Nature’s Express Berkeley grand opening a phenomenal success!

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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!

Nature’s Express
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!

Nature's Express Berkeley Grand Opening - Line Extends Down the Sidewalk

There were about 30-40 people in line when I got there, and the line continued to grow. (I'm all the way on the right talking to vegan photographer Cathryn Lovecraft.)

Nature's Express Berkeley Grand Opening - Inside is Jam Packed

Nature's Express founder Dr. Carl Myers gives a brief speech to an enthusiastic (and hungry!) crowd.

  • By Jason Greene, January 18, 2010 @ 1:04 am

    Good Stuff, it’d be great if a vegan fast food chain catches on. Thanks for the post.

  • By k.pepper, November 1, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

    that is totally Mimi in the blue windbreaker and backpack

  • By Mimi, November 1, 2010 @ 10:20 pm

    Yup, that’s me. :)

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