UPDATE: This report has been updated to include the address of the Falls Church location of Native Foods Cafe.
Native Foods Cafe is continued its entree into the Washington-metropolitan on Friday when it kicked off a weekend of soft openings at the Falls Church location of its vegan fast-casual eatery. The V.I.P. opening, as their called by Native Foods, precede the official opening of the restaurant, located at 1216 W. Broad St., Falls Church, this Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Native Foods opened its first location in the region on the corner of 18th and M Streets in Northwest Washington in late September. In addition to the Washington, D.C. and Virginia locations, the company has restaurants in Oregon, Illinois, Colorado and its native California.
The Chicago-based Native Foods Cafe, which first opened in Palm Springs, Ca. in 1994, has been poised to expand throughout the country since chef Tanya Petrovna, who founded the company, sold a majority stake in the company to Andrea McGinty and Daniel Dolan in 2009. The company expects to have 200 locations open by the second half of 2017.