The good news is there’s a new restaurant in Irvine where even non-vegetarians will find plenty to eat without sacrificing taste or texture.
The Veggie Grill features a menu of reliable American favorites. Unlike the veggie burgers of old, however, you’ll find that the meat substitutes at The Veggie Grill more than compensate for the vegetarian switcheroo. You’ll be amazed at the variety and heartiness of the flavors you encounter.
For starters, check out the Chill Out Wings. This is chillin’ chickin’ in a BBQ sauce, and I suggest you begin with this, because once you taste the chillin’ chickin’, you’ll be a believer. From there, you can explore the menu. Salads include a chef’s salad, the Baja Fiesta and a Chinese chickin’ salad. Each is infused with quinoa, a high-protein grain known for its nutritional benefits. If you’re not in the mood for a salad, check out the selection of sandwiches and burgers.
I had the Island Getaway: coconut-milk-battered tempeh, lightly fried, with teriyaki-glazed pineapple on a whole-wheat bun. A side of coleslaw and an order of Sweetheart Fries, made from sweet potatoes instead of regular white potato, rounded out my order. Will you have the Coup de Carrot Cake, or opt for the Divine Chocolate Pudding? I couldn’t resist the Chocolate Decadence, a double-layered French chocolate cake.
Great food, nice people in a clean, attractive setting. Highly recommended...