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About Blind Faith Cafe

Serving globally inspired menus, Blind Faith is a certified green restaurant transforming the way people enjoy vegetarian cuisine. Just twenty-five minutes from downtown Chicago and only blocks from Northwestern's Evanston campus, our dinning rooms offer a casual warmth perfect for any occasion.

525 Dempster
Evanston, IL 60201
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Chicago

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(847) 328-6875

Website:
http://blindfaithcafe.com/

Catering:
We Can Help You Create the Perfect Menu for any Occasion. Blind Faith catering delivers innovative vegetarian cuisine to homes and businesses. Whether you are planning an intimate dinner party or a wedding for hundreds, we can meet all your catering needs. Our creative staff will tailor a unique event to your individual tastes. We can offer recommendations and help you arrange everything from linen to location. Let us cater your next party or prepare dinner tonight.

Parking Details:
Metered parking available on the street (free after 6:00 p.m.). Free two-hour parking available on side streets and in public lot one half block south of Dempster Street on Chicago Avenue.

Public Transit:
Dempster Street CTA, Davis Street Metra North line.

Private Party Facilities:
Offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere, Blind Faith Cafe has three venues to make your party an unforgettable event. Whether you are planning a luncheon or dinner, our experienced and creative team will help you design the perfect menu for any occasion.

Private Party Contact:
David: (847) 328-6875

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Our Dinning Rooms are Available for Parties and Corporate Events. We can accommodate groups of 12-40 guests. Whether you are planning a breakfast meeting, lunch with friends or a special evening, we can meet all your needs. Our experienced and creative team will help you design the perfect menu for any occasion.

Blind Faith Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

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Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Vegan (38)
Good Vegetarian Options (33)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
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Healthy (23)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Casual (19)
Good for a Date (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Cozy (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Organic (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Business Meals (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Spicy (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Romantic (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

It was very nice, they even gave us a table right near the window just like my wife wanted! Reccomend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

This was my first time visiting and I must say, I was very impressed with the menu selection and portion size. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was great! Outside of the lack of parking and waiter telling me that they were out of cauliflower wings (right before I overheard him taking orders for them from other tables), is definitely visit again.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s day

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were in the Evanston area and did a search for a vegetarian/vegan restaurant for dinner. We are so glad we stumbled across the Blind Faith Cafe! We had the Kamoosh and Brussels Sprouts for starters. Both were delicious! The Kamoosh were basically nachos but they were probably some of the best nachos I've had in a long time! My husband had the Shiitake Walnut Loaf which as ok and I ordered the Thai Peanut Noodles which were delicious! We also got the vegan chocolate cake and vegan peanut butter chocolate cake to-go for dessert. Both were good but the peanut butter option was better, especially the next day as it was still moist.

We came back for a second time later in the week and ordered the Thai Peanut Noodles again (they were that good!) and Yellow Coconut Curry.

All in all, the food and the service were both great! This is definitely our new favorite vegetarian/vegan spot!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Vegan, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Good option for those looking for vegan comfort foods. Overall, the food was okay. My greek omlette was good/simple/guiltless, my friend's bibimbop was "a little too salty." Ambience was nice, really cozy. Minus a grouchy female hostess/food runner who threw our dumplings onto the table, the service was outstanding. I will likely visit again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We went to celebrate a birthday. Would go there again. Great vegan experience. The kids meal was spicy for a young child, but it was replaced and it was great food. Even if you don’t like vegan food I’m pretty sure you’d enjoy what I had (a “chicken” pot pie).

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Been wanting to try Blind Faith for years but somehow it just never was in the neighborhood until recently. A pre theater dinner and it was perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

This restaurant has great food - not just for vegetarians! The entrees on the all-vegetarian menu will delight the taste buds of herbivores and carnivores alike.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I love the Blind Faith Cafe. Only started dining here in the past couple of years and I'm impressed with each visit - so why did I wait so long?!! The food is delicious and the service is excellent. Have been greeted warmly on each visit and love the cozy atmosphere. Recently met up with a friend for lunch - I had the spinach and "chorizo" quiche with salad (or the sky-high quiche as I called it - about triple the height of any quiche I've had - lol!) My friend had the spinach and feta omelette and said it was one of the best she's had. Highly recommend Blind Faith...and a stroll around the Dempster/Chicago St. neighborhood before or after. There are some quaint shops nearby.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Would recommend this place to anyone! Nice selection of entrees- very flavorful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Blind Faith is the go-to restaurant for vegetarians who want to have a real meal. Fortunately, the exclusively vegetarian menu offers meat-eaters some good variety. Their home made seitan does not taste like the mush in the frozen section of the supermarket. It tastes like real food. Our waiter Sydney always makes sure our experience is a pleasure.

Tags: Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food as always and everyone was satisfied with their choices. Only note to returning patrons is that the enchiladas verde now consist of only two instead of three enchiladas and, consequently, are not quite large enough to share.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is one of the top vegetarian restaurants in the Chicago area. Always great food and unique recipes. Strongly recommend.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing restaurant very attentive staff, really nice

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Such great food and a real commitment to fantastic vegetarian food

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We loved Blind Faith Cafe! We met some friends for dinner there and being new to the Plant Based Diet thing, we were hungry (!) for a dining experience in which we don't have to explain how we don't eat meat, fish, dairy, etc. and then struggle to figure out what it is we can eat from the menu ("order this without the cheese and the dressing, or this without the chicken", etc) Our dining experience at Blind Faith did not disappoint. I had the Mongolian Stir Fry and it was delicious! We will be back to try all the other yummy sounding items on the menu very soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always excellent!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We really enjoy Blind Faith!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Dinner at Blind Faith on a cold night was a delight worth the trek. I had never tried the Kung Pao and it was fabulous. It was quiet enough for an intense conversation and catch-up with a friend I hadn't seen in more than a year and the staff was attentive while not being intrusive.

They are extremely good about food allergies, gluten free, and vegan options.

This place is still a gem.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great 🥘 food, great service !! Always enjoy the evening with friends

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Vegan, Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I love this place and I'm not a vegetarian! The fajitas are fantastic! And the orange mojito is a great way to get started! Right around the corner from Evenston SPACE, so if you're going to a show, go there first.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Sadly, I have to say I was very disappointed in the dishes. This coming from a vegan. I couldn’t even finish my meal (literally 3 bites) but, server never asked how I enjoyed it. Dish was removed by bus person who asked if I wanted to go and I said “no thanks” still I ordered dessert and experienced the same thing. Between 2 appetizers, 2 entree’s, 2 desserts & soft drinks did not think it was worth $100. Was hoping to love it but will never return.

Tags: Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a lovely and delicious brunch! The omelettes are great and the gluten free banana pancakes are yummy. I really appreciate the gluten free options, even in the bakery. This is a favorite place to go for brunch or lunch. Really great service too!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vegan, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I love Blind Faith - the food quality and taste is usually superb, the atmosphere is warm and friendly and the service is perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I was so impressed with the Pastel Azteca. Fabulous flavors and well-presented. We had a party that included difficult dietary needs, and everyone left happy and well fed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Blind Faith's food and ambience is top-flight. Vegetarian/vegan dishes, imaginatively prepared, with old favorites and new offerings on the menu. The service is excellent. I highly recommend Blind Faith.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Vegan
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always a great meal, great service and cozy!

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food! The berry smoothie is delicious!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The vegan options were delicious and much appreciated.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

excellent food, as always, superb service without hovering over our table

Tags: Vegan, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

a great vegetarian and vegan restaurant. A nice mix of menu items providing many choice options. The Bakery is connected to the restaurant that offers able vegan treats along side the dairy included treats - which the flourless chocolate cake was a top item.
Dishes are large portions - salad can be split for two or solo if only item eating -
the Thai peanut noodle was a very large portion and had a nice spice level.

Tags: Vegan, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I'm not a vegetarian, but I was willing to give this place a try. I ordered the spinach lasagna, and it was excellent. The waiter was helpful and friendly, and the food was well -prepared and arrived quickly enough for us to easily make it to downtown Evanston for a movie. I'd definitely go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great healthy vegetarian food with lots of flavor! Used to come here many years ago when I lived closer, glad to see it’s still a great place and has improved!

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Casual, Vegan
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always Tasty! Had not had brunch at Blind Faith in a while and the menu was tweaked for the season. Everyone was satisfied with their choices and the joint was hopping! This is our go to place since two thirds our family is vegetarian but it still satisfies the omnivores.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Healthy, Comfort Food, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Pretty tasty for vegetarian food! Service was good. Food was good. Nothing too special but tasty and big portions.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food and great service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Hard to find a veg/vegan restaurant but this fits the bill. Chef can take veggies and turn them into Asian, Italian, Mexican, French or all-American fare. Thai noodles, lasagna, Marsala, “burgers” are just some examples. Whether you want soup, salad, appetizers, sandwiches or full blown entrees you can find it here. The wine list is pretty good too. Prices are quite reasonable. Bakery goods to go also. Yum!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Vegan
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed everything about history place! The food was fresh and delicious, the service was superb, and the staff was very proffesional. The food portions were generous and the ingredients were fresh and tasty. Highly recommend this restaurant to anybody!

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fun, Organic, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is delicious and service is great!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Very creative cuisine. Vegetarian meals can be boringly tofu-oriented. The chef at Blind Faith knows how to re-create gardein into something that really approximates chicken. The kung pao was great. The bim bop is consistently good. And Sydney, the waiter (and capital of Australia) is warm, personable and knowledgeable.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Casual, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Vegan
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