News

Native Foods Café to Open First East Coast Location

Washington, DC will soon be home to the vegan restaurant chain‘s first location east of Chicago.

On September 30, vegan fast-casual restaurant Native Foods Café will open its first East Coast eatery in the heart of Washington, DC. Opening at 1150 Connecticut Avenue in the Dupont neighborhood, Native Foods is known for artisan, plant-based fare like bowls, burgers, wraps, tacos, and specialty salads. The Chicago-based restaurant group plans to open a second location in DC later this year, and has already signed two additional leases in Northern Virginia. According to brand and communications manager, Lauren Neuschel, “Our owners are passionate about DC. … If we’re going to make vegan food national, why not be in the nation’s capital?” In May, the company received a $15 million investment from two private equity firms, which is fueling plans to have 200 locations nationwide by 2019.  

 Comments

More News

Vegan Street Fair Comes to Los Angeles City Streets

Annual outdoor food festival takes over Hollywood streets.
Read More »

James and Suzy Cameron's Elementary School Goes Vegan

MUSE school officially goes plant-based this fall.
Read More »

US Government: Eat a Plant-Based Diet

Federal committee hopes to “transform the food system” with new guidelines.
Read More »

New Study: Vegan Diet Benefits Childhood Obesity

Research shows that a plant-based diet helps children lose weight and lower risk of heart disease.
Read More »

Celebrity Vegans to Host Italian Tour This Summer

Experience Italy alongside vegan cookbook authors and chefs.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »