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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Veggie Grill

The Veggie Grill
4213 Campus Dr
Irvine, CA 92612

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Veggie Grill - Exterior

Got to try out the new-ish Veggie Grill today at UCI. This is one of the new hot spots for vegans, vegetarians, or omnivores (like me) and I guess has as an unstated goal the mission to show carnivorous humans that you can make pretty good meals without meat and without a "health food" stigma, sort of like a Jamba Juice that does lunch and dinner rather than smoothies.

Veggie Grill - Cream of Mushroom Soup
Cream of Mushroom Soup

The only thing on their menu that looked like an obviously Mexican-inspired item was the Baja Fiesta Salad with "Chopped romaine, papaya, avocado, roasted corn salsa, quinoa, cucumber, cilantro with a ginger-papaya vinaigrette." This salad was very fresh and very refreshing with big chunks of everything. The quinoa is supposed to be high in protein and maybe it is but now, a few hours later, I'm feeling a pretty bad protein craving so I'd hate to say it but I'll be getting some meat for dinner tonight . . . but I'll still be going back to Veggie Grill to try out some other items such as the Chop Chop Chef salad (which looks somewhat Mexican-ish) and the Chill Out Wings (the vegetarian version of buffalo wings that supposedly "tastes like chicken").

Veggie Grill - Baja Fiesta Salad
Baja Fiesta Salad


elmomonster said...

This looks pretty good. I haven't been near UCI in a while. Time to go back.

ChristianZ said...

Yeah, might be time to go back. If you go and try the sweet potato fries make sure you have at least one other person with you because you get a huge mound of them.