California-based Native Food Cafe opened its first Chicago location this month in Wicker Park and there are two more Chicago locations coming. The Lakeview cafe will open at the end of the month and the Loop location will open just a block away from the federal courthouse in October. The more delicious vegan food in Chicago, the better!
There were so many awesome sounding things on the menu, but I decided on the Baja Surf Tacos, crispy battered Tempeh, homemade surfer sauce, salsa fresca, shredded cabbage and
guacamole. So good!
H had the special, Chicken Run Ranch Burger with seasoned fries.
He really enjoyed it and said we should come back the next time we’re in Chicago (Labor Day, can’t wait!). One of us will be getting the bacon cheeseburger. H also ordered the lavender lemonade, which was quite refreshing. He got the watermelon fresca as a refill, which is fresh watermelon and a touch of mint, sweetened with organic agave. The lemonade was good, the watermelon was better.
And finally, dessert. Chocolate & vanilla cupcakes piled high with frosting.
After lunch, we went back downtown to shop at the soon to be closed Borders and get our bags. I got four vegan books, including Babycakes (looking forward to improving my gluten-free baking) and the Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook (vegan brie? Yes, please!)