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December Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Menu

by admin on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 · 31 comments

in Health & Nutrition

Each month, we change our featured menu offerings to bring our guests fresh and delicious recipes to enjoy and know that all of you following a vegan*, vegetarian* or a gluten-free* diet, want to know what dishes you can enjoy. It is difficult enough to eat healthy during the holiday season so we hope the list below will help you plan your next Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes visit!

Stop in to your nearest Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes in December and fill your tray with:

Prepared Deli Salads:

  • Joan’s Broccoli Madness (A Gluten-free item that is always available to enjoy)
  • Dill & Dijon Potato (Vegan, Gluten-free and delicious!)
  • Joan’s Broccoli Madness (A Gluten-free option that tastes great!)
  • Fresh Herb Thai Slaw (A Vegan & Gluten-free  option everyone will enjoy)

Tossed Salads:

  • Juicy Pear with caramelized Pecans (A Vegetarian & Gluten-free option – yum!)


  • Deep Kettle House Chili (A hearty and low-fat, Gluten-free option)
  • Asian Ginger Broth (A classic dish that is also Vegetarian.)
  • 4 Bean Minestrone with Whole Grain Pasta (A warm Vegetarian soup that you will love! Not currently available in Texas.)
  • Santa Fe Black Bean Chili (ONLY available in Texas but is a delicious low-fat, Vegan and Gluten-free option)

Hot Pastas:

The following hot pastas are delicious Vegetarian options:

  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Four Cheese Alfredo


Still need Vegetarian options? We have some more:

  • Wildly Blue Blueberry Muffins
  • Buttermilk Cornbread Muffins
  • Chocolate Brownie Bites
  • Quattro Formaggio Focaccia


Want a sweet treat? Enjoy the following:

  • Chocolate & Vanilla Soft Serve (Both Gluten-free & Vegetarian)
  • Sugar Free Chocolate Mousse (Gluten-free and sugar free goodness!)
  • Eggnog Soft Serve (This delicious Gluten-free and Vegetarian dessert is offered only from 12/5-12/8)
  • Gingerbread Soft  (A Vegetarian taste of the holidays served from 12/12-12/15)
  • Peppermint Soft Serve (A brand new Gluten-free and Vegetarian dessert only served from 12/19-12/22)

Need even more variety? We {almost} ALWAYS have the following Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-free items available:

  • Salad bar fresh-cut produce
  • Baked potatoes

Do you have an additional allergy or dietary restriction? Our managers have a full list of ingredients on hand in each location and will gladly assist you in determining which menu items are available to enjoy!

*We define Vegetarian dishes as any menu item not containing poultry, beef, pork or fish
*We define Vegan dishes as any menu item not containing meat, eggs, dairy products, or any other animal-derived ingredients
*We define Gluten-Free as any menu item not containing wheat, rye or barley

Due to the nature of our restaurants there is a possibility of cross-contact between menu items. We also make ingredient substitutions from time to time.  This information is intended as a guide and is not a guarantee that a particular product is completely free of certain ingredients.  We encourage you to carefully consider your dining choices if you have a severe sensitivity or allergy to certain foods.

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Nancy Friday, December 6, 2013 at 12:09 am

I am a vegan. Your store assumes vegetarian means it’s okay to eat cheese, and lots of the vegetarian breads, meals, etc., have cheese. For me, I need vegan, which means no cheese. The Thai Soups with the gluten free noodles sound great! ( I looked on your menu for the week of 12/6/13.) Quinoa dishes would be great. Cranberry sauce with orange and walnuts is a great recipe, sold in Whole Foods stores, and is a great favorite. Your breads sound great. Can you make a gluten-free, dairy-free bread? Also, the soups look good. The salads are fantastic. Can you use dairy-free cheese? The store called Trader Joe’s sells this non-daily cheese. I shop and go to your restaurant in the suburb of Ahwatukee in Phoenix, AZ. Only one problem: watch your cleanliness, there (I have seen some items left to sit at the wrong temp) and also please clean the tables promptly. I have only been offered a fresh cookie 2 x out of all of the visits I have had to this restaurant. Please offer everyone a cookie. It’s not the cookie, it’s the kindness and the hominess you feel with someone greeting you with kindness. Also, please make the takeout more extensive. I don’t eat tuna. Please include more vegan items in the takeout. Thanks for listening.


admin Friday, December 6, 2013 at 9:09 am

Thank you for your feedback, Nancy. We are always trying to improve our operations to meet our guests’ needs and appreciate your input.


Name Witheld Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 7:45 am

Our favorite restaurant. We go to the Schaumburg Il location more than once a month. We’re fans of ‘garbage’ salads where we can mix so many fresh ingredients. We very much enjoy the soups too.
One thing I miss, that used to be offered — Jicama. I’d sure like to see that again. I know, they’re a lot of work to peel so I suspect the labor to prepare this might have been too much.


admin Monday, December 9, 2013 at 8:53 am

Thank you for the feedback!


Regina Friday, December 13, 2013 at 11:54 am

Can you tell me what’s in the ginger broth that would not make it vegan? Is there milk in the soup base, somehow? Same goes for the minestrone … does it have cheese?

Thank you,

P.S. — Thanks for putting this information out there … it’s always good to know in advance what you can have without having to hunt someone down to ask.


admin Friday, December 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm

Hi Regina, yes, the base we use for this soup contains milk.


elle Monday, December 16, 2013 at 7:44 pm

question, why would the Asian Ginger Broth be milk base? it makes no sense for either of those soups to have milk.

please try to carry more vegan / gluten free breads in the san diego souplantations.


Billie Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 10:21 am

Do you have your sweet potato/apple/walnut dish this season? It was awesome last year! I would like it for the month of November & December, maybe even January. I live in So. Calif.


Billie Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Re sweet potato/apple/walnut dish from Dec. 2013: Strange, the “Admin” hasn’t given me an answer yet… If they’re not going to serve this dish, they can the recipe for it be posted? That would be nice !


Billie Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:41 pm

sorry, meant to say… “then can the recipe be posted”…


Billie Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 9:47 pm

boy, my eyes and brain aren’t working!!!!!! Another typo… December 2012 !!! That’s all for tonight !!! funny thing is… I get paid for proofreading… lol


admin Monday, December 23, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Hi Billie – that was December 12th for the time period, not 2012 :)


admin Monday, December 23, 2013 at 8:37 pm

Hi Billie – We won’t be serving that dish in December, we will pass along to our Culinary Team that people would enjoy the recipe!


Billie Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 11:26 am

Still nothing on this dish (sweet potato/apple/walnut)… sure would like a recipe if you’re NOT going to serve it anymore. Several years ago a Smores type dessert was served, only had it once, and it was never back again. It was delish ! Do you have that recipe????? When something is good and not served, please post why and if the recipe can be obtained. thanks


admin Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

Hi Billie – we are so sorry your favorite dishes weren’t featured this year. However, we don’t typically give out all of our recipes. Our Culinary Team, however, does occasionally like to share some of their favorite items so keep an eye out.


Carol Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 8:10 am

Just found this info. I am vegan and can’t wait to see the January update! thans!


admin Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 9:09 am

Great! Our January update will be available soon :)


Sylvia Friday, January 3, 2014 at 8:33 am

What dressings are gluten free? thanks for the cocnut muffin. will try it soon.


admin Friday, January 3, 2014 at 8:54 am

Hi Sylvia,
Some of these dressings are not available every day and are subject to change depending on location. Please be sure to call ahead and verify with a manager which will be offered at the location you visit and if they are a GF option at your store :)

Fat Free Honey Mustard
Fat Free Ranch
Fat Free Italian
Cuban French
French Catalina
Blue Cheese
Thousand Island
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Olive Oil & Vinegar


Janine Friday, January 3, 2014 at 9:09 pm

Love the gluten free coconut muffins. Could you give the recipe for it, please, please!!! Also, can you bring back the clam chowder all the time, it is the best soup you have. Thank you from West Palm Beach, FL.


admin Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 9:34 am

We may keep our muffin recipe a secret for a little longer (we want you to visit us again ;) )! Keep checking the menu for our Clam Chowder, it will return.


Tiffany Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Hi! I live in SLC and recently discovered the Pear Champagne Vinaigrette at your Midvale location… I was wondering if it was just a promotional thing – or if it will be offered full-time? I can’t seem to find the nutritional info, either… Thanks for any info!


Lindsay Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 10:46 pm

Are the coconut muffins vegan or contain dairy? It’s mentioned that they’re made with coconut milk so I’m hoping they are vegan as well as gluten free?! I recently found this monthly blog post. It makes me excited to know that I can find more things to eat at your restaurants ahead of time. Keep up the good work! Also, I’d love to see a vegan bread option as well as dessert at the Salt Lake City locations!


admin Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:50 am

Hi Lindsay – Our gluten-free muffin is not vegan, but we have other vegan options – stay tuned for January’s post!


Jennifer Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:39 am

Are the coconut muffins made with sugar? If so, can you please advise how much? I’m supposed to be on a no-low sugar diet so was wondering. Thank you!


admin Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:16 am

Hi Jennifer – Our muffins are sweetened with coconut milk :)


Debbe Graves Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Please consider keeping the coconut gluten free muffins as an everyday item. They are the absolute best of any of your muffins and some of those are there all of the time. Change may be good, but when something is perfect please don’t change it.

Ever since everyone else noticed how great these muffins are, we have to wait for a very long time (about 1 hour longer than usual), because they are immediately gone once they come out of the oven. It’s hard to watch the muffin station from all of the tables in the room. We had to extend our stay in order to get 2 muffins, which were brought to us by the manager.

We love, love, love the coconut gluten muffins and the New England Clam Chowder!

Debbe Graves


Debbie Tudor Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm

The gluten free coconut muffins are so delicious, I just picked up a dozen to go in the pouring rain! Heavenly!

Debbie T.
Bradenton, FL


admin Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8:24 am

Thank you, Debbie!


Heather Jones Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10:30 am

For your Sugar-Free Chocolate Mousse, what is the ingredients listing that replaces the sugar? Also the vegetarian/ vegan options for soups, those need to increase as well as have some more flavor added! I had the split pea and potato with barley soup last night, and it was insanely bland, with a hint of dirt flavor. Would you be able to bring some more vegetarian/vegan options that are tasty to your Santa Clarita location?


admin Monday, December 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Hi Heather – We are so sorry you didn’t like the soups you tried last night. As we continually rotate our menu offerings, we hope you’ll see something you’ll enjoy better soon.


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