Our Story

Heritage Eats is a globally inspired, fast-fine restaurant concept serving sandwiches, salads, wraps, rice bowls, tacos & more with a focus on elevated 'daily life' food from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and beyond.


Sustainably raised chicken covered in Jamaican spices and placed into a Chinese bao bun? Absolutely. Our menu is carefully crafted with amazing foods and flavors from all over the world. Adventure never tasted so good.


See that guy over there eating a Bao Bun? Yep, the guy in the flannel shirt. He raised the chicken you are about to order. Not only do we know our farmers, but we serve them, just in the same way they serve us. (You can thank him later.)



We might not have any control over what happens in this crazy world, but do we have a say in how we feel about things. We choose to put out Good Vibes, because why not? Take some, leave some—there’s enough to go around.


With a firm commitment to freshness and quality, we procure sustainably raised, antibiotic-free proteins and produce, whenever possible.





I wrote our business plan on a beach in Goa and then refined it in Bhutan, Vietnam and Thailand.
— Ben Koenig IV


Benedict Koenig IV

Founder & Owner


As Founder of Heritage Eats, Ben is committed to incorporating global inspirations and philanthropy into all aspects of business. An avid traveler, in 2014 he spent considerable time backpacking through the Middle East and Asia—an experience that helped inspire the Heritage Eats brand. Prior to his travels, Koenig worked with hospitality design and concept firm AvroKO, serving as Assistant General Manager at their Napa restaurant, The Thomas, from 2013 - 2014. This was his second foray into the restaurant world: he helped AvroKO open their first restaurant in 2002.

Prior to forging a career in hospitality, Koenig worked as a Financial Analyst at Goldman Sachs in New York City and was a top performer among his peers. A native of New Jersey, Koenig graduated Magna cum Laude with a degree in Economics from New York University. In his free time, Ben enjoys hiking the Bay Area with his wife Ali and visiting with family and friends on the east coast.


Jeremiah Peck

General Manager


A wine country native, Jeremiah has over twenty years food and beverage experience. Jeremiah has been managing restaurants for nearly ten years, which included multiple successful, Michelin recognized restaurants through the Lark Creek Restaurant Group. He was most recently General Manager at Cook Restaurant in St. Helena, an upscale restaurant specializing in California flavors. Jeremiah is a certified sommelier and has a passion for excellent food, wine, and spirits. He lives in Napa with his fiancé, his daughter, two dachshunds and a cat.


Maria Diaz

Manager & Baker


A Napa native (and proud Napa High alumni!), Maria has over 10 years of cooking, catering and baking experience combined. With Maria's high-caliber baking skills, Heritage Eats is able to serve fresh Housemade Bao Buns and Pita Bread daily. On top of Maria's passion for culinary, Maria is talented in make-up artistry and automotive building.