Evolution Fast Food

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2965 5th Ave, San Diego, California, USA, 92103

Vegan fast food with drive-thru option. Features a variety of dishes, from rawcos (raw tacos) and raw stuffed veggies, to soup du jour and a selection of burgers. Serves fresh organic juices, signature smoothies and shakes, European-style desserts, and vegan soft serve. Most food is in-house-made from scratch even the ketchup and ranch dressing. Brunch weekends 11am-2pm. Gluten-free options. Uses biodegradable packaging. Est. 2009 originally as Nature's Express. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-8:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-9:00pm, Sun 11:00am-8:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Organic, Raw, Fast food, Juice bar, Take-out, Bakery

121 Reviews

First Review by divine_health

great food - Edit

Awesome drive through fast food joint

Pros: tasty and healthy food, wide variety of food and drink, food is worth the wait

Cons: Drive thru takes some time, could do more to streamline the Drive thru process, a little pricey

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lots of options - Edit

Many gf options, great patio, the ranch was bomb!

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delicious as usual - Edit

Had the vegan fish tacos and soft serve ice cream, both were delicious. Everything I have ever had here has been delicious. ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŒฎ๐ŸŸ ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿฆ all tasty. ๐Ÿ˜‹

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Patio dining - Edit

Interesting food and good service in a fast food environment. Lovely covered patio where you can enjoy your food and linger.

Pros: Good selection

Cons: Too many foods with โ€˜meatโ€™ tastes.

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Amazing - Edit

I canโ€™t even describe how awesome it is to be able to order a bacon cheeseburger, chili cheese fries and a milkshake! It was awesome. Plus there are healthier options for those not wanting to partake of junk food.

Pros: Awesome vegan junk food, Not too expensive , Relatively quick service

Cons: Parking seemed tricky

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walked 3 miles to find this awesome vegan fast food place, U recommend it to anyone craving a good burger and chickn tenders - Edit

Nice hippie atmosphere

Pros: all vegan

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awesome cruelty free food! - Edit

Will definitely come back!

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Very good!!! - Edit

Very good food! A lot of choice!!!
The burgers are good and you can choose your own patty!
They also have some cakes! I tried the coconut one and was really good!
The kitchen needs a remodeling, but the place is nice!
We had eaten outside in the backyard!!!

Pros: Good choice of food, Cakes and food to take away, Easy parking

Cons: The kitchen needs a remodeling

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Seriously good - Edit

This place is seriously good and reasonably priced. I had a cheeseburger with sweet potatoe fries and it was delicious. Cakes are very tasty too. Recommended if you are in the area!

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Put My Boyfriend In the Hospital - Edit

My boyfriend is non-vegan and allergic to nuts, so I was skeptical about trying an all-vegan restaurant because nuts are quite prevalent in vegan food, but he insisted we try it. When we finally ordered (we were at the front of the line for a good 5-8 minutes), we asked the person working there if what he ordered had nuts and it and she said "probably not". We got about two bites into the meal before we had to rush to the hospital. Luckily his reaction wasn't the worst he's had and we were free to go home in a few hours. Fellow consumers, please be careful, and Evolution, please take allergies seriously. Besides the nuts, the few bites I had were amazing ๐Ÿ˜Š just wish the staff had checked for nuts.

Pros: Good food

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sturkfeld 01 Oct 2017 - if you knew nuts could kill him why would you accept a probably response. one of you should have gone in the kitchen and checked ingredients. unbelievable.  


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The Best Vegan Milkshakes!! - Edit

Legit delicious! Tried the strawberry and vanilla milkshake it was five star. Went back three days later for another fix it was that good. The soft serve ice cream is the bomb also.

Pros: Outdoor patio seating, Shake cost no more than a Starbucks, Laid-back vibe

Cons: Parking but of course that's normal in Hillcrest

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My New Fav Place - Edit

Went here today with my whole family. Loved it, so many choices, food was on point and reasonable prices. Loved the set up in the patio, will definitely go back.

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Great service, delicious food... especially the soft serve! - Edit

Awesome all vegan restaurant with so many options. The burgers were great, the fries exquisite, and the soft serve almost made me cry. 10/10. Would go again.

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Awesome Vegan Option - Edit

Got the Evo Burger and regular fries with a cookie for dessert and everything was absolutely delicious! Such a good feeling to be able to pick from anything on the menu!! Wish I had one close to me, rock on.

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Delicious and awesome! - Edit

I love this restaurant!! I had the Evo Burger and a chocolate shake. It was absolutely delicious! I got a burrito to go and it was also amazing! I will most definitely be back to try everything. Friendly atmosphere and delicious vegan food.

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Awesome - Edit

Walked in and it was busy. Right away I knew I hit jackpot. Great service. Order was quick. I had the Evo Burger with fries. Topped it off with a flax berry blend. Need one of these in every big city.

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Yuummm!! - Edit

Love this place, the burgers are so delicious and I leave filling full and satisfied. Their GF/VGN buns are delicious too**.

The patio outback is filled with greenery and running fountain so its relaxing to eat there as well.

Pros: outdoor seating, delicious food, mom n pop atmosphere

Cons: parking, location, drive thru

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comfort vegan fast food - Edit

If you're in the mood for vegan fast food, this place won't disappoint. I got the chicken ranch sandwich and a cup of chili. Some of the best chili I've ever tasted! I just wish the vegan chicken came with more ranch; I should've ordered a side of it. Outdoor seating is a little grungy, but I liked the laid-back vibe of it. Staff was friendly and chill. Would go again!

Pros: laid-back vibes, traditional "fast food" options, entirely vegan

Cons: only outdoor seating

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yum! - Edit

Everything we got was amazing! Highly recommend this place! Will def go back.

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Delicious and convenient - Edit

Great vegan food if you're on the go! I have it when I'm feeling lazy and don't want to cook or sit down for a meal, and the price is pretty good.

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Great Fast Food - Edit

I've been eating here for years and have enjoyed it. They have a special everyday that they rotate, which almost never disappoints. Though if you go enough you'll start to notice some repetition. It is a little pricey to me for what it is, but that doesn't stop me from going back. I probably would have given them 5 stars for a fast food joint a few months ago, but they're currently getting out shined by their little brother in OB, Plant Powered. If you haven't been, I definitely recommend trying it out.

Pros: Daily special, Quick

Cons: Pricey for fast food

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tasty burgers - Edit

We went and had two burgers here. The tempeh burger isn't like the tempeh I'm used to; this one is more soft and mushy. Nevertheless they were as tasty as I hoped. The vegan cheese is great, it melts and is sticky, unlike a lot of other vegan cheeses.

Definitely recommended as an environmental friendly, cruelty-free fast food alternative!

Pros: tasty, friendly staff, central location

Cons: more expensive than regular fast food, not much seating

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My first vegan take out! - Edit

The food here was soooooo gooooood. I got the mushroom swiss burger and a chocolate almond milk shake. Definitely recommended. My non-vegan aunt enjoyed it a lot too.

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Love - Edit

I love this little cafe. It is perfect for one who drives a lot. Sometimes, I roll up to their to-go window and I will get a day-old veggie sandwich for like $1.50. Most of the time, however, I stop in and eat inside the cafe and enjoy their daily specials !!! Vegan hamburgers made a zillion different ways and crazy salads !!! There are not enough good things I could say about Evolution. I have been coming here since it was a buffet-style vegan restaurant, probably under a different name, I don't remember. But, I do remember always loving the food here !!!!!

Pros: Excellent vegan food, Great price

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Great place, Great food - Edit

I used Happy Cow to find a spot to eat while visiting San Diego, and chose Evolution Fast Food based on the positive reviews, which were well deserved

It was fairly busy, but the food was prepared well, tasted great and the staff was very friendly

had a burger & fries and the hemp milk shake, WOW !!

I will deff return

Pros: Great food, Taste & Flavors, That Hemp milk Shake tho !!!

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eat here. it is good - Edit

Great flavor, fresh, generous portions, fast, variety, in house desserts. top notch

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Totally Evolved Fast Food - Edit

Delicious! Had the Carne Asade Street Tacos with Pumpkin Cheesecake for dessert. Affordable, fast, and friendly staff!

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