There’s a hot joint in town where cars pour out of the drive thru, anxiously anticipating one thing: a vegan fast food-style burger. At Plant Power’s Encinitas location they run an 100 percent vegan fast food restaurant complete with a drive thru, and the hype is big.

From the Big Zac, a plant-based take on the Big Mac, to soft served style ice “cream,” to a vegan take on a fish filet sandwich, Plant Power is giving consumers exactly what they want: a healthier alternative to traditional fast food. Zach Vouga, co-founder of Plant Power, talks about their recent surge of business. He says that, “We never imagined it would be like that. I’ve never seen such an intense demand for something. We are slammed hour-in, hour-out, everyday since we’ve opened our doors.


Plant Power opened their first location in Ocean Beach, California in 2016, and recently opened their Encinitas location which has been bustling with business since the very first day.

The team at Plant Power believes that there is a better way to enjoy fast food. They work diligently to provide consumers with burgers, fries, shakes, and salads, without animal products and GMO’s or artificial ingredients that are served up in biodegradable materials.

With such a brilliant and clearly influential business structure, Plant Power hopes to further expand by opening ten new franchises across the California coast line.

The future looks bright for the team at Plant Power and for the future of plant-based on the go foods!


Craving fast food, but still want to eat healthy?

If you cannot make it to Plant Power’s fast food style restaurant in California, you can always try your hand at crafting vegan fast food inspired recipes. Here are some jaw-dropping recipes from our Food Monster App that will help you satisfy your cravings.

Crispy, Crunchy Cornmeal and Pepita Onion Rings

You can still enjoy savory, crunchy, delicious onion rings without waiting in line at the drive thru. These onion rings are not only a healthier alternative, but they are completely gluten-free!


Fillet-O-Fishless Artichoke Sandwich

This artichoke fish fillet sandwich is a plant-based take on the classic fast food staple. The burger itself is juicy on the inside and perfectly crispy on the out.

Life-Changing Chili Cheese Fries

These chili cheese fries are perfect for when you’re craving junk food, but don’t want to feel guilty afterwards. The cheese sauce is cashew based making it a healthier alternative than traditional nacho cheese and comes topped with hearty, black bean chili.


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Image Source: Plant Power Fast Food