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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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

3-Course Valentine's Day Celebration Menu with optional Wine Pairing.

Blind Faith Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Vegan (36)
Good Vegetarian Options (30)
Healthy (24)
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Casual (22)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Comfort Food (17)
Gluten Free Options (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Cozy (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Organic (14)
Great for Brunch (14)
Authentic (13)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Spicy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Fun (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing restaurant very attentive staff, really nice

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

I went on a Saturday night for dinner at 6 pm with 2 girlfriends. The host was very friendly and I had a great first impression. Unfortunately, that began to fade once I sat down. I arrived earlier than my 2 girlfriends and figured I would have a glass of wine while I waited. Bethany took my order and another server brought the wine to the table. At this point I'm the only one sitting at the table but the server pours the wine into a glass at the seat directly across from me (no one is sitting there) and walks away. Weird but okay i just grab the glass and wait for my girlfriends. They arrive. We place our order and continue on. While dining, Bethany rudely and abruptly interrupted our conversation and there became a feeling among us like she was in a rush to turn over the table (mind you there were available tables). Plates were promptly removed and the bill was promptly delivered (great if you are in a rush, not so much if you are catching up with girlfriends). We were there until about 9:30 and ironically we would have likely order more wine and desserts once we had some time to digest our dinner but servers ignored us once the bill was paid. We also got the stink eye from Bethany as she left the restaurant. The food was good but the service was so bad that I will not go back or recommend.

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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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vip
 (Edinburgh)·Dined on December 31, 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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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We really enjoy Blind Faith!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 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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vip
 (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 9, 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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·Dined on November 27, 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 25, 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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 (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 10, 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 10, 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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vip
 (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 29, 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 23, 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 14, 2017

Great food and great service!

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·Dined on October 8, 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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We always enjoy our visits to the Blind Faith Cafe. The food is excellent.
The prices are moderate. This time our server, Sid, was really good too.
My wife had some kind of different dish (with sweet potatoes and something
like meat, but it wasn't meat). I had Kamoosh, what I truly love at this
restaurant, nachos but different than nachos and very wonderful.
We will continue to go back.

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Loved it! A must try. Don t wait to try the Thai noodle dish. Yummy pastries too!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Organic, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Met with a coupe we had not seen on years. We had a great conversation and enjoyed a fantastic breakfast. Very delicious and creative dishes.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our server Jonathan and the whole team worked seamlessly. We had a great meal with terrific service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Nice place. Upscale vegetarian restaurant with good and delicious no meat fare.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It's a great restaurant excellent food!!! Best vegan Mongolian seitan ever!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vegan, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Excellent place to meet and dine with friends.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

This is a real vegan and vegetarian restaurant with a casual dinner feeling. The food was good. Most of the dishes we had were spicy. I definitely will go back

Tags: Organic, Vegan, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always warm service, great food and the best desserts! This place makes eating healthy effortless! But what makes Blind Faith really unique and a place I return to again and again is the staff--they make you feel at home and are excellent at what they do. Love this place!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

It was fine. It's not the greatest and it's not the worst. Some of the food is good. Some of it is very mediocre.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Love the be bim bop. Also had the Mongolian stir fry. Great seasoning and healthy!

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