Purple Sprout Cafe

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341 E Dundee Rd, Wheeling, Illinois, USA, 60090

Vegan restaurant opened 2015 in Northwest suburb of Chicago. Offers raw food as well cooked. Specialties include crepes filled with garbanzo beans, black bean and hemp seed burger, savory stuffed crepe with chickpea scramble, raw carrot and beet cupcakes and different cheesecakes. Has Wi-Fi. Open Tue-Fri 7:00am-8:00pm, Sat 10:00am-9:00pm, Sun 10:00am-6:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Raw, Juice bar, Take-out, Bakery, Catering

20 Reviews

First Review by Marcyp7

Love the Purple Sprout Cafe - Edit

Lots of great gluten free and vegan options throughout the cafe and store.

I loved the Dal and the crepes. Both excellent!

Pros: delicious food, wide variety of choices, gluten free and vegan choices

Cons: didn’t love the music, but small issue

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amazing, fresh, nutritious food - Edit

Amazingly fresh and delicious food in an unexpected location. My mother, sister, and I all devoured our meals and enjoyed every bite. I would highly recommend to check out for a healthy meal in the area. Will return the next time I’m in the area!

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delicious vegan food - Edit

We were visiting from Alabama and I always like to try vegan restaurants when we travel because there aren’t any where we live. This place was really good. I ordered the Hawaiian seitan and my fiancé got some sort of dumpling dish. Both were good but the seitan was exceptional. Really delicious. I liked the brown rice it came with too which had sort of an anise seed flavor to it. For dessert we shared a piece of Black Forest cheesecake which was SO good! It tasted exactly like dairy chocolate cheese cake minus the weird aftertaste milk products give you. My 14 month old really loved it too. I also had a tea that I think was called the vitality tea or something like that. It was pretty tasty as well. I highly recommend this place to any vegans or even non vegans looking to try something new.

Pros: dessert, seitan, dumplings

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3/5 Stars - Edit

The cafe itself had a good atmosphere, good lighting, and excellent smoothies. I also had their breakfast waffle with the cashew cream, and it was divine!

However, I came back a few days later, and I had their dumplings. I wasn't too stoked on them. They were made with lentils, which were good, and wrapped in some kind of wheat dough, which wasn't all that great. It didn't look like they got a whole lot of service (holidays, maybe?), but for the most part, they were good.

Pros: Decent smoothies, Good food, Excellent customer service

Cons: "Healing" crystals in their water coolers, Much woo and pseudoscience, Some of the food wasn't that great

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a perfect breakfast - Edit

Me and my boyfriend were so lucky to find this peaceful little place on our vacation. We loved the fresh juices, the crepes (salty and sweet) and the waffles. I think the cakes and everything else is yummy too but we were not able to eat so much :D
Everything is vegan and organic I think. Hope one day we can come back.

Pros: everything vegan, super friendly , Little store included

Cons: nothing

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Pricey, but nice - Edit

I'm a dairy free ovo vegetarian... so I'm almost vegan with the exception of little things like eggs and honey that I still consume. It's tough to find places that you can feel completely free to order anything on the menu, especially DESSERT! I have a huge sweet tooth. A lot of vegetarian places still put cheese or dairy into food and desserts and it's such a pain for me. Loved that my young boys ate the food and like it (they devoured the cheesecake and smoothie) and that it's not an hour into the city from us!! We need more vegan spots up in the north burbs!!!

Pros: friendly, homey environment where clients chat wit, all vegan! , not in the city

Cons: pricey, a tad under seasoned for me

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Great vegan food, sweets - Edit

Great little vegan spot with items items such as chickpea scramble and veggie burgers. Also has drinks and sweets. Not many places like it around this area so it was a nice treat!

Pros: Good food, Friendly staff

Cons: Food took a while

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Went out of the way for the Purple Sprout! - Edit

We drove out of our way to eat here and were so pleased. Very quick service. Clean and open eating space. Delicious food and great staff! Make sure to get dessert!

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Must try! - Edit

How excited I was to stop here! All organic vegan and raw foods. They also sell some items and plenty of seating. The staff was incredibly nice. Mom and I shared the chickpea veggie scramble crepe and the bean sausage breakfast vegmuffin. The crepe was deliciously filling and the portion was pretty large...easily shareable. We both liked the vegmuffin too, however I thought it was a little dry. They offer CBD oil for $1 extra to any drink!...which I added to my cosmic light juice. I was being taunted with the desserts staring at me....but I didn't try any...yet. But I will be back again! Highly recommended!

Pros: Lots to choose from!

Cons: Kinda expensive, especially the juices...but under

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Amazing! - Edit

Loved everything about this place! It was a tad pricey, but totally worth it! The bon bons are delicious!

Pros: 100% vegan, non-gmo, almost everything is organic,

Cons: Expensive

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Wow! - Edit

Ate here for first time, exceptional vegan options and the food was delicious! Portions are generous, you won't leave hungry. The owners are wonderful people...great customer service. Can eat in or take out.

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PurpleSproutCafe 06 Jan 2017 - Thank you so much for coming to try our food and writing the review! So happy you enjoyed everything. Look forward to seeing you back soon!  


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awesome - Edit

Absolutely amazing this place is the best they have so much to choose from awesome food and inside the cafe is very nice

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PurpleSproutCafe 06 Jan 2017 - Thank you so much for your support!!! Love to have you back soon!  


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excellent - Edit

We are newly vegan. Restarant was so nice. Food was delicious and fresh. Juice bar was amazing. Owner very sweet, helped us with ordering! Wish we lived closer!

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PurpleSproutCafe 06 Jan 2017 - Gilda, thank you so much for coming all the way to try our food! So excited about your journey, and look forward to seeing you back soon!  


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Enhancing the NW Suburbs - Edit

I had lunch with my husband at Purple Sprout after running an errand in the NW suburbs. We both chose seitan dishes, and both were great. The portion sizes were perfect, and I really appreciated the attention to rounding out the meal with vegetables and salad. Unless I go to a vegetarian restaurant, I find that it is difficult to get enough vegetables when eating out. The coffee wasn't so great, but this may have been personal preference, as I haven't found any non-dairy milks that mix to my satisfaction with coffee. I'd rather have my coffee black, but I wasn't paying enough attention when my husband ordered it, so that's my fault. I would certainly go to this restaurant again.

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-06

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PurpleSproutCafe 06 Jan 2017 - Thank you so much for your support of our family business and the mission! Hope you get plenty of opportunities to visit us in the future.  


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awesome place - Edit

Everything is made with love and attention to health

Cons: none

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PurpleSproutCafe 06 Jan 2017 - Thank you for your appreciation of what we do! We certainly appreciate your support!  


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super good! - Edit

I had a wonderful first experience yesterday! I tried the Pine Nut Rolls, Braised Seitan, and a few raw desserts. Everything was great!

Pros: food, service

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PurpleSproutCafe 06 Jan 2017 - Thank you so much for the review and trying our place Michelle!!! Looking forward to having you back soon!  


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Wonderful Vegan Food - Edit

We had a wonderful lunch here-hemp seed veggie burger, lentil soup, and a chickpea veggie scramble crepe. Very flavorful and filling. Took some desserts home for later-cheesecake and cookies, along with some kale chips. Everything was great. The owners were very friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back.

Pros: wide variety of options, very flavorful food, very friendly staff

Cons: none

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PurpleSproutCafe 06 Jan 2017 - Thank you for this wonderful review! We really appreciate your support!  


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family organic simple delicious - Edit

We had a really good dinner there. The food is not very complex ( recipes) but tasteful, it seems they take care of choosing ingredients as much as they can organically and there is plenty of option for everybody.
Family owned business , Russian recipe ( vegan style ) at the casting corner and really kind people.
Will come back

Pros: taste quality, easy to park , family owned

Cons: for 11$ the burger, they could offer a side with i

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PurpleSproutCafe 06 Jan 2017 - Thank you so much for supporting us in our mission to change the world one bite at a time!!!  


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Great food! Wonderful atmosphere! - Edit

So far I have been to Purple Sprout twice. Both times I had a splendid experience! The food is great, the atmosphere is just wonderful, warm and cozy. They have a cute and cozy setup and play beautiful lounge music. They also have interesting things for sale. I bought shungite balls for meditation. They have small organic produce section for sale.
I tried their lentil soup with sour cabbage, yucca balls stuffed with tempeh, vegan strawberry cake, pancakes and tea. Everything was fantastic like homemade meal. I will come back for more!

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PurpleSproutCafe 06 Jan 2017 - Thank you so much for your review Larisa Valerievna!!!  


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AMAZING!!! - Edit

Wow! Delicious all vegan unique fare. Owners are caring and compassionate. Adorable atmosphere. I want to come here everyday! We tried many items because I felt like a kid in a vegan candy store. Mint chocolate cheesecake is fantastic. Very impressive place! I thoroughly recommend!

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PurpleSproutCafe 06 Jan 2017 - Thank you so much Marcy!!!  


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