Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Native Foods Halloween

Teaser: After opening on Tuesday, I made it to the newest Native Foods Cafe in Denver for dinner! 

But, back to the day: a sticky peanut butter oatmeal
Lunch: Spaghetti Squash with cashew cream, steamed kale with hot sauce
Gentle Vinyasa followed by a stop at Native Foods!
 I chose the Thursday Special: Classic Deli Reuben with a side of fries.
The Reuben Seitan really is a thing of wonder, between the horseradish cheez, homemade sauerkraut, and russian dressing. . .holy delicious. And the shoestring fries were fresh and light.

Shen, you would enjoy this tremendously.

One of the managers chatted me up while I waited for my meal to-go, and talked about how they don't use advertising, but word of mouth for business promotion.  I plan to return this weekend for one of their gorgeous salads! 

11 comments:

  1. How exciting that you got to Native Foods! I'm not surprised you loved it. We're looking forward to eating there again.

    I have two squash that someone gave us that I've been wondering what to do with. Now that I see yours, I think I'll have to roast it up & add some cashew cheese to it. So good!

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    1. Do you have any recommendations of dishes I should try? I'm so excited they are here and so close!

      Cashew cheese is the best, people who eat animals cheese really have no idea what they are missing!

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    2. Mike really loved the taco salad and my favorite dish so far was the Indo Noodle Salad, although the Ensalada Azteca salad comes very close to it.

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  2. The only thing better than a Vegan Reuben is a Vegan Reuben on high quality Marble Rye.

    We're getting a Native Foods too! Somewhere in D.C. coming next year. Did I say that already?
    Now I know what to order.

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    1. I thought of you a few times, and at some point in the future we should just be able to "beam" food through the air - and had I been able to, I would have sent you this glorious sandwich.

      I am so excited for your Native Foods Cafe coming next year!!

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  3. Cashew cream literally changed my edible life for the better- why i have yet to put it on a spag squash is beyond me.....
    Yay for native foods near you! That sandwich looks so amazing-and with gorgeous bread too! I *think* that's the same chain as in southern california? If so i had an aztec something salad there months ago now, but it had quinoa and some kind of delicious dressing.....how great that it's so close to you!
    Ttrockwood

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    1. Putting it on the squash will also change your life: think "guilt and cruelty free alfredo"!

      Yes, it is the very same chain from CA! I popped in again yesterday for a salad, which I'll be showing in today's post. I can't wait to try more items! I have heard about the aztec salad, it's on my list!

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  4. Wow that reuben meat looks so realistic it's scary. The bread does look fantastic as well and the horseradish cheez sounds like an amazing touch. I'm so sad there are no Native Foods around here - everyone seems to love them.
    You think you'll be back soon?

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    1. It was quite realistic - I had a couple of moments where I thought I'd be uncomfortable but all the other goodness involved won me over. I did go back, and I'm about to show it to you. . . ;)

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  5. That reuben does look good. Really, really good. Really, really, really good! Yeah, I want one now! And chips on the side? Hell yeah times two!

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  6. OH, I've had that NF reuben! I can't wait until we get a Native Foods - I'm wishful thinking for one day.

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