angel S.
    "Cool vegan spot with delicious food and refreshments."(28 Tips)
118 Tips and reviews
  • vegan food
  • lavender lemonade
  • burgers
  • oklahoma bacon
  • casual
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  • Raed M.
    Raed MansourJuly 29, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Vegan/Vegetarian heaven. Spicy Fried Cauliflower is a great starter. The Bistro Steak Sandwich or Portobello Jibarito are tasty with seasoned fries. Even your meat-eating friends will love this place.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Veg W.
    Veg WiseJune 5, 2017
    So many delicious looking items on the menu! Try the lavender lemonade and anything with the vegan ranch or cashew mac!
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Zeke F.
    Zeke FrancoJuly 2, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    If you're new here you can't go wrong with the Portabella & Sausage Burger. Unless you don't like portabella mushrooms. In that case go for the Yo Amigo Taco Salad and make sure to add avocado!
  • William C.
    William ChuFebruary 25, 2014
    This is a great vegetarian place on the Loop. The staff is extraordinarily friendly. If you let them know you are new to the place they will help you though the menu and give you samples
  • Laura M.
    A casual place to get some tasty vegan food. I really liked the lavender lemonade.
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Amy G.
    Amy GraffOctober 16, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Quick efficient sit-down service during weekday lunches. Portabella sausage burger is wonderful; vegan ranch dressing is magic.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • James D.
    James DunsurfinAugust 6, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here early for lunch - it gets crowded quickly. Menus on the wall are hard to read - pick up one of the takeout menus as you walk in and work out what to order as you queue.
  • Danielle G.
    Danielle GevaJune 17, 2015
    Best vegan food ever. The chicken bacon club and nachos were heaven. I never want to go to any other restaurant again.
  • Michelle J M.
    Michelle J MillerOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get to kale micro bowl (add a little salsa from compliments bar for added kick) plus the lavender lemonade is a must (add few mint leaves for a refreshing twist).
  • Angel S.
    Angel SalasFebruary 9, 2017
    Cool vegan spot with delicious food and refreshments. Definitely not your $5 meal joint though so make sure to come prepared. Aside from that, highly recommended.
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 10, 2014
    Everyday they have a special item that comes with a side for free. I tried three already and liked all of them. The watermelon fresca drink is delicious.
  • Lindsay G.
    Lindsay GoldsteinSeptember 25, 2014
    The Oklahoma Bacon Burger is heaven on a bun. But you really can't go wrong here- it's all delicious.
  • Elizabeth W.
    Elizabeth WDecember 5, 2012
    Yo Amigo Taco Salad was incredible. I'm usually scared of faux meat but it was delicious, as was the lavender lemonade. Great atmosphere and friendly staff!
  • Paige K.
    Paige KaliskiMarch 14, 2017
    don't miss out on their BOGO deal on wednesdays! love this place for a satisfying vegan meal in the loop. all about their burgers.
  • Hope M.
    Hope MJanuary 10
    I bought a falafel wrap and my boyfriend bought a Southwestern Burger which were both vegan and DELICIOUS! They do need better drinks but aside from that great.
  • Jillian B.
    Jillian BurnickasFebruary 5, 2015
    Everything I've eaten here was awesome. They have a way with sauces. Try the gyro or Thai meatball bowls for sure.
  • Emily S.
    Emily SullivanNovember 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Vegan heaven, if you're fond of soy-based meat substitutes. I enjoyed the chicken avocado club sandwich, available on Thursday
  • Prairie-boy713
    Prairie-boy713March 15, 2017
    To food is a nice vegan treat for sure but I highly recommend you get take out. The smell of Dettol or Lysol or what ever cleaning agent they use in the restaurant is so strong I can't taste my food.
  • Naz F. G.
    Naz F. GérdabiNovember 21, 2014
    I've missed Veggie Grille back home in Cali and so glad to have found Native Foods! Delicious! Highly recommend the chicken run ranch burger!
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany L.April 5, 2013
    They are awesome with dietary restrictions! By the time I finished with substitutions, I had a whole different salad.
  • Lily
    LilyMarch 8, 2015
    Would come here every day if I lived in Chicago. A little expensive but worth it for their great veggie- based meals.
  • Robin O.
    Robin OldhamNovember 4, 2014
    Delicious vegetarian and vegan food. I had the chicken, avocado BLT. Yum!
  • Shara M.
    Shara McGlinnJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the Very Veggie wrap with some of their homemade salsa. The Lavender Lemonade is to die for!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DawsonMarch 11, 2013
    Walked a mile from conference venue to eat here - the Ruben was, quite possibly, the best vegan sammich I've ever had. Wow!
  • Abril V.
    Abril VelaMarch 4, 2016
    The Bangkok Curry bowl is a must! Especially for anyone who is gluten free.
  • Chris F.
    Chris FergusonFebruary 3, 2012
    Food is ridiculously tasty...but you've got to lie the beer selection(for it's size). Yum two brothers. Nice Friday treat.
  • Nikki R.
    Great place for fast vegan food! Just make sure that you eat your seasoned fries fresh
  • Felice O.
    Felice O.November 29, 2013
    Everything is good....... Chipotle chopped salad, Oklahoma Bacon, Bistro Steak!!!! Yummmm
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda StevensonNovember 8, 2012
    I have never had a bad experience at Native Foods! Non-vegans even enjoy this place when I bring them here.
  • Amanda C.
    Amanda ConnerDecember 3, 2012
    100% Vegan..95% organic and delicious! Try the Twister Wrap! Its amazing! :)
  • Sean K.
    Sean KottkeApril 9, 2013
    The Baja Blackened Tacos are seriously the best tacos I've ever eaten. Seriously!
  • Baebgurl J.
    Baebgurl JonesMarch 20, 2016
    Omg, I had the buffalo chicken wings and chili cheese fries. They were exquisite!!!!
  • Mehul S.
    Mehul ShethSeptember 23, 2014
    Love the Oklahoma burger and the nachos. Make sure you try the salsa.
  • Viridianne
    ViridianneJune 1, 2015
    Can't go wrong with the curry bowl. Gluten free menu available
  • Rob M.
    Rob MoffittMay 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    LOVED the portobello & sausage burger! Sweet potato fries were great too!
  • Rhi M.
    Rhi MAugust 28, 2014
    This place left me wanting to go back. Loved the lavender lemonade and the food!
  • Eric K.
    Eric KrikorianAugust 6, 2014
    Literally the best vegetarian food I've ever had in my entire life!
  • Ted P.
    Pricy but solid vegan option downtown. The Chicken Avocado sandwich is probably the best thing there.
  • Ariel W.
    Ariel WelchSeptember 24, 2015
    This place gets PACKED for lunch - particularly "meatless Monday". So make sure you come early.
  • Drea A.
    Drea AlexanderApril 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come on a Saturday between 3-4pm and get a buy one cupcake get one free! I recommend the carrot cake cream cheese cupcake!
  • Mischa L.
    Mischa LumiereFebruary 20, 2015
    Amazing. Huge number of vegan options. Very tasty.
  • Jose B.
    Jose BerengueresAugust 27, 2014
    If u are looking for vegan tomboys ... This is it!! ;)
  • debra l.
    debra laroccoApril 11, 2015
    Vegan but not all the items are necessarily healthy. Go for it anyway!
  • Kate K.
    Kate KoniecznyMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    VERY busy around lunch- if you are getting food to go, order online to skip the wait!
  • Kevin V.
    Kevin VennerAugust 22, 2014
    Amazing fresh vegan food in downtown Chicago
  • Clayton N.
    Clayton NallApril 19, 2015
    Chicken run ranch burger is a good bet....avoid the limp, soggy reuben
  • Michely
    MichelyMarch 11, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Japanese sesame crusted chik'n bites are delicious.
  • Hope G.
    Hope GreeleyApril 21, 2015
    The ranch chicken sandwich was heaven, so were the sweetpotato fries. Nice folks, not pretentious.
  • Frank P.
    Frank PayneNovember 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bangkok Curry Bowl - highest taste to health ratio I've found yet.
  • Adlai H.
    Adlai HamptonMarch 17, 2016
    Try chicken, bacon avo club which is good too.
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