SOURCE: Native Foods Restaurants

November 09, 2007 11:07 ET

Native Foods Offers Organic Vegan / Vegetarian Alternatives to Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2007) - Native Foods Restaurants, a group of five vegan, organic restaurants in Southern California is, thankfully, providing delicious vegan/vegetarian alternatives to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

For those hosting Thanksgiving gatherings, Native Foods offers "Thanksgiving Wellingtons," an elegant display of puff-pastry filled with savory Native Seitan, kale, portobello mushrooms, orange glazed yams, fabulous stuffing, caramelized onions and served with shallot mushroom gravy on the side. All ingredients are organic. Wellingtons come frozen and you bake them -- they're ready in about one hour and serve six. Wellingtons are $52 each and can be ordered online ( or by contacting any of the restaurant locations.

Or, join the Natives for the third annual Thanksgiving feast at the Costa Mesa restaurant. Native Foods will be serving a bountiful buffet of Native Wellington with Mushroom Shallot Gravy, Willy's Wheatberry Waldorf Salad, Gorgeous Green Salad with Maple Glazed Pecans and Pomegranate Pearls, Polenta Terrine with Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Seed Pesto, Garlic Roasted Mashed Potatoes, Seared Green Beans with Browned Panko, Native Stuffing, Fred's Fabulous Cornbread and Cranberry Orange Relish. Save room for dessert -- Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Creme, Sam's Cheesecake with Blueberries and Apple Cranberry Cobbler with Vanilla Creme! The cost is $44 per person ($22 for children under 12) and reservations are available from 2:00 - 8:00pm. Please contact the Costa Mesa restaurant for reservations (714-751-2151).

Tanya Petrovna, Native's "Chef" executive officer, founder and cookbook author is excited about the upcoming holidays and the opportunity to save some turkeys, "Being thankful can be cruelty-free, extravagant, full-flavored, filling and healthy! As I like to say 'thankfully, a new tradition.'"

Native Foods, the nation's largest and fastest growing vegan restaurant chain, attributes success to the innovative menu of healthy, organic, vegan fare that is delicious and satisfying for both hard-core vegans and card-carrying carnivores.

Native Foods offers fresh, healthy, sustainable and delicious meals, provides great customer service in friendly, convenient and casual settings, and demonstrates how to grow, profitably, while honoring and supporting social causes consistent with its core values.

Native Foods Restaurant Locations
  Aliso Viejo - 26705 Aliso Creek Road - Coming Soon!
  Costa Mesa - 2937 Bristol Street (@the CAMP) - 714-751-2151
  Los Angeles (Westwood) - 1110 1/2 Gayley - 310-209-1055
  Palm Desert - 73-890 El Paseo - 760-836-7696
  Palm Springs - 1775 East Palm Canyon Drive - 760-416-0070

Contact Information

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    Jennifer McGaughey
    Marketing Director