Saturday, December 11, 2010

Native Foods Restaurant Review

I had the opportunity of eating at Native Foods last night for free, thanks to my good friend who wanted to take me out for dinner. I've been wanting to try Native Foods for awhile now and when I saw a video that they opened a new location on VegSource, I knew I just had to rush over and see how good there food was.

Native Foods has seven different locations; Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Culver City, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Tustin and Westwood.

I ate at the new Culver City location and found their restaurant to have a really warm and welcoming feel. Their prices are a little high, at about $12 a person but trust me they make up for their prices in the quality of food.

I went with four other carnivores and all of them questioned if it was really mock meat. This is definitely the place to take all your meat loving friends, to prove to them that vegan food is just as good, if not better than what they are used to eating.

Here is what we all ordered....

Chicken Run Ranch Burger with a side of salad

Oklahoma Bacon Cheeseburger with a side of fries

Portobello and Sausage Burger with a side of sweet potato fries

Scorpion Burger

Rockin' Moroccan

Just posting these pictures is making me so hungry! Amazing food..everyone in So Cal should definitely go try this place. They've been around for 15 years, I don't know why it took me so long to finally make it over. Oh and if it's your first time there, make sure you let them know and you'll get a free drink!


  1. LOVE Native Foods!! Another one of my fave places and one of the locations is just minutes from my house.

    I don't have a favorite there cuz everything is so good, but their chili cheese fries are amazing and when I'm feeling the need for comfort food the Oklahoma burger (mmmm...fried pickles) is always my first choice.

    Chef Tanya also does food demos every month (they are free and you get free food!!) at different locations so you should definitely sign up for their mailing list to get first dibs on seats. I've been to a few here in Orange County and they've always been really fun!

  2. Sounds like a great place, wish there was one closer to me. I love the names of the dishes. That scorpion burger especially holds my interest.

  3. I can't wait to visit LA again!! This place is on my list to check out FOR SURE! And my omni husband will probably like it too, yay!

  4. Ooh, I want that chicken burger! All of it looks really good though. If I'm ever in SoCal, I'm going to see if my Jacklyn wants to have lunch at Native Foods;-)

  5. That food looks amazing! I'm going there for sure next time I make it back "home" to California :)