Fast Food Without the Guilt

Posted on 19th September, 2017

Vegan fast food that is not only tasty but also good for the planet.

Most of us realize fast food isn't "good" for us but what is there was fast food that was better for us? A place where you could indulge your cravings for a burger, fries, and shake and not feel guilty or sluggish after? Fortunately, fast food has revolutionized! Plant Power Fast Food in Ocean Beach and it's the newest location in Encinitas offers items you'd find at a typical fast food place, but everything is plant-based, non-GMO, cholesterol-free, and you won't find any ingredients like high fructose corn syrup in their homemade organic ketchup.

The Ocean Beach location at 2204 Sunset Cliffs Blvd offers indoor and outdoor dining while the Encinitas location at 411 Santa Fe Drive, has only outside seating surrounded by a live veggie and herb garden.

The Encinitas location has a drive-thru and the OB location has a drive-up window to pick up orders.

I had the opportunity to test out many of Plant Power's menu items at the launch party for the Encinitas location and wow, everything was so good!

Here are some of the highlights and my recommendations

The Big Zac - If you are really hungry this burger is awesome! Two sizzled patties, special sauce, American "cheese", lettuce, onions, and pickles. Sounds like a Big Mac, yep, pretty sure that is intentional.

The Holy Guacamole This one has a nice spicy kick with guacamole, salsa, jalapeno, chipotle "aioli", lettuce, and tomato. All the burgers can be made with a black bean patty or a "beefy" patty. I've tried both versions and both are good! You can also get yours wrapped in cabbage instead of on a bun or with a gluten-free bun for an additional charge.

Raw Tacos - These freshly made and ready to go which is great if you are in a hurry. I always feel very healthy for eating these. The raw tacos are made up of seasoned walnut and pecan taco meat, cashew hummus, guacamole, and shredded veggies in cabbage shells. You get two in your order and it's filling.

BBQ "Chicken" Salad - This is my new go-to item. It is such a delicious salad. Organic chopped romaine, corn, black beans, cherry tomatoes, BBQ sauce, guacamole, and "ranch" dressing with grilled or crispy "chicken." I went with crispy "chicken." Also, their "ranch" dressing is incredible. It's thick, homemade and the best ranch I've ever had.

Voodoo Fries - These reminded me of In-n-Out Burger's animal style fries off their "secret" menu. Plant Power's Voodoo Fries are Kennebec fries loaded with secret sauce, our signature "cheese" sauce, grilled onions. Plenty to share!

KEGJOY™ and Kombucha Floats - Can't go wrong with either version of this probiotic drink. Choose Trilogy, Gingerade or Strawberry kombucha and if you make it afloat they add in vanilla ice "cream"

Old Fashioned "Milkshake" - I love milkshakes! I'd probably have one every day except for the fact that they are a calorie bomb and my stomach usually hurts after drinking one (too much dairy I think. Plant Power's non-dairy milkshake didn't hurt my stomach and it amazing. They use their house-made ice "cream" blended with almond milk. Flavor options include:

Chocolate / Vanilla / Strawberry / Peanut Butter / Coffee / Horchata / Matcha / Root Beer

I'm a chocolate peanut butter girl all the way!

Another great thing about Plant Power Fast Food besides everything on the menu is that they are on a mission to better the planet. Everything is served in 100% biodegradable and renewal packaging right down to the straws.

Enjoy fast food without the guilt. To learn more about their mission, menu and team go to