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Native Foods Cafe

#162 of 7,715 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Downtown / The Loop
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218 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60604
+1 312-332-6332
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 21:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was beyond excited to see the lavender lemonade, I'm obsessed with everything lavender!! It was so tasty! I also had the "chicken bacon" avocado club with sweet potato fries. Those fries were insanely good!! My husband had the BBQ "burger" and watermelon mint tea. So yummy too! We were excited to try the peanut butter parfait....it took a few... More 

Thank Jennifer M
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462 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even during the lunch rush, I got great service. Don't expect the cheapest meal, but do expect lots of tasty options for a vegan. I loved my take away food and the portions were large enough that I ate leftovera later in the day. If I lived in the area, I'd probably visit very often.

Thank primerstar6
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose the place for my second meal in Chicago just because it was the closest vegan place to my hotel in Chicago. so I guess I was lucky that the atmosphere, staff and food were all very good. There were also plenty of spaces to seat. I'll go back there tomorrow.

Thank Bruno R
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165 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here twice on a recent trip to Chicago. Having enjoyed the Reuben a year ago, it was a meal I was looking forward to. However, it didn't quite live up to my expectations. Sauerkraut wasn't fried and the cashew cheese seemed to be missing. Everything else tasted great including the wings and the kale salad so a bit of... More 

Thank smushie
Farmington Hills, Michigan
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204 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A big part of life is trust and I trust the food here. In addition to that it was tasty and I'm not vegetarian.

Thank mynamehere2013
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Food here was awesome. It's fast food, but loved it. Big Ol burger was awesome, tasted like normal burger. Huge selection of options I could have eaten 5 dishes, wish we had this in Australia.

Thank sezl1982
Chicago, Illinois
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Native foods is always a safe vegan food bet, it's not the most amazing vegan food, but it's really good. Their sauces are on point too!

Thank njhassinger
Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Most of us friends are vegetarian so this is a perfect place for us to try the fake meat food and see what the whole deal with the non vegetarians is :) We tried the Bangkok Curry, Chicken waffles, crispy Brussels sprouts, meatball gravy & the plantain sandwich. The best among these was the Brussels sprout appetizer, it was full... More 

Thank vndnprao
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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458 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is vegan, so it offers dishes with all sorts of foods I rarely if ever have had. I had a bowl with a meat substitute of some kind - not sure what it was. And it was actually pretty tasty. Washed it down with lavender lemonade, which was also new to me but refreshing. Not sure how often... More 

Thank Bonnie T
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This is a very good vegetarian restaurant in the heart of downtown Chicago. Visited twice and both times service was friendly and quick. The dining area was clean and it had a family friendly atmostphere. The teas were very good and worth the price and the food was seasoned well, prepared correctly, and very tasty. The prices are reasonable for... More 

Thank Dean G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Fast food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 South Clark St., Chicago, IL 60604
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Downtown / The Loop
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / The Loop
  • Phone Number: +1 312-332-6332

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

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