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Where to Find Tasty Vegan and Vegetarian Bites in Irvine

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Whether you’re a vegan or vegetarian, you’ve likely been frustrated with your options when choosing to dine out. Many restaurants are now offering meat-free options, but these are usually limited to things like salads or veggie burgers. If you just bought an Irvine house for sale, you’ll be happy to know you’ve relocated to a neighborhood with plenty of options for those choosing to follow a plant-based diet. Many of the offerings at these places are so good, even your carnivore counterparts can enjoy them.

Wheel of Life

Wheel of Life, located on Culver Drive, serves up Thai and Chinese, typically using soy as a meat alternative. During the weekday lunch rush, there is a 16-item steam table where diners can choose from freshly prepared options. Some of the favorite dishes at Wheel of Life are the BBQ spare ribs and all the curry options. The restaurant occasionally offers fried donuts as a special treat.

Lyfe Kitchen

Lyfe Kitchen, located at Irvine Spectrum Center, has wonderful veggie-centric dishes, many of which are 100 percent vegan. The menu has things like veggie and cheese flatbreads, seasonal soups, risotto, ravioli and even desserts, including a vegan chocolate chip cookie. Lyfe Kitchen also has a children’s menu with veggie options for the little ones.

The Veggie Grill

The Veggie Grill is tasty and fast. There are several locations in the Irvine area including Irvine Spectrum Center and Tustin Marketplace. The Veggie Grill offers grain bowls, hearty salads, sweet potato fries and seasonal menu items based on available produce. They also have a children’s menu. All items on the menu are free of meat, dairy, and any animal products.

Mother’s Market Kitchen

Mother’s Market Kitchen is located inside the Mother’s Market grocery store on Michelson Drive. The restaurant has a raw juice bar featuring seasonal juices, fresh fruit smoothies, and specialty shakes. Some of the most popular dishes include the Sunrise Breakfast Bowl, the Super Burger made from Tempeh and grains, and the Tahini Fusion wrap known for its spicy Asian flavor.

You’re likely not going to move here just for our great vegetarian restaurants, but they certainly don’t hurt our case. If you’re still shopping for condos or homes for sale in Irvine, give us a call today at (714) 454-6304. We can help you find what you want, what you need, and do it within your budget!

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