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 Post subject: Washington DC - Native Foods closing December 8th :(
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:00 pm 
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I stopped in tonight to the Native Foods on Connecticut and M, and there was a sign on their door that their last day will be December 8th. The woman behind the counter said the other DC location is closing too.

I'm pretty bummed - I don't live in DC but come here a decent amount for work, and they are right around the corner from where I usually stay. Even though it seemed like the menu was getting smaller and smaller and they were cutting down on the good stuff (the last buffalo chicken wrap I ordered had about half a piece of chicken in the entire thing) it was so nice to have an all-vegan place nearby.

I'll miss ya, soul bowl.

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 Post subject: Re: Washington DC - Native Foods closing December 8th :(
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:06 pm 
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that is sad because I never visited the DC branches (only So Cal)

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 Post subject: Re: Washington DC - Native Foods closing December 8th :(
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Wait, what? Didn't they just open?

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 Post subject: Re: Washington DC - Native Foods closing December 8th :(
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:20 pm 
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Yeah, they've only been there a year or so I think.

Looks like the one in Falls Church has already closed:
http://fcnp.com/2015/10/14/native-foods-closes-in-falls-church-2/

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 Post subject: Re: Washington DC - Native Foods closing December 8th :(
PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 8:40 pm 
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We went to the DC one this summer, and I did not think it was very good compared to the Chicago ones that I've been to. So I'm not too surprised at the announcement.


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 Post subject: Re: Washington DC - Native Foods closing December 8th :(
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I'm sad to hear that. I'm hoping it's not a trend for other vegan casual restaurants. We need more Amy's and Chloe's.


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 Post subject: Re: Washington DC - Native Foods closing December 8th :(
PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:33 am 
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This is terrible news. Hard to understand how they couldn't make a go of it in Falls Church. I was looking forwarding to visiting that location. I really really hope the Penn Quarter one stays open. I love going there when I go into DC.


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 Post subject: Re: Washington DC - Native Foods closing December 8th :(
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starkveg wrote:
We went to the DC one this summer, and I did not think it was very good compared to the Chicago ones that I've been to. So I'm not too surprised at the announcement.


That was our experience as well the two times we went. It wasn't particularly bad, but it wasn't great either, mostly just pretty bland. When presented with the options of Sticky Fingers, Woodlands, and the vegan choices at Busboys, Native Foods just didn't compete well for my money.

It is sad though, I was really excited to see more vegan places opening up and I know plenty of people that loved eating there.

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 Post subject: Re: Washington DC - Native Foods closing December 8th :(
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I agree with Alden but partly because I live in the burbs. When going to northern Virginia, it is hard for me to go anywhere but Sunflower and when going to DC, it is hard for me to go anywhere but Woodlands or Sticky fingers

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 Post subject: Re: Washington DC - Native Foods closing December 8th :(
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linanil wrote:
I agree with Alden but partly because I live in the burbs. When going to northern Virginia, it is hard for me to go anywhere but Sunflower and when going to DC, it is hard for me to go anywhere but Woodlands or Sticky fingers


Absolutely. If I lived in DC, or even near a metro station, it might be different. But where we live, it's a 30-60 minute drive from my house into town for food, and if I'm dealing with DC traffic I'm picking someplace fantastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Washington DC - Native Foods closing December 8th :(
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Even though it seemed like the menu was getting smaller and smaller and they were cutting down on the good stuff (the last buffalo chicken wrap I ordered had about half a piece of chicken in the entire thing) it was so nice to have an all-vegan place nearby.

I stopped going to the ones here because of this. When they expanded so much they had to do the calorie counts and then made everything smaller and less. I want fried pickles, not one in a pile lettuce.

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 Post subject: Re: Washington DC - Native Foods closing December 8th :(
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All the DC locations are now closed. I've had plans for months to go to the Penn Quarter location today with a friend before a show. Basically, there are no vegan options I know of in that part of town, so I'm really upset. I loved that place.


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