Native Foods Cafe

1023 W Belmont Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

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A bunch of things on the menu (fries, etc) are listed as gluten free but are made on the same fryer as gluten items. Make sure to double check if your food is actually gluten free!

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Just got off the phone with management- they respectfully told me that because they use all shared equipment and do not have separate friers that they would not feel safe serving me a gluten-free meal. So basically don't go here you'd be wasting your time and risking your health.

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No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was great and the management was very sensitive to my disease. She made sure everything was fine and I left extremely satisfied with my meal.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Salad

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Lunch

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Menu makes GF ordering easy. Food was great but took awhile to make (just keep this in mind if you're in a hurry) and on the expensive side, compared to the prices at the Chipotle next door. Watermelon juice is absolutely amazing!

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Not celiac

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NOT Celiac safe, all food cooked on shared equipment with shared utensils.

Celiac

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This used to be an amazing place with friendly staff to eat a safe meal. Now not only are there less GF options, but it seems there are no longer any extra precautions taken to ensure the meal is safe for Celiac when requested. The quality of service in general has also deteriorated greatly in the past 5 years or so. I’m sad that this place we used to love is no longer recognizable.

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No

Celiac

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Amazing food! I've never tried to eat vegan but I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious this all was. Seriously tasty and really filling. I spoke to the woman at the counter and she said they would change gloves, utensils, and work surfaces when preparing my food; I have celiac and am very sensitive but I didn't have a reaction to anything. However, some of their gluten free menu items are fried in a non-dedicated GF frier so be careful when ordering!

UPDATE: I tried eating here again on my last trip and I was very sick. I wouldn’t risk it when there are so many other gluten free options in the city.

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No

Celiac

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Food was delicious but I got sick. Possible cross contamination

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No

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The hardest thing about my diagnosis years ago, was that I was already a vegetarian. There are often gf options on menus for meat eaters, but few and far between for us veggies. At Native Foods, when I ask for a gf recommendation, I know I'm safe and they won't point to a section of meat on a menu! I wish they carried a gf bun, but I've had a gf "burger" here in a lettuce wrap and gf quinoa mac n cheese, with various veggie sides.

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