Flame Broiler actually reached out to me a couple of years ago to let me know that they run a completely dairy-free restaurant chain. Unfortunately, I don’t live near one of their outposts, but I finally came across one when visiting San Diego. We were in an Asian food mood, so Tony and I decided to order a couple bowls to go.
Touted as a healthy Asian-style rice bowl restaurant, this fast food chain is not only dairy-free, but also free of MSG, high fructose corn syrup, and trans fats.
Their menu is quite simple, with your choice of chicken (dark or white meat for a slight upcharge), angus beef, or tofu. It’s served on your choice of white or brown rice, veggies, rice and veggies, or salad. What’s fun is that they let you order half & half on any of the protein options at no extra charge. I ordered half & half dark meat chicken and tofu, and Tony ordered the angus beef, so that we could try them all. The tofu takes a little longer to cook, but I thought it was worth the wait.
Your order is served without sauce, so be sure to grab some sauces before you go! The sauce options include Magic Sauce, Magic Dressing, and a trio of Hot Sauces (regular, hot hot, and triple hot). And they all appear to be vegan. Most are even gluten-free and made without top allergens. But the Magic Sauce (not the Magic Dressing) and Beef Marinade do contain soy and wheat from soy sauce.
I really liked that Flame Broiler has a mini bowl size. This is great for kids or when you’re just looking for a light meal. Their regular bowl is pretty generous, and they also offer a larger plate size.
Where to Find Flame Broiler
At last check, they had quick-serve restaurants throughout Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma, and Florida. But you can visit their website below to find the locations, hours, and menu.