Native Foods Cafe, the nation’s top plant-based restaurant, invites guests to make nothing but reservations this Thanksgiving. The fast casual vegan eatery is taking online orders now for its adored Native Wellington, a savory, meatless take on the traditional Beef Wellington, topped with rich mushroom-shallot gravy, available for pick-up at all Native Foods Cafe locations through November 26th. Most locations will also host a bountiful Thanksgiving Day feast, with classic holiday favorites, onNovember 27th from noon to 7 p.m.
Pretty please with gravy on top
The chef-crafted, ready-to-bake Native Wellington consists of savory seitan, steamed kale, thinly-sliced yam, whole wheat bread, caramelized onion compote and herbed mushroom stuffing, all wrapped entirely in fluffy puff pastry. Each Native Wellington serves six to eight people and costs $39.95. Kitchen impaired need not worry; orders include instructions, guiding at-homers through the frozen centerpiece’s suggested two hours of baking. Mushroom shallot gravy is included for the post-bake bath, after which the Native Wellington is ready to be enjoyed by the Thanksgiving table. To order a Native Wellington, visit www.nativefoods.com.
“Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times at Native Foods,” says Native Foods co-owner Andrea McGinty. “It’s fun to host and feed our guests and their families in our stores and watch vegans and non-vegans alike enjoy the feast.”
Eat until your buttons pop off, but save room for dessert
The tasty Thanksgiving buffet ($24.95 per adult, $14.95 per each child under 12) hosted at the select Native Foods Cafe locations below will feature Native Wellingtons, in addition to other holiday staples including creamy mashed potatoes, savory Native Stuffing, cranberry compote, polenta butternut squash terrine, cornbread with butter, green bean casserole and, of course, sinful pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake. Reservations for Native Food Cafe’s Thanksgiving buffet are taken over the phone and are strongly suggested for the once a year November 27th Feast.
Native Foods locations available for holiday feasting:
Wicker Park – Chicago, IL (773) 489-8480
Hyde Park – Chicago, IL (773) 241-7800
Costa Mesa, CA (714) 751-2151
Tustin, CA (714) 259-0400
Culver City, CA (310) 559-3601
Westwood, CA (310) 209-1055
Point Loma, CA (619) 225-1155
Encinitas, CA (760) 634-7607
Boulder, CO (303) 442-0213
Glendale, CO (303) 758-3440
Clackamas, OR (503) 654-1212
Washington, District of Columbia (202) 296-1674
Founded in 1994, Native Foods Cafe is a fast casual vegan restaurant group featuring from-scratch, chef-crafted meals. There are currently 22 locations throughout San Diego, CA; Orange County, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Boulder, CO; Denver, CO; Portland, OR; Chicago, IL; and Washington D.C., with an additional four coming this year. Native Foods Cafe specializes in pleasing the palates of vegans, vegetarians, omnivores, carnivores, and everyone else in between.
Native Foods Cafe is dedicated to keeping both its prices and environmental footprint minimal, charging under $10 for each plate and not contributing to toxic ranching emissions. The company focuses on delicious and fun food, community giving, and compassion for animals and the environment. Their monthly community events benefit local and national groups where a portion of proceeds go to the non-profit’s cause.