Tribal All Day Cafe spring bowl
Community is the heartbeat of Tribal All Day Café. Locals flock to the modern eatery for innovative takes on nutrient-rich foods. The sunlit restaurant debuted in the Bishop Arts District of Dallas in January.
For Chickasaw co-founder Hailey Nutt, it’s a dream come true — a café dedicated to nourishment and creating memorable moments.
“It’s all about connection and community from all walks of life,” said Nutt of her budding enterprise.
Tribal All Day Café creates a culinary experience around delicious foods made from quality ingredients. She and her partner Brenton Phillips source crisp vegetables, cage-free eggs and sustainable cheeses from local farm friends. “We are inspired by seasonality and conscience consumption,” Nutt said.
Before Tribal All Day Café took root, Nutt was hand-squeezing juice from a tiny manufacturing studio and selling Tribal Juice wholesale to grocery stores. She started her LLC on Legal Zoom in November 2014, when she was just 25. Today, Tribal Juice is sold to local grocery stores throughout the south, including Central Market, an upscale organic retailer with locations across Texas.
A certified nutritionist and raw food chef, Nutt enjoys playing her role in promoting healthy eating across Indian Country. The greatest hindrance to health “in the Native community and our entire nation,” she acknowledged, “is lack of education, lack of knowledge.”
Nutt is active in her Chickasaw community, and often found pouring Tribal Juice at pow wows and events. “I definitely feel honored and humble to be a modern-day Chickasaw,” Nutt told Chickasaw TV. “I’m taking my roots and my heritage and using it as fuel and motivation. I want to carry on the legacy of resilience.”
Tribal Juice is made strictly from raw, organic produce. “A lot of juice companies will add water for economical reasons to stretch it, but the focus for our company is very, very flavor-forward,” Nutt said. “Look how bright and vibrant these are with just those ingredients.”
The Tribal Juice lineup includes the kale-based “Chief”, a citrus-turmeric blend dubbed “Medicine Man”, the romaine lettuce-hydrating “Rain Dance”, the “Smudge” (with a kick of jalapeño, cilantro and sage), the beet-red “Beats”, among others.
But today, Tribal All Day Cafe is much more than juice. It’s a place to celebrate nourishment, community and Native pride.
Visit Tribal All Day Café at 263 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, Texas. (Chickasaws get a family discount!) Visit LiveTribal.com for information on the Tribal All Day Café, products and stockists. Follow @tribalalldaycafe on Instagram and @livetribal on Facebook.