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Native Foods Cafe

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    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Vegan, Vegetarian-Friendly, Health Food, Salads
  • 1023 W Belmont Ave, Chicago IL60657 41.9398128 -87.6550595
  • (Btwn N Kenmore & N Sheffield Ave)
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  • (773) 549-4904
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Saigon Roll braised lemongrass tofu, lightly pickled daikon and carrot twirls, brown rice, cucumber strips, tangy peanut sauce, fresh cilantro and basil in a whole wheat wrap. back by popular demand.   5.95
Native Nachos homemade corn tortilla chips covered in black beans, native taco meat, native chipotle crema, native cheese, salsa fresca and guacamole. topped with corn, green onions, cilantro and jalapeños.   7.95
Native Fries thinly-cut, cooked in pure vegetable oil and seasoned just right! crispy sweet potato fries.   3.95
seasoned potato fries.   2.95
Mini-Greens Salad fresh baby greens, angel hair beets, carrots, sprouts, sunflower seeds and croutons. balsamic vinaigrette on the side.   4.95
Butternut Polenta Bites (gf). pesto baked polenta topped with roasted butternut squash, balsamic caramelized onions and toasted pumpkin seeds over arugula.   5.95
Native Chicken Wings six crispy battered native chicken wings with a side of ranch or buffalo sauce.   6.95
Native Chili a custom blend of white beans and native chili meat simmered with tomatoes and special spices. topped with native cheese and diced red onions. served with hunks of homemade cornbread. cup 3.95 bowl 5.95
Daily Soup chef-crafted, original and never from a can. fresh every day, the only way! cup 2.95 bowl 4.95

Entree Salads

Cool, Crisp And Fresh

Southwest Chipotle Chop grilled native chicken in our smoky poblano bbq sauce atop crisp romaine, roasted peppers, black beans, grilled corn and a chipotle vinaigrette. topped with tortilla crisps, pumpkin seeds, cilantro, ranch drizzle and a fresh lime squeeze.   9.95
Yo Amigo Taco Salad a blend of romaine, cabbage, native taco meat and salsa fresca. topped with corn, green onion, cilantro and tortilla crisps. served with our original creamy chipotle dressing on the side.   8.95
yo, good with avocado.   1.00
Caribbean Jerk Kale Salad (gf). jerk seasoned native tempeh, avocado, chopped mango, red peppers and onion tossed with crunchy kale in a creamy jalapeño cilantro dressing. garnished with green onion and shredded coconut.   9.95
(gf). freshly chopped mixed veggies, fresh baby greens, salsa pomodoro, avocado, almonds, angel hair beets and sprouts. served with lemon garlic dressing on the side.   9.95
OC Raw Chopper (gf). freshly chopped mixed veggies, seasonal greens, salsa pomodoro, avocado, almonds, angel hair beets and sprouts. served with lemon garlic oil dressing on the side.   9.95

Earth Bowls

Our Full-Flavored Sauces, A Hearty Variety Of Vegetables, Grains And Native Meats In One Big Bowl.

Bangkok Curry Bowl (gf). seared tofu steak on top of steamed veggies, kale and brown rice with a lemongrass and ginger-infused coconut milk curry. topped with toasted sesame seeds and cilantro.   9.95
Greek Gyro our thinly sliced native peppered seitan sautéed with shallots on quinoa, steamed vegetables and kale with lemon garlic sauce and hummus. served with grilled flatbread.   9.95
Rockin’ Moroccan Bowl (gf). your choice of tofu or native chicken marinated in our homemade moroccan sauce with grilled veggies and quinoa. topped with currants and toasted almonds. our chefs get the tofu version every time! (with tofu)   9.95
Sesame Kale Macro Bowl (gf). grilled native tempeh atop steamed kale, brown rice, creamy ginger sesame sauce, and tangy sauerkraut. garnished with gomasio, toasted sesame seeds and green onion and served with crunchy cucumber seaweed salad on the side.   8.95
Add It On: Add To Any Entrée, Your Choice Of Side Salad, Lemon-Dill Potato Salad, Seasoned Potato Fries, Sweet Potato Fries, Homemade Soup Or Steamed Kale. $1.95

Chefs’ Favorites $9.95

Inspired By Our Chefs' Travels, Guests, Friends And General Cravings. Enjoy!

Ensalada Azteca Salad (gf). fresh avocado, jicama and cucumber salsa atop quinoa, romaine and our award winning mango lime vinaigrette. topped with currants, toasted pumpkin seeds and cilantro.   
Soul Bowl southern fried native chicken with hearty red beans and brown rice, steamed veggies and kale dressed with ranch and bbq sauce and served with homemade cornbread. back by popular demand.   
Twister Wrap fresh baby greens fresh avocado and cucumber salsa, creamy chipotle sauce and your choice of crispy, blackened or grilled native chicken in a whole wheat wrap.   
Portobello And Sausage Burger juicy grilled portobellos, our homemade native sausage seitan, caramelized onions, salsa pomodoro, sweet roasted garlic, creamy pumpkin seed pesto and mayo.   


Our Burger Buns Are Whole Grain And Made Just For Us!

Super Italian Meatball Sub native sausage seitan meatballs, marinara sauce, caramelized onions, roasted sweet peppers, pumpkin seed pesto, ranch dressing and native parmesan on a warm grilled baguette.   7.95
Oklahoma Bacon Cheeseburger our thinly sliced native original seitan, melted cheddar, caramelized onions and crispy native bacon on a bun slathered with bbq sauce and ranch dressing, romaine, carrots, onions and tomato. topped with crunchy battered dill pickle chips   9.95
Baja Blackened Tacos (gf). two grilled soft corn tortillas stuffed with blackened native tempeh, creamy chipotle surfer sauce, salsa fresca, shredded cabbage and guacamole. hang ten with your tongue!   7.95
Chicken Run Ranch Burger crispy battered native chicken, ranch dressing, romaine, carrots and onions. what everyone would eat if chickens ran the ranch!   9.95
Scorpion Burger our original native tempeh burger! homemade blackened tempeh, chipotle sauce, romaine, carrots, avocado and onions.   9.95
Bombastic Tofu Wrap crispy tofu mixed with a creamy, sweet and tangy mango chutney in a bombay inspired salad with sliced almonds, brown rice and fresh baby greens all wrapped in a warm wheat tortilla.   9.95
Classic Deli Reuben thinly-sliced, deli-style native reuben seitan piled high on grilled marble rye. topped with homemade sauerkraut, native horseradish cheese and a slather of russian dressing.   9.95
Bistro Steak Sandwich native seitan steak, thinly-sliced and seared, topped with our homemade bleu cheese dressing, oven roasted tomatoes, crispy shallots and arugula on a grilled baguette. back by popular demand.   9.95

Desserts $2.95

All Desserts Are Dairy-Free, Cholesterol-Free And Refined Sugar-Free.

Sticky Toffee Cake this cozy and comforting, moist, sticky cake is rich with dates and cinnamon. served with a homemade caramel sauce.   
Zucchini Date Cake a light and moist cake made with fresh orange juice, dates and swirled with zucchini ribbons. served with coconut caramel sauce.   
Oatmeal Creme Pie whipped vanilla créme sandwiched between two soft baked oatmeal cookies.   
Double Delight Brownie double chocolate brownie made from fair trade cocoa powder, maple syrup and delicious chocolate chips.   
Chocolate Cupcake made in-house using the finest ingredients including fair-trade cocoa powder and transfat free veggie shortening.   
Carrot Cream Cheese Cupcake fresh grated carrots combined with cinnamon and orange juice. baked to perfection and topped with a vanilla cream cheese frosting.   
Peanut Butter Parfait (gf). creamy whipped peanut butter filling layered between homemade banana bread crumbles and chocolate chips. agave sweetened.   

Kids Are Cool! $4.95

All Meals Include A Kid’s Drink. For Children 10 And Under. No Substitutions.

Native Chicken Nuggets cup o’ nuggets with a scoop of brown rice, dipping veggies and ranch dressing.   
Cheesy Quesadilla melted cheese in a whole wheat tortilla with carrot and cucumber sticks and ranch to dip.   
Freddie’s Mac And Cheese (gf). freddie’s mac and cheese   
Brontosaurus Burrito black beans, shredded cheese and sliced avocado in a whole wheat tortilla. served with a fruity garnish.   

Native Meats

Juicy And Flavorful Plant-Based Proteins.

Native Tempeh tem-pay. an artisan food of indonesian origin, now made by our chefs, consisting of cultured soybeans and millet. rich in protein, iron and antioxidants. made-from-scratch daily.   
Native Seitan say-tahn. also known as "wheat meat." a hand-made process initiated 2,000 years ago in the near east and modernized in our kitchens. provides a complete protein with a delicate meaty texture. we proudly prepare all of our seitan, including our original seitan, sausage seitan, peppered seitan, mexican seitan, reuben seitan, native chili meat and taco meat. made-from-scratch daily.   
Native Chicken native chicken is made from free range soy, wheat and pea protein.   
Native Bacon thinly sliced tofu marinated in our chef ’s secret smokehouse recipe, then baked to a firm texture. made only at native foods café!   

Drinks $2.50

Made-From-Scratch Daily From Chef’s Original Recipes. Free Refills!

Lavender Lemonade french lavender steeped with fresh lemons. sweetened with organic sugar.   
Watermelon Fresca fresh watermelon and a touch of mint. sweetened with organic agave.   
Native Iced Tea a selection of fresh brewed teas daily.   
Chai, Hot Teas And Coffee homemade chai tea, a selection of organic hot teas and fair trade certified organic dark roast coffee.   

Beer & Wine

Organic, Natural And Local Selections Available.

Two Brothers Ebel’s Weiss traditional german-style hefeweizen   3.95
Revolution Eugene Porter robust and full of warmth and malt.   3.95
Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ great for ipa and wheat beer fans.   3.95
Bell’s Seasonal bell’s best seasonal selection   3.95
Revolution Anti-Hero IPA a hop assault with crisp bitterness.   3.95
New Planet Off Grid Pale Ale (gf). smooth gluten-free ale.   3.95
Vegan Vine Sauvignon Blanc citrus aromas and refreshing finish.  4.95 21.00
Girasole Chardonnay fruity aromas and soft vanilla notes.  4.95 21.00
Vegan Vine Red Blend dark fruit with medium tannins.  4.95 21.00
Girasole Pinot Noir juicy red flavors and toasty oak.  4.95 21.00

Daily Specials $9.95

Monday posole rojo oklahoma bacon cheeseburger & side   
Tuesday african peanut twister wrap & side   
Wednesday moroccan lentil bombastic tofu wrap & side   
Thursday gumbo 'n' greens classic deli reuben & side   
Friday tortilla scorpion burger & side   
Saturday smokey split pea portobello & sausage burger & side   
Sunday coconut corn chowda chicken run ranch burger & side   

Party Platters

Create A Platter

Da Bears Platter perfect for parties and light lunches. piled high with scorpion burgers, meatball subs, native chicken wings and chips & salsa. no substitutions.  (serves 6-8) 50.00
Palm Springs Platter perfect for an office lunch or dinner party. our premium platter comes with scorpionburgers, portobello & sausage burgers, ensalada azteca, and a side of lemon dill potato salad. no substitutions.  (serves 8-10) 75.00

Handhold Platter $55

Serves (8-10). Served With Lemon Dill Potato Salad. Choose From The Following:

Scorpion Burger    
Portobello & Sausage Burger    
Chicken Run Ranch    
Twister Wrap    

Salad Platter $55

Serves (8-10). Choose One Of The Following:

Ensalada Azteca    
OC Raw Chopper    
Caribbean Jerk Kale Salad    


Combo Platter choose from the following: any of the above handholds and one of the salads. served with lemon dill potato salad.  (serves 8-10) 85.00

Fun Finger Food $20

Serves (8-10). Choose One Of The Following:

Native Chicken Wings with choice of ranch, buffalo or bbq sauce   
Saigon Rolls with peanut sauce   


Half Gal $10 / Gal $18

Lavender Lemonade    
Native Iced Tea    
Watermelon Agua Fresca    


(GF) Gluten-Free
Native Foods Cafe
1023 W Belmont Ave
Btwn N Kenmore & N Sheffield Ave
(773) 549-4904
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