Local Alternative Foods Testimonials

Local Alternative’s the only food manufacturer in the region that meets all our sustainability criteria, quality and food safety standards. Local Alternative has continued to innovate products that increase the value of our menus. They’ve made it possible to serve most anyone that visits our remote destination with a great ethical meal that offers a local and authentic taste of place.

David Perkins, Director of Sustainability
Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Grand Canyon National Park



We said we’d put a veggie burger on the menu when it’s locally sourced, locally produced and really, really good. I commend Local Alternative Foods for rising to that challenge. Other people have tried, Local Alternative's succeeded to meet and exceed our standards and our patrons’ values.  We love it!

Derrick Widmark, Owner
Diablo Burger

The product is versatile enough to make smash burgers, just like we make our beef burgers, enhancing our brand.  As a $2 upsale to any burger, plant based is now real profitable on our menu. We love the product and love supporting the deep local foods network it ties us to.

Bernadette Chavez, Owner Operator
Mama Burger
Flagstaff, Arizona


We’re appreciative of the opportunity to offer meaningful core foods matched to specific needs for our patients.  Local Alternative is providing us a new paradigm of access to whole food nutrition.

Dan Rubin. ND. FABNO.  Board Certified Naturopathic Oncologist.  
Naturopathic Specialists, LLC – Scottsdale Arizona
Aspen Integrative Medical Center, LLC – Flagstaff Arizona
PHOENIX Magazine Top Doc 2011-2018

A group of four or five individuals come in and one may be a vegetarian. We don’t want them to go somewhere else for a quality vegetarian option. A great-tasting, high-integrity vegan protein just brings more parties in the door.

Jamie Thousand, Owner Operator
Satchmo’s Cajun BBQ/Canyon Country Catering



Everyone seems to love NexVeg Breakfast, we’re getting nothing but great feedback. It’s so easy for us to use, too!

Wendy Gauthier, CPCChef Chic
2009 NAWBO Business Women Owner of the Year
2009 ASBA SASIE Award winner
2008 USPCA Personal Chef of the Year
2007 Tucson Newspaper 40 under 40 winner

Our team in the back of the house is so pleased that your products (NexVeg) cook faster and cleaner than ground beef or other veggie burgers. Having multiple delicious, whole-food plant-based allergen-free options, we have more diners purchasing meals instead of just snacks.  Thank you for making it easier to satisfy the masses.

Lawrence Yazzie, Assistant General Manger
Painted Desert Diner, Ortega Parks, LLC, Petrified Forest National Park


Emily McNair

Our self-guided river trip clients just returned and they loved their NexVeg! Their reviews: it’s filling and no mess, no waste, no  cleanup!

Whenever the group of rafters and paddlers includes veg-heads and vegans, I’m putting it on their menus!

Emily McNair
Moenkopi Riverworks
Director Food Services

We’ve focused on reducing the number of menu items while improving the quality and efficiency of each item we serve.  NexVeg fits perfectly and we are happy to be implementing it as the de facto plant-based solution across all appropriate properties.

Keith Mahoney, National Director of Food & Beverage Operations, Ortega Parks, LLC



We actually had a vegetarian couple come in for three consecutive dinners here just because the loved the way we did the NexVeg as a burger and as a pizza topping.  They were that happy with the quality of the product. – Thanks!

Justin Warnat CCC, Executive Chef 
Yavapai Lodge, Grand Canyon National Park

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All members of my family love the patties, flavor, texture, savory satisfying quality. I cook a lot and experiment with vegan recipes so I love how the patties stick together and how, unlike other similar burgers, I can mold them into balls, toppings, bolognese sauce, etc., as well as their original quality as patties. Also fabulous nutritional density and I love that they are minimally processed (unlike the beyond burger and others). Very well conceived.

-DAVID DEL PRINCIPE | Plant-based Foods Enthusiast


I love that NexVeg is all real, whole food ingredients! So many vegan and vegetarian foods are processed with additives and sugar or and unhealthy ingredients. NexVeg is packed with vegetables, seeds, and herbs and spices - exactly what I want! The burgers and taco mix cook up in about 8 minutes right out of the freezer. Best of all, they are deliciously flavorful and gluten-free!

I recently carried a variety pack of NexVeg on an airplane to bring it to my 25 year old son in Boise. We cooked up the NexVeg balls with a veggie stir fry and a Thai sauce and served over noodles. He was so impressed! I love how my 25 year old is looking at ingredients and giving a thumbs up because NexVeg is not processed like other non-meat alternatives. Thank you, NexVeg!

-TRUDI WIEDUWILT | Home Consumer


It is great to see better protein options being offered to people's doors. By 2029 Barclay investment bankers project that the alternative meat market will be 10% of the global market minimum. The founder creates healthy food magic!

-DARREN BINGHAM | Food Systems Specialist


The best veggie meat I've ever had. So amazing!!

-MADELINE HOWELL | Home Consumer


Something that I really like about NexVeg is that I don't have to feel guilty after I eat it because it is so healthy. There are other substitutes that you could use that aren't good for you, whereas NexVeg is full of vegetables. You can eat it and know that you are getting all of the benefits from the vegetables but also something that's tasty!

-MATT LONG | Vegan Consumer


Every time I hear the word vegan, I am always thinking, yeah it is healthy but you are losing the flavor, you are losing the taste and here, I mean, this patty was absolutely delicious. It has a good context and texture with it and flavor

-HENRY | Health Care Specialist


Just cooked up my NexVeg for my tacos and I absolutely love it! It is delicious and easy to work with! Thank you so much for adding to my food options. I am so grateful.

-TEMPIST SMITH | Home Consumer


"You have a pretty awesome model and it's stuck in my head as better than most that I see. And we see a lot."

-ZAC | Food Manufacturing Specialist

(Central Kitchen, Ohio)


NexVeg is so tasty! I made enchiladas. My meat-obsessed husband loved them and said he'd be open to incorporating a weekly vegetarian night so that we can eat more vegetables as a family. This is such a huge surprise. 

-T-Aira Jelks | Public Relations Specialist