I have longed for an organic fast food place forever. And no, a veggie burger from Burger King doesn’t cut it. My fairy godmother made my dream come true when I ate at VegHeads in Ashville, NC, an organic drive-through restaurant.
Why am I so excited about their concept? Many times, I am out and about and would love to sink my teeth into an organic fast food wholesome veggie meal. Well, VegHeads didn’t disappoint. I LOVED their lentil burger with sprouts and a smear of homemade vegan mayo on a hearty whole wheat bun. In fact, I insisted that we go back for lunch twice while in Ashville visiting.
Now, we aren’t talking about a wimpy lentil burger. It was thick and juicy and for the first time in awhile, I felt full. (Sorry about the half eaten burger picture. I was starving.)
Lately, I have been so hungry a couple of hours after eating a vegetarian meal. (That’s another story for another day.) Now, just because I am a creature of habit and tend to eat the same things over and over, you don’t have to. Here are some of the items they serve:
Philly Cheese Seitan
Korean BBQ Tempeh Wrap
Quiona Veggie Wrap
Vegan Caesar Salad
Thai Cabbage Slaw
Black Bean Brownie
Be sure to check out their menu on their Facebook page. Some items are marked vegan as well as gluten free. What I also love is that the organic tempeh and the breads are sourced locally.
My burger came in a compostable container. I wish that I could have returned it to them so they could compost it properly.
The best part was the food was incredibly reasonable. My burger cost about $6. Before you jump up and down and say it’s the South, we found that food prices in Ashville weren’t really that much cheaper than New Jersey.
Will they be expanding to other parts of the US? The woman who took my order said they hoped to expand. I am hoping that every town will have a VegHeads in their city so eating gross fast food will be a thing of the past.
Join the Conversation:
- Does your town have a similar veggie fast food place?
- Would your town support it?
- How do you feel about eating veggie fast food?
- 50 Holiday Food Recipes for Vegan, Paleo, and/or GF Guests
- Vegetarian Diet: Why I left.
- Vegan Soy Free Meatballs Recipe for Meatless Monday
- Roasted Almond Butter, Sliced Pear, Agave Sandwich for Meatless Monday
- Winter Soup Cookbook: Taking the Chill out of Winter.