Indigenous Food Lab Market

The Indigenous Food Lab at the Midtown Global Market also features the Indigenous Food Lab Market. This market showcases local and national Indigenous food stuffs makers, craft creators, and more! It furthers NĀTIFS’ mission by providing educational opportunities, creating wealth generation opportunities for Indigenous communities, and advocating for Indigenous food sovereignty.

The Market will feature a hot meal bar with a variety of Indigenous foods available. The menu will take its cues from the four directions on a medicine wheel: As a base, you’ll have your choice of grain bowls, salads, tacos, and a dish similar to a sope or huarache. Rotating proteins will include bison, turkey, and whitefish; vegan options will include squash and mushrooms and the three sisters (corn, beans, and squash).

The food counter will be accompanied by a tea bar with an herbal specialist putting together an array of house-blend teas, all available hot, iced, or sparkling.

This space will also include an educational space for community members to learn from chefs, teachers, and knowledge keepers both local and national. These classes will eventually be filmed and widely shared on our website to watch back whenever.

The Indigenous Food Lab Market is set to open in 2022! Keep an eye on our socials for the grand opening date.