• October 2nd, 2011quarrygirlLA restaurants, veggie grill

    listen up, parents! take your kids to any veggie grill location this monday october 3rd and try their brand new kids’ meal v-burger on the house.

    this is a normal sized v-burger at veggie grill

    i haven’t tried the new kids’ burger, because i’m way over 12 years old…but if it’s anything like their normal v-burger, i’m sure it’s fantastic. here’s the official VG description of the burger:

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  • September 22nd, 2011quarrygirlLA restaurants, vegan events, veggie grill

    listen up! tonight you have the chance to eat tasty food and help animals at the same time, as the veggie grill is hosting fundraisers at two separate locations.

    mention the ASPCA tonight when you dine at the farmers market veggie grill, and kitt crusaders when you eat at the sunset restaurant. when mentioned, each location will receive 50% of your bill in donations.

    more info after the jump…

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  • August 4th, 2011quarrygirlLA restaurants, veggie grill

    dinner plans tonight? head over to the newest veggie grill location by the fairfax farmers market and fill up for a good cause.

    from 5pm – 10pm on thursday august 4th (that’s today!), all you gotta do is mention bark avenue foundation when you order, and 50% of the proceeds from your meal will be donated to them. if you haven’t heard of bark avenue, they’re a local animal shelter and rescue/advocacy group committed to reducing companion animal overpopulation through spay/neuter, humane education, rescue, re-homing, and community outreach. they support lots of animal shelters in the area (including fur baby rescue), and proceeds from tonight will go directly to surgeries and expenses to care for homeless animals. official flyer after the jump…

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  • April 27th, 2011quarrygirlLA restaurants, vegan events, veggie grill

    looking for an excuse to be gluttonous and charitable at the same time?

    the perfect indulgence

    look no further than veggie grill on sunset this thursday…

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  • March 18th, 2011quarrygirlLA restaurants, veggie grill

    Great news! Veggie Grill®, one of our favorite fast-casual dining restaurants, is opening in Torrance on Monday at Rolling Hills Plaza (right by the AMC Movie Theater) just a stone’s throw from PCH, easily accessible from Palos Verdes, San Pedro and even Long Beach. To call Veggie Grill® “The Perfect Indulgence” is an understatement – with a signature blend of hearty veggie proteins and savory marinades, all their food is indulgently satisfying.

    Taste and Believe!

    Image courtesy of The Veggie Grill Facebook page

    More goodness details on Veggie Grill® after the jump…

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  • December 20th, 2010quarrygirlLA restaurants, veggie grill

    the moment we’ve been waiting for is finally here! as of today, the latest veggie grill location is now open in santa monica. this place is EXACTLY what the west side needs.

    as you probably know, veggie grill has already got a number of locations scattered around socal (the closest to me being the one in west hollywood), and they serve up healthy and delicious alternatives to fast food. their menu packs everything from soups and salads to nachos and burgers…even kids meals and desserts! we were invited over the weekend to check out the new restaurant during a special complimentary “sneak peek” lunch, and i’m happy to report that the food was fantastic and the space was beautiful.

    we started with a plate of “chill out wings,” which were to die for…

    chill out wings: bite sized chillin’ chickin’ served with dipping sauces.

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  • October 27th, 2010quarrygirlLA restaurants, veggie grill

    know someone who hasn’t tried veggie grill yet?! (what, are they CRAZY?) well if you do, bring them to any of the 4 locations on thursday october 28th, and they’ll eat for free.

    everyone should get a chance to eat this burger in life.

    full details after the jump —>
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  • did y’all know that it’s international day of the nacho (look it up)?! and to celebrate, we’re bring you a quickie list of our 5 favorite places to get vegan nachos in los angeles! you should eat some today…you know, to honor the holiday. here we go:

    1.) veggie grill: uptown nachos

    Uptown Nachos Tortilla chips, chili, VG-cheese, corn salsa, avocado, soy cream, jalapenos … $4.95

    i think these nachos are the best, because they come with everything i love: daiya cheese, bean chili, salsa, avocado, soy sour cream, and jalapenos all on top of crispy chips. super good and SUPER cheap at under 5 bucks!

    2.) real food daily: not-chos

    better with cheddar nachos: Tortilla chips, melted cashew cheese, black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, tofu sour cream. $11.75

    the not-chos at real food daily are BY FAR the best thing on the menu, and i have to order them every time i go. tortilla chips topped with the best homemade cashew cheese i’ve ever tasted, along with black beans, pico de gallo, guacamole, and tofu sour cream. you can add taco mix for an extra $2.75…but with an $11.75 base price, i think these nachos are expensive enough. pro tip: if you like spicy food, be sure to ask for the jalapeno cashew cheese!

    3.) hugo’s tacos: vegan nacho grande

    nacho grande (vegan): Freshly made tortilla chips topped with your choice of filling, choice of salsa, daiya cheese, topped with a dollop of guacamole. $5.92

    hugo’s tacos sells “normal” nachos, but if you request them with a vegetable filling and daiya cheese, they are instantly vegan. they use the italian blend daiya rather than cheddar, which may sound a little bit odd, but it’s surprisingly good! i get mine with the soyrizo, potato, and zucchini filling; along with the jalapeno hot sauce! the serving size is absolutely massive (enough for 2 people to share), yet only costs $5.92.

    4.) chili addiction: chili vegan addiction nachos

    Chili Addiction Nachos: Try our fabulous homemade corn tortilla chips (or potato chips) smothered with chili, VEGAN cheese, and diced jalapenos! $8

    what makes these nachos stand out are chili addiction’s phenomenal homemade chips and chili. the chips just taste incredibly fresh, and the chili is by far the best in town. you get a huge portion of those, plus a layer of daiya cheese, diced jalapenos, and onions for $8. if they would just melt the daiya a little, these things would be PERFECT.

    5.) mandoline grill: vegan vietnamese nachos

    vegan vietnamese nachos: tofu served over crispy corn tortilla chips topped with scallions, jalapeno, mint, cilantro, and sriracha aioli. $4.50

    a fresh take on vegan nachos, these don’t have any kind of fake cheese on them, but instead are covered with a creamy sriacha aioli. they also come with a healthy amount of mandoline’s amazing lemongrass fried tofu, scallions, mint, cilantro, and jalapeno. and at just $4.50, they’re an excellent value!

    those are our picks for the best vegan nachos we’ve actually tried in LA, but native foods has some brand new nachos as well that look amazing:

    Nuevo Native Nachos: Homemade corn tortilla chips covered in black beans, Native Taco Meat, Native Chipotle Crema, Native Cheese, salsa fresca, and guacamole. Topped with corn, green onions, and cilantro. $7.95

    these are definitely at the top of my list of foods i need to try. with both homemade chips and cheese, i bet they are spectacular!

    so let’s all go eat some vegan nachos tonight, and show everyone that the international day of the nacho doesn’t need to include meat or dairy. weeee!

  • August 4th, 2010quarrygirlLA restaurants, veggie grill

    good news, everyone! the chickin’ caesar wrap that was recently removed from veggie grill’s menu IS BACK starting today!

    this wrap is amazing, and there was an outcry when veggie grill stopped selling it. i am so glad they have come to their senses and decided to offer it again. please go eat this thing ASAP, i really don’t want to see it go away again!!

    thanks veggie grill, for bring back the chickin’ casesar wrap! we love you. is it too much to ask to bring the caesar salad back as well? 😉

  • July 21st, 2010quarrygirlLA restaurants, veggie grill

    hey los angeles, if you like to help animals and enjoy tasty food (who doesn’t?!?!), then you gotta hit up the 8000 sunset veggie grill location on the evening of THURSDAY JULY 22nd, and let them know you are dining to support ARME.

    from 5pm-11pm on 07/22/10 when you purchase food or beverages (take-out as well!) and mention ARME, veggie grill will donate 50% of your purchase to the organization! in case you haven’t heard of ARME, they are an incredible non-profit organization that strives to end the suffering of animals through rescue and education. they not only do hands-on rescue, but have made award-winning animal rights documentaries such as skin trade and behind the mask. this organization has already made an enormous difference for animals, but they’ve spent a huge amount of money on outreach and film production and need our help. they even have a new documentary in the works, so let’s MAKE IT HAPPEN.

    we all know veggie grill as one of the best places in town to get hearty vegan grub (i HIGHLY suggest the new daiya cheese nachos and el dorado!), and now you can help animals even more just by enjoying their delicious food…with no extra cost to you. go to veggie grill thursday night and mention ARME. there is honestly no easier way to help animals just by eating a tasty dinner.

    here is the flyer. check it out, but you only need to MENTION ARME for the discount to count.

    huge props to veggie grill sunset for making this happen. we love you, and all the new menu items ROCK…even though you took away the caesar salad. :/

    so i will see you all there, right?!

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  • May 10th, 2010quarrygirlLA restaurants, veggie grill

    veggie grill has officially joined the ranks of cool fast food chains by offering a “secret” off-menu item that you have to be “in the know” to order.

    the company has been dropping hints about the new “el dorado” via twitter, with a more official announcement recently on facebook. the thing looked so damn good, and of course i had to go check it out…

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  • March 6th, 2010quarrygirlLA restaurants, veggie grill

    it took them a little while to get their license, but as of yesterday, the veggie grill on sunset is finally serving up bottled beer as well as red and white wine.

    beer at veggie grill

    they currently have 2 beers from new belgium brewing (fat tire and mothership wit) as well as both red and white wine from mas. i dropped by this afternoon and grabbed a bottle of the mothership to accompany my lunch, and while it wasn’t my favorite beer on earth, it was definitely pleasant.

    so as if the terrific chili and burgers weren’t enough to get you out of your house and over to veggie grill in this horrific weather, you now have the added temptation of alcohol. 🙂 veggie grill is one of the VERY few all vegan places in LA to serve beer, so let’s show them some support. maybe if we buy enough of it, they will put some beer on tap. (i can dream.)

    veggie grill weho
    8000 W Sunset Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90046
    (323) 822-7575

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  • February 9th, 2010quarrygirlLA restaurants, veggie grill

    soup and salad combo: large soup or chili with a side serving of an entree salad. $8.50

    lately, i just can’t get enough of the soup and salad combo at veggie grill. for only $8.50, it comes with a huge bowl of chili or soup of the day, along with a healthy portion of the salad of your choice. i order this all the time, and i rarely finish it—it’s so much food!

    chop-chop chef: chopped romain, tempeh, veggie steak, chillin' chickin, green onion, roasted corn salsa with a chipotle ranch dressing.

    i have tried a bunch of the salads at veggie grill, and my favorite one by far is the chop-chop chef. it comes fully loaded with two kinds of gardein meat, fluffy quinoa, tempeh and vegetables all in a creamy ranch dressing. seriously, it’s soooooo good. even just the side salad that is served with the combo is pretty big and filling on its own…and i haven’t even gotten to the chili yet!

    bean me up chili: red and white beans, touch of soy cream, chopped green and red onion.

    i am a huge fan of the chili at veggie grill, so that’s almost always what i get with my combo. it doesn’t have any fake meat in it; instead it’s just a rich flavorful mixture of red and white beans garnished with soy sour cream. the serving with the combo is generous, and it even comes with a side of delicious herb toasted crisps (not pictured).

    i could seriously eat this soup/salad combination every single day. it’s so tasty and so filling, and it’s under 10 dollars. what more do i require?!

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  • January 28th, 2010quarrygirlLA restaurants, veggie grill

    UPDATE 1/29: the vegan cheese will be available at veggie grill TODAY!

    yay, this is such great news!! veggie grill has been testing out some amazing vegan cheese at its el segundo restaurant and has finally decided to offer it at ALL locations starting tomorrow!!!

    Uptown Nachos Tortilla chips, chili, VG-cheese, corn salsa, avocado, soy cream, jalapenos … $4.95

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  • January 12th, 2010quarrygirlLA restaurants, veggie grill

    the v-burger: marinated and grilled veggie-steak burger, pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion, chipotle ranch. comes with a side/ $8.95

    there is no excuse not to dine at veggie grill tonight, because they are offering an insane deal that is way too good to pass up.

    from the veggie grill facebook page:

    “Do you know a Veggie Grill Virgin (a friend who hasn’t been to The Veggie Grill yet)? Help them see what they’re missing out on, our treat. Bring in a VG Virgin for dinner (after 4pm) this Tuesday, Jan 12th to any of our locations, whisper to the cashier that you’ve brought in a Veggie Grill Virgin, and we’ll comp their entrée. Tell your friend it’s on you! … note: one Veggie Grill Virgin per experienced Veggie Griller please, no solo VG Virgins.”

    vegan nachos at veggie grill el segundo

    can you believe that?! all you need to do is bring someone who has never been to veggie grill before (preferably an omnivore, muahahahaha) and they eat for FREE. this is one of the greatest deals i’ve ever heard, and a great way to expose non-vegans to the insane meaty animal-free goodness that is veggie grill.

    but that’s not all! if you do dine at veggie grill tonight, i highly encourage you to go to the west hollywood location at 6:30pm. because at that time, kcal news is going to be there filming, and they have been real doubters regarding the commercial viability of a vegan restaurant. let’s show them that early on a tuesday evening, a vegan establishment can be PACKED.

    so there you have it, free food at veggie grill tonight and a chance to spread the veganism. do it!

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