Saturday, September 8, 2018

Nic's Organic Fast Food: Our New Option for Quick Service Food

Enjoying the first organic fast service restaurant at Nic's Organic in Rolling Meadows, Illinois

**Disclosure: I did receive a complimentary meal at Nic's Organic Fast Food in order to bring you this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

On a recent rainy day, my husband and I went on a lunch adventure to Nic's Organic Fast Food in Rolling Meadows. The restaurant piqued our interest because we are always looking for quick service food options for those busy days but don't really have what we would consider a decent sized list to choose from. So, new options are always welcome!


"Farmer Nic" greets us at Nic's Organic Fast Food in Rolling Meadows, Illinois
Why hello, Farmer Nic!
Nic's is the country's first and only certified organic drive-thru and we are lucky that the restaurant is here for us to try. In addition to the Nic's in Rolling Meadows, there is another in the food court at Woodfield Mall. Other locations will open in the Chicago Loop (this fall) and in Evanston (2019). We were greeted by Nic the Farmer when we entered which was a little bit of fun.
Ordering at Nic's Organic Fast Food
Time to order!
There are a surprising number of meal choices available at Nic's. Nic's features breakfast in addition to lunch/dinner options. For lunch, choices include organic beef burgers, veggie burgers, vegan burgers, chicken sandwiches and chicken nuggets. Nic's accommodates many different diets including vegan and gluten free. In fact, the chicken nuggets are gluten free which you don't always see. It took us a little while to settle on lunch items. We opted to start with a salad and I have to say I was very impressed with the size and quality for a quick service joint. I would definitely consider this for a quick, on the go salad option. Look at the quality and the veggies are organic:

Fresh and vibrant salad at Nic's Organic Fast Food.
Fresh and vibrant salad at Nic's Organic Fast Food.
For my sandwich, I ordered the Organic Grilled Chicken Sandwich. My sandwich was great -- wonderful quality! Nic's food is free of synthetic hormones, antibiotics or other toxic substances which gives you bit more comfort while still indulging.

Nic's Organic Grilled Chicken Sandwich
Nic's Organic Grilled Chicken Sandwich
My husband ordered an Organic Hamburger -- another solid choice. I like that the burgers came in a nice size and not smashed like at some other restaurants.

Nic's Organic Hamburger -- great quality and size!
Nic's Organic Hamburger -- great quality and size!

We shared Organic NicFries. They were quite delicious! I am glad we shared -- they are delicious and I could have eaten quite a few of them.

Yummy, yummy NicFries.
Yummy, yummy NicFries.

For our beverages, we tried a couple of interesting flavors of Tractor Soda including one with pomegranate and a lemongrass-lime-turmeric blend. Tractor Soda is an interesting organic soda company out of Idaho. I hope we see them pop up in other places!

Tractor Soda Fountain at Nic's Organic Fast Food.
Tractor Soda Fountain at Nic's Organic Fast Food.

We finished our meal with a hot fudge sundae. Yes, even the ice cream is organic here! You can get a sundae with gluten free waffles if you like. We went with the traditional hot fudge sundae. The ice cream was quite good but I thought the fudge could have been a bit more chocolatey. All in all, a sweet treat to cap off our lunch.



We truly enjoyed our experience at Nic's Organic Fast Food. I am thrilled that such a unique concept started here in the Chicago suburbs! Nic's does plan to expand to other locations in the country and we are certainly lucky to have them here. Nic's is a nice spot to pick up something quick. Great option for parents on the run!

Nic's Organic Fast Food in Illinois: The USA's First All Organic Drive Thru Restaurant

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