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Vegan American foods including burgers, fries and wraps
A bustling, all vegan restaurant chain. Focused on convenient, healthy take-out and fast food. Many selections, each creative in ingredients, flavor, and presentation.
on Aug 9 11
(last updated Sep 11 11)
Mark this place closed (permanently).
Most Recent Reviews
Native is wonderful. I've been going to the one in Costa Mesa for a couple of years now and I was not disappointed in Chicago. The beauty of it being fast-casual is that it is extremely consistent. I've never been disappointed. The menu is extremely solid. The Oklahoma Bacon Cheeseburger is DELICIOUS! The chik'n fingers are amazing and I recommend getting buffalo sauce AND ranch and dip in both or mix the two.
The scorpion burger is good if you want something a tiny bit lighter and more wholesome- it's awesome. The Reuben is the best vegan Reuben I've ever had, Tony thinks it's even better than the one he had at the Chicago Diner! (Though that one was really really good too!)
I haven't had a single thing at Native that I haven't liked. Not one thing. If you're having trouble deciding what to order just go with the special- you get a side with your meal for free and everything is delicious so you can't go wrong!
This place is fantastic! The food is healthy, tasty, interesting, and affordable. The service was friendly and the place was clean and spacious. It's the kind of place where you could eat at every week.
They are quite clever in their marketing: they don't make it clear before you walk in the door that everything is vegan. However, they do make it clear that their food is animal-friendly. Also, their food is mainstream enough (e.g. an abundance of meat and dairy analog foods) to appeal to a wide spectrum of people, but healthy enough to satisfy the health-conscious vegans.
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