16% of 6 votes say it's Celiac friendly

218 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60604 Directions

Top Reviews


Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Food was delicious but I got sick. Possible cross contamination

1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

For being a health foods place, they really did not have many gluten free options. Options are marked on the menu, mostly just a few salads without things on them. Staff wasn’t knowledgeable about what was and was not safe and there’s cross contamination.

Gluten Free Features

  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Salad

Categories

  • Cafe
  • Lunch

Photos


Add a photo

More Reviews


2 years ago

Given their reputation for vegan and clean eating lifestyles, was expecting more gluten free options on the menu. There were only a couple salad options.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

Cross contamination

Celiac
3 years ago
Not celiac friendly

As a restaurant, independent of GF options, their food is very good, especially considering it is all vegan. They do offer a GF menu, but they state clearly on their menus and in their restaurant that they do NOT use dedicated equipment for allergy purposes. So use caution when eating here.

5 years ago

I got sick after eating here.

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Really clear labels, didn't get sick after and good food. Only issue is it feels a little to healthy.

Reviews of this Chain

2 months ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Celiac
2 months ago

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!

1 year ago

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.

Celiac
1 year ago

They did not claim to be gluten free. There is lots of cross contamination.

1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

Be careful here. Things marked GF are not always GF. Baja tacos say GF on the menu but are made with an ingredient that has "trace" gluten. Also fries and other things are marked GF but are fried with everything else. Read the fine print.

Celiac
1 year ago

One of my favorite places! Staff very friendly, everything is labeled. Fries are cooked in a shared fryer. Baja Tacos are amazing. Eat here all the time with no reaction.

Celiac
1 year ago
Not celiac friendly

I just got specifically told by the manager I shouldn't eat there if I have celiac disease because there's no allergen control whatsoever. So, don't eat here.

Celiac
2 years ago
Celiac friendly

Good, not great in taste. Don't know why this had 1 $ on it. The prices are about what you'd expect from a vegan/gf/non-gmo friendly restaurant, but they CERTAINLY aren't cheap.

Celiac
2 years ago
Not celiac friendly

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.

Not celiac
3 years ago

Lots of options! Delicious food! I got the Bangkok bowl and I loved it. Wonderful ambiance and yummy food

4 years ago
Not celiac friendly

I love this place. They are very accommodating to food intolerances for the most part. I told the guy at the counter that I had to be dairy, soy and gluten free. Everything is dairy free anyway, so it was just the soy and gluten. He told me how I can make it gluten free. He then asked if I wanted sweet potato fries. I said yes and assumed they were safe. My aunt saw later on that it didn't say next to the fries GF, so I asked the guy if they were completely gluten free and he said they were cooked in the same oil that flour is in. I didn't eat that many and when I found out, I immediately stopped eating them. The guy said nobody has complained. Well here is my complaint. I have had a very bad stomach ache all day and haven't been able to eat much. Please don't be ignorant about cross reactive foods.

Not celiac
4 years ago

i always enjoy my time here, they are knowledgeable and answer all questions

Celiac
4 years ago
Celiac friendly

Love this place!

4 years ago

Plenty of gluten free options clearly marked on the menu. Caribbean Jerk Kale Salad is one of them and super yummy!!

Not celiac
4 years ago

Great food and great service!

Celiac
4 years ago

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.

Not celiac
5 years ago

Rockin Moroccan Bowl was amazing! tofu with grilled veggies and quinoa. Highly recommend! Loved the atmosphere and shopping at The Camp. Get there before the dinner rush as parking can get crazy.

Not celiac
5 years ago

By far my favorite place for GF food!!! The menu is clearly labeled, they can tell u exact allergy info for the dressings and sauce. All of their food is great tasting but I really like the Caribbean jerk kale salad with Tempeh (oh ... If u want meat this is not the place to go they have all imitation meat for vegetarians). All of the bowl entrees are good too! GF beer and 1 dessert item (a peanut butter parfait) Their lavender lemonade is OUT OF THIS WORLD AMAZING!!!

Celiac
5 years ago

just not for me , other wise good.

5 years ago
Celiac friendly

Really great customer service! Helpful with suggestions for gluten free options!

Not celiac
5 years ago

I love the options and the lavendar lemonade.

5 years ago

So many options! But on top of that, they are all GREAT options! Their service is also excellent! The staff is super friendly and helpful with any questions you have about the menu!

Not celiac
5 years ago

A dedicated vegan "fast food" restaurant. About 1/3 of the menu includes GF options. I have eaten here with meat eaters and vegans and everyone is always AMAZED at how good everything tastes! If you want fresh, made from scratch, healthy foods, at a reasonable price, then this is the place for you! I promise, you don't have to be vegan to enjoy this place!!!

6 years ago
Celiac friendly

Amazing begin restaurant which has a plethora of gluten-free items.

6 years ago

Excellent vegan restaurant with many gluten free options! Also sensitive to nut and soy allergies by request.

Celiac
6 years ago

Friendly staff and management. Risk of cross contamination, explained by the manager. I took a risk and got a salad. The Ensalada Azteca salad was good/okay. $9.95, and had a lot of romaine lettuce (filler). I was hungry, and the salad filled the void. I did not get sick at the two-three hour mark afterward, and so I am satisfied. At ordering desk, after explaining for about five minutes that I am very sensitive to gluten because I have Celiac Disease, reading over the menu, hearing there's no guarantee on the lack of cross contam, then ordering, I felt it was a real chore to eat there. The four stars was for the ok salad and the nervousness of eating there.

6 years ago

Just as a warning, this place cross contaminates in the kitchen and they will tell you if you have an intolerance or are a celiac that they recommend not to dine with them. Rather disappointing considering they market themselves and label their menu items as gluten free.

Not celiac
6 years ago

We loved this place. My son was so excited to get macaroni and cheese and even my non-GF son loved it. It is in the middle of a mall, which we weren't expecting, but the food was worth it.

6 years ago

SOOO YUMMY! They have a gluten-free menu both in store and online. They also have a wide variety of items on the menu that are flavorful, filling and g-free ;)

6 years ago

Called ahead and was told there was a gluten free menu. There was not. Had choice of three items. Food was not good and overpriced. Was told there is no dedicated kitchen, cross contamination likely.

Celiac
6 years ago

Love native foods! My fiancé and I have been here several times and always love the food. It's great for food allergy people like us, but I think it was kinda traumatic for my dad who usually isn't that healthy of an eater!

7 years ago

I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked their food. I didn't know it was a vegan restaurant. I had the Bangkok bowl and it was delicious and satisfying without the meat. My husband had the portabella burger and that was good too. I could become vegetarian if I could cook like them.

7 years ago

Delicious food and homemade beverages. Everything is vegan and they mark gf items in the menu.

7 years ago

Great food and healthy. Sweet potato fries are amazing. Salads are so yummy and always fresh. Sandwiches and wraps are so good. Soups are unbelievably good. Desserts too! Love this place. Wish there was one closer to my house, but it is a nice drive down the coast from Seal Beach.

7 years ago

Very good food with a specialized allergen menu. Lots of options

7 years ago

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!

More Info