Veggie Grill

Vegan fast food is not built for me, personally, but I do appreciate having it around when I’m bopping around downtown and need a salad and a place to use the bathroom. It’ll get the job done. It won’t blow your mind, but sometimes mind-preservation is all you’re going for.

Veggie Grill is an LA-based chain now in Portland, serving up vegan comfort food. Stuff yourselves, vegans. You deserve it. Gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free menus.

I hear good things about the fake chicken burgers.

During a long weekend downtown working a conference, I ate at Veggie Grill twice, getting salad both times. Let’s be real: getting at least one nutritious meal with protein and an array of vegetables probably saved me from falling apart on my last day of going from 7:30 am to midnight. I closed that last party DOWN, thank you very much.