Native Foods Café

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100% plant-based and vegan, delicious, and earth-friendly. We go for taste first, then texture, all to inspire! We're on Snapchat: nativefoods

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G I V E A W A Y // We are so excited to give away a $25 Native Foods gift card to five lucky winners! Snap and share a photo of yourself enjoying one of our new bold summer menu items and tag @nativefoodscafe for a chance to win!
Can you remember the last time you had a picnic with your family and friends? Pack your basket with delicious Native Foods and  celebrate National Picnic Month with Bold Summer Flavors. #togo ☀️
NEW! Our plant-based Chickpea Tikka Masala is a vibrant flavorful, easy-to-prepare dish that the whole family will love. Check out our recipe below and make your very own Tikka right at home.

Chickpea Masala: 4 cups
Olive or Safflower Oil - 2 Tbsp
Yellow or White Onion, 1/4” dice - 3/4 cup
Red Bell Peppers, 1/4” dice - 3/4 cup
Garlic, minced - 1 tsp
Jalapeno, seeded, minced - 1 medium size
Hot water - 2 cups
Vegetable Base - 1 Tbsp
Kaffir Lime Leaf - 1 each
Cooked Garbanzo Beans, drained - 3 cups
Tomato Paste - 2 Tbsp
Roma Tomato, 1/4” dice - 3/4 cup
Yellow Curry Powder - 1 tsp
Coconut Milk - 2 cups
Sea Salt - 1/2 tsp
Black Pepper, ground - 1/2 tsp

1. Seperatly, cut red peppers and onions to 1/4' diced pieces and mince jalapeño and garlic, keeping all 4 ingredients seperate; set aside
2. In a pot, heat oil over medium-high heat
3. Add onion, and stir until onions are golden brown around the edges
4. Add in garlic, and stir for 30 seconds
5. Reduce heat to low, and add in red bell pepper and jalapeño; cook until the peppers are softened, stirring occasionally
6. In a seperate container - mix HOT water and vegetable base togeather to create a vegetable stock
7. Add vegetable stock to the pan, and add in kaffir lime leaf, garbanzo beans, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and curry powder; stir
8. Increase heat to bring to a boil, then reduce to low, to simmer. Simmer until it reaches a stew-like consistency (the time will vary depending on strength of your burner and how many batches you are making)  stirring every 4 minutes (stew should be thick and chunky, NOT WATERY)
9. Add in coconut milk, black pepper and salt; cook on low heat for an additional 5 minutes, until the stew is hot

Cilantro Rice Procedure 
Cilantro Rice: 12 Cups
Olive Oil - 1/2 Tbsp
Caraway Seed - 1/2 tsp
Yellow or White Onion, diced 1/4” - 1/2 cup
Jasmine Rice - 4 cups
Water - 3.5 cups
Sea Salt - 1 Tbsp
Cilantro, chopped 1/8”

1. Heat oil in a sauce/sauté pan and toast caraway until fragrant
2. Add onions and sauté until translucent and soft
3. Place rice and onion mixture in a pan, add water & salt and stir
4. Steam until tender and fluffy 🍍
CHILDREN'S MENU ALERT!!! Our GF Buddha Bowl is now available on our kids menu and it's full of all 👏the 👏bold 👏flavor👏...all👏 the👏 nutrients👏...half the size:)

Not to mention moms & dads pineapple is an excellent source of the trace mineral manganese, which is important in energy production and antioxidant defenses. It is packed with anti-inflammatory and digestive benefits too and is a perfect seasonal choice.
#pineapple #buddhabowl #boldflavors #avocado #antioxidents #butterfruit #vegan #fruits
Team members like Albert from our Palm Springs location are excited about our NEW Bold Summer Flavors. Looks like Albert's favorite is the Watermelon Poke Bowl. Come try our 5 new menu items and tell us which one is your favorite. 🍉
Bold Summer Flavors are here!!! Come in TODAY and check out an old favorite and other new awesome menu items available in all stores. Issa vibe you don't want miss out on.😎 5 new menu items in all – Bistro Steak, Chickpea Tikka Masala, Watermelon Poke Bowl, Paella, and Pineapple Upside-down Cake. 
We want to hear from you!! Check out our new menu and tell us what you think at>
Something new is coming to your local Native Foods Café... stay tuned! In the meantime, in between time I bet can you guess what guest favorite made it back on the menu👀
It doesn't get more local than this. Chef Carolyn and Wicker Park team grew their own parsley,rosemary, thyme, lavender, fennel, oregano, and basil in flower boxes used to decorate the patio and it looks beautiful😍

Stop by for lunch or dinner and enjoy the sunshine, our patio and perhaps a lavender lemonade at your Native location. *Patio open at ALL locations #savethebees
Native Foodies, in honor of Independence Day we will be closing early at 8pm. Come in and make this 4th of July about independence for all with some delicious plant based eats!! Hope your Day of Freedom is filled with family, friends and fireworks!🇺🇸✨
Native Foodies we will be closing early at 8:00pm on Tuesday, 07/04. Best wishes for a safe and joyous holiday!! Happy Independence Day🇺🇸
Thank you for deeming Native Foods one of the top 15 healthy fast food places in Chicago!! Gratitude!! #eatpeace
Going, Going, Gone!! Our mouthwatering Raw Raspberry Chocolate Bar is coming off the menu soon. If you haven't already, now is your chance to hurry in & enjoy one final taste of  this awesomely delicious dessert!! Available at participating locations until July 11th #springforward #boldflavors **Not available at WP and EN.