My Vegan

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633 S Arroyo Pkwy Ste 3, Pasadena, California, USA, 91105

Pasadena vegan restaurant. Causal and quick service. Extensive menu of mostly Thai food in addition to veggie burgers, wraps, pasta, and other American food. Location is in a shopping plaza with parking provided. Open Mon-Sat 10:30am-9:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, American, Thai, Delivery, Take-out

40 Reviews

First Review by rivetkitty

Very tasty Thai food - Edit

Got a curry lunch special and the salad dressing was so good. It came with 1 spring roll and some rice for the curry. We also ordered a green curry and it was delicious. Quick service and very reasonable prices. You had to walk through the back room to get to the bathroom.

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delicious! - Edit

the service and food was amazing! our server was very attentive and was very polite. The food was delicious and I will definitely be back for more!

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My Experience(s) At My Vegan - Edit

I've been to My Vegan several times. I really like their soy chicken. And their pasta w/roasted garic wine sauce is good. But I wish they also had a more garlicky version of the dish. For instance, sauteed garlic. That would be great. i also like their pasta w/mildred sauce the. I like it w/soy chicken or soy shrimp. I Didn't care for the yellow curry w/rice.It Really burned my mouth, throat,and stomach. So if you don't crae for that sensation, I'd recommend not ordering that dish. Overall, the food is good.

Cons: I can't think of any .

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bonni1 30 Oct 2016 - I've changed my opinion of the pasta/roasted garlic wine sauce. This is from my visit in August, so it may have improved by now. This time, I asked forit w/Sauteed garlic. But it Still wasn't garlicky enough ( it must have been sauteed for too long), and couldn't taste the onions. They were obviously overcooked. Finally, the wine sauce was as thin as water. The other times I've ordered it, it was a fair amount thicker. And creamy. They must have a new chef. So next time, I'll order one of the Other pasta dishes , and ask for lightly cooked onions and garlic.
 


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Top 3 Best Restaurants in the Pasadena area - Edit

I love My Vegan so hard. It's absolutely delicious, cheap, nice wait staff, easy to park and a great place to take meat eaters to try out vegan food. The stand out dishes are the kee mao noodles (order mild of you can't handle heat), the papaya salad, jade fried rice, mung bean noodle salad and oddly. My non-veg friends all love this place and we go often.

Pros: Delicious , Cheap , Large menu

Cons: No alcohol served

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Exceptional food and service! - Edit

By chance I stopped at this amazing restaurant while shopping in Old Town. I ordered to go and asked for a recommendation for weight loss. My server, Maria, suggested an amazing Quinoa salad. Delicious and filling. A quiet, peaceful atmosphere invites all passing. This fine place will become a staple for me dining out.

Pros: delicious food, friendly/fast service, centrally located in Pasadena

Cons: parking (but that's all Old Town)

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A Good Backup Choice but Not the Best - Edit

My favorite vegan in Pasadena is Green Earth Vegan on Fair Oaks; clean, vegan, delicious, fresh. I went to My Vegan because Green Earth was closed one day, and I wanted to report that it's good, but not the best, and some things are better than others. I'm guessing that IF they can use a shortcut they do, so anything that can come from a can/jar/or frozen probably does (and tastes like it does). Tom Yum soup was much better than Pho or Won Ton (freezer won tons not great). Pho was garlicky. Some veggies in my soup had been frozen for far too long and were blah. Now the more Thai dishes and things that HAD to be fresh were good, such as: Kale Hot Bowl, Brown Rice, Fresh Coconut, Green Veggie dish (Kale and Broccoli, and Mushroom Salad..those dishes were great, but only if you like hot and garlic. Mock Chicken Sate good. Spring rolls fresh but "meh". They have a big menu with lots of choices but it's sortof a "soda and vegan fast food" type place which is not my thing (I love FRESH veggies). The fresher things were better and the Thai dishes were better. Nice little place and nice people, but I think it matters what you order. If you can do a rice dish or curry that would probably be a great choice. Also french fries looked popular. Check them out but also Green Earth (on Fair Oaks between Green and Colorado) is nearby and that's my personal favorite. Affordable, fast and nice people, and some dishes pretty good!

Pros: Vegan, Fast, Nice People

Cons: Fast foody, Not all fresh fresh

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Extensive vegan menu - Edit

My Vegan has an extensive and varied menu. The place is pleasant and unpretentious. We had an excellent dinner here.

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yummy food, friendly staff - Edit

This is my go to for great food. The staff is friendly and helpful. They are willing to let you "customize" your order (no oil, more veggies, more spice etc). Favorites are spicy fried rice, spicy basil noodles, lava noodles and B5 breakfast. Highly recommend!

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Favorite place in Pasadena... - Edit

My Vegan has a huge menu with a variety of items to choose from. We ordered the breakfast tofu scramble, cheesy potatoes, pad see ew, and pineapple fried rice. We asked them to make the items with minimal oil, and they were happy to accomodate us. The parking was easy (it's not always like that in Pasadena), and the restaurant was clean and inviting. The food was fresh and flavorful. We'll definitely be stopping there again to try more things. I'd like to go again and try their coconut drink, that's served in a coconut. They had a lot of combo specials, which isn't something we always see at a vegan restaurant. Their portions were generous, especially for the price.
Updated from previous review on Sunday July 17, 2011

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Great Food, Great Service! - Edit

This place has a great variety of delicious vegan food! You seriously will not believe the sorcery of the vegan chicken drumsticks! Haven't tried a single thing I did not like.

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Great food - Edit

The food is excellent. It was satisfying and refreshing to eat my afternoon meal at My Vegan. The atmosphere was pleasant and staff was friendly. I will return again. I have one complaint , there is a restroom available to the public, you do have to ask and you must go through the kitchen to use it. This is a small complaint and will not hinder me from eating here again. I will not bring a group, especially if they are accustomed to using a restroom before dining. I will bring anyone especially carnivores to show them how delicious vegan food is.

Pros: Good food , Reasonable price, Friendly

Cons: No easy access to restroom, Parking is difficult when busy

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good vegan Thai - Edit

We met a friend for lunch here. We shared family style. The menu is large with pictures. We settled on the papaya salad, yellow curry noodle, P.E.T. and spicy mushrooms. We requested medium spicy. The food was tasty and fresh. The service was nice and friendly. Overall, we had a good experience and in my opinion, this is one of the better vegan Thai places in the LA area.

Pros: tasty and fresh, large menu, easy parking

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♥My favorite place to eat♥ - Edit

When I was considering going vegan, this was the first ever vegan restaurant that I went to. At first my mom was hesitant to eat here because it was night time and the location doesn't exactly scream "Great food", but she took me so I could try it.

Now we eat here at least once a week. My mom fell in love with the "Crispy Lentil Tacos", as well as every single person that we've brought there (even non-veg ones. My mom wasn't vegetarian the first time she tried them and she loved them so much).

Everything on the menu is amazing. There's been a few rare times when the food wasn't spicy enough or the sauce wasn't strong enough, but for every 20 times that we come here there's one "Eh" day. The "crispy spring rolls" and the "P.E.T." are my favorites. A lot of times they'll even have their own pastries for sell for desert, and their coffee is really good too. If for some reason you aren't thrilled with the meal that you got, try eating there another day.

The parking isn't bad. Even though it shares a location with other restaurants and recreational places, the parking lot is rarely ever full.

The staff is always nice and attentive, and if you want their attention all you have to do it make a gesture in their direction while making eye contact since they're always looking out for the customers. If you want to change your food around a little (like not having any tofu at all) they'll do everything they can to make it happen.

I've had two "birthday dinners" here, my "graduation dinner", and we're planning on bringing a lot of family members for a reunion in the future. Whenever there's a large crowd of people the staff will always fix the seating to accommodate everyone.

The food is also a good price for the taste and the amount that you get.

We drive from southern Los Angeles, get stuck in traffic on the 110, and go out of our way to go to this restaurant because it's worth it.

Pros: Amazing taste, Friendly staff, Quick cooks

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Creative, Varied and Delicious - Edit

First time eating here this evening, and I thought it was sensational. I have never seen such a huge selection of items in any restaurant before, let alone a vegan one. I decided to play it safe with a red curry, and it was done wonderfully. You have a choice of proteins, ranging from soft tofu as the default to all manner of faux "meats" and tempeh. The serving was enormous, and I could not possibly finish it all in one sitting. The price was very reasonable as well. My daughter had what they call a "waterfall salad," which she thought was delightful. The staff was friendly and courteous. It could easily take a couple of months of dining here daily to experience everything on the menu. Best of all, everything on the menu is vegan. Wish I could take this restaurant home to Arizona with me!!

Pros: Delicious food, Amazing variety, Everything is vegan

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Good Stuff - Edit

This place is wonderful, the place does not skimp on flavors.

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5/19/13 Visit Review - Edit

Visited My Vegan while on Vacation. Was pleased with the pineapple lemonade and coconut water. The appetizers we got were Chicken Satay and Taquitos. Both were good but I loved the satay and peanut sauce! Entrees ordered were Yellow Curry with soy chicken, a fried rice, chow mein and a spicy basil fried rice. The chow mein was divine! Full of veggies and flavorful. The curry and regular fried rice were good tho my husband thought the vegan shrimp was strange. The spicy fried rice was just too spicy to be enjoyable for me, tho it was good, just too hot for my tastes. (I should have asked for medium spice!)

Overall it was great. Fast turn around, delicious food and friendly atmosphere. I wish I had had room for the baked goods they had on display!

Pros: Great food

Cons: Small Seating Area

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Happy Vegan - Edit

We went there today and we're very pleased with the experience.The chicken nuggets were tasty. The green curry was excellent and the spicy mushroom OK good. Lots of brown rice and large portions of everything. Definitely would go again if in the area.

Pros: totally vegan, huge menu, large portions for the good price

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Three Visits in Two Weeks - Edit

I just discovered this place last week thru Yelp, and today's my third visit to My Vegan.

I looove their Crsipy Chicken Tacos! I bet they are even tastier than the real ones. Spring Rolls are crispy outside and fresh!
They use soy milk instead of condensed for their Thai Teas, which makes it less sweet. I like that.
Yellow Curry Noodle is a little bit too creamy and sweet, but the Curry itself is good. Tom Yum Noodle Soup is a blah... Going there today to try their Portabello Mushroom Burger.

Pros: Cleanliness, Speed, Service

Cons: Parking, Saltiness

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Great food! - Edit

My number one top choice for vegan food in Pasadena! The food is great, the servers are friendly and can answer all questions you have about the food. I went here for the first time 3 years ago, and I'll keep on coming back. Now, I don't even have to say I want Thai ice tea when I go there, they already know.

Pros: friendly staff

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A place to eat vegan food in Pasadena - Edit

I had read about this place on happycow, and here's my My Vegan review.

My Vegan has found its place in Pasadena as this city has long needed a vegetarian dining choice.

It's a little cafe with basic decor, nothing fancy. The service is quick and friendly, and the food is what you would expect from the Los Angeles phenomenon that's Thai vegan restaurants; in fact, the menu is so similar you would think they were all related (but they are not).

My friend and I shared plain pancakes (okay), sweet potato fries (yummy), a flat rice noodle dish (flavorful but too salty), and a tom yum soup (okay).

I would definitely return again to try the other dishes - there's more Thai food, some pasta dishes, and America stuff like burgers and wraps.

Pros: large variety, quick and friendly

Cons: some items salty

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yummy - Edit

soy/seitn heavy but options available. great for the area. great to go or there.

Pros: service, variety, quality

Cons: parking, crowded, price

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I LOVE My Vegan in Pasadena! - Edit

Currently my favorite restaurant. The food is great, big menu, tons of variety. The staff is extremely nice and helpful, and they always recognize and greet me when I come in. The owner adjusts the menu around changes in costs to import some ingredients, to help keep dining costs down.

Pros: Great food!, Friendly staff!, Tons of options on the menu.

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Not Bad - Edit

This place is ok, but if you're in Pasadena it's worth making sure you check out Green Earth Vegan (Fairoaks and Colorado).

This has a diner-style feel to it, the menu is extensive but nothing jumped out at me, they have lots of soy-based meat alternatives and lots of different sauces. The service did leave me wanting more.

All in all, it was a nice change of scenery, but I'm not rushing back here.

Pros: Vegan, Affordable, Free Parking

Cons: Service isn't great

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Amazing Food!! - Edit

Wow this food is absolutely amazing! yum yum!
My non-vegan parents loved it. The pineapple curried rice is great.If you like coconut juice order it,its really good comes with the coconut and a little umbrella :) very nice.
Also great:Wonton Soup,Vegetable curry,Sweet potatoe fries,guacamole.
mmmmm great restaurant. Small place.good parking.average price.

Pros: great food, friendly staff, lengthly menu

Cons: small

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Happy tongue, happy tummy - Edit

My Vegan sits a notch above the standard LA-area veggie Thai fare. Though the atmosphere is very casual, the food is nuanced and delicious. We were all quite pleased (even the non-vegans with us). The "chicken" satay appetizer and the red curry were excellent. Friendly staff, ample parking, and reasonable prices make My Vegan highly recommendable.

It could only be better if they offered more fresh and non-fried choices, and if they made an effort to use organic ingredients.

Pros: Food is very well prepared, Clean and relaxed atmosphere, Ample parking

Cons: Not organic, Limited non-fried options

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Great vegan for lunch - Edit

My Vegan has good vegan fare. The people are friendly and the location is easy to get to. It is moderately priced, but the ambiance and the food needs just a little something more to push it up to a 5.

I stop here occasionally on my way home from work when we need dinner.

Pros: Good food

Cons: Ambiance lacks something

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good, but not excellent - Edit

First of all, we are glad there is finally another veggie place (besides Orean Express)in Pasadena. We went there first time today and had some good vegan food. Shortly, it was good but not great. All of us felt it was a bit blend, not enough flavor - chow mein was cooked noodles and boiled- like-tasting veggies, not much sauce, not sure why. It was decent but had us miss Veggie Delight and other vegan places. Spicy fish was decent again, but a bit blend and kind of ketchupy and not really spicy. Otherwise, it is a good place, very nicely design, easy parking, good location and decent vegan food (finally in Pasadena!). We would recommend it but we don't 'wow' about it. Maybe next time we will try something else from their menu. Oh also, maybe we came during the 'down' time but we had our glasses empty for a while and struggled without spoons - servers were not available. We will be back though to give another try.

Pros: vegan place in Pasadena, extensive menu, easy parking

Cons: food we tried was a bit plain

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