New Year’s Resolution: If It Must Be Fast Food, Make It Veggie Grill

veggie grill westlake village
Our family was delighted when Veggie Grill opened up a location right here in Westlake Village.

Specifically, my 6-year-old son Brady was delighted. You see, he believes that Veggie Grill makes the world’s best macaroni and cheese, his favorite food.

He will not hear it if you try to tell him that it’s not actually¬†cheese,¬†and the macaroni is made out of quinoa.

In fact, everything at Veggie Grill is made with a non-dairy, meat-free substitute…or it’s just made out of vegetables. The mantra of the company is “We do our best to fuel you with delicious, nutritious calories.”

Brady and I attended an opening preview night of this newest location, and we got to sample a lot of different dishes. Well, Brady pretty much stuck with mac & cheese and pudding for dessert. But I took several bites of many things, and brought items home for my husband to taste, too.

veggie grill food

Standouts included:

Kale Caesar salad topped with Tempeh bacon, which, I swear to you, tastes just like bacon.

Sweet potato fries

Grillin Chickin’ sandwich – the patty didn’t actually taste like chicken (neither did the “chicken” fingers) but the sandwich’s toppings combined with the patty made a very satisfying meal

Carrot cake – the best I’ve ever tasted, really

I’ve also eaten at the Encino location, and there I tried the portabello mushroom sandwich, which was quite delicious. Brady loves the array of lemonades and iced teas, but he always opted for strawberry lemonade instead of trying more than one.

veggie grill drinks

At Veggie Grill you can get a quick, healthy meal in a fast casual setting. It’s in the same plaza as Trader Joe’s, so good luck finding parking, but once you’re in, it’s definitely worth it. And a bonus for being in Ventura County? They serve alcohol.

Veggie Grill
3825 East Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Westlake Village, CA 91362


  1. Sounds delish! We’ll have to meet there for lunch with our vegetarian friend (the one who likes to hike) someday! Or maybe dinner since they have booze !:)

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