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Meatless Monday Night Date Spots

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We are living in a time where meatless meals are becoming the cool thing, and for good reason. Not only are there numerous health benefits, choosing to follow a meatless diet has been shown to be one of the most important steps you can take to living an environmentally conscious life. Luckily, there are some truly tasty spots around San Diego where you can indulge in veggie-only dishes. Check out these top date-night spots for your next meatless Monday. 

Calling all ramen lovers, Tajima has a positively delicious vegan option that you won’t want to miss. Tajima is an incredibly popular spot with several locations throughout San Diego, and with several meatless options, it makes for the perfect date night spot. Try out the Vegan Ramen, a steaming offering of their original soy-based soup packed with vegetables, deep fried tofu, and topped with black garlic oil and spinach noodles. Their Kimchi Fried Rice Bowl is the perfect companion, served with egg, green, onion, and kimchi. 

Tajima

Cruise out to WhipHand, a favorite neighborhood spot in East Village where you can enjoy delightful food, cold drinks, and shareable plates. Start your meal off with a bowl of their Rosemary French Onion Soup, served with house croutons and Swiss Cheese. Then, dive into a delectable Vegan Double Cheeseburger Wrap, made with ground Impossible beef, bibb lettuce, and cashew cheese. 

Organic ingredients and fresh flavors go hand-in-hand at Farmer’s Table. With three locations in San Diego, Farmer’s Table brings exquisite flavors along with a friendly atmosphere for an excellent dining experience. Try out their Gluten Free Portobello Sandwich, a healthy yet satisfying option made with crusted portobello mushrooms, wild arugula, jack cheese, balsamic glaze, and a jalapeno hummus for a little extra heat. Or, grab a Veggie Omelette for brunch, stuffed with spinach, organic cherry tomatoes,  yellow squash, zucchini, crimini mushroom, fresh mozzarella, baby kale, and queso fresco.

Farmers Table

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and Grill has been serving up some pretty fantastic meatless options for some time, and who doesn’t love pizza for date night? Grab one of their Goat Cheese Pizza, topped with sauteed mushrooms, garlic, organic spinach and red onion. Or, dive into the Burrata and Pesto Pasta, topped with fresh tomatoes, burrata, basil pesto, and a house-made tomato sauce. Don’t forget to get a plate of their shareable Crisp Brussel Sprouts!

Looking for a chic date night but still want to keep it healthy? CLARA is the place to be. This Carlsbad eatery serves only the freshest, farm-to-table ingredients with each bite serving to elevate your senses. Kick your meal off with the Grilled Artichoke, a supreme appetizer selection dipped in herb remoulade and charred lemon. Crown your date night with a Roasted Broccoli flatbread, with hummus, mozzarella, arugula, crispy garbanzo beans, and a light drizzle of garlic olive oil. 

Head over to Pacific Beach for a date night at Backyard Kitchen & Tap and enjoy an extensive menu of craft cocktails and healthy food offerings. Grab a table at the outdoor area, and order the roasted Buffalo Cauliflower, with crispy kale, gorgonzola crumbles, and house buffalo sauce. Top it all off with some Vegan Tacos, made walnut-based taco meat, pico de gallo, avocado, and cashew-lime crema. 

Mendocino Farms is launching The IMPOSSIBLE Burger Queen, perfect for your next Meatless Monday date night. Crafted with housemade southwestern spiced Impossible burger patty topped with tomato cayenne Chao cheese, smoky thousand island, tomatoes, red onions, housemade bread & butter pickles, and butter lettuce on a toasted plant-based brioche bun.

Get into the beachy vibes by heading over to Miss B’s Coconut Club for an island-inspired meal. Grab one of their Coconut-Mango Rice and Beans Bowl, a perfect selection that blends savory and sweet with Sofrito rice, seasoned black beans, house chipotle sauce, caramelized onions and peppers, and chipotle salsa for a quick blast of heat. 

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