(credit: True Food Kitchen)

(credit: True Food Kitchen)


These days, Vegetarian food is available in nearly every nook and cranny of Orange County, but these OC restaurants rise above the rest for their amazing vegetarian options, fresh ingredients, inventive recipes, and creative dishes. For those looking for the best spots around town to get your Vegetarian fix, don’t miss these top places to find it in Orange County.

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(credit: Kenzie K/Yelp)


Rutabegorz
211 North Pomona Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
(714) 738-9339
www.rutabegorz.com

Rutabegorz began with a very humble beginning back in 1970 as a small “hippie joint.” Now with three locations (in the original Fullerton location, Tustin, and Orange), Rutabegorz serves up a large variety of vegetarian dishes, although the restaurants do serve chicken, turkey, fish, and some deli meats. Ruta’s makes their own dressings, condiments, and desserts in house as well, and they utilize some of the most fresh and natural fruits and vegetables available. What should you order? We recommend the delicious Avocado Sandwich with fresh avocados, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and sunflower seeds on squaw bread. Other great options include the Eggcredible Sandwich with sliced eggs, cucumbers, tomatoes, mayo and onions, as well as the Veggie Burger on sourdough garlic bread.

(credit: Native Foods)

(credit: Native Foods)


Native Foods Cafe
2937 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 751-2151
Additional Locations Throughout O.C.
www.nativefoods.com

The uber popular Native Foods Cafe chain boasts three Orange County locations, in Costa Mesa, Aliso Viejo, and Tustin which all serve up only made-from-scratch, chef-crafted 100% vegan food with a commitment to fresh food and compassion for animals and the environment. Seasonal dishes, tempeh, seitan, their own Native Cheese, and even scrumptious desserts round out the exceptional plant-based menu. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu, but standouts include the Super Greens salad with greens, angel hair beets, carrots, daikon sprouts and house made garlic croutons.

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(credit: Mary M./Yelp)


Mother’s Kitchen
151 E Memory Ln
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 542-6667
Additional Locations Throughout O.C.
www.mothersmarket.com

Mother’s Market & Kitchen, which operates seven local natural groceries across Orange County, also features a unique onsite Kitchen restaurant for you to grab a quick meal. The entire menu, which boasts a wide selection of offerings including an all-day-breakfast that will make your heart swoon, is vegetarian, allowing you plenty of delicious options without the worry. Don’t miss Ma’s Breakfast Melt with avocados & fakin’ bacon!

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(credit: Kristin P./Yelp)


Veggie Grill
University Center
4213 Campus Dr
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 509-0003
Additional Locations Throughout O.C.
www.veggiegrill.com

Serving up 100% plant based food at five Orange County locations, Veggie Grill makes their tasty menu available to you no matter where you call home. Entree salads, burgers, homestyle plates, daily soups, sandwiches, and housemade desserts are offered up in a quick, affordable environment.

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(credit: True Food Kitchen)


True Food Kitchen
Fashion Island
451 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 644-2400
www.truefoodkitchen.com

The nutrition-forward restaurant concept at True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach features only the best all-natural ingredients, including a wide assortment of vegetarian options for the health-savvy. Start your meal with the Vegetable Crudite appetizer: this big bowl of local, organic, fresh veggies is the perfect start to your meal. True Food Kitchen’s famous “Inside Out” Quinoa Burger, Butternut Squash Pizza, and Kale and Avocado Dip are some of the restaurant’s most popular vegetarian selections, and vegan options are also available.

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(credit: Alex L./Yelp)


Bodhi Tree Vegetarian Cafe
501 Main Street, Suite E
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 969-9500
www.bodhitreehb.com

Bodhi Tree Vegetarian Cafe, located in Huntington Beach, has been a local staple for the past 20 years. Serving up delicious vegetarian food, the special ingredients and secret recipes have been a tradition for three generations. Featuring everything from Pho to a Crispy Soy “Chicken” Filet Sandwich, or the jackfruit salad topped with sesame sauce, a variety of vegan appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, and chef specials are featured daily.

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Katie Bodell is the Blog Editor for Trekaroo, the largest family travel website in the U.S. She is also a freelance writer, a happy wife to her best friend, and a mom to three sweet California girls. See more on: Trekaroo | CheapOair | Google+ | Twitter.