Native Foods Closing Both D.C. Locations Next Week

by Tim Regan December 4, 2015 at 3:05 pm 9 Comments

All-vegan fast casual chain Native Foods is leaving D.C.

Signs announcing the eatery’s departure were spotted at its Dupont and Penn Quarter locations earlier today. Employees at both locations confirmed those stores would close for good next Tuesday.

The chain also closed its Falls Church location in October, reported Eater and the Falls Church News-Press.

Once widely celebrated by local herbivores, the company’s Dupont location drew lines down the block when it opened roughly one year ago.

A representative for Native Foods was not immediately available to comment on the closures.

  • Hannabobanna

    This is so depressing! I just found out about this place like a week ago, and now it’s gone!

  • VeggieTart

    Such a disappointment. The 18th & M location ran hot and cold, and the 7th and Penn never really gelled.

  • Statler & Waldorf

    I’m very sad to hear it, mostly ‘cuz vegetables- but, their logo is the worst and laziest looking piece of horrid-design shite I’ve ever seen.

  • Gwyn Whittaker

    Come try GreenFare in Herndon, VA at the KMart Shopping Center at 408 Elden Street: we just opened on Nov 1st and are open 11-9pm. We are an all organic, whole plant food restaurant (no protein replacement products), and host cooking classes, book signings and a 21 Day transition program.

    • C_29

      I hope your restaurant in Herndon does well enough that you can open a DC location! That sounds a lot better than Native Foods.

      • Gwyn Whittaker

        Thank you! We are very excited to open and hope you may venture out!

  • Fabrisse

    No. The one in Penn Quarter was the only one with easy access for me. It’s hard to find good vegan. And I love their Reuben.

  • Alexander Penley

    NO NO NOOOO!!!!!

  • NWDC

    Good riddance. Lousy concept and very confusing menu and advertising — it’s not at all clear the food is vegan (menu says chicken all over it and doesn’t have disclaimers) until you eat it. If meat is so bad, stop trying to imitate it. And come up with names for your fake chicken other than… chicken!


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