Not only does Naruto host authentic Japanese cuisine, but they offer two vegan-friendly options to satisfy any palate: Fried Rice and Vegetable Eggless Noodles. The fried rice can be made vegan by requesting no eggs, or by simply stating: vegan noodles.
The noodles are then fried with carrots, green onions and spices, and topped with garnish. The vegetable ramen comes with shiitake mushrooms, kombu seaweed broth with black mushrooms, cabbages, bok choy, Chinese cabbages, carrots, tofu and red bell peppers. Ask for no boiled egg.
Large Bowl of Vegan Fried Rice: $6.00
Bowl of Vegetable Ramen: $7.95
If you are craving a burrito, then Winning has the one for you. Their Vegan Garden Burrito is prepared with potatoes, tomatoes, spinach and guacamole, and tucked in a warm flour tortilla. To add an extra kick of protein, substitute the potatoes with black beans and rice. Don’t forget to grab one of their delicious vegan chocolate brownies on your way out.
Vegan Garden Burrito: $7.95
Vegan Brownie: $1.75
No list is complete without adding authentic Mexican food to the mix. El Bandido offers a vegan/vegetarian section on their menu. Grab some of their Bean Flautas: corn tortillas fried in vegetable oil. The flautas come filled with refried beans, rice on the side, salsa, lettuce and tomatoes. Don’t forget to ask for no sour cream. For a more substantial meal, request guacamole with your flautas.
Bean Flautas: $6.99
Namaste Cuisine of India and Nepalese Restaurant
Namaste offers a buffet for lunch that offers vegan options. Their menu also outlines dishes that are vegan or can be made vegan with a “V.”
One of their most popular vegan specialties is the Vegetable Chow Chow noodles, which consist of wheat noodles stir-fried with mixed vegetables, herbs and spices. You can top off the meal with some basmati rice and vegan Tandoori roti (fluffy round bread).
Vegetable Chow Chow with rice: $8.95
Tandoori Roti: $1.75
Which Wich Superior Sandwiches
Craving something light, yet protein-packed? Consider a vegan sandwich from Which Wich. Customize your sandwich with green veggies, avocado and a black bean patty. This sandwich is light, easy to eat on your way to class and balanced enough to keep you full, but not too full.
Regular Black Bean Patty: $5.75 (price varies with toppings and avocado)
Diana Cervantes is a photographer and resident vegan at the Daily Lobo. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @dee_sea_.