Lavender lemonade and kale salads are coming to Santa Monica July 3 when Native Foods Café opens its newest eatery at 2901 Ocean Park Blvd., according to its website.
Ahead of the much-anticipated opening, the healthy, homey restaurant chain announced Monday a contest for a diner and nine friends to feast on the vegan dishes during a pre-opening party on Saturday.
To enter the contest, write on the café's Facebook wall and share who you would invite and why. At least 75 Facebook friends had already entered by Monday afternoon.
"We are so excited for the Santa Monica branch to open!!" wrote one user, Kelly Sullivan. "I would invite some new comers in the Santa Monica area and introduce them to my favorite restaurant."
"I am thrilled you have a new location in Santa Monica because I live in Santa Monica & Native is my favorite restaurant!" wrote another user, Melissa Lilly.
The contest ends 7 p.m. Thursday.
In January, VegNews reported that Native Foods would open 15 new locations in 2012.
Parking is onsite and for free at the Santa Monica restaurant, according to the company's website.