“The more organizations and people out there that have the same kind of motives and missions, the better. Together we can do something bigger.”

Matthew Guelke
Founder & CEO, The Plant Cafe

Business owners are the backbone of the sustainability movement; it is our goal to recognize those in the industry who are going above and beyond to change the system. Eat REAL Certified® is a voluntary process in which you open your establishment to be audited for health and sustainability best practice.

Once you submit your application, you will hear back from one of our team members about next steps. We will then schedule a call to discuss your food philosophy and why you think your establishment is a good match for REAL Certified. After this call, you will be connected with a REAL registered dietitian (RD) who will do perform the audit to verify that your philosophy and your practice are aligned.

Upon certification, you will receive the REAL Certified collateral to match your level of certification – this includes physical collateral like window decals and stickers, as well as a digital benefits package to help you optimize the reach of your new recognition!


Eat REAL does not share your information with any third parties. However, upon submission, your email address will be added to our mailing list for information and updates about Eat REAL. To opt out, please, check box