If someone asked me where to enjoy vegan versions of all their favorite comfort foods, I’d send them to Native Foods Cafe. From Reuben sandwiches to burgers and decadent desserts,these dishes hit the spot.
On this trip, I ordered the Yo Amigo Taco Salad. It’s a huge bowl of romaine, cabbage, Native Taco Meat, topped with corn, green onion, cilantro, tortilla chip croutons and salsa fresca. The creamy chipotle dressing is dee-lish and also good for dipping sweet potato fries! I slurped down a cup of corn chowder and started thinking about dessert. The strawberry shortcake was irresistible. Light vanilla cake and organic strawberries layered with almond cream was dreamy. My inner fat kid wanted to taste the Peanut Butter Parfait,so I got one of those to-go. Creamy whipped peanut butter filling layered between Boogie Bar (banana bread)crumbles and chocolate chips is crazy good. I hope the consumption of a big salad cancels out the extra calories from two desserts, but if not, oh well. It was worth it and that’s what elastic pants are for.
If you’re lucky enough to live in a state with a Native Foods location, I would highly recommend ordering the Native Wellington for Thanksgiving. It’s the best of Fall flavors like orange-glazed yams,carmelized onions,portobella mushrooms,kale and seitan wrapped in puffed pastry, served with a shallot gravy.
The cost: Big lunch for one gluttonous person – soup,salad,fries + two desserts and one beverage = $23
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