Native Foods Cafe Coming to Boulder

Walking out from a movie last night, I saw a new restaurant in 29th Street Mall that advertised tempeh, seitan, and other non-meat products. Native Foods Cafe is coming to Boulder!

It has always been sort of amazing that a liberal, foodie town like Boulder does not have more vegan restaurant choices. Yes, The Leaf is a great place for a nice vegetarian meal and many other restaurants serve vegetarian and vegan options. But a casual place with a variety of nice, inexpensive dishes has been missing.

Native Foods Cafe plans to fill that niche. The restaurant chain has eight locations in California, three in Chicago, and one in Portland, Oregon. The Boulder store is set to open May 29th and will be located in the area already occupied by neighbors Pei Wei, Daphne’s, Mod Market, and many more eateries.

The menu is entirely vegan and includes choices such as Maryland Tempeh Cakes, a Saigon Tofu Roll, and a Portobello Seitan-Sausage Burger. Native Foods was founded 17 years ago by vegan chef Tanya Petrovna. “Author of two cookbooks (and working on a third!), Chef Tanya has been featured on the Food Network, in many publications and has made many TV and radio appearances.”

Look forward to a review of the cafe on Eat Drink Boulder after the opening!