Lyfe Kitchen


At last check, Lyfe Kitchen just had a dozen or so locations scattered about the U.S. (mostly in major metropolitin areas). But considering that this healthy fast food concept includes a founding team with two former McDonald’s executives (the Chief Operating and Chief Communications Officers), I have a feeling expansion will continue.

Unlike their prior big corp work, Mike Roberts and Mike Donahue are focused firmly on nutrition and sustainability with Lyfe Kitchen. Their menu was created by world class natural food chefs (including vegan chef Tal Ronnen) to ensure the use of whole foods and local sourcing, whenever possible.

The menu at Lyfe Kitchen specifically labels which items are gluten-free, vegan & vegetarian, and/or contain nuts. I wish they labeled the items that are “just” dairy-free as there appear to be many (they do have chicken and fish entrees), but beggars can’t be choosers. Some of Lyfe Kitchen’s most popular vegan menu items include Edamame Hummus and Veggies (pictured below), Sweet Corn Chowder (with cashew cream!), Quinoa Crunch Wrap, Thai Curry Bowl, and Budino desserts (chocolate and banana).

See their website below for locations, phone numbers, hours, and their full menu.


Lyfe Kitchen is a Delicious Healthy Chain with ample Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Dairy-Free Menu Items

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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