The $8,000 Lunch At Native Food Cafe

After that fine Dot Com Lunch at the Veggiegrill, we decided to press our luck by doing another Eating with John Chow at another veggie restaurant.

Based in Chicago but founded in Palm Springs, California, Native Foods Café is a restaurant chain with a plant-based, made-from-scratch menu. Earlier this year, the company received a $15 million investment by two private-equity firms, and have gone on an expansion drive to bring the plant-based diet concept coast to coast. There are currently 16 locations across the United State, and more are planned. We dined at the Tustin, California location.


The Native Food menu is beloved by vegans and non-vegans alike. They offer seasonally updated one-of-a-kind dishes, delicious desserts and homemade beverages inspired by a very innovative culinary team. The food is made fresh daily. The menu is 100% plant-based. This does not mean meat lovers should stay away. On the contrary, native carnivores should definitely hit the cafe if they’re feeling restless.

I went with twister wrap (pictured above) and the native soup of the day. The wrap contains fresh baby greens, avocado and cucumber salsa, creamy chipotle sauce and your choice of crispy, blackened or grilled Native Chicken in a whole wheat wrap. I went with the blackened chicken, which didn’t look very blacken. The “chicken” is made from tempeh, a traditional soy product originally from Indonesia. It is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form. Native Foods makes their tempeh in-house. Watch the video below to see our full dining experience.

I Didn’t Spend $8,000 for Lunch – I Made It

The title of this blog post may lead you to believe that lunch at Native Foods cost $8,000. At $9.95, you would have to buy a lot of twister wraps to spend that much! The $8,000 came in when I got a buzz on my Google phone with a Facebook update. Matt Lloyd, the founder of MOBE, posted the following on my wall.


This is what living the Dot Com Lifestyle is all about. Here I was enjoying a Dot Com Lunch with friends, and I make $8,000 while eating. Is this the ultimate lifestyle, or what? Want to know how I do it? Your first first step is to download my ebook, the Ultimate Online Profit Model. This details the business systems I use to make six-figure monthly income and live the Dot Com Lifestyle.

Your next step is to apply for MTTB. This is MOBE’s 21 step program to make your first $1000, $3000, and $5000 online. You’ll be given all the tools and training you need to get started. You’ll even get a personal one-on-one coach who will work with you and answer any questions you may have. All you have to do is follow the system and do what your coach advises. You may not pull down $8,000 during lunch like I did, but it is pretty easy to make $1000 to $5000 a month from it.

The application fee is $49, and allows you to go through all 21 steps (anyone who tells you otherwise is lying). I recommend you go through the steps, then decide if this is something you want to do. If it is, great! Welcome aboard. If you decided this is not something you want to do at this time, then get a refund and go on with your life. I can’t make it simpler than that.

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22 thoughts on “The $8,000 Lunch At Native Food Cafe”

  1. I. C. Daniel says:

    At first sight I thought you paid $8000 for food. :))

    1. aze says:

      had the same thought from the title.

      1. faisal says:

        Duh, that’s way to lure people

    2. Leigh says:

      That’s what I get for assuming because I thought the same thing about an $8k lunch which you can pay in some states or countries but I also thought wraps are disgusting. They harbor bacteria and if left out overnight or heated with egg in it will make you sick. I won’t say what store/ cafe I bought the wrap from because the cafe has many good products I have used before but I bought the wrap and it screwed up my stomach for two days. Anyway, good video as always- sounds like JC is making boat loads of cash.

  2. Joan Kearns says:

    Awesome… you are soooo “my hero”. You get me inspired. Smiles and best wishes, jk

  3. Lee le says:

    Awesome…I follow you for a long time, but now I still stalled. I will try and try moreover.

  4. uzoma says:

    You really got me there John, was wondering if its a meal in Dubai, but the article you posted is soo cool , thanks mate

  5. pcyassine says:

    Wow this is what i call the perfect life 😀
    8000$ when you enjoy lunch with your friends, excellent Mr John Chow

  6. Tony says:

    Hey John soda is probably the worst thing you can drink so the lemonade and tea is the way to go. You say its in NY, great I’ll check it out, the food looks delicious. And congrats on the $8,000.

  7. Hey John you must be at the diamond level to make that one sale will be a while til I get to that level interesting food at that organic restaurant in south Cali and I know there s plenty of them out there in Cali here in the south east not so many and as you said hardly any in the southern red neck states that s why I would never ever live in those states on a future visit to the O C I will check out Native Foods.

    1. John Chow says:

      I am at the diamond level, but you don’t need to be at diamond to make that $8,000 commission.

  8. Alex Ramirez says:

    Nah, anybody who knows chow knows he was talking about making the 8K while eating…-.- Oh and that “fat-guy” with the burger, is not so fat anymore!!! Did he lose weight becoming a veggetarian or what?

    1. Yes the fat guy lost weight. Come look on my site and follow me. Almost 40 lbs so far.

  9. teri says:

    John , you look super healthy, are you on a plant based diet? Thanks for showing support for plant based eating. A healthy body is priceless.

    1. John Chow says:

      No, I am not on a plant-based diet, but I am watching what I eat more.

  10. BOB CLATO says:

    Now see… to keep it real…..
    Yes that can cost even more…..EXPECIALLY
    The bird……er.. oops.. i meant the “dish” in the second picture.

    TRUST ME!!!
    them things get expensive!!!

  11. Lakhyajyoti says:

    Making money while sleeping or eating is quite easy. But $8000 is really a big amount. Thanks for the awesome share.

  12. doughharry says:

    congrates john………for this acheavements..

  13. Malcolm gray says:

    Great video John!!The .COM Lifestyle is the VERY BEST!!!!!Native foods is a Great VEGAN restaurant!!!Great Job John!!!!

  14. Ernest says:

    What camera did you use to shoot this?

  15. Sankar says:

    lol i thought you paid $8000 for lunch 😀

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