Restaurant Review: Heartland Cafe

One of the additions I wanted to make to The Kendro Show was doing food reviews at local restaurants here in my lovely city of Chicago. As much as my boyfriend and I dine out on the town, I might as well start sharing the yummy foods I feast on.





Lately, I've been dabbling a lot into a lot of vegan foods since I've cut dairy out of my diet for health reasons. I wouldn't be surprised if I eventually become 100% vegan, but as of right now, chicken, turkey, and fish is just too damn good to be giving up. Due to the rise of GMOs, chemicals in food, miscellaneous products, and in the environment, many people have been switching to vegan and organic lifestyles to maintain and help their well being. Luckily, there are restaurants and health stores around like the Heartland Cafe to provide people with their health needs and serve some good eats.

Heartland is located right by the Morse Red Line stop and is a cute, cozy restaurant and health food store that sells food items from raw organic honey to veggies, and serves vegan and non-vegan dishes. The cafe has been around since 1976 and prides itself on selling local and organic foods to the Rogers Park neighborhood. Heartland also is supportive of the artist community, sustainability, political advancements, and provides jobs for the community.




My visit to the quaint cafe was on a rainy afternoon on a weekday, so there weren't a lot of people in the restaurant at the time. I had a craving for some breakfast food so I ordered the buckwheat pancakes with blueberries and the Heartland Panhandler with tofu and vegan cheese substituted for Jack cheese. I appreciated the fact that the pancakes didn't look "perfect" as they do in many restaurants and the Heartland Panhandler was really good. 




I thoroughly enjoyed the food and the warm, artsy atmosphere of the restaurant and will be returning for more. Visit Heartland at: 7000 N. Glenwood Ave 



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