Native Foods Café shares its re-grown space, located in the artistic community of Wicker Park at 1484 N. Milwaukee Ave. The concept has evolved into a marketplace with touchpad ordering and bakery with an all-inclusive environment for veggie lovers to come and enjoy delicious, fast, plant-based food.
It is the first major renovation of the five-year-old Wicker Park restaurant since they originally opened in 2011.
As their first incubator space, Native Foods has evolved the existing brand model into a plant-powered journey from entrance and beyond. The interior is fully refurbished to include an artist mural using found objects from the area, the marketplace and bakery offer a space for artisanal conscious sweet treats, and the menu is an expanded version of chef-crafted delicious vegan options. They are also composting all edible waste with Social Ecologies.
Guests are raving about the Spicy Fried Cauliflower and Green Goddess Salad. The show stopping Buddha Bowl is also a fan favorite and is plated to perfection with teriyaki sweet potatoes, fanned avocado, shitake mushroom chips, fresh seasonal fruit, roasted corn, daikon sprouts and cilantro jasmine rice.
Exclusive vegan snacks, Native Swag, and other 100 percent “Plantiful,” affordable, on-trend items are available in their new marketplace as Native Foods redefines restaurant merchandising. At the market guests also have the opportunity to sample new desserts and local drinks like ARIZE’s handcrafted Kombucha. All market place items support environmental sustainability and help to re-establish the beauty of the Native community.
As Native Foods continues to grow its brand they are seeking social partnerships for community expansion as a third Space (hub). The focus for Wicker Park is to bring guests back into Native or to Native for the 1st time to get engaged in the movement towards plant-based dining. Native foods values inclusivity and wants to share the story of the brand through building connections with others who simply enjoy flavorsome food.