Chicago >Food & Dining > Cousin's Incredible Vitality
3038 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL | Directions 6061841.954246 -87.704628
Monday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday 11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Northwest Side, Irving Park
Raw Foods Are Incredible!! – Last night i and my friend were in Cousin's incredible vitality restaurant.
It was my first time eating at a raw restaurant, and it was amazing. There are a lot of different foods, juices and desserts.
After we finished our foods, amplified upon about raw foods with the chef owner about raw foods. They only use organic, fresh vegetables, fruits, spices... they take the water of some vegetables with a machine to make them taste like it is fried. when they make juice, they mix useful and healthful fruits, vegetables or spices! I always eat bread with my meal but there isn't bread. They eat cracker or different bread. I learned a lot of information about foods. Now I wonder how are the vegan foods?, why they eat only raw foods. I want to go to the restaurant again.
The chef and The waitstaff are very knowledgeable and attentive. I fell in love with the restaurant: the service, the design, the atmosphere, the foods were so excellent! I loved the raw deserts especially the fake cheesecake. They don't use cheese:) it's amazing i think.
I bought a lot of pretty and useful things and books in a shop where in the restaurant.
I'm glad to learn that dishes at a raw restaurant can taste good! I think you don't miss the delicious and healthy foods :)
Here Is Excellent – I always go the restaurant. The foods are delicious, the portions are very good, the waiters friendly, helpful and courteous; juice are fresh and wonderful and cheeselees cheesecake is very delicious.I think it being one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago.
It is one of the best vegan dining experiences that we have had anywhere.
You should visit the restaurant and discovery delicious foods..
Wonderful Place & Delicious Foods – When i didn't know cousin's iv restaurant i couldn't understand vegetarian people. But i am vegan!
one day i went the restaurant with my husband. My husband was fat person. Fortunately we discovered cousin's and we are healthy people now :) I think it's miracle!!
We learnt a lot of things about raw food and health life. we buy 'live box' all of the time and generally go here.
Restaurant has a shop, a salad bar, a juice bar, beside a yoga class and chef class. There are a lot of kind meze, entrees, desserts and juice. They give free green juice and tea. Salads bar has a lot of salads.
I went chef class and enjoyed so much! I can make different raw foods.
They start to delivery and you can heel their event website: cousinsiv.c om
In my opinion all of the people should go cousin's iv. restaurant. If you go, you meet delicious food and healthful life!
worst raw food restaurant in Chicago – I went there last weekend, I had bad experience and I want to share it with you.The service was good, the waitresses are friendly,but i was waiting for my meal around half an hour. Then I asked the waitress to hurry up with this,cuz I was running late to meet my friends. After that the owner of the restaurant as I know Mr.Memet chef started to shout to the waitress loudly and rude. He freaked out and started saying things like f*ck you all and hurry up.The clove tea was BS, and cold.
Everyhting was expensive.The worst thing happened to me was later.On Sunday night somebody calling me and sayig sth about tips, It was Mr. Memet chef he told me that I didn't leave any tips.......but i left $7 ,10% of my bill I think it's fine.
P.S. They don't use gloves while they are preparing drinks .I will never go back,anyways I'm from LA
Wonderful Raw Vegan Restaurant, Amazing Food, Peaceful Atmosphere, Great Chicago Location – As a vegan of almost 2 years, I instantly decided to become RAW vegan after tasting the delicious raw vegan cuisine at Cousin's Incredible Vitality in Chicago. Being a suburban girl at heart, I was happy that Cousin's I.V. was so easy to get to since it's just past I-90 heading east on Irving Park Rd. toward Lakeview.
If you have never experienced a raw vegan meal, this is the perfect restaurant to visit! If you enjoy a casual yet elegant dining environment, this is the perfect place for you! And let me tell you, the food really is INCREDIBLE! The variety of the menu is absolutely spectacular and the fresh living food choices are outstanding! (Even the water is healthy here because it alkaline and ionized.)
Cousin's I.V. is open 7 days a week (11am-10pm) and the $7.95 all-you-can-eat lunch buffet (11am-2:30pm) is delicious and really is an excellent price for the variety and amount. I love the Mediterranean Pasta which has zucchini and sweet potato noodles with a delightful marinara sauce.
There is also an organic juice bar where you can order yummy smoothies such as the Cleansing Cocktail which has fresh ginger, apple, celery, beet, orange and cayenne or specialty drinks like the amazing Coco-Latte which has longevity tea, maca, cacao powder, agave, and cinnamon. Cousin's I.V. also offers incredible teas and healing elixirs which promote wellness.
Chef Mehmet told me that his goal is to "nourish at a cellular level where nutrients, flavors and the true benefits and spirit of the food resonate and assimilate," and he always says that the key ingredients in his food are "LOVE & GRATITUDE!" After my raw vegan dining experience at Cousin's Incredible Vitality, I felt SO good and I know that you will feel so incredibly amazing too!
This is a wonderful place. The Turkish style window seats look very cozy and inviting. For an appetizer we ordered the hummus. It was very delicious and flavorful. I was surprised to find out that there weren't any chickpeas in it. WOW! They truly had me fooled. My husband ordered the Moussaka and I had the Zoom Burger. The flavors and textures were just right. For dessert I actually got to try the infamous Durian fruit; definitely an acquired taste. The Longetivity Tea was very good and slightly sweet.
Great experience! – I had a great experience here! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I've been a vegetarian for 10 years but I'd never had raw food before today - it was excellent! It makes me sad to see the negative reviews, but I am going to chalk it up to their warped expectations of a raw food establishment.
The food was awesome. It was very Mediterranean inspired, at least at the salad bar, which is what I tried. The second super nice lady that helped me gave me a take out tray that I filled with little samples of every dish (AND a free cup of soup to try!). Wow. When I got home and tried everything, I was thinking about trying their month long carry out program and I still am. I didn't get sick, and in fact, I feel pretty satisfied!
Concerning the service, again, I didn't dine in, but this place has a real European feel to it, and if you've been to Europe, your cooks and servers aren't going to jump when you snap your fingers. Think about it, they're taking the time to serve you the purest of food, so relax and enjoy yourself. I will gladly exercise my patience to be the recipient of a great meal.
I love this place! In a city that prides itself on pizza that feels like a ton of bricks and other various processed meats, it is about time!!!
Wonderful place! – If you are traveling to Chicago, don't miss going to this restaurant. It should be at the top of your vegan restaurant list of places to eat. It is one of the best vegan dining experiences that we have had anywhere. The food was delicious, the portions very good, the help courteous and friendly, and the restaurant decor very pleasant. It made the whole dining experience a very enjoyable evening.
My favorite Vegan food restaurant – A place to get real wholesome food at a nice price. The vegan options are good and the service is polite and friendly. I always feel relaxed in this place and not rushed to finish my food and get out. A must place for all vegans.
an excellent experience – I have never been before to Raw food restaurant. But after visiting this place I really understand why do people become vegetarian. Food was really delicious and different. so I think it will be one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago.
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