I recently discovered Bean Sprouts Cafe when researching for our San Diego Dairy-Free Guide. It’s a kid-friendly eatery that is located inside museums, zoos, parks, and other family-oriented sites.
Bean Sprouts Cafe merges playfulness into every menu item to make healthy eating fun for little ones. They have a very visual menu with cute names, so that kids of all ages can pick what they want.
Their color-coded allergen information includes an easy to ready menu chart that is labeled for gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, shellfish-free, vegan, and vegetarian. None of their menu items contain peanuts or tree nuts. It doesn’t look like any of their menu items contain shellfish, but a couple contain fish. So I’m not sure why they label for shellfish, but not fish.
And they do include the following allergen statement.
While we do our best to accommodate special dietary needs, and our recipes do not contain nuts, Bean Sprouts cannot guarantee that food from our vendors is free of nuts, dairy, gluten, soy, eggs, or other allergens.
As for the dairy-free menu items, they have a few fun Imaginibbles for children. At last check they included the Do-Re-For-Me, Crocamole, Googly Fruit Cups, Veggie Fun-due, Gluten-free Bread, and Veggie Tots. They might also be able to enjoy a cheese-free pizza, as the pepperoni, chicken, and gluten-free pizza crust are dairy-free. But be sure to ask at the cafe.
Bean Sprouts Cafe has some adult eats, too, but only one grown-up sandwich that is dairy-free: the Great Turkado. Fortunately, the dairy-free soup selection is bigger with Creamy Tomato, Vegetable Lentil, and Chicken & Wild Rice. The first two are also vegan.
To help you keep up with the kids, they pour organic tea and coffee drinks, and have organic dairy-free soy milk available. And for all ages, they have dairy-free Pea-Moji Cookies and vegan smoothies for dessert.
Where to Find Bean Sprouts Cafe
They have locations at museums, zoos, and parks throughout the U.S. See the website below for locations.