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Plant Power Fast Food, Imagine using a drive-through where you could order something without nicely asking for no cheese or no beef. That Imagine a delicious dinner with everything you could ever want—and none of the cruelty to animals or harmful dairy. Imagine dining in a restaurant where the decor is finally given attention, where bamboo is used instead of wood, and where plastic packaging is not encouraged.

There are typically relatively few options on any given menu when you’re wanting plant-based fast food. Have you ever fantasized about finding a true vegan paradise where you could satisfy your insatiable craving for burgers and fries? Finally, such a location exists.

If any of this appeals to you, continue reading!

Plant Power Origins

When the first Plant Power Fast Food restaurant debuted in Ocean Beach, California, in January 2016, it quickly rose to the top of the list for people looking for a plant-based alternative to traditional fast food.

Hillcrest’s Mitch Wallis, the creator of Hillcrest’s Evolution Fast Food, launched the company. These three men, along with Zach Vouga and Jeffrey Harris, invented the Plant Power collaboration. Their drive-thru is swiftly rising to the top of the list of places to get vegan meals in the nation.

What’s on the Menu at Plant Power Fast Food?

Plant Power Fast Food offers everything from delicious burgers and crispy fries to creamy shakes and twirling soft-serve. They even provide extras like a delicious Kombucha Float, which we had no idea we needed. The flawless presentation and mouthwatering taste are still hard to believe they are all 100% plant-based.

When contemplating the Plant Power Fast Food menu, keep the following in mind:

  • Beefy’ Burgers (6 types, including ‘Bacon Cheeseburger’ and Big Zac)
  • Small Meals (‘Chicken’ Nuggets and Tenders, ‘Buffalo’ Wings)
  • Small Sides (2 kinds of Fries and Salad)
  • Handheld Sandwiches (like Wraps, ‘Chicken’ Sandwiches, and ‘Fish’ Filets)
  • Super Fresh Salads (4 types, including BBQ ‘Chicken’ and ‘Chicken’ Caesar)
  • Beverages (Fountain drinks, Iced Coffee, Juice)
  • Shakes & More (Old Fashioned Milkshake, Organic Kombucha, and Floats)
  • Desserts (Soft Serve, ‘Cheesecake’, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Brownies)

Star Dishes, Beverages, and Desserts

We’ve created a brief list of the extra special, “must-have” (reminiscent of McDonald’s) menu items for you to try because every single option seems amazing and it could be difficult to select a favorite.

  • The Big Zac (Like a vegan Big Mac!)
  • ‘Chicken’ Nuggets (Remember those?)
  • Old Fashioned ‘Milkshake’ (Drooling over the strawberry!)
  • Buffalo Wings (With plant-based ranch dressing.)
  • Vegan Soft Serve Ice Cream (Vanilla flavor with options of Strawberry or Chocolate syrup.)
  • Kombucha Float (How brilliant is that?!)

Special Menu Options in Sacramento

It’s crucial to remember that not all places provide the same foods. Here are a few traditional dishes that have been veganized and are currently available only in Sacramento.

  • Breakfast Sandwich on a Buttery Croissant
  • Vegan Egg McMuffin
  • ‘Chicken’ & Waffles

Plant Power Fast Food Locations

As of June 2021, this incredibly entertaining restaurant had at least eight locations as well as a food truck (SoCal). In addition to expanding to New York City and Miami, they have plans to open at least two more sites in Hollywood, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada in the near future. As you can probably guess, Plant Power has amassed a sizable fan base and has had tremendous growth—even during the 2020 pandemic.

Their current California fast food restaurants are listed below:

  1. Encinitas
  2. Fountain Valley
  3. Long Beach
  4. Redlands
  5. Riverside
  6. Sacramento
  7. San Diego
  8. UCSD (coming soon!)

Need To Know About Nutrition?

For each item on their menu, Plant Power kindly provided thorough nutrition information and a calculator. To get all of the information for a certain food, simply click on the item you desire. In addition to providing the standard macronutrients like calories, fat, fiber, carbohydrates, etc., this useful tool also offers suggestions on how you might tailor your purchase. How clever is that?

Sustainability Matters 

This fast food establishment has a really strong and inspiring ideology. To “aim to introduce millions of customers to new cruelty-free and environmentally sustainable choices” is their key objective. Wouldn’t it be fantastic if more eateries had this deeply held, devoted “why” for improving the world?

Offering only plant-based foods, Plant Power provides:

  • Absolutely no cholesterol
  • Without artificial flavors or colors
  • Free of high fructose corn syrup and hydrogenated oils
    The packaging and aesthetics at each store matter. They provide:
  • Booths and tables made of sustainable bamboo rather than wood
  • Reclaimed wood fibers and recycled debris are used to make chairs.
  • The majority of takeout packaging is made of plants, not petroleum, and is compostable.

Serving Meat-Free Merch, Too!

Who doesn’t love stuff, especially when they’re in a restaurant that caters to vegans and others who eat plant-based meals? (Really need that vintage 1970s cup! You can spend some time browsing after a delicious meat-free dinner that is 100% cruelty-free and bring home a few souvenirs with burger themes as well as some really creative clothing (like their Tasty Burger Dad cap).

To encourage additional visits from vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike, Plant Power now offers online gift cards. What a wonderful way to help a neighborhood business and introduce a friend to fast food that is vegan-friendly!

To earn prizes every time you come, download their mobile-friendly app. Just for signing up, you get 50 points and a free milkshake, wooo! additionally, a bonus extra on your birthday. Plant Power Fast Food, have a party in your house!

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More Vegan-Friendly Fast Food Chains:

  • Veggie Grill
  • Amy’s Drive Thru
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Chipotle
  • Taco Bell
  • Carl’s Jr.
  • Burger King
  • White Castle
  • How To Order Vegan at Fast Food Restaurants

You’ve probably been to Plant Power Fast Food. Tell us what your favorite Plant Power Fast Food options are by posting #worldofvegan and @vegan on Instagram.

We are not associated in any way with Plant Power Fast Food and this content is not sponsored. The aforementioned dishes are still on the menu at the Sacramento location as of the writing of this article. Please remember this when ordering your food as eateries frequently change their menus and add or remove items. There might be brand-new dishes on the menu here or elsewhere. If you intend to visit, be sure to check again.

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