Fast food

Plant-based chain founded 2006 with its first location in Irvine, California. Offering a variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads, bowls and more. This one est. 2014. Open Mon-Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

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50 Reviews

First Review by Gyan Penrose-Kafka


Points +87

21 Nov 2023

Can't Pass it by!

Great choice for vegan fast food. Great rotation of menu. It's an elevated fast food in my book. Great service and friendly staff every time. From healthy to fried, they have it.

Pros: Truffle mac, yikes so 😋 yum, Yoegg, Seasonal menu rotation



Points +388

30 Sep 2023

Classic Cesar Salad with grilled Beyond Beef

I have always love Cesar Salad.

Veggie Grill makes delicious classic Cesar Salad with your choice of proteins.

Needless to say, dressing is the most crucial part for any salad. The dressing is so delicious.

Pros: 100% Vegan, Great menu selection that non vegans like, Delicious dishes

Cons: Parking lot entrance a bit tight, Close by busy CostCo with gas station


Points +1017

21 Sep 2023

veggie grill has my 💚

everything at veggie grill is amazing and i just tried the kimchi burger and OMG it was SO good. absolutely delicious definitely recommend!!


Points +68

30 Jul 2023

So good!!

I got the Yo Egg Huevos Rancheros. This "fried egg" was so good! Even my non-vegan dad thought the egg was real. I also got chocolate chip cookies, they were very delicious. My bowl was bigger than I was expecting and very filling. Definitely will be coming back when I'm in the area!

Pros: Good serving size


Points +41

22 Jun 2023

Omg, so yumm!!!

We came here since it was super close to Legoland and we are beyond pleased to have come here. Every one of the items we got was delicious. Both kids, myself and husband all loved it. My incredibly picky 9 yr old said it was her favorite restaurant ever. We got the texmex nachos, crispy cauliflower, kid burger, kid chck’n tenders, and a buffalo chik’n sandwich.


Points +99

24 May 2023

Delicious, huge portions!

Amazingly delicious, huge portions! We got the Nashville Hot Chicken, carne asada loaded fries, and the Original burger. All of them were so tasty we came back a second day after going to Legoland!

Lots of parking and seating, great service.


Points +39

18 May 2023

vegan fast food

great for a vegan that is looking for fast food style. traveling through the area and was pleased to find an all vegan menu. i had the buffalo chikn sandwich and it hit the spot! great for non vegans as well as everything i had translated very well.


Points +96

17 Apr 2023

“Fish” tacos 🙌

Delish fish tacos—don’t be fooled, you’ll eat both even tho they advertise it’s for two. Get both green & res salsa. Great ambience. Clean. Friendly & prompt staff. Two thumbs up. Ps. Skip the flavorless mac n cheez

Pros: All vegan

Cons: Mac n cheese flavorless


17 Apr 2023


Points +464

26 Mar 2023

Great menu - lots of options

Veggie Grill never fails to impress. I had the Steakhouse Burger this time and swapped the beyond burger for a veggie burger. The veggie burger was just okay though - it broke apart too easily and the texture was a bit off.

Pros: Lots of options including good salads, Service is always quick, Dessert

Cons: Veggie burger was just okay


Points +34

20 Jan 2023

Delicious vegan food

Me and my kids go here a lot. My son orders the wings and I love the Caesar salad. I’ve tried so many things on the menu and have loved them all but I always order the Caesar- that dressing is perfection #Veganuary

Pros: The whole menu is vegan , WFBP options + some vegan junk food options too, Quick and friendly service


Points +32

27 Dec 2022

Good Food

Large menu selection, good tasting food, quick service. My favorites are the Tinga Burrito and Santa Fe Chick’n. #Veganuary


Points +177

08 Nov 2022

Vegan Burger & Nachos

I inhaled the VG burger in a matter of minutes, it was so good!

The nachos have liquid cheese rather than melted shredded cheese so I had to get them - wonderful and the taco meat was really good too!!

Pros: All Vegan!

Cons: Kinda expensive, fries dont come with burger


Points +1123

07 Nov 2022


First time in California and needed some fuel before getting back on the road. Happy to have found this place, quick and convenient. I ordered off the mass veggies taqueria menu - the food was delicious. Four stars because I ordered a burrito but got a taco.


07 Nov 2022

Plant Power in Encinitas is phenomenal. I am in Oceanside.


Points +153

21 Oct 2022

We love Veggie Grill!!!

Consistently delicious vegan food!

Updated from previous review on 2022-10-21

Pros: Excellent menu, Quality, Absolutely delish!

Cons: There isn't one near my house!


Points +268

12 Sep 2022

Always love

I had the blt croissant sandwich and Mac and cheese. It was really good!


Points +108

19 Aug 2022

Always a fun place to visit

Lots of processed mock meat. Great if that's your thing


Points +43

06 Aug 2022

Veggie Grill

Amazing food and decent ambiance.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-06

Pros: Abundance of cool vegan things, Desserts, Cool people

Cons: Very caloric , Salty


Points +22

28 Mar 2022

Catalina Taco Salad

Love this salad with the chunks of avocado.

Pros: All vegan options, Gluten-free options, Best chocolate chip cookies

Cons: None , Nada, N/A


Points +18

07 Mar 2022


My friend thought the fish was real.


Points +127

24 Feb 2022

Burgers and nachos

Every location provides consistently good food.


Points +2384

29 Jan 2022

Great plant-based fast food concept

I really enjoyed the Santa Fe Chickin' sandwich and Carrot Cake. This place is a great example of how animal products are not required to maximize taste. #Veganuary

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-29


Points +374

01 Dec 2021

Great plant based food

Food was good, and there was a nice variety of meals to choose from.

Pros: Many options , Tasty menu

Cons: None


Points +31

23 Mar 2021

Nice Menu, Poor Execution

I was excited about Veggie Grill opening nearby. They have great sandwich options. Sadly, they don't put as much effort into preparation as they do their menu. The food was poorly prepared. All dishes were cold. The children's dish had absolutely no flavor. There seems to be heavy reliance on oils.

Lastly, the prices are a bit high, especially considering the lack of effort in the kitchen. Still very glad to see Veg*n options appearing mainstream. Hope they focus more on quality, as opposed to speed (fast food model)

Update: Years later, came back to say the food preparation has improved. But, the children's menu is still poor.

Updated from previous review on 2014-11-23

Pros: Great Menu Options

Cons: Poor Food Preparation, Some Dishes Lacked Flavor, Greasy Food


Points +30

25 May 2020

Lots of options

Glad that it is all vegan but I wish there was healthier/ whole food options that weren’t just salad bowls and oil free meals. The beyond burger is expensive but tastes good, fries are extra but the burger is already more than $10.. I didn’t like the mac n cheese. The broccoli is delicious. The lux burger is good. The taco bowl is good. The cookies and brownies are good. Love the lemonade. The mashed potatoes are good. The crispy chick’n burger is ok.

Pros: Lots of options

Cons: Expensive , Not many healthy options


Points +284

06 Mar 2020

Yummy food

Deducted a star because both times we visited Carlsbad location, to DINE IN, the cashier tried to give us a single use plastic cup..(they have reusable cups). I’m not sure if the plastic ones are compostable/biodegradable? It just doesn’t make sense to hand on single use cups when customers are dining in. Seems wasteful and expensive....

Pros: Moderate size menu, Lovely teas and horchata , Variety of menu items, tacos, salads, burgers

Cons: Plastic cups


Points +455

01 Feb 2020

Love this place

The quinoa mushroom burger is delicious with the salad and citrus vinaigrette. Mondo nachos, the street corn and the chikn sandwiches


Points +369

19 Jan 2020

Short walk from LEGOLAND

A great experience as always. We have never had a bad experience at a Veggie Grill. Staff is incredible and provides for a great dining experience.

Pros: Short walk from LEGOLAND , Consistent menu and quality, Friendly staff

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