Restaurant Spotlight: November
Enjoy Veggie Delights in Palm Springs, CA
Dogs may not like leftovers from a vegetarian restaurant...or
do they? Most dogs like meat, but dogs also usually like cheese and
bread, and some dogs even like fruits and vegetables. There are also
some dogs that are not allowed to have any people food. Anyway, for
humans who are becoming more health conscious, a restaurant like Native
Foods might be the perfect spot to eat out. And since they welcome dogs
at their outdoor tables, your pooch will be able to come along with
you. Native Foods uses some organic ingredients in their cooking, and
they do not use any meat, not even fish. Even without the meats, they
offer a pretty decent selection of foods on the menu. As meat substitutes,
they use Tempeh (TEM-pay), an Indonesian staple consisting of soybean,
grain and a rice culture. They also use Seitan (SAY-tahn) which is wheat
protein or gluten. And last, they use Soy Protein. Apparently even a
meat lover would like this substitute. Basically, with these substitutes,
you can still get a good amount of iron and protein, but without all
the fat and cholesterol.
So, will your dog start drooling over the entrees? With
items on the menu called the Reuben Burger, or the Portobello and Sausage
Burger, it is possible. If you are not sure if you'll like the veggie
substitutes, you can always go slow and start with one of their pizzas.
Still have room for dessert? Try their carrot cake or cheesecake. So
will your pooch let you come back to Native Foods? All I can say is
that my dog would rather eat a veggie garden burger before he would
eat a major fast food chain's breakfast sausage...seriously! The restaurant
hours are 11:30 am to 9:30 pm except Sunday when the restaurant is closed.
They also have two other Native Foods restaurants, one in Palm Desert
and one in Westwood (near Los Angeles).
For more information:
Native Foods, 1775 E. Palm
Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA, 760-416-0070
Palm Springs dog-friendly places