Native Foods Café will serve its last batch of tofu “bacon” in DC on Tuesday. The California-based vegan/vegetarian chain is closing both its Dupont and Penn Quarter locations, and pulling out of the Washington market. A Falls Church branch shuttered in October.
The restaurants launched last year with a menu of “plant-based and 100% compassionate meals” that emphasized meat-free takes on typically meat-filled dishes such as burgers and chickne fingers. At least diners in the Dupont area won’t be left without healthy choices—the neighborhood boasts several fast-casual health spots, such as Little Beet, Beefsteak, Sweetgreen, and the upcoming Cava Grill.