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Client Spotlight | Native Foods Café

Native Foods

EKS&H is proud to serve the audit needs of Native Foods Café. Founded in 1994 in Palm Springs, California, Native Foods is one of America’s premier fast-casual vegan restaurant groups.

According to EKS&H Partner Sandy Shoemaker, “Native Foods is a great example of the many rapidly growing retail industry clients we are proud to serve. When a business is based on the passions of its people, we know that this is a recipe for success.”

The fresh food concept is making vegan mainstream with deliciously diverse and highly accessible vegetarian recipes. Native Foods Café also accommodates people with dietary restrictions. Aside from all food being dairy and meat free, there are also gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free options, as well as handy online guides and indications on the menu for ordering according to dietary needs.

Native Foods Café recently received $15 million in new capital, on top of $10 million in 2012. The company also brought on former Chipotle CFO John Miller and Director of Culinary Innovation Steve Petusevsky, the chef who launched Whole Foods Market’s culinary program.

With locations in California, Colorado, Illinois, Oregon and Washington, D.C., Native Foods Café is slated to expand to more than 200 locations in the next five years.

Native Foods Café is a vegan restaurant designed to meet the needs of today’s discriminating diners looking for great-tasting food, both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Visit for a list of current and confirmed new locations and for more details about the company.