That early July, we visited a close friend in Beaverton, Oregon and I wanted to try Veggie Grill at the Cedar Hills Crossing shopping mall, which opened this year. The menu items looked delectable and I was very, very, very happy to try Veggie Grill that day! The staff at Veggie Grill are so friendly and helpful! Fabulous customer service, fabulous food and fabulous restaurant setting (it wasn’t busy when it opened during a weekday, hehe)!
- Website: www.veggiegrill.com | Facebook: facebook.com/veggiegrill | Twitter: @veggiegrill
- Menu: You can view and download their menu here.
- Address: There are currently two locations in Oregon as of August 2012. For this current review, I only went to Cedar Hills Crossing location: 3435 SW Cedar Hills Blvd, Beaverton, OR 97005.
- Hours: Sun-Thur 11am to 9pm; Fri-Sat 11am to 10pm
- Vegan Notes: It is 100% Vegan! For gluten-free and/or soy-free, nut-free and black pepper-free options, please view here for more information. Veggie Grill is helpful to accommodate consumers with dietary needs.
VG-Cheeseburger with Mac-n-Cheese side dish
The Mac-n-Cheese side dish was an upgrade for extra $2.25 (as of July 2012). I am a massive fan of mac-n-cheese, of course I wanted to try one! The staff mentioned that the vegan cheese for the VG-Cheeseburger was soy-free and made of Daiya Vegan Cheese. I loved everything I had on this plate: cheesy and hearty. The carnivores wouldn’t even realize it’s completely vegan! The mac-n-cheese side dish is gluten-free as well: quinoa pasta in cheesy sauce! I tend to avoid dishes that include Daiya (because I can make them at home), but these dishes are perfect for anyone who are too busy to make meals, visiting Oregon or don’t have a kitchen around! Even still, I like my VG-Cheeseburger and Mac-n-Cheese regardless of what cheese it uses plus I do miss Daiya when I’m not at home (I was visiting Beaverton anyway so that counts!)
Vegan Crab Cake Burger with spiced tartar sauce, pickles, tomato, lettuce, red onion along with Red Cabbage Slaw side dish
Doni never had a real crab cake before, but I used to love crab cakes as a kid. As soon as I turned vegan in 2006 for the sake of animals and living of the sea, I had a hard time finding veganized crab cakes. When I grabbed a bite out of the crab cake, I lit up like a light bulb: wow, this is one perfect vegan crab cake! It’s scrumptious and crunchy on the exterior and moist and tasty inside. This was our favourite burger for sure!
To view other vegan eats in Portland & Oregon, go here.