The Green Tomato Café opened in the Fall of 2012 as a part of the Lawndale Christian Health Center (LCHC) ministry to further encourage a connected Lawndale community. The Green Tomato Café offers affordable, healthful food in a relaxing, inviting, and family-friendly atmosphere. We promote the LCHC mission of “Loving God. Loving People” as a place to just stop by for a quick snack or stay for a while to gather for dining, studying or working.

We love people and food.  We want to help our friends, neighbors, and community to live stronger, healthier lives. Nutrition plays a big part of health, so we make healthier food choices both delicious and accessible. Community also plays an important part in healthy lives, so we work hard to create a community environment that is welcoming to all.

The space is thoughtfully planned with free Wi-Fi, parking, and plenty of comfy open seating. Our patio offers additional seating during the warmer months to enjoy sun and fresh air.  A local farmers market offers fresh produce every Wednesday during the summer. Our cozy fireplace keeps you warm during long Chicago winters. Long tables can accommodate larger groups for meetings or study groups. Once you try our food made from scratch with love, GTC is sure to be the destination of choice for you.