Fast food

Serves meat, vegan options available. Chinese restaurant offering an extensive vegan menu including combo meals, appetizers, chow mein, rice and wonton soup. Has faux meats including beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, bacon and fried egg. Also has a large vegan drink menu including smoothies, milk teas, lattes and boba. Reported open, Aug 2019. Open Wed-Sun 10:30am-8:00pm.

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25 Reviews

First Review by TinaCheong


Points +331

16 Jul 2023

Really good and nostalgic

Finally tried this place after having it on my radar for a while and I was not disappointed. This really fills the craving of eating Chinese American takeout which is tough to find for vegans. Everything we had was delicious and very realistic. I was shocked at how realistic the orange chicken and broccoli beef was. The kung pao chicken was actually one of the best I’ve ever had. I was skeptical of the walnut shrimp since vegan shrimp is usually rubbery, but WOW the texture was perfect. Best vegan shrimp I’ve ever had. They also have vegan boba here served in a huge cup.

Pros: Giant portions, Fills a niche



Points +726

10 Jun 2023

Will return

They have many vegan options and they are delicious. If you’re near this joint, come give it a go, you’ll enjoy your meal.

Pros: Delicious , Free parking , Huge portions…left overs 👍🏻

Cons: Not cheep , Ambiance is not great


Points +196

26 Feb 2023

Five Stars

The v food here is addicting. The meat they use is realistic and tastes so authentic. It takes me back to my childhood and eating with family. I absolutely love this place so much!!! Try the rangoons!!!!


Points +36

27 Nov 2022

Best Chinese food in southern Cali

There is so many vegan options. I have been coming here for years. They have so many vegan options I don’t know where to start.

I always get the vegan honey walnut shrimp and chow main .

My wife always gets the vegan orange chicken. I love this place so much.

BE READY for the wait. It is always busy . They are amazing friendly!

Pros: A lot of vegan options , Drinks can be made vegan too, Huge servings

Cons: Always busy , Expensive but a lot of food for the price


Points +135

21 Nov 2022

So much food

The servings are HUGE. I got the walnut shrimp and orange chicken. Both were the vegan version. They were so good. The walnut shrimp had the sauce on the side and now I want to use that sauce every day of my life. It was so delicious. The orange chicken had the perfect texture. The vegan options are more expensive than the meat ones but the portions are huge so it seemed really worth it to me. Also the people working were so sweet.


Points +31

12 Aug 2022

Yummy Chinese food

Their portions are very generous, and the food overall tastes pretty great. However, recently these days it tends to be hit or miss with the flavor, unlike way back when they used to have vegan pho (please bring it back I beg you!!) and never failed to blow my taste buds away. I don't know what changed with the food preparation, but I miss the old Pots N Woks... even though you'll still catch me here at least once a month after the craving for nostalgic Chinese food gets strong enough.

Pros: Pretty large variety outside of ready table items, Big portions

Cons: The more "exotic" items like shrimp take longer, Very pricey , Hit or miss with flavor


Points +2487

24 May 2022

Like Panda Express but Vegan

Fast food, they use BeLeaf vegan meat. I was starving, and they do give you a ton of food. It was nostalgic basically having something like a Panda Express when I haven’t had that in at least 15 years.

Updated from previous review on 2022-05-16


Points +111

02 Apr 2022

Lizzo is trippin’

I've been following Pots 'N Woks on Instagram for a long time, anxious to finally try the vegan dishes. I feel like plant-based eaters are so eager for options that we see every option is a gift. This place is not that gift. It had fewer vegan options than the menu promised and the service was less than friendly.

I got the vegan orange chicken and the vegan Kung pao; both rather flavorless and disappointing...and expensive. It was $17 for the combo for takeout! It's a shame that places like Bodhi Lunar Feast didn't survive the pandemic and this is what we have left. I appreciate when businesses offer vegan options; it's imperative, however, that those options be satisfying. The food was truly subpar when compared with any of the myriad hot-case, strip mall, fast food, Chinese takeout joints. To be honest, the beyond chicken at Panda Express is far superior.

Pros: Some vegan options

Cons: Expensive, Poor service, Not tasty


Points +66

03 Nov 2021

The holy grail of vegan Chinese food!

The kung pao chik’n is spicy but delicious!! I can’t tell that it is vegan. I do prefer the chow mein over the fried rice (both vegan).

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Different types of vegan proteins, Actually spicy!

Cons: The restaurant has both vegan and non vegan food, Vegan fried rice is a hard sometimes , Not a lot of drink options


Points +77

29 Aug 2021

Nostalgic Chinese takeaway

This place gives me life. No it’s not all vegan but they are serving all the things I remember getting at my local takeaway as a kid. It’s flavoured just right. Honestly if you’re missing Chinese food as a vegan or vegetarian this is the place to eat. My favourite was the broccoli “beef.”

Updated from previous review on 2021-08-29

Pros: Chow mien yes!


Points +455

26 May 2021

Best Vegan Chinese

This was our first time here and we drove from Yucaipa which is about 1hr with no traffic. Thank goodness we went on a Sunday so we were lucky. We ordered the Vegan Orange Chicken and the Vegan Broccoli Beef and a plate of Vegan Chow Mein. It was about $50 and the portions are large enough that we were able to get 2 full meals out of it. We had a few bites before heading home to taste it warm and fresh. It held up pretty well. Can’t wait to try more dishes next time we are in the area.

Updated from previous review on 2021-05-26

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Delicious


Points +1351

16 Mar 2021

Chinese To Go Vegan!

I was scrolling through youtube and saw a review on this place and immediately sent Buttercup the menu and made dinner plans I had to try. We decide what we want, and get in the car. about 1/2 way to Whittier we try to call in our order and the recording says they are only taking walk in orders. That makes sense it was 6:00 on a Saturday night.

So we drive there and the plan is to order Shrimp Fried Rice, Orange Chik'n and Spicy Garlic Chik'n it seemed like we couldn't order combo plates. Well I get to the front of the line and they ask if I want combo I panic and say yes. So my Panic Order ended up being 3 combos Rice and Chowmien with: Orange Chik'n, Kung Pow Chik'n and Mongolian Beef I almost forgot 2 Chinese Buns. It came to like $52 so this place is not cheap but the portions were huge. In hindsight I wish I had stuck to my original order the amount of carbs compared to main dish was not proportional to he cost of the food. The order took about 1/2 to be ready they make all vegan items fresh, and they are worth the wait.

The main dishes were really good, especially the Orange Chik'n. It was not overly sweet like so many vegan places make it. it had a really good crisp bit to it. This had to be my favorite the followed by the BBQ Pork Bun. There was so much food I actually didn't eat that till the next day when I steamed it for Breakfast - don't judge me hahaha it is a perfect breakfast food. The bun was filing a little sweet and the filling was flavorful and had some great seasoning. The beef and the spicy chik'n were great no complaints, but when I go back I will just get the Bun and the Orange Chik'n.

The staff was efficient were hustling to take care of the socially distanced line out the door.

Updated from previous review on 2021-03-16

Pros: Vegan Menu, Vegan items made to order, Orange Chik'n

Cons: Pricey, long wait


Points +67

07 Mar 2021

Yummy but make extra time

Delicious as always but waited 36 mins for our food this last time. Huge portions and probably my favorite vegan Chinese food. It’s worth it if you aren’t in a rush!

Pros: Tons of vegan option! , So yummy! , Often has vegan desserts

Cons: Long wait for food , Meat options, Pricey


Points +88

02 Mar 2021

Best vegan Chinese food

So good! My go-to when craving Chinese food

Pros: Best vegan orange chicken , Walnut shrimp is awesome!

Cons: Takes a bit long with vegan orders


Points +36

02 Feb 2021

Not bad, not great

I ordered the vegan combo (chow mien and rice with spicy garlic mock chicken). The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't anything worth getting excited about, either. The wait for my food was also pretty long, about 25 minutes.

From now I'm going to take my business to purely vegan restaurants as opposed to restaurants with some vegan options. I would feel much better supporting those businesses instead.

Pros: Vegan options

Cons: Long wait, "okay" flavors


Points +2888

06 Aug 2020

Best Vegan Chinese Food

Seriously, if you’re you miss hitting up Chinese food spots like I do, Pots N Woks is legit! Worth the drive. The portions are massive! Slightly expensive, but for how much food you get, it makes up for it. Plus they also have great desserts provided by Your Vegan Friend. Just be advised that it’s not the cleanest place inside and they’ve been shut down before for vermin infestation. If you check their health inspection rating online it will tell you all their violations, so with that in mind, go at your own risk. Still my fav Chinese food place 🤷

Pros: Tons of options

Cons: Pricey, Dirty inside, Health Code violations


Points +54

24 Jun 2020

Great vegan options

My favorite vegan chinese takeout place 😋 It’s delicious and even better than the stuff I had before going vegan! You can tell the owners care about their business too based on their Instagram account.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Reasonably priced, Made to order

Cons: Long waits


Points +18

26 May 2020

One of my favorite spots!

I love this spot for Chinese food!

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Expensive


Points +80

24 May 2020

So good.

They have great vegans options. Mock beef, chicken, and shrimp. The food was fast , flavorful, and filling.
Great customer service
Even with a line it took us about 15 minutes.

Pros: Lots of vegan options

Cons: Can be pricy but still worth it.


Points +164

30 Oct 2019


Lots of vegan options. Pretty much anything on the regular menu, you can get vegan! Even vegan cream cheese wontons! The best is the Vegan orange chicken!!! So good!


Points +26

14 Oct 2019


🤤🤘🏽🙌🏽 deliciousness


Points +114

25 Aug 2019


This place would get 5 stars from me if happy cow let me. The vegan menu is huge and absolutely amazing. Everyone here is super friendly as well.

Pros: Tons of vegan options, Clearly marked vegan menu


Points +200

15 Jun 2019

Can’t give them 5 stars

I had not had orange chicken in 13 years and I was blown away with this Orange chicken. It’s fast food, not the healthiest but what a treat!!! I gave meat eaters orange chicken to try and not only they all loved it but one of them walked away telling me I was lied to by the restaurant and was convinced that it was real chicken. I was so happy to know the noodles and the fried rice are vegan so everyone who orders a combo gets Vegan fried rice or noodles or both by default. They have a one item policy for vegan combos and they have a sign. They cannot sell you a side order either. The reason is that most food is made to order but Vegan food is ALWAYS made to order and they can only make complete orders and not little by little. I bout an item ala cartel and they said yes and it comes with rice. I would suggest ordering several items ala carte if you’re with a group so you can try different dishes. I’m definitely coming back!

Pros: Delicious food , Huge portions , Fresh, made when ordered food.

Cons: Busy parking lot


Points +162

07 Apr 2019

Best Vegan Chinese in Los Angeles

The food was flavorful, Orange Chicken, Mongolian 🙌🏼🌶 Cream Cheese Wontons 🌟🌟

Pros: Staff was great at explaining all vegan plates, Huge menu - separate Vegan Menu, Eat in or take out

Cons: Didn’t get to try BBQ Prk my bad


Points +485

14 Dec 2018

Vegan friendly Chinese fast food

I was told by the people who owned this place that they noticed the lack of vegan options in the area so they took it upon themselves to create a whole separate vegan menu to cater to non meat eaters.

Now I’m Chinese and grew up eating Chinese food, and their vegan menu is impressive. It’s extensive and the couple of times I ordered from them the dishes have been really tasty.

The pricing is fair for the amount of food you are getting, and their whole drink menu is also vegan friendly bc they offer almond & soy milk alternatives.

Pros: Separate vegan menu- quite extensive , Vegan friendly boba drinks , Fast service

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