Native Foods Cafe

7343 Lake St
River Forest, 60305
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Even though I have a list dedicated to my fav burgers, I'm always willing to try something new, and had especially wanted to try a vegetarian restaurant. I'm so glad Native Food's was suggested to me! The inside reminds me of a Chipotle, based on design and how the line gets backed up, but it's not a "build your own" kind of place, the style is more along the lines of a Panera, but vegetarian and WAY BETTER. I found it interesting they only post about specials on their walls, and you actually have to study a menu before ordering- something I was not prepared for. I would recommend studying the menu online before going, if you're a newb like I was! Too many choices that all sounded great! They have options like wraps, sandwiches, salads, big bowls, burgers and desserts. I liked that they had recommendations for first timers, and I opted for the twister wrap which was from that list- grilled, crispy, or blackened chicken, lettuce, dressing, and avocado wrapped up in a wheat wrap. The wrap was definitely at its best in the middle, and a little more sparse in the end, but the flavor was good. Sides are extra. Overall, I'd give the experience 3 stars, until I tried their drinks. I've never been a big lemonade girl, but after reading about the lavender lemonade so much I had to give it a try. It was the best lemonade I've ever had! Sweet, tart, but also with a sort of mellow feature to it- not too acidic. So delicious. The Watermelon Fresca I didn't like as much, although it did taste like fresh watermelon, it was a little flat. I think more of the mint flavor, or something would've given it a kick in the right direction!! They deliver and take away the food for you, which was a nice perk. For two people to eat and get drinks it was $24.52, without sides or dessert. A little pricy, but I've done equal amounts of damage at a similar type of place. A great Lenten option as well! I will return.
Native foods is my default vegan spot! So good that even my meat eating husband likes it. He gets the nachos and fries and I always get my Greek gyro bowl and lavender lemonade and usually a treat like the oatmeal pie! Kale=Love at native foods!
4 stars only because you cant have too much of it. Mary kate was quick with my order of crunchy chicken sandwich with avocado. Everything tasted good but, i feel a quick healthy meal can stay under 10 dollars.The place was packed during lunch hour. Not sure if my kiddos will like it.

(708) 689-4777

Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free

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Bertolli’s River Pizza

7973 Lake St
River Forest, 60305
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Great thin crust pizza. Quality ingredients. Always solid.
It gets 4 stars for being without a doubt the best thin crust pizza in the OPRF area. Not the best pizza ever, but pretty tasty. And they're pepperoni is pretty fing good. If it wasn't so bad for me I'd b back more often.
We arrived at 9:12 pm no one was there. All the tables were dirty and the worker was playing on his phone. One table actually had dirty dishes on it. I found it very funny how they had a yelp sign on door. A good review is not possible where the only ones there and had to wait. Saw open French bread in back that was not covered at all . It was sitting on top of some cans that also looked open. Yuck! The place had some type of smell that was not nice. Had baby toys in top of broke refrigerator and card board boxes on the floor of room. Also had tiles taped to the floor what's up with that. We left. I won't give them my money!

(708) 771-2820

Pizza

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Grandma Sally’s Family Restaurant

7301 North Ave
River Forest, 60305
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(708) 771-2047

American (Traditional), Breakfast & Brunch

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Starbucks

7201 Lake St
River Forest, 60305
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coffeeee
I went to Starbucks last week. I hadn't been in a while. I ordered a Skinny Latte. I waited and waited. Everybody was getting their drinks. I go to inquire about my skinny latte and she says oh here is your skim latte. I wish that I would have know that a skim and Skinny latte were the same thing.... I didn't expect it to take so long to get a coffee. Not interested in going back anytime soon.
Standard Starbucks but with super slow wifi.....my 2G run faster that whatever speed they have...super crowed with lingering "guess" go figure.

(708) 488-8596

Coffee & Tea

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McDonald’s

626 N Harlem Ave
River Forest, 60305
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Yeah, I went to Mickey D's. It's called a Recession. It means stretch your money 'til W. and his posse mosey on back to Texas. And I didn't spend any money. Free. Like a Yelp! event without the cool people and questionable clothes. Had mad coupons for free Speciality Iced Coffee at McDonald's which Lupe was not so happy to see the first day. Lupe runs these Golden Arches. You can see her half grimacing picture on the wall. It would've been more welcoming to see Grimace, though, the way she looked at me trying to get comp'ed. I guess the idea is McDonald's is already cheap as Oklahoma red clay. Know how that gas fill up that was running aroung $45 three months ago but it's now three times as less - for the same quality Saudi/Nigerian/Venezulan or Texan oil as before. It's called Deflation. Well at least McDonald's has economic standards. They give you a good idea it's cheap meat. And, by God, it is. One of the 13 times I came in to get my free (too much) ice coffee - "vanilla, please" - I made the mistake and bought some meat product. Still, once you pick out that part of might-be-meat that stops you from fully chewing and swallowing, it's decent. The people working inside - and some days, even Lupe - are cool. They don't have time for customer service. This ain't Burger King. It's M. Diddy. Eat and leave now before the Hamburglar jacks you up. Yet, judging this place against other links in the chain, it's superior and marginally clean. I'd definitely come back if I ever get more free coupons or on free coffee Mondays.
Shouldn't a closing time actually mean they close at that time? Closing 15 minutes before means they close at 11:45, not 12.
Not the worst McDonalds I've ever been too, but definitely not the best. The service here is always really slow. There will be like one person in front of me and I'll still have to wait like 3-5 minutes to get my food when I had a simple order to begin with. Compared to other McDonalds, this place is one of the slowest locations I've been to.

(708) 771-5292

Fast Food, Burgers

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McDonald’s

624 N Harlem Ave
River Forest, 60305
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(708) 771-5213

Fast Food, Burgers

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Panera Bread

7349 Lake Street
River Forest, 60305
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(708) 714-3140

Sandwiches, Salad, Soup

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