Orean Health Express

(626) 794-0861 | View Website

817 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA | Directions   91104

34.159980 -118.132875

Open Hours

Thu: 9:30am-9pm

 
Restaurants, Fast Food, Health Food  more

More Cuisine: Vegetarian, Hot Dogs

Price: $

Tags: Local Favorite, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: North Central

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Orean Health Express
Menu
Orean S Pancake Mix, Breakfast-O-Biscuit, Quesadilla, Breakfast Burrito, Italian sausage, Spanish Omlete, Soyage-O-Muffin, Cheese-O-Muffin, Big-O-Chili Cheese Burger, Orean Cheese Burger... more

Reviews for Orean Health Express

Orean Health Express
Recommends

It looks like your run-of-the-mill unhealthy fast food place, but Orean is vegetarian food at its best. It's definitely hidden but they whip up hearty veggie burgers and tasty fries that won't add unnecessary weight to your calorie count.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

May not have been the fastest, but Yummy and CHEAP! – I went through the drive-thru which actually seemed alot slower than walking to the window so I would park if I were actually in a hurry. I ordered the african burrito which includes a mixture of beans and salsas in a wheat tortillas. Not the Most flavorful thing I have ever had but still pretty good, healthy and fulfuilling, and you cant beat the prices for such food. I can't wait to come back and try their veggie burger varieties which I have heard alot about. Definitely beats the other fast food!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Fulfilling Veggie Burgers, Tasty 'Air' Fries, Variety of Healthy Foods RIGHT DAB in the middle of KFC BK ROSCO'S ... right on! – This place is a treat. I've had just about everything on the menu. I especially love the 'Orean Salad Burger', gets nice and messy with vegan 'thousand island' like dressing. Its big and burly with sprouts and lots of veggies. I always order extra sauce to dip the crispy baked fries in. I've chatted with Orean, man is always on the go, very activist like energy, hard working establishment. 'Props' to the two women that make and serve all the food... with lines 20 people deep, I still got my hearty 'meal' of a burger in less than 10, piping hot. Good peanut butter shake ... all vegan, natural colas made with pure cane sugar and green juice blend. Theres a drive-thru, good breakfast treats, majority of the menu- tofu, soy-based stuff, too too much may not sit so well. For a quick fix on the nutritionally sound side pop in... its right next to the Burger King and right across from the grease shack aka KFC. There's definetly potential for growth.. lets hope a few more open up around LA! Keep up the sabby-style, wholesome food service.

Recommends
over a year ago

Moderately priced vegetarian fast food in a neighborhood of corporate greasy spoons. – In Short
Teenagers swarm the walkup window and monopolize the restaurant's lone outdoor table, while BMWs and SUVs queue for drive-thru service. In lieu of meat, the burgers, burritos and pizza are made with creative tofu blends. Tacos are filled with mock chicken and onions, the chili dog is covered in beans and relish, and the popular African burrito is a combination of black-eyed peas, pinto beans and salsa. Soy shake flavors include vanilla, carob and strawberry.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Salad Burger! – I went for the second time today. On my previous visit, I had the Chicken Burger, which has a big ol' piece of crispy "chicken" (I think fried probably), sprouts, tomatoes, blah blah.. and it was majorly filling... maybe a little too filling. Tasted incredibly good, though. Today I had the Salad Burger and thought it was delicious. Definitely not as heavy as the Chicken Burger, but it kept me satisfied. I don't know what types of veggies they put in that patty, but it sure was awesome. A note about others' comments on slow service: My friend and I both got our food very quickly at the walk up today. Then again, it was a Monday and there weren't other customers, so that could be why. Anyways, I will be going back again and again.. and I live not all that close in K-Town. I wish they had one closer to me for days when I don't feel like cooking after work. I think an eatery of their kind would do very well in the Silver Lake area (in case you're reading business owners. ) :)

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Supersize This – OK, you shouldn't expect gourmet at a fast food place, just good fast food! And Orean's is it. I'm not vegetarian or vegan, but I'm just glad that there's an alternative. The few times that I've eaten here were great. Give it a try!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Save your money – The idea of a veggie fast food is great and long overdue BUT they need to rethink their business plan. There is no where to sit down and eat. The drive thru intercom wasn't working properly. We tried the chili burger and the cheese burger, two orders of fries and two drinks. The fries were mushy and gross. The veggie burgers were mushy as well and they put WAY too many sprouts on the burger and hardly anything else. We wanted to try a vegan shake but they weren't making shakes the night we went. The cups were styrofoam, not very ecofriendly. I think the ONLY reason this place is staying in business is simply because of the drive thru...because the food certainly isn't bringing people back. I would suggest staying home and grilling a GardenBurger and baking some fries yourself, it will probably taste better!!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good vegetarian food – I wouldn't call the food gourmet, but it is really good and satisfying. Some of my favorites are the African tostada, Hot-O-Dog (WITHOUT the mayo!), pollo burrito, Orean burger and the air fries. A warning to vegans: the soy cheese may contain casein.

There really isn't anything fast about this "fast food" restaurant. If more than one person has already ordered in front of you, be prepared to wait 15-20 minutes to get your food. Also, the service seems to be friendlier on weekdays.

Despite these shortcomings, I like the food and am glad this restaurant exists, especially since there aren't any other vegetarian restaurants in Pasadena.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Hooray For Authentic Vegie Philly Sandwich! – Hi, I just wanted to say that they are serving the Vegetarian Philly with faux beef, onions, peppers, soy cheese now. (This dish hadn't been available in my previous visits until a couple of months ago or so). This is a sandwich to die for--so overstuffed that you need a fork to eat much of it and great tasting, too. Especially noteworthy is this is the first time I had vegetarian au-jus--tastes just like the real thing! What an accomplishment! There other food is excellent too, except for maybe the falafel which I remember as too dry, but I haven't had it lately because I can't tear myself away from the vegie philly!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fast Food for Vegeterians...Yea – Orean has one of two of the best Vegeterian resturantes for fast food in Southern California.. I have been going to Orean for over 20 years when he had his first location. If you love BBQ then you must try the Orean Chip Burger. It is a blend of perfect bBQ sauce and Textures Vegetable Protein have w/or without soy cheese. You will have to order two because you will want another later....I have had conversations through the years with the owner and he is passionate about giving the community an alternative to eating meat. I have been a vegeterian all of my life and this is the kind of food I grew up eating...He does a close job to mamas cooking...moms kitchen is always the best...My mom two loved the Chip Burger when I took her...

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

nothing less than awesome! – i don't understand the other two reviews. the food at this place is great. i can't name a single vegetarian/vegan place with better food other than follow your heart in canoga park. the portions at oreans are HUGE and pretty decently priced. the only downside is that the wait in the drive thru line can be somewhat long, but it's plenty worth the wait for food that great and healthy.

if you go, you have to try the shakes, hot-o-dogs, soft taco, garden burrito and salad burger. also, if you can stand more food, you have to try the fries, which are oven baked and better than most fries i've had at regular chain fast food places.

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