Native Foods Cafe - Glendale

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680 S Colorado Blvd, Glendale, Colorado, USA, 80246

Small chain of vegan restaurants originating from Southern California. Offers a menu of sandwiches, veggie burgers, bowls, salads, and others. Order at the counter and food is brought to your table. This one est. 2013. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Fast food, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Fusion

29 Reviews

First Review by Redheaded Vegan

Lacking Flavor - Edit

I really want this place to be awesome because the concept is... however the food is just not as flavorful as I hoped it be. I've been going back trying a new food item every time and have been let down by the lack of effort and flavor.
The only one that I can stay consistent with is the Run Ranch Sandwich.
My boyfriend on the other hand can't get enough of the Crispy Buffalo Wings. He says they are his fav vegan item.

Pros: 100% vegan, Fast, Close to my job

Cons: Favor is lacking, Dishes feel "thrown together", Lack of creativity

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highly recommended ♡♡♡ - Edit

I smile every time I get a chance to even drive by this place!
It is 100% vegan restaurant with a very good variety of options on their menu. You won't leave hungry :)
My favorite is their "chkn wings", sweet potato fries and 'ranch'. And twister wrap (crispy with barbeque), of course!

Pros: Vegan heaven

Cons: 10-20$

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Best Vegan Restaurant - Edit

I always get their Twister Wrap with grilled "chicken" and "ranch" it's always amazing! Their seasoned fries are delicious as is their Lavender Lemonade. BUT their Oatmeal Cream Cookies?!? To die for!

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Great menu & Service. Mediocre tastes - Edit

I eat here every few months and every time Im let down. The menu descriptions excite me but when the food comes, my taste buds are left saying "meh". I always end up ordering extra dipping sauces to try to liven up my meal. All the food needs more cheffy touch, more seasoning, more of the trendy menu description that drew you in. It tastes one dimensional. My Reuben was blah. The thousand island needed more tomato and pickles. The seitan more seasoning. The sandwich needed more kraut. It lacked pizazz. It was boring. I am always left feeling bored and uninspired after eating here. I will likely not return. But hey, what did I expect from chain restaurant! Chain food, even if it's vegan, will always taste like chain food.

Pros: great variety of choices good service

Cons: a bit pricey, tastes like chain food

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not unique - Edit

This is a chain I have been to before. I did not know it was a chain at first but then found out. I think native foods is good on the go but does not taste that good.

Pros: fast

Cons: not good , expensive

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Native Foods Rocks! - Edit

Such a fan of this place. Tried NF in other states- really enjoy the diversity of the menus at various locations. Everything we tried was fab! Special shout out to the Cauliflower Wings (OMG) and the Chicken Wings and the Watermelon Fresca. Delish! Love the entire menu!!!

Pros: The staff is very friendly and welcoming!, Nice location. Ate outside on a Friday night and

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Great ! - Edit

Ordered a burger with a side of mac n cheese !

Pros: Great Taste, Awesome staff, Quick service

Cons: says its vegetarian?, not where i live

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off menu item I created - Edit

I eat at a lot when traveling and what I love about them is the transparency in their ingredients. They have a whole book you can request to see that breaks down every ingredient in every item they offer. It's good to read because I learned that they use Tofutti in some of their desserts and that's not a product with ingredients that I eat.

Because I eat here so much, I designed my own menu back to get something different and it was so good I'll share it with you.

Order the nachos but instead of chips get it with fries. Bam! You're welcome :)

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hella yummy - Edit

update: the mac and cheese is not very good, the twisted wrap isnt super great its most just ranch. But the Oklahoma is really good!! i've been here 5-6 times in the last year and a half. everytime I drive all the way from the springs(1 hour 30 mins) just to eat here. its incredible. burgers and sandwiches are everything!

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awesome - Edit

Great, amazing, delicious, filling, and colorful food. Love this place. The windows are very nice to lighten to room, and food is he best ever. I like this better than the Boulder location by a lot! Would recommend the "chicken" wings, nachos, and avocado crunch wrap (which I get every time)!

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Delicious and Healthy - Edit

Husband and I went while traveling in the area and ordered about 6 things. I would eat here on a regular basis if I lived in the area because it's filling, delicious, and healthy which is definitely a winning combination. Staff is also helpful.

Pros: Delicious, Filling, Healthy

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Great food and service! - Edit

While on business in Denver, I needed to find vegan friendly restaurants. I was not about to compromise my lifestyle just because I'm on travel. Thank God I found this place. Oh my gosh! FANTASTIC FOOD!!! I'm only here for a few days, but I can easily see myself coming back at least once more...probably twice. I only wish places like this were prevalent in my hometown.

Pros: Great options to substitute prior comfort foods (I

Cons: A little pricey. But what's your health worth?

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Good food, careful what you order - Edit

They are doing great work, we came with Gluten free dishes in mind too. The mushroom burger was tiny. Fries were good, had sweet potato fries as well. Kids mac and cheese was tiny for 6 bucks. Good food and still looking for more value.

Pros: good food options, good drink options, fast service

Cons: forgot my avocado and bbq on tiny mushroom burger, Lettuce cup was soggy leaf, need more gluten free options

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Neat! - Edit

I was happy to discover a few great vegan/veg eats in Colorado, as I am a new resident. This place offers a wonderfully designed, user friendly online order system, in which I took advantage of a day ahead of my arrival. I arrived to find this establishment, clean, friendly, and upbeat. I enjoyed the atmosphere. My order was accurate and on time. I was very impressed. The food tasted wonderful and I will surely be returning. Thanks guys and gals!

Pros: Clean, Affordable , Tasteful

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GREAT FOOD - Edit

Happy environment. Love the options.

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GREAT! - Edit

Super good burger, and sweet potato fries are to die for! Took my mom (who is not vegan) and she got the chili and said it was the best vegan meal she has had. There's something for everyone! Staff was very nice as well, and we got our food incredibly fast!!

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Yummy! - Edit

Everything is labeled as "chicken" and "cheese" and so I had to make sure everything was vegan! Which it is! I had a chicken bacon sandwich with french fries to go. The fries were delicious and ate them before I got home. The chicken was amazing but the bacon was a little weird and gummy. Take that with a grain of salt as I've never had vegan bacon before.

Great place, not too pricey either!

Pros: Chicken, Fries, Price

Cons: Bacon

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Quality, tasty vegan fast food! - Edit

This place is really good. First time ever to Native Foods and was really impressed. Service at this location, Cherry Creek, was very good. Ordered the Japanese Sesame Crusted Native Chicken Bites. This dish was incredible!! My boyfriend had the Native Oklahoma Classic and absolutely loved it. We didn't care for the Mac and Cheese though. Can't wait for these to start popping up on the east coast!

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same as other locations - Edit

This location was near our hotel (as well as other hotels, so hopefully, they get new customers to try them). The level of service and consistency of food is the same as all the other locations we have tried in SoCal. They are a great fast casual restaurant. We tried some of their newer options this time. The Japanese bites, the Thai meatball bowl, and avo bacon & chicken sandwich. Wonderful comfort food. We rounded out the meal with sides of soup and sweet potato fries. Take everyone you know to NF. It won't disappoint.

Pros: all vegan fast casual, friendly staff, easy parking

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Best vegan fast casual - Edit

Native foods has never disappointed. The variety of dishes is great, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and clean locations make it my first choice.

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Yummy! - Edit

I am never disappointed with native foods. I highly recommend the native nachos and the wings.

Pros: Tasty Food

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Great food but partnership with MFA is confusing.. - Edit

The restaurant had great food and friendly staff at an awesome price. This is the perfect model for a chain vegan restaurant that will soon be on every street block in America.

For folks that want a "whole-foods" plant based diet, I wish there was more options. (Avoid salt, oil, and sugar)

One thing I thought was confusing was partnering with Mercy For Animals(MFA). MFA encourages people to continue to exploit cows for their milk and chickens for their eggs by telling people to go "Vegetarian."

*If* you are a freaking *all* vegan restaurant with nothing to hold back, then partner and promote abolition and the immediate end to animal use.

*If* you believe it is morally wrong to hurt animals, you already believe in veganism. Go vegan. Educate others. www.whyveganism.com

Pros: Great food! Had the burger and other, Friendly staff and healthy staff

Cons: Partnership with MFA

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DELICIOUS - Edit

absolutely delicious. there was not a single thing I did not like about my meal. I got the Chicken, Bacon and Avocado Ranch Sandwich (on a whole grain bun) with a side salad and the Lavender Lemonade. The flavor was there, and the textures spot on. Nice inside, spacious. Any non-vegan would enjoy this place. Free refills on their lemonades and teas. The prices are perfect for the portions.

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Delicious vegan food - Edit

We went there for the first time last week. We were so much and so pleasantly surprised! The whole menu is vegan and everything is so delicious! We couldn't belive that their "wings", kids "chicken fingers" or cupcakes and fruit parfait are really vegan. We are definitely coming back to taste more food next time.
We loved the lavender limonade, watermelon fresca limonade and all the unsweetened herbal teas with free refills.

Pros: The whole vegan menu, Free parking outside or in garages under, Free refills on drinks

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limited GF options - Edit

It's unfortunate that Native Foods isn't more gluten free friendly. My hubby, sis and all my other non-GF vegan friends can't get enough of this place and I don't blame them. However, it's a bit of a challenge to eat here being GF when you see what everyone around you is eating and raving about. The tacos are my favorite. I love sweet potato fries, but they aren't GF so that's another disappointment for me.

Pros: great if you're vegan, but not GF

Cons: limited GF options

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Mmmm Good!!! - Edit

Glad they are here in Denver. Food is so easy wnd delicious. They have a cookbook I will be purchasing. The service is AMAZING! They really make you feel at home. I love the different specials too - keeps the wanting more aspect. Soups are excellent too. Wish you had larger bowls for take out!!! Thank you!!!

Pros: Service♥♥♥, Taste ♥♥♥

Cons: Location. Parking

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Tasty, good variety - Edit

We've eaten at the original Native Foods in California, and we're happy to have them in Denver and Boulder now.

The Denver location did not disappoint. The food was very well prepared. The butternut pesto polenta bites are a great appetizer or light meal. The sweet potato fries are surprisingly scrumptious, with great texture. The desserts are through the roof. Service was friendly and helpful.

They also have a frequent diner card that gives you free stuff after a certain amount of purchases.

There's free parking in front.

We'll be back! :-)

Pros: delicious, varied menu, all vegan!

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