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Native Foods Cafe

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1484 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
11:00 - 22:00
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Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for unique gluten free options- this place has traditional Wicker Park cuisine options on top of their classic menu. Chicken tacos, parmesan fries really good. Portobello jibarito was made with fresh ingredients. Family free environment. Unique colorful. Close to metro/train.

Thank bengiland
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Split an avocado veggie wrap which was very tasty. Most of it contained veggies like cabbage. It was a nice change from the usual fair that is available.

Thank Terryl D
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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116 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

My friend and I stopped at one of the Native Foods in Chicago during our quick trip to Chicago. We were there for dinner and it was super yummy. It's definitely more like fast food but vegetarian and vegan but it was delicious. The staff was super friendly and our food came out quick and was delicious. I would definitely... More 

Thank LisaPunk01
Chicago, Illinois
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74 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Easy to get into on a Sunday morning. Ordered the OC Raw Chopper Salad, Avocado Crunch Wrap, and the Portobello Sausage Burger. All were brought out quickly, and they were all flavorful. I would suggest the Avocado Crunch wrap, because it has a beautiful sauce and is a neat way to feature avocado. The plates overall are a creative way... More 

Thank Alex Anne M
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67 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

The place is really nice with a lot of natural light. The walls are made of glass. The wooden tables are very comfortable and make you feel at home. Sitting on a real table and not just plastic tables from a food court. I had never seen so many different vegan options in only one menu. We chose burger lunches... More 

Thank Hobbesgirl
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169 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Yummy, fresh food on an oppressive hot July afternoon. We liked all of our dishes and wished we could have relaxed longer in the AC.

Thank redgeorgiadawg
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87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

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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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 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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86 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 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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1,286 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 354 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1484 North Milwaukee, Chicago, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: 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?