If you are contemplating opening a vegan restaurant and are looking for inspiration on how to do it just right, I suggest making a trip to your nearest Native Foods. The food is consistently incredible and it has been one of my favourite places to dine out in the USA for many years.
During my Summer vacation in the States, I made sure there was just enough time to swing on by Native Foods in Westwood. Even though the Costa Mesa location is my favourite to dine in, the Westwood Native Foods is very dear to my heart as it was the first restaurant bearing the name that I ever visited.
Native Foods do comfort food perfectly. On the day I was there, I took advantage of the special and ended up with a delicious and nutritious BBQ Love Burger with a side of Native Fries. The burger was piled high with gorgeous, thinly-sliced seitan, smothered in BBQ sauce with coleslaw. To compliment this specialty, I also grabbed a batch of Native Chicken Wings with ranch dipping sauce. These cruelty-free snacks are close to being my favourite food on the planet.
Next time you are in California, make sure you take advantage of the opportunity to dine with Native Foods. The company has 7 locations across California and have also spread their vegan wings to Portland and Chicago.
Now, which one will I get to next? It’s only a matter of time.