Plant Power Fast Food

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    ( 27 reviews )
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2204 Sunset Cliffs Blvd (at Ocean Beach), San Diego, California, USA, 92017

Plant-based fast food restaurant est. 2016 offering a menu of burgers, fries, salads, and shakes. Build your own burger option by choosing a patty (temph, black bean, or "beefy"), or select one from the menu. Has drive-up and order system. Its flagship location. Open Mon-Thu 8:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 8:00am-10:00pm, Sun 8:00am-9:00pm.

Category: Vegan, American, Fast food, Take-out

Reviews (27)

First Review by Mike Weinberg

Burgers! - Edit

Visiting from out of town, went with my son for lunch before heading to the airport. We had burgers that were filling and delicious. Also fries that were hot, crispy, and not overly salty. Even enjoyed the ketchup that treated like what I make at home rather than the too-swet commercial versions. We shared the soft-serve chocolate that was rich and delicious.

Pros: many menu options, near airport, friendly and helpful staff

Cons: would like no-receipt option (paperless)

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Great food, "Big Zac" is my current Favorite!! - Edit

Delicious fast food, best vegan fast food on the West Coast! And don't let the word vegan or plant power dissuade you from eating there! You'll love it!

Pros: tasty, value/cost, convenient

Cons: need more locations

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The Big Zac - Edit

I downloaded this app and its amazing. I found Plant Power today in search of fast food. The Big Zac was fulfilling with a bomb secret sauce. 5 stars

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WOW! Delicious Breakfast food. - Edit

I've had my share of vegan junk food for dinner - but I never had vegan fast food breakfast until this place! We went twice on one visit to San Diego because we wanted to try so many breakfast items.

The Breakfast was a pretty good portion, and was packed with tofu ‘egg’ scramble, provolone, sausage, potato hash, chipotle aioli, salsa and spinach in a whole wheat tortilla. I’ve had plenty of vegan burritos, and I’ve found many “breakfast” burritos just tasting like lunch or dinner burritos, but this one really had some good breakfast flavors with the potatoes and tofu scramble.

There was a Chicken and Waffle Sandwich on the menu, so we had to order it. Just like it sounds, it was a piece of breaded and fried vegan chicken with maple bacon between two waffles, and it was glorious. Definitely the most indulgent (carb-y and sugar-y) of the breakfast options, and worth it. Go for a run, and earn yourself this masterpiece.

Another day we tried breakfast sandwiches on english muffins. They are like cholesterol-free versions of McD's Egg McMuffin. We ordered one Canadian Bacon, Provolone, and Egg Muffin with spinach, and one Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Muffin with spinach – all made with plants, plants, and plants like coconut-based cheeses, tofu egg, and soy/wheat meats.

These were smaller portions, so they might not satisfy like the other breakfast items (we weren't super hungry this time)

We also got a milkshake, and while they are usually made with almond milk, they gladly whipped one up with soy for me. The food is obviously more expensive than other fast food joints, but hopefully the price doesn't scare people away. It's worth a few extra bucks on so many levels.

Pros: delicious food, lots of options

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great fast food option - Edit

This is a great alternative to traditional fast food. Service is quick, staff is super friendly, and the food was great! Highly, highly recommend the buffalo "chicken" (buffalo '66) sandwich.

Pros: great taste , quick, friendly service

Cons: not as healthy as I'd usually eat, but hey, it's f

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Delicious! - Edit

The staff is always friendly, the atmosphere is always popping or relaxing, and the food is always delicious**

No complaints*

Pros: Food, Service, Parking

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Delicious! - Edit

I go here way too much haha it is my favorite restaurant ever. The price is reasonable especially for delicious food and the portions are great. I always get the Big Zac which is a vegan Big Mac. Amazing. My mouth always waters thinking about it. I love their milkshakes. I get the caramel and the mocha together soooo good. I love the voodoo fries, mini corn dogs, hot dogs, and the breakfast sandwhich bagel. Delicious.

Pros: Delicious , Friendly Staff, Great sized portions

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sometimes you've just gotta - Edit

Wow- we love this place. It's definitely not how I would want to eat every day, but if you liked fast food before being vegan you'll like a treat.
The staff are always friendly, they have ordering and paying by tablet available also. We've tried burgers, fries, slaw (not our fave) corn dogs and the breakfast burrito (which was fantastic). The non vegan kiddos love this place also.

Pros: delicious , decent price, fast

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best place ever - Edit

I literally eating here right now and im in love. Service is great the people that work here are so nice and adorable. They have this easy way to order on a tablet in front and everything ive tried here so far has been great!! Its my new favorite vegan restaurant!!!

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The Future of Fast Food! - Edit

2/28/17
Having enjoyed many meals here over the past year, I finally got in today to try the new Big Zac, fries, and vanilla shake, my go-to meal combo of 20+ years ago at a certain yellow-arched eatery. It brought back the identical taste sensations but without the leaden stomach afterwards. Can’t say for sure, but I think it would be near impossible for an omnivore to tell the difference. Kudos on creating a healthier, cruelty-free version of a once-upon-a-time classic!

Original Review 1/23/16
My wife, Anita, and I just returned from the inaugural, pre-opening dinner at this fantastic, bright, brand new vegan eatery! With four drive-up kiosks (place order on computer; order brought to your car), ample indoor & outdoor seating, and a spacious parking lot, Plant Power is destined to be the McDonald's of vegan fast food. The second location is already under renovation/construction in nearby Encinitas. We'll be able to tell our grandchildren and great-grandchildren that we ate at the very first one!

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vegan ice cream - Edit

Let me start out by saying I've been eating vegan for 20 years. So I have Lots of experience with this food. I had both the fish and the carne asada tacos. The tortillas were way dry, like seriously stiff. The flavor of both had too much citrus. Instead of kale, they would've been better with just romaine lettuce or some other tender leaf. My wife had the Rambler burger with the black bean patty, and she liked it but it did not have the wow factor. It did not get a very strong reaction from her. And when she really likes something you will know it right away. We also had the strawberry cheesecake - very tasty but not very creamy. The ice cream was the saving grace - creamy and tasty.

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delicious - Edit

First time trying out vegan fast food and it did not disappoint. I had the breakfast sausage sandwich and the waffle chicken sandwich. They were both so tasty. I can't wait to
Try lunch and a kombucha float.

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Great addition to OB - Edit

Though I think they could have EASILY picked a better name, makes me cringe every time I read or hear it, I give this place two thumbs up.

Through the years there was more than a few times I wished their bigger brother, Evolution Fast Food, was open before 11. By that time I've usually already bought my lunch.

This place is not only open for lunch time, but also breakfast. Just thinking about it is making my mouth water. I don't know what else to write other than just writing this has convinced me I'm getting a chicken & waffle sandwich w/ coffee tomorrow morning.

Pros: Breakfast Menu., Breakfast Menu., Breakfast Menu.

Cons: The name., Price.

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Encore! Encore! - Edit

Normally, we have a rule when we travel to try as many vegetarian places as possible. Plant Power forced us to break that rule for the first time ever. It was so good, we decided to eliminate another planned stop in order to go back again! The first time, we had lunch (dee-licious!) Since they had a breakfast menu, we wanted to try that too. We were not disappointed! A “chicken breast” between two waffles justified the return trip.

If we had a Plant Power locally, the four of us would do everything we could to make sure it stayed in business for a long, long time.

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LOVE - Edit

THIS IS THE BEST PLACE

get the California burrito!! it's so good

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Delicious - Edit

Plant Power is an easy stop as you come into OB, located kitty-corner from OB People's Food. We made a quick stop, picking up two Rambler burgers, a "fish" sandwich, and sweet potato medallions.

The Rambler was one of the better burgers I've had, with its crunchy onion rings. My dad had the "beefy" patty, and I don't think he would have known it was vegan if we hadn't told him. The fish sandwich was very good. The sweet potato medallions were just okay.

While the food is good, it's a bit overpriced. San Diego has a lot of vegan options now, and Plant Power isn't the greatest value in comparison.

Pros: Good food, Friendly people

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Fast food favorites - Edit

Typical fast food feel from a completely veg restaurant. VeggieGrill like...though better. They have smoothies, organic juices, soft serve ice creem. They have gardein though they have their own black bean and tempeh burgers.

Pros: Great price. good food. quick. nice people. great , open till 10pm week nights.

Cons: ahhhh. none.

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Second Home - Edit

The one and only place I wanted to eat in at San Diego. The place is very nice, spacious and the portions are big. Love the milkshakes and smoothies. Also the burritos were great. The staff was really friendly. There are seats outside if you'd like and it's very close to the dog beach! I had a great time.

Pros: Good value, Great food, Nice vibe

Cons: Not cheap

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Amazing! - Edit

Delicious, vegan heaven. So satisfying. Burgers, chili, raw burger all perfection. sweet potato fries were a bit diaappointing. still cannot wait to return here!!!

Pros: All vegan!

Cons: Expensive for "fast food" but worth it!

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Just go here! - Edit

Great tasting "fast food" that's mostly organic. Many options. Clean, friendly, won't break the bank. A blessing for ocean beach vegans

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Great variety and price - Edit

Let me start off by saying this is a positive review! The problem for me was my selection from the menu. I splurged a little since it was Father's Day and from all the exciting choices on the menu, I chose a double "beefy" burger. It was huge and tasty but frankly tasted exactly like the vg-burger from Veggie Grill. I can get Veggie Grill pretty easily since they are everywhere, so the fact that I drove down to San Diego to this hot new restaurant and got something so familiar was my bad.

My wife, who has never had a VG burger thought the burger from Plant Power was amazing! My son thought the California Burrito had lots of great flavor and my daughter loved her mini corn dogs!

This place has LOTS of items on the menu so if you go down there to try them out, I definitely recommend trying some of their other items. In fact, if you want a burger, they also have a black bean patty and tempeh patty available. Dessert options are also plentiful and the pricing was quite reasonable and with good portions. The staff was very friendly as well.

Pros: Great selection, Breakfast available 7a-11a, Great value

Cons: Need one near me!, Limited breakfast availability

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Great food, great value - Edit

Excellent, clean, modern, vegan fast food. We tried everything from the burgers to the raw tacos and even peach cheesecake. You can get a meal that is super healthy or just satisfy a burger and fries craving. They make all their own sauces in house with organic ingredients. A great option for carnivores and vegans. And to top it off the chocolate chip cookies are only $2.

Pros: Great tasting food, Fresh and organic ingredients, Great value

Cons: Disposable dishware

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Worth the Visit - Edit

When I visit California I always make an effort to try out as many Vegan places that I can. I've heard about Plant Power Fast Food for a while and when I saw it in passing had to pop in and try it out. The self ordering kiosks are really nice and a great way to order without having to stand in line. They have a lot of tasty looking options to choose from that can be customized to your liking. I ordered the Rambler with Sweet Potato Fries. The burger was a black bean patty and had onion rings on it. The fries were actually more like chips but not as crunchy as a kettle chip. All in all I'd say my experience was pretty good. The food was good, but not amazing. Which I guess is what you would get at a Omni fast food joint. They had Vegan ranch which I can rarely get at home so that was a plus.

I would definitely say Plant Power is worth checking out if you are looking for that fast food feel and have the money to spend. (I forgot to mention they're a bit pricey for burgers and fries.)

Pros: Easy ordering, 100% Vegan

Cons: Pricey, Lots of add on charges

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Amazing Chicken Sandwich - Edit

I am so pleased to have a plant power in my neighborhood! I am vegan and I even got my non-vegan friends to start eating there.
The customer service is also a plus!!
Two thumbs up

Pros: chicken sandwich, chocolate cheesecake, customer service

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Excellent vegan food - Edit

Get the bacon one -- This is one of the best vegan veggie burgers ever! All the food is fresh spices are just right! All the sauces are made in house and they are really tasty. The service was excellent, the place is really clean and beautiful. Plenty of parking in a nice neighborhood.

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Fast, delicious, vegan - Edit

Visited Plant Power while in town for a conference and we were thoroughly impressed. We tried a variety of burgers--all were delicious. I preferred the "beefy" patty to the bean or tempeh, but they were all very good. "Cheeses" were amazing. Fries were seasoned and cooked to perfection...even their sodas are impressive. And everything is fairly reasonably priced--no more expensive than most burger joints I frequented before going vegan.

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awesome concept - Edit

The place is sleek and modern. They have self order and pay devices if you want in addition to a counter person. I had the chik'n wrap with fries and an organic green tea which was delicious. I'll definitely be back.

Pros: convenience, comfort food

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