Calling all vegan, flexitarian and plant-curious guests! Native Foods recently opened their third Colorado location here in Lone Tree—bringing a refreshed look and feel to its interior, which aligns nicely with its new menu items. Native Foods was founded on the premise that tasty meals and natural plant-based ingredients should go hand-in-hand and that environmental sustainability and animal welfare need to be an important element of the brand’s overall mission.
The menu items rotate seasonally with the current menu drawing its inspiration from the bold colors of Springtime. “It’s unique for us to have a menu that changes as the seasons change because most fast-casual restaurant concepts lack that elevated aspect to their menu,” says Executive Chef Chris Bertke. “The Spring menu’s theme, bold colors, offers customers the opportunity to enjoy holistic vegan options through July 13.”
All dishes are made-from-scratch and sourced from local producers whenever possible. Favorites include mouth-watering “burgers” featuring the restaurant’s signature all-natural house-recipe burger patties—made without the use of lab-grown ingredients with toppings like “bacon” tomato jam, crispy onion rings, plant-based jalapeño pimento cheese and plant-based mayo—all served on a vegan pretzel bun. There’s also The Real Nashville Hot Sandwich featuring Native Foods’ proprietary plant-based chicken patty, spicy Nashville hot sauce, Southern Slaw and pickle chips on a toasted bun. Lastly, Bertke worked some magic on the vegan Mac and Cheese dish, which includes all plant-based cheese sauce and green onion when choosing a side. You’ll just have to try them all! The new restaurant offers indoor seating for 52 guests.