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Veggie Grill, Encino – Post 2

I have already talked about Veggie Grill, but I thought that I could do multiple reviews of restaurants as I make subsequent visits.  Click here to see previous posts about Veggie Grill.

I love Veggie Grill because it’s like a better version of fast food, only vegan.  Everything is quick and it isn’t too expensive, and there are many yummy items from which to choose.

Occasionally, Eric and I met my sister Allison and her boyfriend Zack at the Veggie Grill in Encino.

Veggie Grill Encino | A Vegan in Progress

On one of our recent visits, I got the Buffalo Bomber sandwich (Crispy Chickin’ tossed with spicy Buffalo sauce, tomato, red onion, lettuce, creamy ranch dressing) with Sweetheart (sweet potato) fries.  I love buffalo sauce and I love chickin’ sandwiches, so this is a no brainer.  It’s delicious and so far, my favorite on the menu.

Allison ordered sort of the salad version of my meal, the B-Wing Salad (Buffalo Wings over chopped romaine, avocado, celery, roasted corn salsa, creamy ranch dressing), which she really enjoyed.

Veggie Grill B-Wing Salad | A Vegan in Progress

B-Wing Salad

On another visit, we started with an order of VG Rollers (Blackened Chickin’, cabbage and creamy Santa Fe spread, grilled taquito-style in flour tortillas, served with salsa, mashed avocado) which were aesthetically pleasing, but a little boring.  Allison loved them, though.

VG Rollers | A Vegan in Progress

VG Rollers

I tried the Bayou Chickin’ sandwich (Blackened Chickin’, lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, spicy vegan mayo) with a side of Cauli-mashed Potatoes.  The sandwich was spicy and creamy with the avocado and the cauli-mashed potatoes were a great side.  They came with a little bit of vegan gravy on top.

Bayou Chickin’ sandwich | A Vegan in Progress

Bayou Chickin’ sandwich

Eric ordered the Grillin’ Chickin’ (Grilled Chickin’, avocado, lettuce, tomato, red onion, cilantro pesto, chipotle ranch) with a side of chili.  He thought the sandwich was good, but the chili was terribly bland.  I have to agree on that point.

Grillin' Chickin' | A Vegan in Progress

Grillin’ Chickin’

I love Veggie Grill and their superb customer service.  I will definitely be back!

Veggie Grill, Los Angeles Farmers Market

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Veggie Grill is as close to a vegan fast food place as there is – in terms of it being quick and inexpensive, not greasy and unhealthy.  They have both comfort food options and healthier ones, so it is good for people with all types of tastes.  I have only been once, but really enjoyed it.

Eric and I were at the Grove and I was getting frustrated at a lack of real options other than $12 falafel plates, when I remembered that there was a Veggie Grill in the adjacent parking lot.  We ventured over to the bright and clean Veggie Grill restaurant.  I wrestled over what to order and finally settled on the Santa Fe Crispy Chickin’ burger.  I feel like “chicken” sandwiches and vegan burgers are a pretty accurate test for a vegan chef, so I often like to try those first.  It was moist and filling with a yummy avocado spread throughout.  I’m not really one for sweet potato fries but theirs weren’t bad.  It was definitely a preferable choice over an entire vegetarian platter from a booth in the Farmers Market.  It was really satisfying.

I can’t wait to go back and try many more menu items!