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Native to all Countries and Cultures,
Native to the Earth,
Native to Life,
Native foods!

Our Story

Our Story

Native Foods Café was founded in 1994 in Palm Springs, California bringing into harmony our passion for fresh food and compassion for animals and the environment. Today, Native Foods Café has grown to become America’s premier fast-casual vegan restaurant group spanning coast to coast. Serving made-from-scratch, chef-crafted cuisine to thousands of food lovers every day, we’re changing the way America eats! Our menu is beloved by vegans and non-vegans alike, with seasonally updated one-of-a-kind dishes, delicious desserts and homemade beverages inspired by our innovative culinary team.

At Native Foods Café our food is made fresh daily—from our homemade tempeh and seitan, to our Native Cheese, to our sauces and drinks, dressings and desserts too! Our entire menu is 100% plant-based as we strive to create a compassionate dining experience serving up homemade meals that are good for you, your family and the environment.

mission statement

Native Foods Café is on a mission to change the way America eats!

We’re spreading the love of fresh, unique and absolutely delicious plant-based food from coast to coast and everywhere in between.

From our Oklahoma Bacon Cheeseburger to our Native Nachos, our unique and seasonally-changing menu items are 100% plant-based, chef-crafted, and made in-house – yep, even our tempeh, seitan, sauces, dressings and desserts too!

Compassionate dining is at our core and we’re always working to improve our earth-friendly practices. In the meantime, we’re organic whenever possible, use biodegradable and recyclable packaging, and build energy-efficient restaurants.

We bring sustainable food to the heart of communities; support environmental and animal advocacy groups on a local and national level, and educate our youth to eat peace.

Core Values

Native means 100% plant-based and 100% compassionate meals that explode with flavor and are changing the way America eats! Who knew plants could be so rad? Our chef-crafted recipes are prepared fresh every day, right in the store…by fairies. Ok, we lied about the fairies.

Afabulous guest experience from the moment you walk through our doors to the moment you’re on your way.

Truly committed to working actively with local and national non-profit groups that support causes that matter to us. Besides our avid community involvement, our Native Pals partnership with Mercy For Animals, The Surfrider Foundation, and Farm Sanctuary helps us support animal-rights and environmental protection groups every month!

Invested in serving organic whenever possible. We only use organic soy beans and corn - that’s a must.

Vegan dishes that are so unique and delicious you can’t wait to tell your friends and family about them.

Eco-friendly of course! We’re committed to sustainability the moment we start building a new restaurant. We’ve built LEED certified stores, use biodegradable and recyclable packaging, and furnish with eco-friendly fixtures, that include repurposed cardboard boxes, and hand-crafted community tables out of reclaimed Oak trees.

earth-friendly

Compassionate Means Sustainable

Our food is entirely plant-based and compassionate which, by nature, means sustainable and earth-friendly.

 

Thought Behind Our Ingredients

We make all of our meals in house fresh ingredients that are organic whenever possible and include non‑GMO corn and soy.

 

What’s on the Inside Counts

When building our new stores we are always LEED compliant and energy efficient. Our lighting fixtures are made from reused cardboard and our tables from reclaimed Oak trees.

 

To-Go Friendly Too

Our packaging is recyclable or compostable. Do your part by always recycling!

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