Sunday, September 7, 2008

THE VEGGIE GRILL

Today we went to The Veggie Grill in El Segundo ( 5 minutes south of LAX ) for lunch.
It's a completely VEGAN restaurant that serves sandwiches, burgers, and salads.
We both love this place so much, that for a while we were going every Sunday.

The food is SOOOOOO delicious.
The place is clean.
The service is always great.
And it's located in the same shopping center as one of the largest WHOLE FOODS in the country.  
You can also find Banana Republic, JCrew, Chicks Sporting Goods, Borders, MAC, Aveda, Smith and Hawken, Best Buy, Starbucks, and last but not least Sur La Table.

We always eat at The Veggie Grill first, then we walk it off by going shopping.

Today we ordered the  BAJA FIESTA salad, CHIPOTLE BBQ sandwich, SWEETHEART FRIES, and the CHILL OUT WINGS.

SWEETHEART FRIES... Scrumptious sweet potato fries, seasoned and served with chipotle ranch.
CHILL OUT WINGS... Bite sized marinated veggie tofu protein blend with a tangy BBQ sauce and chipotle ranch.
This looks and tastes EXACTLY like chicken.  Poor chickens.
BAJA FIESTA SALAD... Chopped romaine, papaya, avocado, roasted corn salsa, quinoa, cucumber, cilantro with a ginger-papaya vinaigrette.
CHIPOTLE BBQ SANDWICH... Shredded veggie-steak, marinated in a tangy BBQ sauce, with chipotle ranch, caramelized onion, lettuce, and tomato, with a side of Sweetheart fries.
Make sure you go to The Veggie Grill on an empty stomach!
Suuuuuuuuure looks like the cut up pieces of a once living animal, but it's not.
Doesn't this look like carne asada?

We always end our Veggie grill trips by doing our weekly grocery shopping at WHOLE FOODS.
Today, we found some new stuff.
Pictured below.

8 comments:

Liz² said...

yum, that looks like a delicous bunch of not-actually-animal food! speshully that steak sandwich, miam. :P

alaina said...

wonderful photos! looks delish. i just found your blog and i love it :) nice use of the action figures.

Kristen's Raw said...

As always, love the action figures.

Have a super week :)

jenny said...

Did you get weird looks for having the transformer on your table?

your action figure collection is impressive!!

VEGAN TICKLES said...

Luckily we sat outside all alone.
And the collection is my husband's.

lengslog said...

aww those fries look so delicious!

quarrygirl said...

i love your post. except for the salad, you ordered all the things i haven't tried yet at the veggie grill. now my mouth is watering and i can't wait to go back!

i also looooove that whole foods. i can easily spend like $300 on accident. there is just so much selection and it adds up so quickly. a vegan paradise!

chow vegan said...

Wow, everything looks great! I wish there was a Veggie Grill near me. I actually been to that Whole Foods, it was the first time in an extra large, super Whole Foods. I was running around like a kid in a candy store. :-)