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 Post subject: Vegan kids' meals
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:02 am 
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I thought it might be useful to compile places that have vegan kids' meals or kid-friendly vegan options. Violet's still small enough to share with me, but I'm thinking about leaving her with my parents for a little bit and wanted to make a list of really easy options at places they are willing to eat that they can order for her. (She had her first kids' meal at Native Foods, though, and thought it was the best thing ever)


The following look like they should be vegan based on web research/nutritional info, but I'm I'm not positive:

Chipotle - kids' meal with juice, chips, 2 taco shells, and 3 ingredients

Panera - PB&J contains honey but I think you could use a different bread in their sandwiches. Can the side of yogurt be swapped for eg fruit? (I found this list of vegan breads: artisan french, ciabatta, country, plain focaccia, sesame semolina, sourdough, stone-milled rye, and three seed bread)

Taco Bell -kids meal with bean burrito (no cheese), cinnamon twists, and a drink

Pita Jungle (CA, AZ) - The kids' meals are very customizable in a way that everyone i went to brunch with who had older kids just love, but this makes it hard to tell exactly what's vegan ( http://www.pitajungle.com/menu/kids/ ) but based on their other charts the pita bread is fine. Hummus, lentils, and tofu sound like they might be ok for protein, and the veggies (possibly excluding spinach, depending), and the fruit and at least some of the carbs should be ok.

Red Robin - I think the Rad Robin burger with a Boca would be ok assuming the bun is (I can't seem to find definite info on this with a cursory googling), not sure about the spaghetti.

Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes - $.99 kids meal with an adult. They have nice plastic divider trays and their nutrition guide has vegan listings ( http://www.souplantation.com/nutritiong ... egory_id=2 ) The heavy divider trays and ability to get a bunch of finger foods makes it, IME, a good toddler option. I don't think they even charged me for 1yo V.

Denny's - the pasta with marinara looks like it might be OK - can't find whether it's vegan but the pasta and marinara sauce contain no dairy or eggs. It doesn't specify what kind of bread it comes with, but it looks like it might have to be swapped with ciabatta (if that's possible) to avoid dairy.


NO KIDS MENU:
Noodles & Company doesn't have a kids' menu as far as I can tell (though they have about 6 vegan dishes)

Zpizza - kids eat free at some locations at least some day(s) of the week, but there's no specific menu. Not sure if it's easy to get a free slice of berkeley vegan or not.


NOT VEGAN:
Corner Bakery - the nutritional info reports that the marinara pasta and PB&J are vegetarian BUT CONTAIN MILK, boo

Baja Fresh - their kids menu contains a bean and cheese burrito (with rice and applesauce) but googling indicates that their soft tortillas for the burritos are not vegan for some reason. Maybe if you could get them to swap for a mini-bowl?


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan kids' meals
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:49 am 
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More on Panera (which we eat at every week): yes the pb&j can be made on another bread (I recommend sourdough, it's pretty soft), yes they will swap out the yogurt for an apple or chips (pretty OK ingredient list) or chunk of french bread (have to remind the person making the food every time though). Malka's favorite thing there is black bean soup and a chunk of bread. We scoop out the beans from the black bean soup onto a tray and she eats with her fingers.

More on Taco Bell (where we eat every other week!): the side of beans minus the sauce and cheese is vegan and very toddler-satisfying, the cinnamon twists are also a big hit (but extremely messy and kind of gross), if you ask nicely they will make a quesadilla with just beans.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan kids' meals
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:00 am 
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Inez really liked that black bean soup from Panera, too.

Taco Time: Pinto bean burrito or taco (no cheese). You can get applesauce instead of the mexi fries (which are delicious and vegan, but not the healthiest) and I just do water instead of the milk or soft drink.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan kids' meals
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Dude. Did a spammer just try and use Malka in their post?


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan kids' meals
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:19 pm 
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Malka recommends VIAGRA and CIALIS!

(yes. yes the spam pup did.)


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan kids' meals
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:22 pm 
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Hahaha. That is actually the second time a spambot quoted me talking about Malka.


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 Post subject: Re: Vegan kids' meals
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:31 am 
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Ariann, if you're going to create a new PPK account to spam us all, you have to stop talking about Malka. We are all so totally on to you. ;D

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