Irvine >Food & Dining > Veggie Grill
4213 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA | Directions 9261233.650101 -117.837875
Neighborhoods: University of California, Irvine
What Veggie? – Meat is a Must for My Meal. I brooded when my friends said they're good, but they seriously weren't kidding when they say it's guiltless indulgence! Fresh, delish & finger-licking! The v-burger was amazing with portobello mushroom on top! Oh, and don't get me started on their fountain drinks! It's definitely one of the best vegetarian food ever!
nice casual healthy place – everything here is great, they have a nice patio also.
Citysearch Editorial Review – Looking a little like the Pinkberry of tempeh, this popular vegan spot near UC Irvine’s campus draws both vegetarians and a crossover crowd of students, faculty and locals looking for a cheap, healthy nosh. Cool shades of red, orange and leaf green frame a sleek modern European/Japanese styled room, set off with wood and molded designer chairs. A pleasant patio with market umbrellas sits up front. Classic American burgers and comfort foods like the bbq sandwich and chicken wings are made of savory meat substitutes--either tempeh or wheat protein--and gussied up with avocado, sprouts and fresh breads. Other items include kale salad, a grilled Portobello sandwich, and sweet potato fries with chipotle ranch dressing. Don’t forget dairy-free carrot cake and chocolate pudding for dessert.
The Veggie Grill is Phenonmenal! – The Veggie Grill is phenonmenal. The food, the atmosphere, the service. The first time I went to Veggie Grill was with my daughter because she loves the sweet potato fries so much, I was leery because of how much vegan food in the past has tasted like. But to my surprise, I was so impressed the fries were absolutely scrumpcious and the chill out wings, I thought I was eating actual chicken I was like, "wow these are very good and tasty". I love sitting out on the patio on a warm day in Orange County, it is a very relaxing and serene atmosphere. The service is excellent, the workers are so very helpful and friendly and will explain anything about the food if asked without question. The restaurant is also very clean. Ohh before I forget the strawberry lemonade is so so so so good, a must try.
Very Vegan, Very Satisfying – Even the most stubborn carnivore will be dumfounded by the meat-like taste and consistency of Veggie Grills meat substitute dishes. Their sandwiches are delightful to look at and to eat- the food is truly gourmet quality. Their sweet potatoe fries are a craveworthy side served with a bbq/ranch dipping sauce that perfectly compliments the sweet, steamy treat- it's like eating dessert for dinner!
I'm a fan... – I like this place a lot. It's 2 seconds away from my apartment and school and I have not had a bad dish here. I love their salads, especially the chinese chik'n, and their sweet potato fries are amaazing. My only issue with this restaurant is their prices...a little steep, especially for college students. But good overall, kinda hungry for it now. :)
I can't believe it's not chicken! – Not being a vegetarian and having a very large appetite, I was skeptical at best upon entering the Veggie Grill. But all it took was one sample of their chillin' chicken to convince me. I've had all kinds of tofu/tempeh meat substitutes before, and while some of them are good, none of them really taste like meat. But this stuff was EXACTLY like chicken! The taste, the texture, everything was dead on. My meat-loving boyfriend even ordered the Chill out wings, which says a lot for its chicken-authenticity. I'd also recommend the sweet potato fries as a side, and a cup of their lemonade. A great find for vegetarians or the health-conscious looking for a meat fix! The outdoor patio is also a refreshing lunch location in an otherwise blase strip mall.
Editorial Review – Serves up healthy food quickly in a welcoming, convenient setting.
Outstanding Food! – This is a great find -- outstanding, healthy food! My first time at the Veggie Grill was an eye-opening experience. I enjoyed it so much, I've been back several times even though I live in LA. Munching on delicious treats out on the patio on a sunny Sunday afternoon with friends was a highlight. I definitely recommend the sweet potato fries. Mmmmmmmm. The food is so good it is easy to forget that you're being healthy! Oh, and one last thing... the service is fantastic -- a tasty meal that is delivered quickly is a rare find -- I don't know how they found such friendly people, but it sure makes a difference and makes the Veggie Grill a "must stop" every time I visit the O.C.
The Very Best Vegan Food I Have Ever Eaten – The Veggie Grill has a great selection of items with the aboslutely best sauces/seasons i have ever eaten. Their sandwiches are mouth watering and the bread/buns they use have a nice crisp crust and soft but not soggy inside. The buns are just as fresh after a day in my refrigerator. the sweetheart fries are so well seasoned and the dipping sauce (chipolte flavored) is just yummy. If you didn't know their food was vegan you probably couldn't tell.
The service is friendly and efficient as is the ordering process. A major plus is their outside seating area particularly because we're in southern california.
Try the Veggie Grill, you've fall in love with their food!
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