Plant Power Fast Food Is Serving Vegan Fast Food Favorites Across the West Coast

Now with 11 plant-powered locations (and one on the way!), Plant Power Fast Food is the up and coming gold standard for vegan on-the-go dining. You can find so many childhood favorites such as breakfast sandwiches, soft serve ice cream, specialty burgers, and frosty milkshakes - all meat, dairy and cruelty-free!
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Plant Power Fast Food Sacramento Vegan Restaurant
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Imagine a drive-thru in which you don’t have to (politely) demand ‘no cheese’ or ‘no meat’. Picture a mouthwatering menu that offers everything you could ever want, without any animal cruelty or damaging dairy. Fancy a restaurant where they finally care about the details of decor, swap wood for bamboo, and won’t push plastic for packaging.

When you’re craving plant-based fast food, there are usually very few options on any particular menu. Have you ever dreamed of a veritable vegan haven that would assuage all of your hankering hunger for burgers and fries? Finally, there is such a place.

If any of this sounds good to you, keep reading!

Plant Power Origins

The very first location of Plant Power Fast Food opened in January 2016 at Ocean Beach, California and, almost overnight, became the top spot for anyone searching for a healthier, plant-based version of conventional fast food options.

The business began with Mitch Wallis, who is also the founder of Hillcrest’s Evolution Fast Food. Along with Jeffrey Harris and Zach Vouga, these three men pioneered the Plant Power partnership. Their drive-thru is quickly becoming one of the most popular vegan food destinations in the country.

What’s on the Menu at Plant Power Fast Food?

From juicy burgers and crispy fries to creamy shakes and swirling soft-serve, Plant Power Fast Food has it all. They even have extras that we never knew we wanted, like a fantastic Kombucha Float! It’s still hard to believe they’re all 100% plant-based because the perfect presentation and tantalizing taste are just so spot on.

Here’s what you can expect to find when you’re mulling over the Plant Power Fast Food menu:

Plant-Based breakfast wraps, croissants, and a hash brown patty in a paper sleeve laying on a wooden countertop along with a vintage style white coffee mug full of coffee.
Amazing Plant Power Breakfast Choices: including breakfast wraps, croissant sandwiches, hash brown patties and coffee. (Source: @plantpowerfastfood on Instagram)

Breakfast Sandwiches

  • ‘Egg and Cheese’ (English muffin or croissant)
  • ‘Bacon, Egg, and Cheese’ (English muffin or croissant)
  • ‘Sausage and Cheese’ (English muffin or croissant)
  • ‘Sausage, Egg, and Cheese’ (English muffin or croissant)
  • ‘Fried Egg and Bacon’ (bagel)
  • Breakfast Burrito
  • Hash Brown Patty

‘Beefy’ Burgers

  • Hamburger
  • Cheeseburger
  • Double Cheeseburger
  • The Big Zac
A close up of a vegan, plant-based burger in a bun with all the toppings from Plant Power Fast Food menu.
Plant Power Fast Food Vegan ‘Beefy’ Burger (Source: @plantpowerfastfood on Instagram)

Specialty Burgers

  • Quarter Pound Cheeseburger
  • The ‘Iconic’ Burger
  • The Holy Guacamole
  • The Western

Handheld Sandwiches

  • The Buffalo 66
  • ‘Chicken’ Sandwich
  • ‘Chicken’ Wrap
  • Southwest Avocado Wrap
  • ‘Fish’ Fillet Sandwich
Three Plant Power Fast Food 'Chicken' Sandwiches in a diagonal row on an orange countertop with a background of yellow walls.
Vegan Fried ‘Chicken’ Sandwich Line Up (Source: @plantpowerfastfood on Instagram)

Small Meals and Sides

  • Buffalo Wings
  • ‘Chicken’ Tenders
  • ‘Chicken’ Nuggets
  • Iconic Fries
  • Regular Fries
  • Side Salad
A Plant Power Fast Food cardboard box filled with 'Chicken' nuggets and two containers of dipping sauce, Ranch and Barbecue on a yellow countertop with background of orange walls.
Delicious Plant Power ‘Chicken’ Nuggets with BBQ and Ranch Dipping Sauce (Source: @plantpowerfastfood on Instagram)

Fresh Salads

  • BBQ ‘Chicken’ Salad
  • ‘Chicken’ Ceasar
  • Superfood
A white bowl filled with vegan chicken, salad, and a ranch/barbecue dressing on a wooden countertop.
Plant Power BBQ ‘Chicken’ Salad (Source: @plantpowerfastfood on Instagram)


  • Brownie
  • ‘Cheese’cake
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • Sundaes (Strawberry or Chocolate)
  • Vanilla Soft Serve ‘Ice Cream’
Three Plant Power Fast Food milkshakes in clear plastic cups with different toppings on an orange countertop with a green background.
Incredible Plant Power Fast Food Old Fashioned ‘Milkshake’ Choices (Source: @plantpowerfastfood on Instagram)

Shakes & Beverages

  • Old Fashioned ‘Milkshake’ (Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry, Cookies & Cream, Horchata, Peanut Butter, Coffee, Cookie Butter, or Seasonal)
  • Rootbeer Float
  • Blueberry Float
  • Orange Juice
  • Cold Pressed Juice
  • Fair Trade Coffee
  • Fair Trade Ice Cold Brew (Black, Original, Caramel, Vanilla)
  • Fountain Drinks
  • Snow Days (ask Blizzards in Cookie Dough, Chocolate Brownie, Cookies & Cream, and Betterfinger)
  • Organic Kombucha

Star Dishes, Beverages, and Desserts

Since every single option looks incredible and it might be hard to choose a favorite, we’ve come up with a short list of the extra special, “must-have” (reminiscent of McDonald’s) menu items for you to try.

  1. The Big Zac (Like a vegan Big Mac!)
  2. ‘Chicken’ Nuggets (Remember those?)
  3. Old Fashioned ‘Milkshake’ (Drooling over the strawberry!)
  4. Buffalo Wings (With plant-based ranch dressing.)
  5. ‘Sausage Egg and Cheese’ Muffin (oh, brings back lots of childhood memories!)
  6. Vegan Soft Serve ‘Ice Cream’ (Vanilla flavor with options of Strawberry or Chocolate syrup.)
  7. Kombucha Float (How brilliant is that?!)
Plastic cup filled with cola, Plant Power Fast Food Buffalo 66 sandwich with fries on a green table with a background of yellow walls.
Plant Power Fast Food Buffalo 66 Sandwich with Soda and Fries (Source: @plantpowerfastfood on Instagram)

Special Menu Options in Sacramento

It’s important to note that not all locations offer the same food items. Listed below are a few of the classic-turned-plant-based options that are (at this time) exclusive only to Sacramento (see video below).

  • Breakfast Sandwich on a Buttery Croissant
  • Vegan Egg McMuffin
  • Chicken’ & Waffles

Makes it pretty motivating to visit multiple locations to see what’s on their menus!

Spread of food on a table at Plant Power Fast Food in Sacramento
Plant Power Fast Food Favorites! (Source: Michelle Cehn)

Plant Power Fast Food Locations

This super fun and fast growing restaurant has at least eleven locations (as of Dec 2022) and one on the way in Carmel Mountain (San Diego, CA). They have plans to open up at least two more locations in Hollywood, CA and Las Vegas, NV in the near future, as well as expanding to New York City and Miami. As you can probably tell, Plant Power has gained a huge following with impressive growth, even during the pandemic of 2020. 

Here is a list of their current fast food locations in California:

  • Ocean Beach
  • Encinitas
  • Redlands
  • San Diego State University
  • Long Beach
  • Riverside
  • Fountain Valley
  • Sacramento
  • La Jolla
  • Las Vegas
  • Hollywood
  • San Diego (coming soon!)

Need To Know About Nutrition?

Plant Power was kind enough to share an in-depth nutrition guide and calculator for every item on their menu. Just click on the item that you want and all of the information for that particular food will be displayed. This handy tool not only offers the usual macro nutrients like calories, fat, fiber, carbs, etc., but also suggests ways in which you can personalize your order. How nifty is that?

A stack of eight colorful circular plant-based dips and dressings on a green tabletop with an orange background.
Many Scrumptious Vegan-Friendly Dipping Sauces and Dressings (Source: @plantpowerfastfood on Instagram)

Sustainability Matters 

The philosophy for this fast food restaurant is truly powerful and positive. Their main goal is this – ‘seek to expose millions of customers to new cruelty-free and environmentally sustainable choices’. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if more restaurants would have such a deep-rooted, dedicated “why” for making the world a better place!

Plant Power offers 100% plant-based food that is:

  • 100% cholesterol free
  • Free of artificial colors and flavors
  • Free of hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup

At each location, the decor and packaging is important. They offer:

  • Tables and booths made of renewable bamboo, not wood
  • Chairs are made of recycled waste and reclaimed wood fiber
  • Most of their takeout packaging is compostable and made from plants, not petroleum

Serving Meat-Free Merch, Too!

Who doesn’t love merch, especially when you’re visiting a place that caters to vegans and plant-based bellies? After you’ve enjoyed an excellent meat-free meal (100% cruelty-free), you can take time to shop and bring home a few burger-themed mementos, as well as some super cool clothing.

Plant Power also sells online gift cards to encourage more visits from vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. What a great way to support a local business and introduce a friend to vegan-friendly fast food!

Finally, download their phone-friendly app to earn rewards each time you visit. They give you 50 points and a free milkshake just for signing up – wooo! Plus, an extra something special on your birthday. Party at your place, Plant Power Fast Food!

More Vegan-Friendly Fast Food Chains

Have you visited Plant Power Fast Food? Let us know by tagging #worldofvegan and @vegan on Instagram and sharing your favorite Plant Power Fast Food choices with all of us!

This article is not sponsored and we are in no way affiliated with Plant Power Fast Food. At the time of this article, the foods mentioned above are available at the Sacramento location. Since restaurants constantly update their menus and add or take away items, please keep this in mind when ordering your food. There may be new items on the menu at this location or at other locations. Take care to double-check if you are planning a visit. 

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  1. I’m not a fast food fan but I love that there are now so many more options for on the go

  2. Andrea White says:

    woah – i need to try them out asap! everything sounds delicious!

  3. Can’t wait to try this once I’m back on the West Coast!

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