Hello Veggie Grill Fall Menu!

Hello Veggie Grill Fall Menu!

Through the years, my blog readers have come to know that I am very fond of Veggie Grill. It all started with an invite to their grand opening in Torrance back in 2011 and the rest is history.

As Veggie Grill continues to grow and develop their menu through the years, my love for the vegetarian joint continues to grow as well. Just recently Veggie Grill introduced their Fall Menu for 2015 and as a fan I happily went one weekend to try their new offerings out.

The new menu consists of some spicy entrees such as their Bad Boy Burger and Seoul Bowl as well as some scrumptious small plates like tempura green bean stack and based yams. There is also a healthy savory salad via their Golden Beet Salad.

For my entree, I chose to get the Bad Boy Burger. Hopping on to the latest siracha craze, this burger is all about that spicy sauce.

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The patty consists of a blend of organic quinoa, kale and mushrooms. This lovely vegetarian patty is then topped with spicy tomato Chao cheese, caramelized onions, pickled Jalapeños, lettuce, tomato, veg mayo and of course, siracha! This is all sandwiched in a soft brioche bun. What makes it “bad?.” It’s that spice. That siracha adds a little heat to this otherwise “innocent looking” sandwich. It may look like an “innocent” and “ordinary” vegetarian burger but that siracha gives that extra oomph of flavor.  This is a nice addition to Veggie Grill’s burger menu.

In addition to the Bad Boy Burger, I got to the try the Tempura Green Bean Stack.

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I am a big tempura fan and tempura green beans is one of my favorites. Veggie Grill definitely did tempura green beans justice with this appetizer. Their tempura breaded green beans comes with grilled lemon, onion and garlic ranch sauce for dipping. The tempura batter is light and the green beans are nice and crisp. The garlic ranch sauce is creamy, thick and adds a nice flavor to the green beans. This maybe a seasonal item but I sure hope it stays!

Veggie Grill once again did it again with bringing plenty of smiles to this Hello Kitty Foodie. Their new fall items are definitely something people are sure to “fall” in love with.

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Happy Fall Flavors my Hello Kitty Foodie!

Hello Veggie Grill VG Virgin Day and Old and New VG Favorites!

Hello Veggie Grill VG Virgin Day and Old and New VG Favorites!

Today Veggie Grill had their VG Virgin day! They have this day every year. On VG Virgin day, when you bring a friend in who has never tried Veggie Grill before, they will give that person a free entree when you purchase yours. I came today with a friend and we got to both try some old and new favorites!

I got my old forever favorite, the Santa Fe Crispy Chickin’ with sweetheart fries. This has been my favorite sandwich and side ever since my very first trip to Veggie Grill years ago. The fried chickin’ sandwich topped with avocado and spicy mayo is delicious and tastes like real chickin. The sweetheart fries with the chipotle ranch is a perfect match for this sandwich.

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My friend got the “Pick a pair” entree and chose to get the tortilla soup and a Thai Chickin’ salad. The Thai Chickin’ salad is another favorite of mine with grilled chickin’, quinoa, romaine, cabbage, corn salsa, green onion, mandarin oranges, sesame seeds, cilantro, wonton strips and spicy Thai dressing. I liked her tortilla soup. It has a thick and flavorful soup base and the crispy tortilla strips give a nice touch.

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One of their newest sides is the crispy cauliflower and I’ve wanted to try this for awhile. I got a very pleasant surprise when the kind cashier gave me a free crispy cauliflower side! It’s sweet and spicy, orange glazed florets in panko breading. It’s served hot and fresh and is perfectly crispy! I think this just maybe a new favorite. 😉

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Both my friend and I enjoyed our Veggie Grill dinner tonight. It was her first time to try Veggie Grill and though it wasn’t my first time, I got to discover some new delicious treats that may become future favorites! Yay for tortilla soup and crispy cauliflower.

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Thanks for the smiles tonight, Veggie Grill 🙂

Hello Veggie Grill Winter Menu!

Hello Veggie Grill Winter Menu!

Love!

Two and a half years ago I got invited to a special pre-grand opening of the Veggie Grill in Torrance by Veggie Grill co-founder Kevin Boylan. I have loved Veggie Grill ever since they first opened their doors. 8 Yelp reviews for the El Segundo location and 3 for the Torrance one, my love for this place is pretty evident.

Within the two and half years though, I’ve pretty much tried almost everything on the menu. My favorites are the Santa Fr Crispy’ Chickin and Thai chickin’ salad. I truly love the old menu but really was hoping for some new stuff! Therefore when it was announced they had some new offerings via a new Winter Menu, I was pretty excited. I was even more excited when I learned that via downloading the new Veggie grill app, one can get a treat for one free Winter Menu item. (After downloading the app, there is a button labeled “love” and from there is a voucher for a free meal!)

Veggie Grill’s new Winter Menu consist of over ten new items that include new sides and starters like mini wraps and Yukon gold fries, new bowls and plates like herb roasted vegetable bowls, quinoa salads and BBQ. These items are great in price, with the mini wraps starting at $3.50. Veggie Grill really worked to have items on this new menu that are more affordable to the everyday consumer.

The other day, I got to try some items from the Winter Menu and redeem my free meal via the app/love button ❤️).

There are two new bowls that are being offered. They have a Bombay Bowl and a Harvest Bowl. Both are filled with herb roasted vegetables. One of the big differences between the bowls lies in their sauces. The Bombay bowl has a cilantro/green curry sauce with coconut milk and the Harvest bowl has a miso gravy. I love curry and was quite intrigued to see how Veggie Grill would fulfill my curry love.

The moment the Bombay Bowl was presented, I instantly did feel some love for this new dish. A bowl with very appetizing looking plating was presented in front of me. It was filled with lots of herb roasted veggies, grains, steamed kale, cannellini beans. It was drizzled with cilantro/green curry sauce with coconut milk and topped with almonds and hemp seeds.

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The love for this dish did not end however with it’s presentation because taste wise, it was equally as impressive. Crunchy cauliflower, savory kale, crispy almonds and a slightly spicy curry sauce instantly gratified my tastebuds. Aside from the cauliflower, I liked how there was a variety of different herb roasted veggies. There were some turnips, broccoli and mushrooms mixed in there! The cilantro green curry sauce was nice and thick. The touch of coconut milk added creamy texture. It definitely fulfilled my curry cravings. The Bombay Bowl is now added into my list of favorites at Veggie Grill.

The Harvest Bowl is the second new bowl on their menu. It had field roast sausage, herb roasted veggies, super grains, porcini mushroom and topped with miso gravy and hemp seeds. I liked the tender and tasty field roast sausage in this dish! It’s the first sausage offering I’ve tried from Veggie grill. I was also a fan of the soft porcini mushroom!

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Aside from the bowls, I tried the new BBQ “Steak” sandwich. For my sandwich side, I chose another new offering, the Yukon gold fries.

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The BBQ “Steak” sandwich was packed with Veggie Steak in tangy BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, chipotle ranch and coleslaw. The Veggie steak was soft and tender. The BBQ sauce added a sweet kick. The coleslaw and chipotle ranch added even more flavor.

The Gold Yukon fries matched the sandwich perfectly. They were thick skinned potatoes. It’s classic old fashioned steak fries. Dipping it into the chipotle ranch gave it a nice touch.

Aside from the Gold Yukon fries, I noticed they now also offer the onion rings as a side! I love how you can now add this to your meal. Their golden brown onion rings have a perfect crisp and a tasty buttery like batter. It will go well with any item on their menu.

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It’s another visit to Veggie Grill in the books and I love this place even more. The new Winter menu items are amazing and equal the previous entrees in deliciousness. Thank you to Veggie Grill as well for the love they gave with a free entree via the app! Love!