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The official (not vegan!) restaurant vegan option review.

We all know how hard it is to try to eat out in a not so vegan friendly restaurant; it's hard to be sure of anything to eat. Here we can discuss what we've found/asked about/had at our local (you never know when someone might be in your area, and need some help!), chain, fast food, etc. restaurants. For vegan (friendly) restaurant reviews, visit: The official vegan restaurant review. We have veganeatingout, and other such websites/posts, but we should have our own place here to discuss our restaurant findings, personally!

Please list how you found out about the veganness of items, location of restaurant, what you were told about items, how food was, what all you have had, or if there's just NOTHING to eat. If you are not quite sure if an item might be vegan, say that! We can share what we know. If you know for sure that a place has no vegan options, let us know! Or, if you know of a reliable longer list of vegan items at a restaurant that you have tried, post the link. I've included review dates, so you might want to take older reviews with a bigger grain of salt, if ya know what I mean.

Amazing Grace
(Duluth, MN) has vegan sandwiches (naturebound)
Andy's Frozen Custard

Applebee's
(2009) I had some sorta portobello burger. It originally wasn't vegan (cheese or somethin), so I got it without. It was just a bun and the mushroom - no other toppings. Weird. And, the mushroom itself wasn't very good. AND, it appears not to be on the menu anymore anyway. Oh well, it wasn't tasty! (fb)
I always get a baked potato with nothing on it, it's a little more than a dollar. I fluff it up with oil and salt and pepper. (sarah)
Arby's
A long time ago I went to one and they made me a pretty cool veggie sammich. I think I was just starting the transition to veganism though, so I'm honestly not sure about their bread. (sarah)
Arthur Treacher's

Alto Cinco
(2007; Syracuse, NY) has the best burritos, and especially the best guac I've ever tasted, and I've had burritos all over the world.  In my opinion their food blows Chipotle's stuff out of the water. (Cams)
At Sara's Table Chester Creek Cafe
(Duluth, MN) Has vegan options (or dishes that can be veganized). (naturebound)
Atlanta Bread
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) I've gone here a couple times. The vegan options I know about: vegetable soup (which I haven't had yet, because it's a soup of the day thing), and the California avocado sandwich with no cheese and no sauce. I put lots of spicy mustard on it and dip it in balsamic vinegar and oil. It's not bad, but it's basically an avocado on some focaccia. I've also had a smoothie there, which I was assured is just fuit and apple juice. P has gotten some pasta thing there with no cheese. I thought you could get the panini with no cheese, but they told me that was not possible. (AC)
Au Bon Pain
They have several things blatantly labeled as vegan! I've had the 12-veggie soup, which was pretty good considering I got it at a mini chain restaurant in a train station. The black bean, vegetarian lentil, curried rice and lentil, gazpacho, tuscan white bean, and moroccan tomato lentil soups are also labeled vegan. Their website lists ingredients and nutrition facts. They only had pre-made salads at the one I went to, but it looks from their website like the meatless salads could be made vegan, just don't get the croutons, and pick one of the vegan vinaigrettes. (Lauuren)
Auntie Anne's
Pretzels are vegan if you get one without butter, but that makes it hard for the salt to stay on. (courth)
Austin Grill

Bagel Nosh

Bagel Tyme
(Merced, CA) Some of the best bagels, ever. Not even like "oh, this is good for lil Merced" but like legit good. There are some nonvegan varieties, most obvious (jalapeno cheddar, basil parmesan), some not (wheat has honey). Lots of vegan varieties, though: plain, everything (fav!!), blueberry, cinnamon sugar (so unhealthy YEAH), cinnamon raisin, poppy, and several others. They serve some coffee and have a soymilk option. They make different flavored cream cheeses, none magically vegan, sadly. (fb)
Bahama Breeze

Bahama Buck's

Baja Fresh
(2011) I can't remember if the pinto beans are also vegan, but I always get black beans on account of tastiness. The tortilla is vegan, and they also have fajita vegetables they can put in the burrito. You have to ask for the burrito without cheese or sour cream (it's default). It's pretty decent, but chipotle is better. The salsad are all vegan, and are self-serve and free. They're all pretty mild to me, but have labels for how hot they are. (fb)
Baskin Robbins

Beaner's Central Coffee House
(Duluth, MN) sandwiches & wraps can be veganized by excluding cheese; they also have fresh dairy free fruit smoothies and fresh fruit options too (naturebound)
Bernice's Bakery
(2007; Missoula, MT) We purchased some of our bread here (sourdough and wheat), and loved their hummus. They have a few vegan baked good options, and we tried one, but I can't remember what. The hummus was the best! (AC)
Big Ten Burrito
(2011; Ann Arbor, MI) Ann Arbor's number 1 burrito spot. If you're going elsewhere you're probably fucking up. They have a normal veggie burrito that you can get without cheese and its 3.50 tax included. It weighs about 2 pounds and is a lot of food for the money. Veggie no cheese comes with rice, black beans, salsa, and lettuce if you choose. I like to add guac. You can also order a giant which is like 4 pounds of food and bigger than my girlfriends head. No lies. Awesome place and open til 4am. (ska1234)
Biga Pizza
(2008; Missoula, MT) We ate here once. They were very friendly and made us special vegan pizzas with lots of veggies. It wasn't spectacular, but worked. (AC)
Black Angus Steakhouse

Blimpie

Boston Market

Braums

Breadsmith

Bridge Pizza
(2008; Missoula, MT) I miss this place! They have a soy cheese option for pizza, and you can pick lots of toppings. The crust was excellent. (AC)
Brixx

Buffalo Wild Wings
I have not found anything vegan on the menu. Wouldn't trust any of the fried things. (AC)
Being vegetarian, and not vegan, I have had the veggie burger here three times. It never tasted good, but a couple of times it was my only option when out with friends or on the road. The last time I had it, I got food poisioning so bad I’ll never eat another veggie burger in my life. Packaged or home made. I couldn’t eat for three days afterwards without puking. Never again. (shea)
Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse

Burger King
(2011) The fries are ok. I heard a while ago that the onion rings are vegan, and it's hard to find ingredients online, but: http://www.fastfoodingredients.com/2008/04/06/burger-king-onion-rings/ they appear vegan. i had them one time, and they weren't great. They didn't seem to actually have onion slices in them, but had onion-flavored paste stuff instead (!) maybe that's the "rehydrated onion" from the ingredients list. (fb)
I swear I had read the french fries were seasoned with chicken but according to this http://jessfastfood.tripod.com/fastfoodnutritionfacts/id24.html the french fries and onion rings to appear to be legit (amymylove)
I wouldn't eat the onion rings at Burger King. I don't think they have a dedicated fryer for them. I'm almost positive the fries are okay, but not the rings. (veganola)
Burgerville

BurritoVille
(2007) THAT place rules the school! (kennedy)
(2007) I heartily agree that Burritoville is better (and MUCH cheaper! FREE CHIPS AND SALSA!) than Chipotle, although I like both. (operachic)
Cafe Barada
(2011; Cambridge, MA) Not a vegetarian restaurant but a good number of vegan options. Run by a Lebanese family. One of the 2 daily dinner specials is always veggie.  Great hummus. (ericac)
Cafe Rio

California Pizza Kitchen
When I went quite a few years ago they assured me that their lentil soup was vegan (hesp)
California Tortilla
We ate here at an airport, can't remember which one. The No-Meato Burrito says on the sign that it's "vegan-friendly." It was nothing amazing, but for airport food it was like we struck gold. You can get it as a burrito or as a "bowl" without a tortilla. (Lauuren)
Camille's Sidewalk Cafe

Cantina Grill
(Denver airport; 2012) Considering it's airport food, this place is pretty good, and not too expensive. They have a surprising number of veg*n options, considering the menu isn't that big. I had some vegetarian tacos, and my hubby had a vegetarian burrito. Both were good-sized meals, but make sure you order a side of guacamole, which isn't included but is definitely worth the extra $1. (lebkuchen)

Cantina Laredo
(DFW airport; 2011) This airport restaurant is one of the more expensive ones, but they had a nice option for us. We shared the avocado and artichoke enchiladas with plenty of chips and salsa. The salsa is really good. It came with a jicama salad type thing, but the jicama pieces were just too big. She gave us the ranchero sauce instead of the tomatillo sauce for some reason (something not vegan?), but it was pretty good. (AC)
Capriotti's

Caribou Coffee

Carino's Italian

Carl's Jr.

Carluccio's

Carrabbas Italian Grill

Carvel

Charley's Grilled Subs

Cheddar's
(2011; Ft. Smith, AR) Isn't as un-veg-friendly as it looks online, at least this one is pretty user-friendly... they've got salsa/ guacamole/ chips & steamed edamame for starters, with coarse salt blend & tasty dipping sauce for the edamame; they've also got a good salad with mixed greens, carmelized pears, almonds, & some other good stuff-- had to ask for no chicken/ no cheese, but it was excellent with those modifications; don't remember what dressing was clean (sorry, should've reviewed it more promptly!), but it was a better dining experience than I was expecting. There aren't a huge amount of menu choices there that are veg-friendly, but those that ARE are pretty good-- that was my experience, anyway. (hotcooknmama)
Cheeburger Cheeburger

Chia Shiang
(2011; Ann Arbor, MI)  It's a Chinese restaurant that has it's own vegetarian menu and they even prepare the vegetarian/vegan food in a separate kitchen. They have many great fake meats (mostly seitan). They are also willing to answer your questions about the ingredients, to make sure that a vegetarian meal is vegan. (krista)
Chick fil A
I think all they have is a stupid overpriced fruit salad. Half of their little salad is cheese (Or at least it was last time I went there with some one) and they got really cranky when I asked for one with no cheese and wouldn't do it. (sarah)
their fries are vegan... and fried in their own thing (not the chicken one) (hesp)
Chili's
(2011; Roanoke, TX) I asked the waiter how the beans and rice were prepared, and the ingredients in the black bean burger.  He had to go ask, and another waiter came by to check on us so I asked him but he also had to go ask.  Then the Manager came by, assured me that the black bean burger was vegan, no dairy, no eggs, no animal products of any kind.  Then the second waiter came back with a printout from a vegan blog with some information from Chili's corporate headquarter stating that the black bean burger had dairy in it and while it was vegetarian, it was NOT vegan.  But the rice, black beans and corn on the cob (without butter) were vegan options.  So I changed my order to that.  But I thought that was so nice of him to do that, he even printed out several pages on allergen suggestions as well as the nutritional information spreadsheet - and he wasn't even our waiter!  (stacydan)
(2011; Abilene, TX)I didn't visit Chili's for a long time after I learned the black bean burger is not vegan (I think it has egg?), and after looking at their weird allergen list, but ended up there with some family the other day. They now have a fire roasted chili and corn guacamole with chips and salsa. I ordered that with a side of black beans with pico de gallo, tortillas, and lettuce (to make burrito things). It was actually quite good! I like the guac, and it's enough to share. The beans were good. The whole thing was like $5. I wouldn't mind going there again with family. (AC)
Chin's

Chipotle Mexican Grill
(2007) they have the best guacomole on the face of the earth. (chickpea27)
(2008) I am not a huge fan of chipotle. The burritos are okay at best (the burrito bowl is the only thing really worth getting), but everything is so salty! I don't know, I know lots of people jock this place but it just doesn't do it for me. (sb)
(2008) Yesterday was my first time eating at Chipotle and all I can say is: WOW, that's one ginormous burrito!!  I could only eat half of it.  I loved their spicy red sauce and the guacamole was almost as good as mine....almost. (storm)
(2008) Their pinto beans are cooked w/ bacon, just to let you know...But the black beans are not. (pinkerbelle)
(2008) I got the vegetarian burrito bowl and chips.  The bowl was quite a large portion, and the bag of chips was good-sized as well.  My total was $7 exactly, which I thought was fairly reasonable considering the amount of food.  I really liked the food.  The guacamole had a nice kick of lime, and the chips were perfectly thin and crispy.  The cilantro-lime rice was pretty tasty.  All in all, I enjoyed my meal, and I'll return in the future. (willwolf)
(2010)i love chipotle simply because it is a very popular, easy to come by restaurant that has standard vegan options; i can go out with roommates, friends, coworkers, etc,  get totally filled up and have left overs.... not to mention it's delicious! i get pretty much everything one can on a burrito and keep it vegan -- BB,rice,fajitas vegs, all 4 salsas (with extra hot, please), lots o guac and lettuce.... i always give the burrito roller a hearty thank you, because it's a feat rollin that sucker up.... nearly always rips... but if it's not messy, it's no good! (secretspicy)
(2010) I had a bowl type thing (just cause i didn't want to be a slob with a huge burrito leaking all over my face in front of my new co workers)... the bowl was awesome though (with tortilla chips for dipping)... i think the pinto beans aren't veg because when i said i wanted the vegetarian bowl the worker guy was like "Oh so you want the black beans" so i just said "Um sure"... I got black beans, white rice, the hottest salsa, avocado, and lettuce in a bowl... it was yummy! They have chipotle flavored tabasco which tastes perfect on their food (amymylove)
(2010) I get veggie soft tacos lately. With no rice. black beans, mild salsa, a little bit of corn salsa, lettuce, guac. Sometimes I'll get rice on one of them. Actually. I usually make one different for funsies. Mm. I used to get burritos. Burritos are huge. I think you get the most for your money with a burrito. I recommend a burrito. Haha. Its a good first time experience thing. (sarah)
(2010) Bowl with black beans, corn, salsa, lettuce and avocado (saskia)
(2010) My daughter and I split the soft tacos, with rice, black beans, corn salsa, and get the guac on the side, for chips. (but they come with the guac so its cheaper to do this and add a little into the tacos, and use a little on the chips.) (babysgotsauce)
(2010) theres a chipotle in nyc that has the option of gardein chicken.  it's ok, nothing to get super excited about especially cus it doesnt include the free guac like the veggie option.  id rather have the guac than the chickn but i guess if it goes well they might offer it at the other chipotles. (ppc)
(2010) Oh, my!  So I had their "Garden Blend" made with Gardein two days ago.  My friend and I drove to the beach and came to a screeching halt when we passed Chipotle.  This addiction is really unhealthy.  But anyways, this garden blend stuff is awesome. (alicepleasance)
(2009) The veg burrito bowl with no cheese, yummy (belovedk)
(2009) I like because it's a complete protein and a burrito is super filling (and my boyfriend loves it there too, and he eats meat), plus they have the best guac on the planet! (sharkie)
(2011) They give you a generous amount of guacamole in the burrito, which is great. The salsas are all pretty good, and they have a corn salsa/salad thing you can add to the burrito too. The burritos are REALLY heavy, I can't imagine how heavy the non-vegan would be. Anyway, my only complaint is that their food is pretty salty. Also, their chips pretty much suck. They never taste fresh, and they're seasoned with non-delicious limey coarse salt stuff. (fb)
I love chipotle i just went to one for the first time in houston texas, they are omg good. (ashles)
I realized chipotle upped prices. Everything costs the same now. Veggies are like a dollar more than they were. lame. (sarah)
The Chipotle in St. Pete appears to have reduced their portion size.  It's odd, if I take my daughter to the one in Tampa she can't finish the bowl, but the one in St. Pete is easy to finish (and it didn't used to be).  Has anyone else noticed this at their local Chipotle?  I'm thinking that it is probably just the management at the St. Pete one being cheap asses......so lame! (storm)
Chop't Creative Salad Company
I've gotten the Vegetarian Powerhouse and the Grilled Asian - "naked" - they're pretty good salads, and if you want to pay extra you can get all sorts of better kinds of greens (although I disagree with their whole philosophy of smashing the greens into tiny bits)! You can also build-your-own salad. Not all the dressings are vegan, but they make them all there, so it's easy to find out which ones are - I can't remember what I got, it was whatever the person recommended that had agave instead of honey. (Lauuren)
Chuck E. Cheese's

CiCi's Pizza Buffet

Cinnabon

Clover
(2011; Cambridge, MA) All vegetarian. Started as food trucks (which they still have) now have a restaurant. (ericac)
Cold Stone Creamery

Cosi

Cotton Patch Cafe
(2011; Wichita Falls and Abilene, TX) They actually have a "wabbit platter" which is a choice of veggies. This actually does not mean a ton, because the majority of the "veggies" are not vegan. Anyway, I've been able to get something edible when out with family. I get the salad (no cheese or croutons) with balsamic vinaigrette, french fries, broccoli with no butter ("skinny"), and steamed veggies with no butter. One time the veggies were really underdone, but the second time they were better. (AC)
Cousins Subs

Cracker Barrel
Gross. I used to have to eat here a ton in highschool because it was my teachers favorite place. Their salads are reallyyy tiny. I know all of their veggies are cooked with butter or meat in some way, but according to every one I've been to, they have a fryer just for their fries and those are vegan. (sarah)
Curry House
Has about 10 locations in socal, and is a Japanese curry restaurant. The vegetable curry is vegan if you get the mild sauce (it is clearly stated on the menu), and if you want it spicy, there's always chili oil on the table anyway. you can also add hot tofu to it. They also make a couple of types of vegan spaghetti, one with vegetables, and one very mushroomy one. IMO, the curry is better, and is what people come for; it's sweet and mildly spiced. There's also "tofu steak," which is grilled tofu in a sweet vegetable-based sauce, and is quite delicious; it's an appetizer type thing, and comes out sizzling in a little skillet. There's non-vegan tofu cheesecake (be warned! i think it's made from tofu but has eggs. something like that). Another non-vegan tofu item is the mapo tofu that they occasionally have, which contains ground meat (i think it states such, but just in case you see it's tofu and think it'll be vegetarian...). The prices are pretty good, and the service has always been good. It's more of a family restaurant than a fancy one. (fb)

D'Angelo

Dairy Queen
(2011) I had the tater tots here, but I'm actually not sure of their veganness. Hmph. (AC)
Daphne's Greek Cafe

Deli-cious
(2012; Los Angeles) a rare deli, that happens to have vegan options. The grilled veggie sandwich is default vegetarian, but can be made vegan. It looks like the pizza panini can as well. They have sides such as broccoli pasta salad, toasted almond salad, and pearl barley salad that are already vegan. It's a family-owned place and the guy at the counter seems to know vegan stuff. I've had the grilled veggie sandwich a few times, and it's good; the bread isn't amazing, and he makes the vegetables fresh each time (takes about 10-15 minutes), and are fairly peppery. They have giant pickles. The prices aren't super cheap, but everything is made fresh, and it's near where I live, so... yep. (fb)
Denny's
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) I've had the Amy's vegan burger here a couple times. It's not bad. Get it without cheese. The bun is pretty good. The first time I had it, I got it without the mushrooms, because I thought they might have butter, but the second time it came out with mushrooms, and they were actually raw. (AC)
(2010) I HATED it...YUCK!! Denny's used to have a vegan burger that was perfectly fine...good, in fact. The Amy's burger...was disgusting! it looked like and tasted like...flattened out baby food patties w/some oatmeal thrown in to hold it together. What a WASTE of $8.00! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY folks! (burghgrl)
(2010) I liked this burger and fact I was surprised this was even on a menu here in the Carolina's where pork and all other meat is the main food group. (patty)
(2010) So I went last night. For homework/stalking purposes. It was pretty legit, I got it without cheese and without the dressing (Not sure if its vegan) and got bbq sauce instead. I talked to the guy about how I'm vegan and he said they'll super clean the grill, he promised me they would and it didn't taste gross at all so I assume that he followed through (Plus, me and my friend were the only ones there at midnight so they were probably clean to start with haha) Not sure if its totally worth 8 dollars or whatever it is. But I do think it is if you need a place to go out with with friends and don't want a side salad. (But I don't think most food is worth the price that places charge). I also got a lovely blue drink that tasted like banana boat sunscreen and blue snow cones. (Better than it sounds.)  (sarah)
(2011) I haven't had their vegan burger (haven't been recently enough... last time I went, it was the same non-vegan burger). But, their hash browns are all right, and are cooked in vegetable oil. However, IHOP's is better. (fb)
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) Still think it's quite good! It's a regular veggie burger, but tasty. The price is pretty high for it ($8), but whatever. I always avoided the sauteed mushrooms, because I think they are done in butter, but they don't seem to put them on anymore.  (AC)
(2011, L.A.) Went and got their vegan burger (had coupons!). The spinach mushroom bit tastes a bit healthy-gross (oh, I like spinach and mushrooms, it just had that... hose-water flavor). The burger itself is pretty good, a little crumbly. I'd go back. I'm glad to have one of my old haunts back, after they went with a non-vegan burger for years. (fb)
Desert Moon Grille

Dickey's Barbecue Pit

Domino's Pizza
not vegan, they suck. (hesp)
Don Jose's
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) The only option here is basically bean burrito with no cheese, but I do not think the beans are vegan (from taste), so we stopped getting it. The only option left is chips and salsa with margaritas. The margaritas were not as good the last time we went. (AC)
Donut Connection

Dos Amigos Burritos
(2008; NH) (their motto is get your daily dos, how cute!) They have so many vegetarian options including a guac burrito, roasted red pepper burrito, veggie chili burrito, roasted veggie burrito and some others i can't remember. they're also always super nice about letting me get guac instead of the dairy or extra salsa or something. AND they have those cards you can stamp each time you get one and then get a free one after like you buy ten or something, i love me free food (owalkerjillo)
Double Dave's Pizza

Duluth Grill
(Duluth, MN) Has vegan options (or dishes that can be veganized). (naturebound)
Dunkin Donuts

Eldora Mountain Resort
(2011; Boulder, CO) This is a ski resort with cafeteria style food options. Boulder itself is very vegan friendly, but this is not. When we were there, the only option was a bean "chili," which was basically just cooked beans. I mean, it tasted fine, but not for..$8. They had bean burritos which had cheese INSIDE already premade. General advice: bring your own food to ski resorts! (AC)
ESPN Zone

Edo Japan

Einstein Bros. Bagels
Plain, everything, blueberry, chocolate chip, cranberry, onion, poppy, potato, salt, sesame bagels appear to be vegan (although lots of those ingredients are unfamiliar to me) according to the ingredient list they have on their website. Other items that look potentially vegan to me are ciabatta bread, candied walnuts, fruit salad, hummus... Both the salads and the veg out sandwich have milk/egg. (Lauuren)
El Cazador
(2008; Missoula, MT) We went here once, and they actually had a good vegan option. It was like veggie fajitas, but there were a ton of veggies. I think we had black beans and rice, but don't remember about the rice for sure. I do remember that we couldn't get guac because they said they have sour cream in it. (AC)
El Chico

El Diablo Burrito
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) This is ok. It's one of the lesser burrito places I've been to. We were informed that the rice is vegan, and I think even the pinto beans, but I'm not sure now. We haven't gone again. (AC)
El Pollo Loco

Exotic Thai
(Davenport, Iowa) has amazingly wonderful veg options, including the choice of tofu or vegetarian chicken (not sure if it's vegan, tho, so I get the tofu-- haven't asked about it yet 'cause I LOVE how they prepare tofu, so it just hasn't come up!)... amazing noodle/ rice dishes with red, yellow, green curries, many sauces with mango & cashews & coconut & plenty of cilantro, just really really good Thai food! Nice ambience, good service, & free WiFi also. There are also some restaurants with this name in CA, but I'm not sure if it's the same menu... further research is called for!  (hotcooknmama)
Extreme Pita

Fairfield Opera House Bar
(2012; Fairfield, NE) Serves pizza, drinks, and has some other food on the menu. We went here as a large group for pizza, and (among other options) they made a vegan pizza (cheeseless, nothing fancy). Like they actually labeled it "vegan." The crust was a bit doughy but good, and one thing I appreciated is that the veggies were actually cooked (some places bake pizzas so quick that veggies are practically still raw). Toppings included bell pepper, mushrooms, onion, olives. I'm fairly certain the vegan pizza isn't on the regular menu, but hey you can ask. Not bad for a town of 400! (fb)
Famous Dave's

Fatburger

Fatz Cafe

Fazoli's
Used to stop here for lunch in Waco, TX, a few years ago. They told us the spaghetti or penne with marinara sauce is vegan. We could also get them to add vegetables to it, like steamed broccoli, and I don't remember them charging us extra or anything. I was told the breadsticks had no dairy, then later that they had butter on the outside, so who knows about that. (Lauuren)
Firehouse Subs

Five Guys Burgers and Fries
According to their website, the veggie sandwich is not vegan because they don't have any vegan bread. However, they promise their fries are vegan, even using the word: "our fries are just plain potatoes cooked in 100% peanut oil and are suitable for even vegan diets." (Lauuren)
Flat Top Grill

Fresh Choice

Friendly's

Frullati Cafe

Fuddruckers

Furr's Cafeteria

Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Genghis Grill
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) It's a Mongolian grill, and you can specify vegetarian (they steam clean your portion of the grill, new utensil, and do various other things). You build your own bowl with tons of veggies, fruits, spices, tofu, and choose a sauce(s) and starch. There are a few sauces that are not vegan, and you can ask for an ingredient list. From the top of my head, the red curry peanut sauce (shrimp something), the Szechuan sauce (oyster), and the fried rice are not vegan, but there are other sauces with meat products. You get a huge bowl, but the price is pretty expensive. It's a good option to have, though. (AC)
(2011; Forth Worth, TX) I like them.  the hubbs doesn't care too much for it, but eh, what does he know? (jomomma)
Gimme Coffee

Go Burger

Golden Corral

Good Food Store
Gyro's and Kebob's
(2010; Wichita Falls, TX) I read that this was supposed to have a few vegan options, but I didn't have the best of luck. They did have a platter thing that had falafel, dolmadas, and something else (vegetarian option), but they did not have a special vegan sauce, as it mentioned, and the food was subpar. (AC)
Haagen-Dazs

Hibachi-San

Ho-Lee-Chow

Hooters

Huddle House
not really veg friendly at all... but it's the only breakfasty place in west BFE, AR, where I live now. So when hub wants to go out for weekend brunch, I've found a couple things to eat there that are borderline passable:Grits and toast/ specify no butter for both (they don't add butter while cooking the grits; haven't seen the bread label, but I don't sweat the purity of bread & sugar when eating out-- skip it if you prefer)... with jam on the toast and salt/ pepper/ Louisiana hot sauce on the grits, it's an ok breakfast in a pinch. I sometimes get them to saute the bell peppers/ onions/ mushrooms/ tomatoes/ jalapenos that they put in omelets or hash browns, and I eat them on toast like an open-faced sandwich... Um, coffee and orange juice... That's about it. No fruit, no oatmeal, grr. They also have hash browns (with bell peppers/ onions/ mushrooms/ tomatoes/ jalapenos) and sweet potato fries, but I betcha they have milk-derived shit in 'em-- no one has denied or confirmed this for me, but most frozen potato stuff does... I also have no illusions about the separation of ingredients here. I would not go here on my own, but when dragged there can make it work (to some degree) without eating at home/ just having coffee (although that is NOT a bad option)! (hotcooknmama)
Hunan's Asian Restaurant
(2010; Wichita Falls, TX) This is the reason that I never trust Chinese restaurants. They basically have no vegan options that I could find out about. They have a veggie dish with like a plain white sauce. P once got the lo mein but it was laden with egg (gross). (AC)
IHOP
(2011) Has better hash browns than Denny's, also cooked in vegetable oil (though they taste more buttery, I was told that's what they're cooked in). But that seems to be all there is that's vegan here. The veggie burger is that cheese-laden Gardenburger, unfortunately. (fb)
In N Out Burger

India Palace
(Duluth, MN) (has vegetarian items but watch and ask if they use ghee in their rice) (naturebound)
Iron Horse Brew Pub
(2011; Missoula, MT) Starting May 1st we'll have a Smokey Tempeh (my own recipe) that anyone can replace instead of meat for any of the sandwiches. We also have a black bean burger in replacement of any meat patty. (harve)
(2008; Missoula, MT) I've had the black bean burger before, and it's very good! I'd visit again to try the new vegan options. (AC)
Itza Wrap Itza Bowl
(Denver airport; 2011) I liked this place ok. You can choose a wrap or bowl, veggies and/or tofu, and sauce. I had the Thai veggie udon bowl. Not spectacular, but good flavors. Not bad for airport choices, and you can mix it up a bit. (AC)

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JB's Family Restaurants

Jack in the Box

Jack's

Jamba Juice
The one near me closed, but as long as their menu is layed out the same, they have an "all fruit" menu, I used to get the pomegranate paradise. I think they all have a book that has the ingredients of all of the boosts and powders in the store for you to look at. I don't want to say anything is vegan for sure because it's been years. (sarah)
A ((low fat) raw) vegan godsend when traveling! They have fresh carrot and orange juices, plus several all-fruit smoothies. Website says: "All of our All Fruit Smoothies are vegan, except the Protein Berry Workout with Soy Protein. Most Boosts are vegan too, aside from Weight Burner, Whey Protein, Calcium and Daily Vitamin." I like the Apple & Greens and the Five Fruit Frenzy. (Lauuren)
Jason's Deli
We used to eat there all the time in Baton Rouge & Austin - the best option is to just get salad bar, then hope the location you're at has good stuff on their salad bar. Balsamic & raspberry vinaigrettes are vegan. You can also get a wrap with hummus & guac, or a veggie sandwich on ciabatta bread - they're not super exciting, but they're there! (Lauuren)
Jersey Mike's Subs

Jitters Coffee Pub
(Oceanside, CA; 2012) They have soy and almond milk options for coffee drinks and sell ABC cookies (2.50 ea, though). Soy/almond costs extra (50 cents, I think). They have a small lunch menu that isn't on their website, with a couple vegetarian options and one vegan one. Only open till 3pm. The girl makes great drinks, the guy with dreads, not so much. (fb)
Johnny Rockets
The Streamliner burger is vegan (I think it's the Boca one), as are the fries. The fries are steak fries and pretty good, as is the burger. (fb)
Jugo Juice

K&W Cafeterias

Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge
(Alaska; 2011) Not really any options. We had fries and a salad, but the salad came out with parmesan cheese on top (wasn't listed). The rest of the salad was actually pretty good, some kind of balsamic vinaigrette with currants and things added. (AC)
Kentucky Fried Chicken

Koya Japan

Krispy Kreme

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue

La Bamba

Lake Avenue Cafe
(Duluth, MN) 2 or 3 vegan options (or dishes that can be veganized) (naturebound)
LaMar's Donuts

Ledo Pizza

Legal Sea Foods

Little Angie's Cantina
(Duluth, MN) vegan options (or dishes that can be veganized) (naturebound)
Little Caesar's
Crust and sauce is vegan. Theres a section on their website about vegetarians/vegans which is pretty cool. It says you can also get their bread without cheese and that's okay, but I'd ask to make sure they don't butter the tops because that just seems like something that they'd do. (sarah)
regular crust is vegan and the pizza sauce... the bread sticks are also vegan sans the parmesan cheese. (amymylove)
Local Burger
(2007) I ate there the last time I was home visiting my family in Kansas and OMG!  I had the veggie burger, which was perfectly cooked crispy on the outside and moist in the inside, had millet and veggies, and was on a wheat bun.  On the side i had the master cleanse rice, which was amazing.  I still think about that food...wondering how I could make it for myself?  That rice was just perfect, no idea how to make it so nice though--a little spicy, lots of garlic.  If you're ever near the Local Burger, stop in, it's so ridiculously yummy! (taraja)
(2009) I know this is an old forum but I went to Local Burger just this afternoon and got some of their special Veggie Burger Patties to cook at home. Amazing. Just amazing. If anyone is ever nearby you must stop in! (claytastic)
May truly be my favorite veggie burger ever! And even better--they've been selling them for home at the local whole foods! I stopped there about a year ago on a trip out to Denver, and since then they seem to have changed their menu (no tofu sandwich; yes to an adzuki bean burger). (caroleena)
Logan's Roadhouse

Lollicup
I've had the blueberry tea (seems to no longer be available) and peach tea. The milk teas are made with non-dairy creamer, which isn't vegan but if you ask you might be told the wrong thing because of the name (non-dairy; it's happened to me). They don't have soymilk as an alternative, and many of the bases for the milk tea (like the taro powder) aren't vegan anyway.  (fb)
Long John Silver's

Longhorn Steakhouse

Loop Pizza Grill

Los Tres Amigos
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) Unsure about the bean situation here, but we've gotten bean burrito no cheese when we've been stuck here with family. I would never choose to go here. (AC)
Luby's

Macaroni Grill
(2008) I went there today and its not too bad!!  You can create your own pasta dish, using a olive oil garlic dressing or whatever and add a bunch of veggies, they even have whole wheat noodles.  yum! (kelsi)
(2009) Yes! I ate there today w/ some coworkers... scoped out their menu online last night, where they have a good 'allergen info' page detailing what's *in* stuff/ what to avoid if you don't want milk, eggs, etc... I had the 'chicken florentine' salad w/o chicken or parmesan: spinach, orzo, pine nuts, tomatoes, capers, black olives, & garlic-lemon vinnaigrette-- yummy! & the 'peasant' bread they bring out 1st only has butter on TOP-- not in it; so I just asked for some without it, & it was no problem. I was pleasantly surprised! Good dining experience, for a mainstream/ corporate-type place. (hotcooknmama)
(2009) last time i looked up their allergy info, it was really confusing. but i figured out that the marinara and arrabiata sauces are vegan, which is cool. also, at least at the macaroni grills i go to, the bread is brushed with olive oil, not butter... i guess they're more fake sicilian than fake toscani (fb)
(2009)Last time I went they served me non-vegan soup after telling me it was vegan. Then I found out from another server that it was not vegan, and my waiter was like, "there's only like one little cube of chicken boullion in there" . I was so mad! They said that there soups are NEVER vegan, so that is something to watch out for. This was also about 8 years ago, so maybe it has changed. I loved the warmed greens salad (spinach?) but now I'm thinking there was probably bacon grease in it. (L2A)
(2009) I went there when I was in Reno and my friend was a server so she helped me out and was very conscious of what I could eat. I just ended up making my own pasta with whole wheat noodles and sun dried tomatoes and some other shit. It was pretty rockin' with my hefeweisen (sb)
(2011) I have make-your-own pasta with either tomato basil sauce or arrabbiata sauce, and both whole wheat penne and the wheat pastas are apparently vegan, and they can still add pine nuts (no longer on the menu) if you ask. This is really good, especially with roasted garlic. The rosemary bread that comes with the meal is good. The bruschetta can be vegan if you ask for no cheese. It used to be diced tomatoes, but is now grape tomatoes (used to be tastier, but still good). Better tasting when in season. Also, you can get flavored tea and Italian sodas (make sure to specify it's not Italian *cream* soda, which has dairy) from a short list of flavorings (peach and watermelon are two I can think of). (fb)
Mad Mushroom Pizza

Maggiano's Little Italy
has the standard spaghetti with red sauce or garlic/olive oil. They have gluten free pasta also. Their menu states that you can speak to the chef to make a meal that suits allergy needs. (courth)
Manhattan Bagels

Marsala's Italian Kitchen

Maui Tacos

Max & Erma's

Mazzio's Pizza
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) They do have vegan sauce and crust according to the site, and a pretty good topping selection. Our pizza was pretty good, but it's quite expensive comparatively. (AC)
McAlister's Deli
(2009) I had a veggie sandwich on a pita, no cheese, but I added olive salad because olives are yum and pickles because they are also yum. And I had a cup of veggie chili on the side because I was cold. I didn't ask about the ingredients in the pita bread because I usually let bread slide unless it's like brioche or naan which are normally not vegan. They have baked potatoes which you can top with stuff (like chili!!) and those sounded good but then I realized I could have one at home with cheeze and Tofutti sour cream for like half of what they were charging. (ponycakes)
A while back I was told their veggie chilli was vegan, it's pretty good. They do have a few different options. I think once I got a pretty cool taco salad that the waiter and I tweaked some to make vegan. (sarah)
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) I had 1/2 veggie potato (no cheese) and 1/2 veggie pita sandwich with no cheese and sauce. Eh..what you'd expect. The potato wasn't too bad with all the veggies and salsa. (AC)
McDonald's
Fries are not vegan. I think the only thing that is vegan is a side salad with balsamic dressing (I'm not sure if they changed their dressings though.)  (sarah)
Meena's Kitchen
Indian vegetarian restaurant (ericac)
Mellow Mushroom
Their crust is vegan as long as you tell them not to put Parmesan cheese on it. They have the best pizza crust ever, I swear. Most of them offer vegan cheese as an option, but I don't know what brand it is. You can choose a different sauce than red. I know they have a garlic and oil sauce. They have a really wide choice of toppings, including tempeh and tofu. They also serve salad, sandwiches and pretzels. Gluten free crust is available, but I haven't had it, so I can't vouch for its quality. I know they have hummus on the appetizer menu, and it's pretty good. (courth)
You can get the crust with a base of hummus instead of red sauce and then get veggies over it. It's amazing. You can also do this at many middle eastern places that do pizza. (hesp)
Meskerem Ethiopian Cuisine
(Washington DC) reviewed (imo very well) by quarrygirl at http://www.quarrygirl.com/2011/06/18/quick-bite-meskerem-ethiopian-in-washington-dc/ ... veg-sister & I had the lentil sambusas, veggie messob for 2, & a nice cabernet for accompaniment... omg, sheer bliss! SOOO good!!! I believe there are also two Meskerums in New York, though I've not personally been to those (yet!)...(hotcooknmama)
Mimi's Cafe

Moe's Southwest Grill
another build-your-own burrito place. You can also get a salad or nachos with whatever toppings you like. Their roasted corn salsa is so tasty. (courth)
Pretty easy to eat vegan here. Moe's has tofu and grilled veggies, so you're going to get a pretty good hefty burrito out of it. Go crazy at the salsa bar, too. (veganrun)
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Nathan's

Nature's Table

New Scenic Cafe
(Duluth, MN) green tea soba noodles and tempeh reuban/succatosh can be veganized (naturebound)
Ninety Nine

Noodle Express
(2007; Missoula, MT) When P and I worked at the mall here, we would sometimes have this for lunch. We would get the rice and Asian slaw. I always got brown rice, but P said he was told the white rice was also vegan. The slaw was good. (AC)
Noodles and Company
(2009) only has one noodle dish that is easily made vegan (pasta fresca, i think, no cheese on top), but it is pretty delicious, and I can usually force myself to choke down some tofu with it. (sharkie)
(2009) I've always been told that noodles & company has several vegan dishes. I have had the japanese soba noodle dish, the peanut noodles, and I think one other kind I'm forgetting. Definitely not the pad thai though, because it has fish sauce. But those two are super good and should be vegan.  I just remembered that Noodles & co showed me their nutrition fact sheet the last time i was there, and it said which things were free of animal products, wheat, soy, whatever. And there were several that were vegan. (vegshari)
(2009) Noodles actually has A LOT of dishes that are vegan.  I love their Curry Soup, and they have several stirfry noodle dishes (made with rice or soba noodles) that are vegan, too.  Not to mention their salads.  Yum.  I love Noodles when I'm out & about and need to eat!  I think their tofu is delicious. (JessaCita)
is the one chain I don't feel too bad about going to once in a blue moon while I'm traveling... I like them because their menu is almost completely "default vegetarian." You have to pay extra to add meat, and you can alternatively add tofu instead. They have several vegan dishes & they're consistently good. I like the soba noodle one, the peanut noodles (ask for xtra lime), & Thai curry. Their staff is always really nice too, no matter what part of the country they're in, which makes me think they must have a corporate policy to treat their employees well. (quintess)
The first time I went to NC, I walked up to the register, asked what was vegan, and they handed me a laminated sheet that has a section for what's vegetarian, what's vegan, etc. So helpful! The Japanese Pan Noodles are outrageously good, especially with added tofu. I know they have other vegan things, but I've actually never tried anything else. Ask for the sheet! (veganrun)
O'Charley's

Olive Garden
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) I know there are conflicting reports about vegan items at Olive Garden, but we've found ourselves stuck there a couple times with family. What we've found out from waitstaff, cooks, and online searching: capellni pomodoro and minestrone soup are vegan. A little bit less sure of the bruschetta appetizer, but assured it was vegan. The salad and breadsticks are definitely not vegan. (AC)
On The Border
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) We go here fairly often with family. The chips and salsa are good, and the margaritas are good. We always share the portobello mushroom and veggie fajitas with black beans, no cheese on the black beans, and guac for all 3 of the sides, with cilantro lime rice instead of the regular. It's good, and a lot of food. (AC)
make sure to get black beans, as their refried beans are cooked with pork. (courth)
Orange Julius

Orange Leaf
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) No vegan ice cream options here! They do have a lactose free ice cream, but it has casein. (AC)
Outback Steakhouse

Papa Murphy's

Parkway Grill and Club
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) No real options here. I think we had some fries. (AC)
PF Chang's China Bistro
We ate here in Austin a few years ago with extended family in town for a wedding. We were told the Ma Po tofu was vegan, and I got that and it was great. I can't remember what my husband got, but we had seen on Peta's website that most of the vegetarian menu was also vegan. I just looked this up online and read a few blog posts by people saying they were told the sugar has bone char! So I'm not sure if this has been resolved, or what would be vegan there if that's still the case. (Lauuren)
Pal's

Panchero's Mexican Grill

Panda Express

Panera Bread
(2009) has a vegan black bean soup and also vegetarian sandwich which is vegan without the feta. Both are very good. (rogermaris)
Papa John's
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX and Missoula, MT) We used to get Papa John's a lot more, but then sometimes it would make us feel a bit sick. The last one we had was the best PJ's pizza we've ever had though. We do create your own (hopefully with a good offer for 7 toppings) with our chosen veggie toppings, extra sauce, well done, no cheese. They are more liberal with the toppings sometimes, but also sometimes skimpy. The garlic sauce is still vegan, as far as I know. (AC)
(2011) I ate this before Daiya existed. I think the crust is pretty good, the sauce is fine, and the toppings are pretty regular for a pizza place (nothing fancy). The garlic sauce that pizzas come with is vegan but hydrogenated-based, so, yeah. But it's good. I'd still get it if I was on the road or something. It can be weird asking for pizza without cheese (a couple times, they think nothing of it, other times it's like "I want to get a vegetable pizza WITHOUT CHEESE" "extra cheese?" "NO CHEESE" "none? ... do you want sauce?" "YES SAUCE IS FINE GOSH" Yeah. Sometimes they let me get an extra topping in place of the cheese for free. (fb)
crust is vegan and I've had a BBQ sauce pizza with BBQ sauce as the base and veggies/pineapple on it. I didn't like it but Dustin did. Dustin also used to work there. (hesp)
regular crust is vegan and their pizza sauce... their pizza is the shit! love the crust! (amymylove)
Paradise Bakery

Pei Wei
They have a vegan and delicious Pad Thai according to dustin (hesp)
Penn Station

Peter Piper Pizza

Pick Up Stix

Pier View Coffee
(Oceanside, CA; 2012) Has soy, charges extra (75 cents). Makes good drinks, and steams the soy well. They don't have much in the way of vegan food options, but their smoothies are non-dairy and 100% fruit (one can add dairy, but it's not standard). Drinks are a little cheaper than Jitters. They serve gelato and apparently have non-dairy sorbetto, but haven't had it when we went. Nice environment. (fb)
Pioneer
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) No real options here. P has had to go a couple times with his family, and got tacos with beans instead of meat last time. He said he wasn't sure about the beans. (AC)
Pita Pit
(2007; Missoula, MT) We only went here once, and I don't remember about all the options, but I think we had a falafel pita. (AC)
Expensive. You can get falafel pita, Just ask them to microwave it instead of grill it so its not cooking in meat, they always happily do it for me here. I know they have babaganoush and god hummus and avocado. They have some decent options, it's like the pita version of subway basically. (sarah)
Pizza Hut

Pizza Luce
(Duluth, MN) vegetarian pizza can be veganized; salads (naturebound)
Pizza Man
(Eagle River, AK; 2011) We had a nice veggie cheeseless pizza with artichokes added. Crust and sauce are pretty good. (AC)
Planet Sub

Popeye's

Potbelly Sandwich Works

Qdoba Mexican Grill
(2010) they have a better veggie mix that includes squash and zucchini, in addition to the peppers and onions. (there might be more in there, too.  ive only been once.  theyre rarer to find) (ppc)
(2010) I just can't get over Qdoba's Mexican gumbo. It's perfection.  (veganrun)
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) We go here sometimes. It's pretty good, but not great great. I'm still confused about the veggie burrito options, because sometimes they charge extra for what we get. We don't like the veggies with the squash and stuff, so usually get the peppers and onions. I try to get as much guac as possible. I like all the hot sauces ok. Chips and salsa are not that great. One time we went, and the black beans were super, super salty. (AC)
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) I tried the summer mango taco salad, and it's really good! I will get it again, but ask for added beans. I think there are supposed to be black beans in one of the salsas, but I didn't notice any. The mango salsa part is fresh and tasty, and the shell is really good. It just needed more substance (beans). (AC)
I found out the poblano pesto is vegan, but wasn't really worth it in the vegetarian burrito with guac. I couldn't really taste it, and it didn't add much at all. (AC)
I went to qdoba for the first time yesterday. and yes, it was better than chipotle. they ran out of veggies, and had to make them fresh. and what do you know - made in a skillet over a fire. they tasted GRILLED. it was beautiful. on the other hand, it certainly costs more than chipotle. (fb)
Quiznos
(2011) I'm still confused if their regular & wheat breads are vegan currently (conflicting reports on the internet), and apparently the ciabatta bread for the torpedo sandwiches is vegan. I've had the regular vegetarian sandwich (wheat), no cheese, and I like it better than Subway's sandwiches. It comes with guacamole, and because it's toasted the mushrooms get cooked (I admit, I haven't had a Subway sandwich toasted, so...). They're more expensive though, but are pretty big sandwiches. (fb)
I used to hang out there every day, they let me in the back to read ingredients (heh), you have to get balsamic dressing instead of red wine because red wine comes on the veggie and has cheese (I've confused some places with this, the one that normally comes on the sub is in a big squeeze bottle, the other is at that little tray with the peppers/olives. Well at least here). White and Wheat bread are vegan. And of course ask for no cheese. (sarah)
Ray's Waterfront
(Seward, AK; 2011) Not a place for vegans. Once again had fries and salad. The salad dressing was vegan iffy, and the guy couldn't really tell us anything. Way too expensive, even for the other dishes. They did have good sourdough with balsamic. (AC)
Red Hot & Blue

Red Lobster
(2010) Shockingly, I would NOT recommend Red Lobster as a destination spot for vegans. It's quite amusing/amazing how they fit meat/seafood into even salads and nachos. However...the wait staff was abnormally helpful & professional. Our waiter was super helpful & came back with a sheet of all the menu items & what "allergens" they had in them. So, I ended up with a baked potato (actually very tasty - I had a side of oil & vinegar with it, hold the butter), broccoli, wild rice pilaf, and a few of my boyfriend's french fries. Overall, not great but at least I scraped by!! (quintess)
We didn't go expecting to eat, but ended up getting side fries. There was literally nothing else. Possibly the broccoli or asparagus, but not worth it. The fries weren't worth it either; they weren't even good. How surprising! (AC)
Just don't go here. Ever. I went and there were lobsters trying to escape from tanks and the people who worked there were oblivious to what was in certain items on the menu. (sarah)
Red Robin
(2008) So for the past year Red Robin has been one of those "fall back" restaurants I go to occasional when I need someplace where  I know I can get something to eat when I'm with my omni family. I don't go there a lot, maybe once every other month, but every time I have been there the servers have been really nice and have always insured  me that their boca burgers and fries were vegan...THEY ARE NOT! I was there the other day and the guy is like "oh, you're vegan? guess you can't eat here then huh?" and I'm all like "WHAAAAAT??" So yeah, he tells me that neither the boca or the gardenburger they serve are vegan and that the fries are not vegan because of the frier they go in!!! I'm soooo pissed. (capture)
Rib City

Rita's

Roly Poly

Rosati's Pizza

Ruby Tuesday
(2009) I emailed them over the weekend to confirm and this was their response: "Thank you for taking the time to contact Ruby Tuesday! At this time we have the vegan option of our Fresh Garden Bar (used at the guests discretion). The veggie burger is NOT a vegan option because it contains mayonnaise (which contains eggs) in the veggie burger mix; therefore it cannot be omitted." I was so bummed to hear this because Ruby Tuesday was one of the few places around here that DH and I could go and eat something other than a salad. (trailmix)
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Sala Thai
(Duluth, MN) vegan options (or dishes that can be veganized) (naturebound)
Salad Creations

Salt and Pepper
(2010; Wichita Falls, TX) We went here once, and had like hummus with bread. (AC)
Sam Cafe
(Merced, CA) Really great Thai place. The owner is a very friendly guy and often comes out to meet the patrons and chat. He and the servers are familiar with what's vegetarian and vegan, and often if you ask for something to be made vegetarian, they'll go ahead and ask you if you want no egg too. Most things can be made vegan. Particularly great is the pad thai, and pad see ew is also good. Curry is strongly flavored, but you don't get a ton (you do get a ton for the pad thai or see ew and such, though). Also, you choose from 1-10 (or 11) of how spicy you want your food - and they mean business, so don't choose 10 unless you consume sriracha like it's spaghetti sauce. (fb)
Samurai Sam's

Samurai of Tokyo
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) This is like a hibachi Japanese place. Twice I've gotten the samurai veggies (cooked in oil and no butter!) with the steamed rice, no soup. It's a bunch of veggies, but not bad. (AC)
SanSai Japanese Grill

Sandella's Flatbread Cafe

Schlotzsky's
(2008) ordered the combination special pizza, no cheese, no pepperoni.  wait 15 minutes...no pizza...  turns out they put meat on it.  ok, so they make a new one.  wait 10 more minutes...  this one has cheese on it! they make a new one, meanwhile we got our money back...  by the time it comes out, it's 10 til 1 and i have to walk back to the office, so i got it to go.  this one has.....drumroll please.....  NO SAUCE! thank god i doused it in hot sauce before i left.  i'm done with that place.  last time i went i got a sammich, no mayo...  came with mayo (after waiting about 20 minutes). LAME. (allularpunk)
Shane's Rib Shack

Sheetz

Siam Square
(2011; Ann Arbor, MI) It's a thai restaurant in a hotel(restaurant has its own entrance separate from the hotel). The hotel isn't so great, but the restaurant itself is nice and has many vegan options. I have had good customer service every time I go and they are willing to check on the ingredients for you if they don't know. (krista)
Sizzler

Smoothie King
When I was in high school (around 2007) I was told their smoothies are made with fruit and juice unless you add in a protein. They use whey protein. (courth)
I know mangosteen madnesss is vegan. I think I get it sans whatever powder vitamin thing they put in it just in case. I know they have other vegan ones but I've just lived off of mangosteen because it is so fantastic. (sarah)
Sonic
I used to go here with my friends. My option was a banana. (Ours closed though so again, not sure if anything has changed) (sarah)
Souper Salad
(Westminster, CO; 2012) This is a chain restaurant featuring a salad bar, soups, breads, and desserts. The good parts: the price is cheap ($6.99 for an all-you-can-eat buffet), and they clearly mark the (few) veg*n items. The bad part: the food is average at best, the atmosphere is kind of depressing, and the salad bar items don't look or taste very fresh. I'd skip this place and go to Sweet Tomatoes, which is more expensive but much better in terms of quality and variety. (lebkuchen)
Spicy Pickle

Starbucks
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) Vegan half price fraps! (AC)
(2011) I've had like every drink that can be made vegan here. The non-vegan components of the drinks are: caramel sauce*, white chocolate sauce, pumpkin spice sauce (seasonal), light frappuccino base, java chips (also used in double chocolaty chip frappuccino), whipped cream (well, duh), chai syrup (has honey), * the caramel sauce is the stuff used to top the caramel frappuccinos and macchiatos, but there is caramel syrup that can be used to flavor drinks, which is vegan. The mocha sauce (really chocolate sauce, doesn't contain coffee) is vegan, as are all the flavoring syrups, the strawberry sauce used for frappuccinos/lemonades, vanilla bean powder, matcha powder. The vivanno smoothies (which don't always appear on the menu) can be made vegan if you ask for no protein powder (it's whey), and of course ask for soymilk. On occasion there are vegan pastries, but since they come from regional bakeries, you have to check online for the ingredients for your area. Even though the chai syrup has honey, you can get a vegan chai latte by asking for a chai tea misto made with soymilk. It'll be unsweetened, too, and is actually a little cheaper than the latte. For iced chai though, there's pretty much nothing that can be done because the tea has to be brewed first (--> melted ice). Unless you happen to work there and an wait an hour for the tea to cool, but... yeah. Sometimes I'd be told that a cappuccino cannot be done with soymilk (by everyone other than my trainer there... heh), but it actually works, the soymilk just has to be cold (since it's a shelf-stable carton, it often starts off at room temperature). If it's cold, it foams just fine. So if you really want one, just ask that they use the soymilk in the fridge if they have any. The soymilk they use now isn't as tasty as before (Silk), but apparently it foams better. Who knows. (fb)
Steak 'N Shake

Stevi B's
another pizza buffet. One of my friends in high school worked there and assured me the crust is vegan. They typically have better topping choices than Cici's. (courth)
Stir Crazy

Subway
(2009) veggie delight sandwich (only italian bread is vegan, no cheese, no mayo) (amymylove)
(2007; Missoula, MT) Have not gone in quite a while, but would occasionally get this for lunch at the mall. Veggie delight on white, no cheese. It's a subway veggie sandwich, so.. (AC)
(2011) I don't really like Subway, and when I have to get it, I get it with the sweet onion dressing (vegan), which is at no extra cost. It's pretty much sugar, vinegar, and onionyness. The vinaigrette is not vegan. The sandwich itself is not too substantial, and I usually have to get a footlong if I want to get full unless there's avocado (which is extra). Vs Quiznos, I can get a small or regular sandwich. (fb)
(Duluth, MN) veggie delight sandwich white bread is vegan but not wheat; salads; oj (naturebound)
Sweet Tomatoes
(Westminster, CO; 2012) I love Sweet Tomatoes! An all-you-can eat buffet restaurant with salad bar, soups, breads, and desserts. The salad bar is huge and has lots of fresh, tasty options. They always seem to have at least one vegan soup, and the soups are always super delicious and hearty. This location was a good size and nice and clean. (lebkuchen)
(Littleton, CO; 2012) This was the best Sweet Tomatoes location I've ever been to! This one was HUGE and well-appointed. I love their vegan soups and I always make monster salads when I go there! (lebkuchen)
Swensen's

T.G.I. Fridays

TCBY

Taco Bell
(2009) 7 layer burrito (no cheese, no sour cream), bean and cheese burrito (no cheese)... i am hungry just typing about it! You can also get nachos with beans, guac, jalapenos, tomatos. Oh ya and the Crunch Wrap Supreme with beans instead of meat and guac instead of sour cream and no cheese... seriously vegan heaven! (amymylove)
(2011) Yes, it's taco bell, but it's nice to have an abundant chain with a couple options. We always got the fresco bean burrito, until recently when we started getting fresco tacos with beans instead of meat. They have far less sodium, and are slightly healthier..plus, they are crunchy tacos. (AC)
Options, but always check first, and according to Preston (who works there) there is massive cross contamination. (sarah)
At taco bell if you order ANYTHING on the menu fresco sub bean its vegan. Most of the time this means you are only getting tortilla, beans or rice, lettuce, tomatoes and salsa. Never get it with jalapenos, theres always cheese in the jalapeno thing. Theres a butt ton of cross contamination but I guess it just depends on when you go in (ska1234)
my faves: bean and cheese burrito, no cheese (i don't like the fresco one), bean and cheese burrito, no cheese, add potato, bean and cheese burrito, no cheese, add rice (and even potato), crunchwrap supreme no meat, sub beans, no cheese, no sour cream, 7 layer burrito, no cheese, no sour cream, add potato (amymylove)
Taco Bueno
(2011) No vegan options that I know of! Other than possibly the guac, but unsure. (AC)
Taco Cabana
Does this even exist outside of Texas? Taco C was so awesome to have nearby when I first tried to go vegan in college. Their black bean tacos and burritos are both supposedly vegan (you don't even have to ask for no cheese because they don't come with it). They have a whole bar of salsas, including mango or pineapple and some good stuff. (Lauuren)
Taco Bus
(2012; Tampa/St. Pete, FL) They have good vegan options. The vegan tamales are AWESOME. They only serve them on weekends, totally worth the 40 minute drive from my house though. They're huge and only cost about 4 bucks. They also serve tofu/tempeh/seitan for tacos/burritos. I had their seitan burrito and it was pretty good, cost more than a tamale (between 6 and 10 dollars depending on what you get on it) and not as good though. The veggie beans/rice burrito is better, ask for guac. Make sure to specify no cheese or sour cream and that you're vegan if you go. (sarah)
Taco Casa

Taco del Mar

Taco del Sol
(2007; Missoula, MT) Miss this! It's our favorite burrito place. They were the best. Excellent hot sauce with mango, great guac, loaded with beans (both kinds!), and other veg. options. They knew how to make a vegan burrito. (AC)
Taco John's
Not so sure about the vegan options here. Conflicting reports on the bean burrito with no cheese (still has milk somehow?), but I don't think they use lard in anything. Also conflicting reports on the potato oles, but the allergen chart does not say they contain milk. Either way, not a good option. (AC)
Taco Mayo

Taco Time

Taste of Saigon
(Duluth, MN) vegan options (or dishes that can be veganized) (naturebound)
Texas Roadhouse

Thai Orchid
(2011; Wichita Falls, TX) This is our favorite of our current options. We've always loved this place. We even had our wedding rehearsal dinner here. They know our order, and we always get the mixed vegetable curry with steamed rice. Sometimes with vegetable spring rolls. You can add tofu to the curry. It's not the best Thai in the world, but it's good, and we love to support this place. (AC)
Thai Krathong
(Duluth, MN) vegan options (or dishes that can be veganized) (naturebound)
The Cheesecake Factory

The Counter

The Kitchen Next Door
(2011; Boulder, CO) This is definitely not the most vegan friendly place in Boulder, but they do have options. They are not labeled, so I had to ask. There were a couple salads if you remove cheese, and a couple other vegan options. We had the bean and potato soup, which was actually quite good and flavorful, and the antipasto plate, which had some good things, but I was not a huge fan of the cold factor. Wouldn't really recommend this place. (AC)
The Melting Pot
I haven't been here for a few years, but they try to serve you in a set order. The first is salad and cheese fondue. Next they have the main course. They have a vegetarian platter, and typically one cooking broth that is vegetarian. This veggie plate has things on it that don't fondue well. Unless you like boiled tofu and veggies, I'd skip this place. The last course is chocolate. I honestly don't know if the dark chocolate is vegan, but most of the things they provide you to dip are not. All in all, this place is really, really expensive and you'd be better off doing fondue at home. (courth)
The Office Beer Bar & Grill

The Old Spaghetti Factory
(2011) the bread they serve is vegan, but the spread with it is not. The marinara sauce and mushroom sauce (which is just sauteed mushrooms + marinara) are vegan. It's not anything amazing, but it's decent. The olive tapenade appeared to be vegan, but I've never tried it. (fb)
The Palm

The Pretzel Twister

Tijuana Flats

Tim Horton's
I checked out their Animal Content Statement and allergen information page, which surprisingly is readily available (some restaurants make their info so unattainable!). What I find is…there is more than you would actually think! Here’s what’s do-able…: Strawberry Banana Smoothie without yogurt, Mixed Berry Smoothie without yogurt, Coffee, Decaf, Apple Cider, Steeped & Specialty Teas, 12 Grain Bagel, Blueberry Bagel, Cinnamon Raisin Bagel, Everything Bagel, Flax Seed Bagel, Onion Bagel, Plain Bagel, Sesame Seed Bagel,Regular (White) English Muffin, WW English Muffin **USA Only, Hashbrown, Oatmeal- Plain, Maple Brown, Sugar, Mixed Berry, Hearty Vegetable Soup, White Roll, Whole Wheat Roll, Soup Roll. You could smuggle in (to make the food more palatable): Tofutti Better n’ Cream Cheese, hummus, nut butter, jam, vegemite/marmite, leftover tempeh bacon, a slice or two of vegan “cheese”, a teeny tiny thermos of nondairy milk to add to your coffee so it’s not so boring (dannibazaar)
Toppers

Tossed

Uno Chicago Grill

Vocelli Pizza

Wendy's
They have a baked potato, which is a super plus for a fast food place. The fries are also vegan, last time I checked. (veganrun)
Whataburger

White Castle

Wienerschnitzel

Winchell's

WindMill

WingStop

Woody's Wood-Fired Pizza and Watering Hole
(Golden, CO; 2012) Great restaurant right in downtown Golden. I had the most amazing portobello burger with avocado on a delicious GF bun, with a side of hot, crisp, and ungreasy french fries. Hubby ordered the Herbivore Pizza (no cheese), which was delicious and filling. (lebkuchen)
World Wrapps

Yard House

Zaxby's

Zeitgeist Café
(Duluth, MN) Has coconut curry or green rice bowl; vegan red lion sandwich (naturebound)
Zen House
(Duluth, MN) vegan options (or dishes that can be veganized) (naturebound)
Zero's Subs

Zio's Italian Kitchen
(2010; Springfield, MO) P had this on a trip. It's not especially vegan friendly. I think he just had plain marinara pasta. (AC)

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Applebee's 
I was here in 2009, and had some sorta portobello burger. It originally wasn't vegan (cheese or somethin), so I got it without. It was just a bun and the mushroom - no other toppings. Weird. And, the mushroom itself wasn't very good. AND, it appears not to be on the menu anymore anyway. Oh well, it wasn't tasty!

Baja Fresh
I can't remember if the pinto beans are also vegan, but I always get black beans on account of tastiness. The tortilla is vegan, and they also have fajita vegetables they can put in the burrito. You have to ask for the burrito without cheese or sour cream (it's default). It's pretty decent, but chipotle is better. The salsad are all vegan, and are self-serve and free. They're all pretty mild to me, but have labels for how hot they are.

Burger King
The fries are ok. I heard a while ago that the onion rings are vegan, and it's hard to find ingredients online, but:
http://www.fastfoodingredients.com/2008/04/06/burger-king-onion-rings/
they appear vegan. i had them one time, and they weren't great. They didn't seem to actually have onion slices in them, but had onion-flavored paste stuff instead (!) maybe that's the "rehydrated onion" from the ingredients list.

Chipotle
They give you a generous amount of guacamole in the burrito, which is great. The salsas are all pretty good, and they have a corn salsa/salad thing you can add to the burrito too. The burritos are REALLY heavy, I can't imagine how heavy the non-vegan would be. Anyway, my only complaint is that their food is pretty salty. Also, their chips pretty much suck. They never taste fresh, and they're seasoned with non-delicious limey coarse salt stuff.

Denny's
I haven't had their vegan burger (haven't been recently enough... last time I went, it was the same non-vegan burger). But, their hash browns are all right, and are cooked in vegetable oil. However, IHOP's is better.

IHOP
Has better hash browns than Denny's, also cooked in vegetable oil (though they taste more buttery, I was told that's what they're cooked in). But that seems to be all there is that's vegan here. The veggie burger is that cheese-laden Gardenburger, unfortunately.

Lollicup 
I've had the blueberry tea (seems to no longer be available) and peach tea. The milk teas are made with non-dairy creamer, which isn't vegan but if you ask you might be told the wrong thing because of the name (non-dairy; it's happened to me). They don't have soymilk as an alternative, and many of the bases for the milk tea (like the taro powder) aren't vegan anyway.

Macaroni Grill
I have make-your-own pasta with either tomato basil sauce or arrabbiata sauce, and both whole wheat penne and the wheat pastas are apparently vegan, and they can still add pine nuts (no longer on the menu) if you ask. This is really good, especially with roasted garlic.
The rosemary bread that comes with the meal is good.
The bruschetta can be vegan if you ask for no cheese. It used to be diced tomatoes, but is now grape tomatoes (used to be tastier, but still good). Better tasting when in season.
Also, you can get flavored tea and Italian sodas (make sure to specify it's not Italian *cream* soda, which has dairy) from a short list of flavorings (peach and watermelon are two I can think of).

Papa John's
I ate this before Daiya existed. I think the crust is pretty good, the sauce is fine, and the toppings are pretty regular for a pizza place (nothing fancy). The garlic sauce that pizzas come with is vegan but hydrogenated-based, so, yeah. But it's good. I'd still get it if I was on the road or something. It can be weird asking for pizza without cheese (a couple times, they think nothing of it, other times it's like "I want to get a vegetable pizza WITHOUT CHEESE" "extra cheese?" "NO CHEESE" "none? ... do you want sauce?" "YES SAUCE IS FINE GOSH" Yeah. Sometimes they let me get an extra topping in place of the cheese for free.

Quiznos
I'm still confused if their regular & wheat breads are vegan currently (conflicting reports on the internet), and apparently the ciabatta bread for the torpedo sandwiches is vegan. I've had the regular vegetarian sandwich (wheat), no cheese, and I like it better than Subway's sandwiches. It comes with guacamole, and because it's toasted the mushrooms get cooked (I admit, I haven't had a Subway sandwich toasted, so...). They're more expensive though, but are pretty big sandwiches.

Subway
I don't really like Subway, and when I have to get it, I get it with the sweet onion dressing (vegan), which is at no extra cost. It's pretty much sugar, vinegar, and onionyness. The vinaigrette is not vegan. The sandwich itself is not too substantial, and I usually have to get a footlong if I want to get full unless there's avocado (which is extra). Vs Quiznos, I can get a small or regular sandwich.

The Old Spaghetti Factory 
the bread they serve is vegan, but the spread with it is not. The marinara sauce and mushroom sauce (which is just sauteed mushrooms + marinara) are vegan. It's not anything amazing, but it's decent. The olive tapenade appeared to be vegan, but I've never tried it.

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Johnny Rockets
The Streamliner burger is vegan (I think it's the Boca one), as are the fries. The fries are steak fries and pretty good, as is the burger.

Starbucks
I've had like every drink that can be made vegan here. The non-vegan components of the drinks are:
caramel sauce*
white chocolate sauce
pumpkin spice sauce (seasonal)
light frappuccino base
java chips (also used in double chocolaty chip frappuccino)
whipped cream (well, duh)
chai syrup (has honey)
* the caramel sauce is the stuff used to top the caramel frappuccinos and macchiatos, but there is caramel syrup that can be used to flavor drinks, which is vegan.
The mocha sauce (really chocolate sauce, doesn't contain coffee) is vegan, as are all the flavoring syrups, the strawberry sauce used for frappuccinos/lemonades, vanilla bean powder, matcha powder. The vivanno smoothies (which don't always appear on the menu) can be made vegan if you ask for no protein powder (it's whey), and of course ask for soymilk.
On occasion there are vegan pastries, but since they come from regional bakeries, you have to check online for the ingredients for your area.
Even though the chai syrup has honey, you can get a vegan chai latte by asking for a chai tea misto made with soymilk. It'll be unsweetened, too, and is actually a little cheaper than the latte. For iced chai though, there's pretty much nothing that can be done because the tea has to be brewed first (--> melted ice). Unless you happen to work there and an wait an hour for the tea to cool, but... yeah.
Sometimes I'd be told that a cappuccino cannot be done with soymilk (by everyone other than my trainer there... heh), but it actually works, the soymilk just has to be cold (since it's a shelf-stable carton, it often starts off at room temperature). If it's cold, it foams just fine. So if you really want one, just ask that they use the soymilk in the fridge if they have any.
The soymilk they use now isn't as tasty as before (Silk), but apparently it foams better. Who knows.

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Cheddar's isn't as un-veg-friendly as it looks online, at least the one in Ft Smith AR is pretty user-friendly... they've got salsa/ guacamole/ chips & steamed edamame for starters, with coarse salt blend & tasty dipping sauce for the edamame; they've also got a good salad with mixed greens, carmelized pears, almonds, & some other good stuff-- had to ask for no chicken/ no cheese, but it was excellent with those modifications; don't remember what dressing was clean (sorry, should've reviewed it more promptly!), but it was a better dining experience than I was expecting. There aren't a huge amount of menu choices there that are veg-friendly, but those that ARE are pretty good-- that was my experience, anyway.

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Cheddar's isn't as un-veg-friendly as it looks online

Wow, can't believe they have edamame! Guess I'll take a look at the menu.

We go out to eat with my family every weekend, so it's nice to have other options. This list will be really helpful (at least, to me!) if we get reviews. :)

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Moe's Southwest Grill is another build-your-own burrito place. You can also get a salad or nachos with whatever toppings you like. Their roasted corn salsa is so tasty.

Auntie Ann's Pretzels are vegan if you get one without butter, but that makes it hard for the salt to stay on.

Maggiano's Little Italy has the standard spaghetti with red sauce or garlic/olive oil. They have gluten free pasta also. Their menu states that you can speak to the chef to make a meal that suits allergy needs.

I don't see it on the list, but Stevi B's is another pizza buffet. One of my friends in high school worked there and assured me the crust is vegan. They typically have better topping choices than Cici's.

Smoothie King: When I was in high school (around 2007) I was told their smoothies are made with fruit and juice unless you add in a protein. They use whey protein.

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Applebees - I always get a baked potato with nothing on it, it's a little more than a dollar. I fluff it up with oil and salt and pepper.

Arbys - A long time ago I went to one and they made me a pretty cool veggie sammich. I think I was just starting the transition to veganism though, so I'm honestly not sure about their bread.

Chick fil a- I think all they have is a stupid overpriced fruit salad. Half of their little salad is cheese (Or at least it was last time I went there with some one) and they got really cranky when I asked for one with no cheese and wouldn't do it.

Cracker Barrel - Gross. I used to have to eat here a ton in highschool because it was my teachers favorite place. Their salads are reallyyy tiny. I know all of their veggies are cooked with butter or meat in some way, but according to every one I've been to, they have a fryer just for their fries and those are vegan.

Jamba Juice - The one near me closed, but as long as their menu is layed out the same, they have an "all fruit" menu, I used to get the pomegranate paradise. I think they all have a book that has the ingredients of all of the boosts and powders in the store for you to look at. I don't want to say anything is vegan for sure because it's been years.

Little ceasers - Crust and sauce is vegan. Theres a section on their website about vegetarians/vegans which is pretty cool. It says you can also get their bread without cheese and that's okay, but I'd ask to make sure they don't butter the tops because that just seems like something that they'd do.

McDonalds - Fries are not vegan. I think the only thing that is vegan is a side salad with balsamic dressing (I'm not sure if they changed their dressings though.)

Mcallisters Deli - A while back I was told their veggie chilli was vegan, it's pretty good. They do have a few different options. I think once I got a pretty cool taco salad that the waiter and I tweaked some to make vegan.

Pita Pit - Expensive. You can get falafel pita, Just ask them to microwave it instead of grill it so its not cooking in meat, they always happily do it for me here. I know they have babaganoush and god hummus and avocado. They have some decent options, it's like the pita version of subway basically.

Quiznos - I used to hang out there every day, they let me in the back to read ingredients (heh), you have to get balsamic dressing instead of red wine because red wine comes on the veggie and has cheese (I've confused some places with this, the one that normally comes on the sub is in a big squeeze bottle, the other is at that little tray with the peppers/olives. Well at least here). White and Wheat bread are vegan. And of course ask for no cheese.

Red Lobster - Just don't go here. Ever. I went and there were lobsters trying to escape from tanks and the people who worked there were oblivious to what was in certain items on the menu.

Smoothie King - I know mangosteen madnesss is vegan. I think I get it sans whatever powder vitamin thing they put in it just in case. I know they have other vegan ones but I've just lived off of mangosteen because it is so fantastic.

Sonic - I used to go here with my friends. My option was a banana. (Ours closed though so again, not sure if anything has changed)

Taco Bell - Options, but always check first, and according to Preston (who works there) there is massive cross contamination.

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Chili Addiction -
from what I can tell, they only have a west hollywood location.
COMMENCE REVIEW:
OMG THIS PLACE IS SO GREAT. Ok.
They have a vegan menu that is just as big as their regular one.
They make everything in-house, including the veggie burgers, veggie dogs, vegan sausages, sauerkraut, different mustards, different ketchups, pickles, and of course the chili. You can buy the flavored ketchups, mustards, and other sauces too by the bottle. They have stuff like curry ketchup, habanero mango ketchup, habanero mango hot sauce, etc.
They had 2 vegan chilis when I went; I think that's how it normally is. They'll sample them for you, too.
We had: chili cheese fries, nachos, two veggie dogs (a "street dog" and a "southwestern dog"; there are maybe 10 types. the street dog has sauerkraut, mustard, chili, and daiya, and the southwestern has jalapeno relish and some other stuff), a vegan sausage ("death wish", maybe another 10 types), a chili burger (maybe 10 types again), and onion rings. There are a couple things on the vegan menu that are only vegetarian (labeled as such), and from what I can tell it's because their cornbread is not vegan, and for the other items there is asiago cheese involved. The guys at the counter definitely knew what was up.
The portions are good, the prices are so-so. For instance, the sausage was $11, and the veggie dog was $6 (but the difference in size was not so great, so it depends on what you get in terms of value). I find this totally acceptable for an independent place with plentiful vegan selections, though.
Also, there is room to sit inside, but it's not really a sit-down type of place, kind of like a fast food joint.
They're a few doors over from Real Food Daily, a popular vegan restaurant (which is probably not great for them, I dunno), and before we went in we were considering getting something from RFD too (we love them), but after ordering all the deliciousness from Chili Addiction, we didn't even consider it.
J very much loved Weinerschnitzel, and I figured he might want to get one of their non-vegetarian things (especially because they have other daily (non-veg) chilis that are weird, like one made with ghost chiles/naga jolokia), but the selection of greasy vegan eats left him wanting nothing. GREAT : ))))

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fb, I want to go to that place!!! It almost belongs in the vegan restaurant thread with that whole menu!

eta: I'm putting it in both.

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Cool!
And hey so you non-socal people can be jealous
HERE IS THE VEGAN MENU
http://media.lab305.com/menu_vegan_current.pdf
BASK IN ITS GLORY

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We sometimes go to Qdoba for burritos, but I tried the summer mango taco salad, and it's really good! I will get it again, but ask for added beans. I think there are supposed to be black beans in one of the salsas, but I didn't notice any. The mango salsa part is fresh and tasty, and the shell is really good. It just needed more substance (beans).

I also still stand by the Denny's vegan burger. I think it's quite good! It's a regular veggie burger, but tasty. The price is pretty high for it ($8), but whatever. I always avoided the sauteed mushrooms, because I think they are done in butter, but they don't seem to put them on anymore.

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With On the Border you have to make sure to get black beans, as their refried beans are cooked with pork.

The Melting Pot: I haven't been here for a few years, but they try to serve you in a set order. The first is salad and cheese fondue. Next they have the main course. They have a vegetarian platter, and typically one cooking broth that is vegetarian. This veggie plate has things on it that don't fondue well. Unless you like boiled tofu and veggies, I'd skip this place. The last course is chocolate. I honestly don't know if the dark chocolate is vegan, but most of the things they provide you to dip are not. All in all, this place is really, really expensive and you'd be better off doing fondue at home.

There's a pizza chain in the southeast called Mellow Mushroom. Their crust is  vegan as long as you tell them not to put Parmesan cheese on it. They have the best pizza crust ever, I swear. Most of them offer vegan cheese as an option, but I don't know what brand it is. You can choose a different sauce than red. I know they have a garlic and oil sauce. They have a really wide choice of toppings, including tempeh and tofu. They also serve salad, sandwiches and pretzels. Gluten free crust is available, but I haven't had it, so I can't vouch for its quality. I know they have hummus on the appetizer menu, and it's pretty good.

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Einstein Bros. Bagels:

http://www.einsteinbros.com/pdf/nutrition_info.pdf

The ingredient list starts on page 7

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Burger King:

I swear I had read the french fries were seasoned with chicken but according to this http://jessfastfood.tripod.com/fastfoodnutritionfacts/id24.html the french fries and onion rings to appear to be legit

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they are indeed legit

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Amy, do you go to Einstein and California pizza? What do you get, etc??

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