Dining out when a member of the fam is on a vegan diet or has food allergies no longer has to be a tall order! We’ve taken the guesswork out of where to go for the best vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free food around town. The following 12 restaurants offer clearly notated delicious menu options to help you order up healthy food that meets your dietary needs. We’ve found everything from vegan, gluten-free Thai food, vegan carne asada and vegan donuts to gluten-free pot pies and a plant based drive-thru restaurant!

Plant Power Fast Food

Drive thru food that's healthy? Can’t be! Can be––in Ocean Beach (and coming to Encinitas later this month). The burgers, chicken sandwiches and breakfast burritos made at Plant Power are always vegetarian without GMOs or artificial ingredients (and they are getting rave reviews!) Plenty of kids meals on the menu are delicious and come with fries or carrots and a drink.

2204 Sunset Cliffs Blvd.
San Diego, Ca 92107
Online: plantpowerfastfood.com

Photo: Plant Power via Yelp

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Where do you dine out on an alternative diet? Please share in the comments.

–– Cherie Gough