The Veggie Grill

3.0 stars 3.0 out of 5 1 rating

81 Fortune Rd, Irvine, CA 92618

(949) 727-9900
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    3 ratingJune 29, 2013

    Have visited twice. Great, friendly people work here. First time I went for dinner I explained my severe intolerance to gluten, and the manager was very patient, understood the Celiac and cross contam thing, and we were given red carpet treatment. Got the Baja Salad with tempeh and it was DELISH. Second time in for dinner, I explained I'm very sensitive to cross contamination, any gluten, and asked if they could make our food separately so we wouldn't get any flour/wheat in our food. "No problem." When I get the "we've got this" attitude, I know I'm in trouble. But, I trusted. And again got the Baja Salad with tempeh. So did my gluten free daughter. Well, much NOT to my surprise, I got a stomach ache about two hours later, and so did my daughter. The low grade kind that doesn't go away until you go to sleep. The nervous "butterflies in your stomach" feeling. I know this was a cross contamination stomach ache, because I did not have an immediate GI reaction. But the low grade achy feeling in my stomach that night made me really regret eating there this time. The salad was good (not great) but the tempeh is delicious. And the GF Mac n Cheese side dish is awesome. But, as I certainly know, it's really not GF if the kitchen isn't going to keep it away from other non-GF food.

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    1 ratingDecember 03, 2016

    565 San Antonio Road, Suite 26, Mountain View, CA 94040

    I was so excited to try this place out about 6 months ago, with my daughter. Could barely find anything to order to eat! And super pricey for very small portions, along with no guarantees of true gluten free or dairy free meals, made this a one-time shot. Had a teeny tiny bowl of cauliflower soup. I thought it was pretty tasty (I was also starving!), but daughter hated it. Cold atmosphere, unpleasant staff. Felt more like a cafeteria with unhappy employees. No one cared about the patrons trying to order food they thought they could order and avoid their allergies. I think the idea of GF was to get customers, but no understanding nor caring regarding cross contamination. Huge disappointment.

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    5 ratingSeptember 09, 2016

    720 S Allied Way, El Segundo, CA 90245

    I have nothing but good things to say about Veggie Grill! I was in town for 4 days, staying nearby, and ate here for lunch each day. The food was super delicious and I had no reactions at all. I didn't really take any special precautions with ordering other than ordering things that were already GF as prepared normally (no modifications) - and I let the cashier know about my celiac disease. I don't typically order a (non-alcoholic) drink when eating out, but the strawberry lemonade was pretty addictive. All in all my only request is for Veggie Grill to make its way to Chicago! Native Foods was one of my favorites in Chicago, but alas they are not very GF friendly so I haven't been able to eat there since my diagnosis.

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    4 ratingMay 03, 2016

    8000 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

    Ask for the GF menu and make sure you let the server/cashier know that you need it to be prepared GF. This may mean no sauce or seasoning. Still some good options tho.

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    4 ratingApril 16, 2016

    3435 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

    the food here was clearly labeled on the menu and was very tasty, but I was hungry again an hour later!

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    5 ratingDecember 30, 2015

    720 S Allied Way, El Segundo, CA 90245

    My favorite "fast food" GF place. Lots of choices and knowledgable staff.

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    1 ratingSeptember 02, 2015

    1320 Locust Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    Super-tasty...but I developed a reaction pretty much immediately. Currently going through fatigue and neuropathic symptoms; nothing to do but left to wait for the inevitable physical slow-breakdown now. (Yes, I'd asked for gluten-free options only, and yes, I'd asked to guard agains cross-contamination...in vain.)

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    1 ratingJuly 17, 2015

    565 San Antonio Road, Suite 26, Mountain View, CA 94040

    Inconsistent food and service. Ingredients missing from salads, disinterested staff. Never again.

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    5 ratingJune 13, 2015

    1320 Locust Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

    I had the Bahn Mi salad and the tofu was so nice and crispy!! I tried a little bit of the Bombay bowl and that was good as well! There are good, creative options that are super tasty. Actually really good healthy food!

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    5 ratingDecember 30, 2014

    3435 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

    I love this place and I am a die hard meat eater. I have celiac and never have a problem here. I love the nachos.

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    5 ratingNovember 03, 2014

    Palomar Place Center #100, 965 Palomar Airport Rd, Carlsbad, CA 92011

    Several GF options on the menu. Their Mac-n-cheese is GF if you ask them to hold the breadcrumbs, and totally delicious!

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    1 ratingOctober 12, 2014

    565 San Antonio Road, Suite 26, Mountain View, CA 94040

    I got up to order and noticed that menu said that all ingredients are not used in a dedicated area so you are at your own risk.....I asked the cashier person if a salad would be a safer option versus a grilled dish...she could not guarantee that my salad would be entirely gluten free with no cross-contamination...I walked away sad and frustrated....having a g-f menu doesn't guarantee they will do best kitchen practices. I opted to go father away to Asian Box where I know I will get a safe meal.

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    5 ratingSeptember 14, 2014

    565 San Antonio Road, Suite 26, Mountain View, CA 94040

    Excellent dishes with fresh and non-GMO ingredients! Sweet potato fries was awesome!

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    5 ratingAugust 18, 2014

    2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA 90505

    This is always my go-to place! You can't go wrong with the Thai Chickin'! Anything with kale is awesome too! I always find it steamed to perfection. Their sandwiches can go on buns or wraps OR just a bed of kale! Sweet fries are always great since its GF too. Lastly, their new roasted corn, ohmygawddd delicious and also GF! Always a happy camper! (:

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    4 ratingMarch 21, 2014

    720 S Allied Way, El Segundo, CA 90245

    Good food and some yummy options

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    5 ratingDecember 16, 2013

    8000 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046

    This place has totally amazing food. Yeah it's vegan, but don't let that scare you, this food will knock your socks off. Seriously.

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    5 ratingNovember 13, 2013

    446 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

    GF menu has lots of choices. Dedicated fry fryer.

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    5 ratingNovember 02, 2013

    3435 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

    I went to this restaurant today with a friend who is vegetarian. We were both super impressed with the selection of foods available to choose from. I have celiac disease and was not only pleased with the taste and quality of the food, but they assured me I wouldn't get sick and they were right. I will definitely be visiting this restaurant again!

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    5 ratingApril 07, 2013

    3435 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

    Menu clearly marks what is gluten free and you can also request to see ingredient list. Yummy options and healthy food! Great service too!

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    2 ratingApril 04, 2013

    2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA 90505

    I didn't find a lot of options but I am also allergic to soy. Left hungry.

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    5 ratingFebruary 01, 2013

    2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Torrance, CA 90505

    vegan restaurant with gluten free options written clearly on their menu. quick & tasty!

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    5 ratingDecember 07, 2012

    3435 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

    Love the Kale salad

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    4 ratingSeptember 27, 2012

    3435 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005

    Lots of options/ excellent service- healthy food

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    5 ratingJune 26, 2012

    4213 Campus Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

    Their quinoa was great, and they were very informative on what was gluten free

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    5 ratingMay 25, 2012

    720 S Allied Way, El Segundo, CA 90245

    I wish Veggie Grill were right next door to me. I would eat there everyday. They have many gluten-free options. I love the GF All Hail Kale Salad and the sweet potato fries.

Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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