Vegan on the Loose: San Diego

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Welcome to our first installment of Vegan on the Loose: your one-stop around the country restaurant review. I travel for work. A lot. And as a vegan on the go around the country, I get to constantly eat amazing vegan food. My first stop for this travel season was San Diego (could I GET an easier location to find tasty vegan noms?!)

For my first meal, I dragged (and I do mean dragged) my friends to this place called Veg-N-Out. Can’t. Gush. Enough! This place is like a vegan dream. It may not look like much,  but just trust me; it’s ridiculous.

We started with the sweet potato medallions with ketchup. Tiny golden disks of joy in my mouth. No joke. With some salt, they were heavenly. I even got the meat-eaters to agree on that one.

Then we have the Big Kahuna sandwich. Oh the sandwich…I can’t. There are not words.  Ok, maybe there are.

They use a “chicken” base that they create (like a BBQ-shredded-chicken-mess) that is delish. Then they add some vegan cheese, a pineapple slice, lettuce, tomato, onion, vegan mayo, and mustard. You get fries or salad on the side. I got salad with some kind of dill dressing that I want to bathe in (no, seriously…I mean that).

All of that, plus a locally brewed ginger Kombucha tea, and stick a fork in me; I AM DONE!

They also had some locally baked vegan cookies and brownies. I tried both the chocolate chip and the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. I was licking the cellophane…licking. As for the brownie…it was a vegan brownie. Nuff said.

Overall, Veg-N-Out is a must visit for any vegan on the go. The menu is about 5 pages long, and everything I saw coming out of the kitchen looked amazing. Go, GO NOW!

2 comments

  1. Galen

    This place sounds fantastic. I’m not to far from San Diego and haven’t been there since becoming vegan but now I think I need a road trip.

  2. Kimberly

    SD! College memories. I remember portions being pretty huge at Veg-N-Out. I’d always be stuffed and have a little something for lunch the next day!

    There’s a fantastic little place in Ocean Beach called OB Smoothie Bar & Subs.
    Get the Acai Bowl. Just ask for them to leave off the honey. It passes as a breakfast parfait if there’s granola. Right?? (Across the street from the tourist-trappy burger joint with all the license plates.)

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