Tag: plant-based

The Uprooted Kitchen – Gilbert, AZ

The Uprooted Kitchen – Gilbert, AZ

Easily one of the most conscious eateries we have been to in Arizona.  Look at how conscious this meal looks! The restaurant is located in Gilbert, AZ for those that know the terrain out here.  Last year Gilbert was actually voted the 2nd safest city […]

Nan Zhou – hand drawn noodle house – Mesa, AZ

Residents of Mesa, border cities and surrounding regions, this is a FIRE alert.  Likened to yelling fire in a theater, I had to tell somebody. So we (the wife, the little baby and I) arrived almost at noon and Nan Zhou was just starting to […]

El Camino Real – Fullerton, CA

To those that don’t speak Spanish, if you live in California you should learn it.  El camino real translates as the real path or the real way and YES this food is as authentic as it gets.  This place is a staple in the quaint city of Fullerton.

I was just here the other day and revisited their nachos, no cheese (queso) or sour cream (crema in Spanish).  Sometimes I can get it across to staff that not getting meat and substituting guacamole instead is worth it and not having to pay extra is a treat.  Their veggie burritos minus cheese and sour cream again are out of this world good.

Are you seeing the pattern though? A good burrito will have well cooked and seasoned rice, beans and whatever else goes inside but that simple base makes it a long way as long as they are not cooked with lard or other unhealthy animal fats.

The tortas are good and the sopes better, you could veganize a chimichanga if you were bold.  Their pico de gallo is legendary and comes home with me every time we visit.  The tamarand agua fresca is quite lovely but get the hibiscus or jamaica (prounounced  ha-mike-uh) if you’re not looking for a sweet drink.

If you eat in you get chips and salsa for free like most Mexican restaurants, usually their unlimited but doesn’t make sense eating chips and salsa when you get nachos so just think before you order.

Absolutely love this place, please check it out and let us know what you think! Oh it’s open at 7:30am too so, enjoy!

Pita Hot – Fullerton, CA

The best Mediterranean food in Fullerton and surrounding cities! Technically, I believe the food is Palestinian/Israeli cuisine or that’s what was gathered in speaking to the owner. We normally get the veggie plate which comes with a choice of rice (veganess in question, I will […]

Love of Juice – Irvine, CA

Easily the best juice in Orange County. Their headquarters are located in Irvine at Farm Direct.  Their location and name alone should tell you about their products.  This company prides themselves on picking the best local organic and non genetically modified fruits and vegetables. If […]