Veggie Grill Has a New Location in Toluca Lake

Veggie Grill, Toluca Lake/Burbank. All images by Karin E. Baker

Continuing in its quest to make delicious vegan food more accessible, Veggie Grill recently opened its newest location on the border of Toluca Lake and Burbank.

Located across the street from Googie-style architectural icon Bob’s Big Boy, Veggie Grill still offers customers old favorites like the All Hail Kale salad and the Better-Than-Buffalo wings (that you’d swear were real chicken), in addition to a bunch of new items.

Even for an omnivore, it undoubtedly benefits the planet when we eat more plant-based meals. During my recent visit, I loved new options like the so-called Carne Asada Burrito (with seitan subbing for the steak) and the Luxe Burger. Made with a grilled Beyond Burger patty topped with arugula, roasted mushrooms and tomatoes, truffle “cheese” sauce and sriracha ketchup on a poppyseed bun, this is full-on comfort food.

If you’re craving something fried, you can do it here with healthier choices like crispy cauliflower, tempura green beans, or sweet potato-based Sweetheart Fries with chipotle ranch. 

Not all Veggie Grill locations serve wine and beer but this one does, in addition to several iced tea variations. The green tea horchata was so delicious, I forgot to try the equally tasty-looking honeydew-basil agua fresca. There’s always next time.

Veggie Grill uses non-GMO products and many dishes here can be made gluten-friendly.

In addition to the dishes mentioned above, the extensive menu also features wraps, salads, tacos, and desserts (and the carrot cake is seriously delicious).

Open daily, this new Veggie Grill is located at 4300 Riverside Drive and the phone number is 818-588-4338. Restaurant website

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