Veggie Grill is a vegan fast-casual restaurant chain that started in Santa Monica, California. It has since expanded throughout California and to some other states. In fact, they have new locations opening in New York, Massachusetts, and Illinois. But their menu has retained that classic Southern California style of fresh & healthy comfort food.
Veggie Grill to Open at Several College Campuses
In combination with the food-service provider, Sodexo, Veggie Grill will also open on select college and university campuses during the 2019-2020 school year. You can expect to find them at schools like UCLA, UC Berkeley, and University of Washington. Sodexo provides food service, accommodations and facilities management services to over 700 universities, colleges and independent schools in the United States. So we could see Veggie Grill popping up in many more locations if the initial school year goes well.
Veggie Grill is Fueled by the Plant-Based Fast Casual Movement
Veggie Grill serves burgers, bowls, sandwiches, salads, burritos, and tacos for lunch and dinner. They also have a big seasonal menu that changes throughout the year. The entrees have regional influences, like the Nashville Hot Chickin’ Sandwich, the Sonoran Bowl, and the Buffalo Bomber. They also have a smattering of global flavors, like Asian, Mexican, and Mediterranean.
The dessert menu has cookies, cake, gluten-free brownies, and usually something seasonal. In fall we spotted a boisterous pumpkin spice bundt cake. And they have organic sodas and kombucha available in the beverage department.
And parents will like the kids menu. It’s a cool concept where your little one gets to pick their own main, side, and dessert.
Dietary Information for Veggie Grill
This is a completely vegan restaurant chain, so everything is made without dairy, eggs, meat, and seafood. We’ve also heard that they are a peanut-free establishment. But double check with the staff if there are any concerns.
They have an allergen guide online with information on nuts, seeds, gluten, soy, and garlic. And they have gluten-free labels right on their menu. But Veggie Grill does post the following disclaimer:
Please note that items marked as Gluten Free, Soy Free and/or Nut Free are made with allergen-free ingredients. Although efforts are made to avoid cross contact of allergens, we cannot guarantee that food items will not inadvertently come in contact with one another during preparation.
Where to Find Veggie Grill
They currently have restaurants in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, and Washington. See the website below for addresses, hours, and to see their full menu.