The University of California, Los Angeles has a new all-vegan Veggie Grill restaurant!

The plant-based chain has opened a location in UCLA’s Ackerman Student Union’s first-floor dining room, The Daily Bruin reports. The restaurant opened May 15, replacing pizza chain Sbarro.


The Veggie Grill’s vegan menu includes tacos and burritos, bowls like the Sonoran bowl with quinoa, black beans, jalapeños, Brussels sprouts, avocado, salsa, and veggie protein. They also have sandwiches like the Grillin’ Chickin’ sandwich, and even plant-based desserts like lemon blueberry cake.

One UCLA student on Reddit said they were looking forward to the sandwiches and the banh mi style salad.

“I think it’s great because it provides more options for students to have their meals, and it’s healthier compared to Carl’s Jr. and places like that,” student Haoran Zhang told The Daily Bruin.

Make Vegan Comfort Food At Home

Can’t make it to the Veggie Grill to try their all-vegan menu? Try making some of these American vegan comfort food recipes from our Food Monster App!


Kimchi Tofu Tacos With Cashew Crema

tofu tacos with cashew cheese

These Kimchi Tofu Tacos With Cashew Crema are a fantastic option for lunch with all the probiotic benefits of vegan kimchi.

Mexican Bean Burger With Avocado Fries

mexican vegan bean burger

This burger has unique fried avocado slices on the side! Try this Mexican Bean Burger With Avocado Fries the next time you’re craving something savory and protein-rich.


Lemon Drizzle Bundt Cake

lemon drizzle vegan cake

This elegant dessert option will please any dinner guest. Try this Lemon Drizzle Bundt Cake with a zesty lemon glaze!

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