Eating Out

By: Sam Marquez

One of my few struggles I had when transitioning from the standard American diet to veganism, was the social aspect of eating out. People often feel like there are going to be very little options out there for them.

My mom often complained about how hard it was when we’d go out to eat. Admittedly, when you first start anything it’s going to be a challenge, due to the fact that your ignorance is high and your knowledge is low.

After being vegan for about two years now, I know some of the best things to eat at some of the best places in Tulare County.

(Only giving my favorites, not all of the vegan options)

Blaze Pizza

  • Build Your Own
    • spicy red
    • vegan cheese
    • basil
    • cherry tomatoes
    • mushrooms
    • olives
    • red peppers
    • roasted garlic
    • sautéed onion
    • spinach
    • zucchini


Bravo Farms

  • Custom Sandwiches
    • Portobello Mushroom
    • Rustic Wheat Bread
    • Bravo BBQ Sauce
  • Custom Tossed Salads
    • Portobello Mushroom
    • Light Strawberry Vinaigrette
    • Other toppings vary based on location
  • French Fries
  • Sweet Potato Fries


Burger King

  • French Toast Sticks
  • Original Maple Flavored Oatmeal
    • cooked with water
  • Hash Browns
  • French Fries


Cafe India

  • Vegetable Samosa
  • Onion Bhaji
  • Roti
  • Bengan Bharta
  • Aloo Gobi
  • Aloo Bengan
  • Aloo Mutter
  • Order of rice



  • Margarita Chicken Fresh Mex Bowls
    • without chicken
  • Fries



  • Bowl
    • Brown Rice
    • Black Beans
    • Sofritas
    • Roasted Chili-Corn Salsa
    • Lettuce
    • Side of chips and guacamole



  • Build Your Own Burger
    • Amy’s Veggie Patty
    • Whole Wheat Bun
    • Avocado
    • Caramelized Onions
  • French Fries


Del Taco

  • French Fries
  • Jacked Up Burrito
    • no cheese
  • Avocado Bowl



  • Pacific Veggie Pizza
    • No cheese
    • Thin Crust (only vegan crust)


Jamba Juice

  • Açaí Super Antioxidant
    • No sherbert
    • Add raspberries
  • Orange Carrot Karma
  • Berry UpBEET
  • Apple ‘n Greens
  • Any “All Fruit Smoothies”




Pita Kabob

  • Hummus & Grilled Veggies
  • 5-Piece Falafel
  • Fried Cauliflower
  • Lentil Soup Bowl
  • Traditional Falafel Pita
  • Jerusalem Falafel Pita


Pizza Hut

  • Build Your Own
    • Hand Tossed Crust
    • Classic Marinara Sauce
    • Mushrooms
    • Roasted Spinach
    • Cherry Peppers
    • Olives
    • Diced Roma Tomatoes
  • Fries
  • Cinnamon Sticks


Red Robin’s

  • Banzai Burger
    • Boca Patty
    • No cheese or mayo
    • Side of fries



  • Chai Tea Latte
    • With Coconut Milk
  • Green Tea Frap (cold)
    • No whip
    • Coconut Milk


Taco Bell

  • 7-layer burrito
    • no sour cream or cheese
    •  add potatoes


Tandoori House (Indian)

  • Vegetable Samosa
  • Lentil Soup
  • Aloo Gobhi
  • Mushroom Chili
  • Baingan Bharta
  • Gulab Jamun
  • Side of rice


Thai Basil

  • Fresh Spring Roll
  • Yellow Curry
    • Ask for both tofu and veggies
  • Side of steamed rice
  • Vegetarian Pad Thai
    • no eggs
  • Vegetarian Spicy Noodle


Yard House

  • Hot & Spicy Edamame
  • Gardien Orange Peel Chicken
    • without mayo





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