A few weeks ago, when driving towards Sprouts Farmer's Market, I saw a banner 'Veggie Grill Opening Soon'. The name intrigued me and I looked them up on Google. I was all the more interested, because they have an all vegetarian menu. My husband ate from there last week, with a colleague and said the food was good. He brought home an appetizer for tasting and I enjoyed it. We finally went there for dinner last night and here's what we had:
Sweetheart fries (sweet potato fries) (There was enough for 3 people to share)
Papa's Portabello Burger (Grilled mushroom, chopped tomato, basil, & garlic pomodoro, caramelized onions, pesto, lettuce, red onion, chipotle ranch) with a side of purple cabbage slaw for me. (Was quite big but was really tasty so I gobbled up the whole thing in a jiffy)
|Papa's Portabello Burger|
|Santa Fe Chickin' Wrap|
Santa Fe Chikin' Wrap (Fried Chickin’, lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, and spicy vegan mayo with a side of chili for my husband. (Was quite big too. For those who are really good with portion control, I think 2 people can share one appetizer and one entree :-))
Before you think, "I thought this was a vegetarian restaurant, what is Chicken doing on its menu?" Well, it is not chicken..it is chickin' (their trademark product made with soy).
- I absolutely loved the portabello burger, the wheat bun and all the condiments.
- The Santa Fe Wrap was delicious, the soy chickin' is quite close to the original in texture, so I think meat eaters won't mind an occasional vegetarian meal at the Veggie Grill.
- The service was really good, and fast.
- The prices, especially for the appetizers, are on the higher side. But I guess that comes with the territory (of being a vegetarian restaurant with vegan and gluten free options)
- The food is not spicy at all, especially for an Indian palate that needs its heat.
- With many of the dishes featuring the chickin' it might get a little redundant.