• Roots Natural Kitchen

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Fast food
Salad bar

Serves meat, vegan options available. Food bar offering bowls and salads with option to build your own. Has tofu, veggies, beans, nuts, vegan sauces and dressing. Casual dining, outlets on the East Coast.

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9 Reviews

First Review by VeganVegabond


Points +567

26 Jul 2023


Okay yum yum. Every ingredient here is so good but especially BBQ tofu and roasted mushrooms yummm. I like to get a bowl with kale as the main base and then do a little rice action. There is definitely some trial and error to find your perfect combo, but man this place is sooo good! Must try!! If there is a long line do not fear it moves fast!

Updated from previous review on 2023-07-26

Pros: Ingredients are bomb, Great value for what you get, Drooling



Points +18

10 Jun 2022

Great spot to get a grain bowl or salad with vegan options. Tamari bowl was yum

Lots of choices: legumes, grains, greens, tofu, mushrooms

Pros: Lots of options, Customizable

Cons: Didn’t have a place to recycle bottles, Doesn’t have a dedicated grill for vegan food


Points +2054

09 Apr 2022

New Favorite

There are a lot of places that serve “bowls” but this is one of the better ones. Very fresh ingredients and interesting combinations. They have done proposed combinations or you can make your own.

Pros: Fresh ingredients , Friendly, knowledgeable staff


Points +52

19 Aug 2021

Good for vegans

The BBQ Tofu is amazing, chili miso not bad either.

Pros: Fresh , Portions size is good for the price., Quick assembly line

Cons: Sometimes it’s crowded due to U of Del students


Points +24

24 Oct 2018

Great Build Your Own Bowl

Roots is a new restaurant similar to others I enjoy very much, e.g., Sweetgreen (chain) and Upbeet (Atlanta).

The concept is pretty straightforward. If you create a slew of tasty ingredients designed to be consumed bowl/salad style, then customers can build the perfect meal. It’s great for those of us who want to balance time and health.

The food was better than I was expecting—and I had high hopes! In other words, I was super happy with my meal.

Highly recommended.

Pros: Great portion size, Wide vegan selection, Great tasting food


Points +141

07 Oct 2018

So good!

I got the Mayweather bowl with miso tofu, subbed the cheese for broccoli, & took off the pesto (it contains cheese, but the lemon tahini is so good on its own!)

Pros: Very quick

Cons: No free parking


Points +4421

Mostly Veg
27 Jul 2018


Just like the previous two reviewers, the southern bowl (less than $9) sounded like the most interesting one to me. I’m really glad I got it because it was absolutely delicious and was also very filling. If you leave out the cheese cubes it’s vegan. Other choices here as well but I only had a chance to eat here once while in town. Parking is not free anywhere in this general area so come with quarters or a credit card to pay the meters.

Pros: Flavor , Price reasonable , Large portions

Cons: Paid parking


Points +16

01 Mar 2018

Healthy fast food

Super fast,heathy and Yummy! I had the Southern (minus the cheddar cheese) with BBQ tofu,amazing😀

Pros: lots of healthy options,well priced


Points +177

10 Dec 2016

Delicious Vegan Fast Food

I had the Southern Bowl with BBQ tofu (kale race and beans)--a nice flavorful alternative to Honeygrow. Whereas the latter is a pick and sit with a fair amount of options Asian style options, Roots is more interesting and eclectic in it's options.

Roots has capitalized on the increasing full serve food bar style restaurant model. But the greens are fresher and flavors bolder and more interesting than your Saladworks or Diablo Burrito rice and bean bowl.

For a quick vegan lunch, Roots is the best bet on Main Street. Also, if your wanting a break from the soy, the sautéed mushrooms are an excellent alternative (I had double mushrooms on my "Lola bowl" and was a very happy camper).

Pros: fresh and interesting vegan options , perfect for a quick inexpensive lunch

Cons: smoothies would be nice (water only)

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