Category: Vegetarian friendly

Anaheim: DönerG Turkish food

Hidden in a strip mall off Ball and State College, behind a “Puddles” car wash is dönerG, a Turkish / Mediterranean restaurant. We came here on a Saturday and arrived before the lunch rush.  Stephen and I both decided on the dönerG Pita Special that was posted outside, which […]

Buena Park: Poki Yaki

Can’t decide between Hawaiian Poke or Teriyaki? Get both at this place. This little tiny restaurant is located a stone’s throw away from Knott’s Berry Farm, behind the Chase bank located off Beach and La Palma Avenue.  The place is tiny, with about 6 tables, so chances are […]

Irvine: Prego Ristorante

This restaurant is not located in a typical place, but nestled at the base of one of the many Irvine Corporate buildings off Michelson and Von Karman, just a stone’s throw away from John Wayne Airport. Since its in a corporate area, parking is is regulated.  You have […]

Santa Ana: Panini Cafe

The Panini Cafe has locations all over Southern California, from Aliso Viejo all the way to Westwood by UCLA.  This Santa Ana location is at the MainPlace Mall, under the 24 Hour Fitness.  The name sounds more Italian, with the name “Panini” but its actually more Persian as […]

Irvine: Hen House Grill

This Mediterranean restaurant was originally located off Culver Drive near Wholesome Choice market.  As of 2016, they have relocated to this Campus Drive location. This current location is steps from the UCI campus, and is not as stuffy as the old location. While there’s a few tables to […]

Corona Del Mar: Go Greek Yogurt

Go Greek Yogurt has locations in Beverly Hills, Topanga, and Newport Beach.  I was invited to attend the grand opening of Go Greek’s newest location in Corona Del Mar.  The location is on the corner of Coast Highway and Narcissus Avenue, just a few steps down from El […]

La Habra: Pho Ly Vietnamese

Bún is a cold rice vermicelli noodle dish topped with grilled pork, fresh herbs like basil and mint, lettuce, bean sprouts, topped with crushed peanuts, pickled carrots, grilled sausage or shrimp, and covered in fish sauce. It was a 90 degree California day, and I was craving this […]

Fullerton: Samurai teppanyaki

One of my closest friend is a New Year baby, so we celebrate her birthday on New Year’s Eve.  Her favorite type of restaurant is the teppanyaki style places, where they cook the food in front of you. What is teppanyaki? Teppanyaki is a style of Japanese cuisine […]

Torrance: Kabob Curry of India

Kabob Curry of India specializes in Northern Indian cuisine. I had to look up what “Northern” Indian food was and found that North India has an abundance of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetable because of its geographical position with relation to the rest of the Sub-continent. That means […]

North Italia opens in Irvine

North Italia is a chain that started in Arizona.  They have locations in Colorado, Kansas, Texas, and now in California with one location in El Segundo, and their newest location opened on Monday, December 21 in Irvine, off Jamboree and the 405 freeway, just south of John Wayne […]

Going meatless at Veggie Grill

Totally Meatless? For real? That was my first initial reaction when we walked into Veggie Grill. This place isn’t just vegetarian, its vegan… as in no products from animals, including milk, cheese, eggs. The food is all plant based.  What can I eat then?  Apparently, there’s plenty to […]

Fullerton: Mariscos Clemente

It is good to be back in Southern California. Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling the world. However, after 2 weeks of eating German with some Turkish and Greek tossed in, along with Austrian and Hugarian food, this SoCal girl wants Mexican food!    I’m not talking […]

Irvine: Brunch at TLT Food

Daniel Shetomb, owner of the food truck: The Lime Truck, opened up TLT, the brick-n-mortar version at the Irvine Spectrum back in November 2014.  The menu was inspired and taken from their food truck, allowing fans to enjoy the favorite menu items anytime, year round. TLT also has […]

Anaheim: Pokinometry

What is Poke? Poke /poʊˈkeɪ/ is a raw salad served as an appetizer in Hawaiian cuisine. Pokē is the Hawaiian verb for “section” or “to slice or cut”.  The most popular poke typically consists of cubed raw ʻahi (yellowfin tuna) marinated with sea salt, a small amount of […]

Tandoori Gardens, Anaheim

It was a Saturday night, and we needed a place for dinner.  Thanks to Yelp, I  came across this place that had above average, and even one of my friends gave it thumbs up and said he used a Groupon. Hey, I was down in trying a place […]