Today was the grand opening of Nature’s Express new Berkeley location.
I went expecting there to be a handful of people — but instead was greeted by a line that extended outside the restaurant and down the sidewalk! The place was JAM PACKED. The spectacle generated a tangible buzz amongst the passers-by. (See photos below!)
There were so many people I was in line for about an hour before I could place an order. But it was well worth the wait! I had a “classic burger” and it was delicious.
I drove all the way from San Rafael, and despite the distance, I will definitely be back. There are few restaurants I can eat at and feel 100% confident about the vegan-ness of the food. On top of it, I get to feel good that I’m supporting something I believe in and voting with my dollars.
Nature’s express is 100% plant-based “fast food” — though it’s not what you might think of as fast food. There’s an appetizingly large variety of options, and includes items like fruit smoothies.
While there I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Carl Myers, the founder, as well as general manager (and fellow SF Bay Area Vegan Business Owners group member) Molly Patrick, green event planner Karine Brighten, and (vegan) photographer Cathryn Lovecraft.
Congratulations to Nature’s Express on such a phenomenally successful opening!
1823 Solano Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94707
Monday – Saturday 6 am to 9 pm
Sunday 8 am to 8 pm
If you’re in the area, definitely stop by and support this fantastic vegan business!