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Going on today with another California Vegan Restaurant is the VeggieGrill in two different locations.  This is a vegan chain restaurant that I could only wish was in other places around where we live.  Everything is fresh and made to order and did I mention 100% vegan!  When I heard we were going to California again, I knew this was the restaurant on the “must do” list.  Actually I was dreaming out it the entire time.  A week before I already had my order ready and waiting.  Genki Husband thought I was joking… ha-ha, nope!

Veggie Grill– inside as we were waiting.  This was the least amount of people we saw in here and this was an off hour for a meal.

Veggie Grill: All Hail Kale Salad! I’ve seen this on multiple websites from other bloggers in California plus a few friends that have talked about it and raved. This was top of the list. “Marinated kale, quinoa, red cabbage slaw, corn salsa, agave-roasted walnuts, ginger-papaya vinaigrette. Add Tempeh or Blackened Chickin’ 2.85” For around $9 USD (minus extras) you can get this salad that is enough for 2 people! We really liked this salad but found it a bit sweet for our tastes, I think we would get this again but would use 1/2 the dressing as it was just too strong for us.

Southwestern Chili: $3.50 cup 4.95 bowl “Red and white beans, soy cream, chopped green and red onion” For some reason they didn’t give us the soy cream or onions. 😦 This was the most delicious chili we have ever had – Genki Husband wants the recipe if anyone has it! Yum!

Veggie Grill: VG Cheeseburger (100% vegan). This I believe is made by Gardein for VeggieGrill. This is absolutely delicious! We both agreed we would eat this again and again. The chez was a bit funky but maybe it was because we had to warm it up again after returning from the restaurant. We were just too tired after traveling the whole day out and about to eat at the busy restaurant. Warning: They are always busy so plan for extra time waiting for your order. Well worth it though! ” It had VG chez, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, and chipotle ranch”.  It’s about $10 USD.

Veggie Grill: Mac-n-Cheese. I wanted to love this so much since it looked like the real dairy option but it really fell short for us. It tasted like pasta but the chez flavor was just not there. I’m not sure if it is a coastal taste preference but it just tasted like cornstarch to us. Big letdown for us but again it might be due to the fact we have different flavored mac n chez on the East Coast?

Fries – we tried both the sweet potato and the regular seasoned ones. The regular ones were a bit hit with us. The sweet potato ones we ended up not eating since we did not like them at all. Save your money and go with the regular – delicious!!!!

Veggie Grill: Buffalo Bomber that we took home with us on the plane for dinner but then ended up not eating it. We warmed it up the next day in Michigan and it was delicious! It was Gardein Chick’n I think. It is about $10 USD but well worth the price. Note: If you are going on a flight, please make sure you discard the bag because they will write B. Bomb on the outside. Whew, glad we found that out before going to customs. ha-ha

Veggie Grill: Bali Bliss which is a tempeh burger. Organic tempeh, lettuce, tomato, red onion, chipotle ranch. Blackened or Buffalo-style upon request. Add avocado (yep, we did). This was delicious! We ate it on the plane and it was so good we were mad we couldn’t have it more often.

Chocolate Chip Cookie with Walnuts. We wanted to get this after seeing how many people were ordering them. It came home to Michigan with us. Unfortunately again this didn’t meet our higher than normal standards I think. It was good but not fantastic. I could take it or leave it next time.

Of course Barry the Koala from Australia wanted to go to Redondo Beach, CA since he has a little free time now to travel around.

Eat at Veggie Grill:  (Many Other Locations in CA, OR, WA)
Rolling Hills Plaza
2533 Pacific Coast HWY
Torrence, CA 90505
Mon-Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 11am-9pm


Plaza El Segundo
720 Allied Way
El Segundo, CA, 90245
Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm