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Native Foods Cafe

#168 of 7,681 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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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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91 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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414 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Austin, Texas
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177 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting selection of foods, but surprised that most dishes were designed as faux meat. A portabello mushroom with faux sausage? Why? I had an ethnic bowl, which was good. They served me for Carryout though I Asis I was dining in. People were fine. Prices are in the $8-12 range per enter or dinner salad.

Thank chinesesun
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing to say the least. Why is it so hard to find good quality vegetarian / vegan food? I ordered the sesame kale macro bowl and the portobello bourguignon stew, and both were pretty average. The portobello stew only had about 3 tiny pieces of mushroom, and just filled with potatoes and carrots. The tempeh in the sesame kale macro... More 

Thank Solo_Flyer1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We found this place on a whim and at first didn't realize it was vegan. But I enjoy vegan food and was delighted at their options. The white bean, lentil, brown rice burger was delicious. I'd love to have s place like this where I live! It feels great to eat so healthy!

Thank Hannah H
Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We came here absolutely starving after spending many hours at the art institute, and we were stuffed when we left! They do a deal on Wednesdays that gives you a second entree for free if you order one entree plus two drinks. We did just that and ordered the pulled jackfruit sandwich and the soul bowl, with two unlimited refill... More 

Thank GloriaChung
Traverse City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

If the world ate like this we'd all be happier and healthier. Delicious food for everyone- not just veggies and vegans (but you'll be super satisfied here, too). I challenge any of you who thinks you need meat at every meal to eat here. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

Thank pickleman22

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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Often visitors' first stop in Chicago, The Loop is a good starting point to sample the city's energy and flavor. This central business district boasts Michelin-rated restaurants, upscale hotels, premier shopping, and enough arresting architecture to keep your camera busy for hours. You won’t find too many photo galleries of downtown Chicago without a shot of Millennium Park and Cloud Gate (“The Bean”), one of the most iconic landmarks in the city. A stunning skyline coupled with cultural attractions like the Art Institute of Chicago present a Downtown where work and play peacefully coexist.
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