Two new vegan broth bowls were recently added to Panera Bread’s menu! You can now select from the Vegan Lentil Quinoa Broth Bowl or the Soba Noodle Broth Bowl the next time you visit a Panera Bread location. While most broth bowls are made with ingredients like fish-based miso, Panera features a savory-soy miso broth in both of these dishes.

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The Vegan Lentil Quinoa Broth Bowl is easily identified as plant-based given that vegan is conveniently added to the title. This recipe includes hearty ingredients like quinoa, lentils, tomato sofrito, kale, and the soy-miso broth.

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The Soba Noodle Broth Bowl is vegan, even though it is not included in the title of the dish. Select this bowl if you prefer soba buckwheat noodles, fire-roasted edamame, sesame seeds, and napa cabbage.

These dishes join a variety of other plant-based fare already available on Panera Bread’s menu including the Vegetarian Black Bean Soup, Peach and Blueberry Smoothie With Almond Milk, Modern Greek Salad With Quinoa (no feta), and the Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich (no feta, swap the bread).

Make Your Own Homemade Vegan Broth!

If you prefer to make most of your food in the kitchen, you can skip Panera Bread’s new dishes with these recipes! We went through the Food Monster App to help find some plant-based broths for you to recreate at home. Give these a try, and get creative with your add-ins!

Mushroom Vegetable Broth 

Having a well-stocked spice cabinet is a must for any home cook, especially those who cook with a lot of vegetables. Enhance your pantry with this Mushroom Vegetable Broth by Joyce Gan. It will accentuate the natural flavor of vegetables. This mushroom vegetable broth has a smoky, woodsy, and rich flavor without all the salt store-bought broths contain.

Healing Mineral Broth

There’s nothing worse than seeing your hard earned produce go to waste. Try making this Healing Mineral Broth by Rebecca Fallihee to save your seemingly unusable vegetable scraps. The vegetables you use will impart a mild flavor to this nourishing broth. You can then use the finished broth in soups, stews, to cook your grains, or simply use it for sipping on its own.

Oil-Free Vegan Vegetable Broth

This Oil-Free Vegan Vegetable Broth by Veronica Grace shows you that it is pretty easy to make a veggie broth, and it’s worth it because it’s fresh, tastes better, and is cheaper than buying it at the store. Use it for sautéing onions and garlic in (instead of oil) and as a base for (oil-free) vegan soup recipes.

Delicious No-Bone Broth 

Make no bones about it, this Delicious No-Bone Broth by Mark Reinfeld is hands down far more nurturing than any animal-based broth ever could be. If you are looking for a mineral rich and healing stock, look no further! The sea vegetable arame adds an abundance of minerals to the stock and is the perfect vegan substitute for animal product-based “healing” broths. This recipe can be enjoyed while fasting on liquids or any other time you wish to give your digestive system a rest. Chop the vegetables as small as possible to have the flavor come out with less cooking time.

If you’re looking for more homemade soup recipes, check out 15 Hearty Soups To Keep Your Warm and Satisfied all Winter by downloading the Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Ken Wolter