Yelp: California restaurants serve some of the best vegan food in the US


California has some of the best vegan restaurants in the country and Canada, according to Yelp.

Fourteen vegan spots across the state did”Yelp’s Top 100 Vegan Restaurants in the US and Canada,” according to an April 4 press release.

Yelp created the list by ranking the review volume and ratings of those restaurant reviews classified as vegan.

Chef Tanya’s kitchen in Palm Springs nabbed second place, making it the highest-ranked plant-based California restaurant on the list.

“Hidden gem” deli and market serves a variety of sandwiches and salads all made with organic and vegan ingredients.

“Incredible amazing food, and everything was so fresh, tasty, and mind blowing,” one Yelp reviewer said.

The El Cubano sandwich is a crowd favorite for Yelp reviewers.

“The Cuban really was the star though. The deli slices were smoky and flavorful, and the sandwich hit all the key flavors of a real Cuban sandwich! ! ! Best vegan deli around,” wrote a Yelp reviewer.

The sandwich is made with citrus-garlic seitan, mayonnaise, mustard, cabbage, tomato, pickle, and onion on a grilled torpedo roll.

Seitan is a meat substitute. It is made with wheat flour or vital wheat gluten and is similar in texture to meat.

The restaurant has another location in Palm Desert.

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Mediterranean chickpea in Tampa, Florida took the top spot. Tumerico in Tucson, Arizona, followed in third place.

This story was originally published April 8, 2022 3:15 p.m.

Helena Wegner is a McClatchy Live National Reporter covering Washington State and the Western Region. She holds a journalism degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. She is based in Phoenix.

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