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The Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant

1209 W Oregon St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3716
+1 217-344-1176
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average0%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
20 Jun 2017
“Very nice lunch ”
28 Feb 2016
“Hidden treasure box of made-from scratch gems, worth going to campus for”
International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1209 W Oregon St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3716
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Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Order at the counter. They are very friendly. Music was playing by local folks...a lot of fun. Very unique and the food is delicious.

Thank jenburkhart2017
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I've been going here for years now, and it seems to just keep getting better. Love everything about it. The menu has evolved (100% plant-based/vegan now), yet the atmosphere and obvious passion and friendliness of the staff remain the same. The cashew cheeze sauce is...More

1  Thank Lion K
Reviewed 18 August 2015

I didn't know vegan food was so delicious! I loved the place and the grilled cheese. Perfect for a nice conversation with friends.

1  Thank Tripper061
Reviewed 2 March 2015 via mobile

I'm a vegetarian and it is so wonderful to have a place in town that actually caters to the needs of a vegetarian instead of only making grilled cheeses or Caesar salads. The atmosphere is very.. Urbana. The last time I was there they played...More

Thank Kelsey S
Reviewed 13 December 2014

The Red Herring has awesome vegan and vegetarian options - the portions are great and everything I've eaten tastes good and makes me feel good. Affordable prices for a quick lunch on campus. It feels very cozy inside as well - good for studying!

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 13 November 2014

My favorite lunch item here is the BBQ satan sandwich. It is on the small side so you might want to order a whole sandwich rather than half. Their corn bread is consistently good.

Thank Wen-mei H
Reviewed 7 November 2014

I'm not a vegan. I'm not a vegetarian. I went because I was invited to "this really nice cafe" by some friends at school. I was hesitant when I showed up and realized it was a vege-based restaurant, but it actually smelled so good in...More

Thank H M
Reviewed 2 September 2014

A vegetarian (vegan) treasure in the heartland! Great place for lunch or dinner but when we were visiting they were not open as much aw we would have liked.

Thank travlelf
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Good food, good atmosphere, good prices. We visited at the end of the summer season just before they closed for a week. The food was excellent and though it was quiet with little traffic they had a live musical group playing. We especially liked the...More

Thank Dale P
Reviewed 12 December 2013 via mobile

I went in the evening to the Indian themed dinner. With a drink I spent just under 10 dollars. When they reopened they opened as a Vegan restaurant and according to the menu it looks like they try to use locally sourced ingredients. I had...More

1  Thank AliceDilts
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 W Oregon St, Urbana, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61801-3716
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Urbana
  • Phone Number: +1 217-344-1176
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