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December’s Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Friendly Menu at Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes

by admin on Friday, December 5, 2014 · 10 comments

in Health & Nutrition


Between large family dinners, holiday parties and work potlucks, this season can soon leave you with the desire to never cook – or clean up your kitchen – again! If you’re in the mood to ditch your apron while still giving your family the nutritious, wholesome meal they deserve, stop by your local Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes and fill your plate with some of our flavorful, fresh, and festive menu options available this month. Picky eaters, vegetarians, vegans and those trying to avoid gluten will all be satisfied with our variety of options, including the following Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Friendly dishes:

Prepared Deli Salads:

  • Joan’s Broccoli Madness: A Gluten-Friendly item that is always available to enjoy
  • Joan’s Veggie Slaw (available 12/1-12/29): A Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly twist on an old favorite
  • Dill & Dijon Potato Salad (available 12/1-12/29): This hearty Vegan and Gluten-Friendly dish is a must try
  • Sriracha Ranch Slaw (available 12/1-12/29): If you like a little spicy kick, be sure to try this Vegetarian salad
  • Whole Grain Confetti Couscous with Feta (available 12/17-12/29): Take your taste buds on a trip to the Mediterranean with this Vegetarian side dish (P.S. Try making a similar dish for all of your upcoming holiday potlucks)


  • Deep Kettle House Chili (regional selections may vary): A hearty and low-fat, Gluten-Friendly dish
  • Tomato Parmesan & Vegetables (available 12/1-12/29): All you need to decide is what to dip into this Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly soup
  • Split Pea & Potato Barley (available 12/1-12/14): Cozy up while you can to a bowl of this Vegetarian soup
  • Creamy Cauliflower & Cheese (available 12/17-12/29): Be sure to warm up with a bowl of this Vegetarian delight

Hot Pastas:

The following hot pastas are delicious Vegetarian options:

  • Macaroni and Cheese



Craving more Vegetarian options? We have them:

  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Sweet Orange & Cranberry Muffins (available 12/1-12/29)
  • Buttermilk Cornbread
  • Quattro Formaggio Focaccia
  • Cheesy Garlic Focaccia
  • Roasted Red Pepper Focaccia (regional selections may vary)


Need a sweet treat? Enjoy the following:

  • Chocolate Lava Cake (available in select locations after 4pm 12/17 – 12/19): A Vegetarian dessert available for dinner
  • Cranberry Apple Cobbler (available 12/4-12/10 after 4pm and 12/11-12/17 all day): A Vegetarian treat available for a limited time
  • Banana Upside-Down Cake (available in select locations 12/17-12/29): This sweet Vegetarian treat will have your taste buds doing cartwheels
  • Eggnog (served 12/4-12/7), Candy Cane (served 12/18-12/21), Chocolate, & Vanilla Soft Serve: All  Gluten-Friendly & Vegetarian
  • Tapioca Pudding: Gluten-Friendly & Vegetarian
  • Sugar-Free Chocolate Mousse: Gluten-Friendly & Vegetarian

Salad Dressings:

Our Gluten-Friendly salad dressings include:

  • Ranch, Fat-free Ranch, Blue Cheese, Fat-free Honey Mustard, Fat-free Italian, French, Thousand Island, Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Olive Oil & Vinegar

Our Vegan salad dressings include:

  • Cranberry Orange Vinaigrette, Fat-free Italian,, and

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

  • Fresh cut produce
  • Fresh cut fruit
  • Baked potatoes

Do you have an additional allergy or dietary restriction? Our managers have a full list of ingredients on hand at 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-Friendly as any menu item that is prepared using no gluten containing ingredients in a non-gluten-free kitchen. May contain traces of gluten.

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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Anon Friday, December 5, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Do you make your cheeses with animal rennet? Especially the cheese in your mac and cheese?Is it safe to eat them if I want to say away from any animal rennet?


admin Monday, December 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Most of our cheeses currently do not contain animal rennet, such as: Asiago, Parmesan, Mozzarella, Cheddar, Blue, and Goat. Our current Feta and Romano brands do contain animal enzymes. However, we make vendor substitutions and changes from time to time, and therefore don’t feel comfortable guaranteeing that certain cheeses will always be free of animal rennet in all of our restaurants. If this sub-ingredient is something you wish to avoid, we encourage you to try some of our recipes that do not contain cheese. There are many items on our menu for you to chose from.


kim Friday, December 12, 2014 at 3:16 pm

the tomato parmesan vegetable soup is not gluten friendly. there is pasta in it. the sign just says vegetarian. disappointed to spend $10 for chili.


admin Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8:50 am

Hi Kim – it sounds like you may have seen our recent Tortellini Soup. We’re so sorry for the confusion. We try and post all of our upcoming Vegan, Vegetarian and gluten-friendly dishes here so you are able to plan your trip prior to your visit.


Vivek Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 8:30 pm

I am a regular visitor at Sweet Tomatoes,Fremont CA.
Every time I visit there, I find that vegetarian dishes and soups are very less. For example, out of 8 soups, most of the time 2 are vegetarian. I had complaint this to the Manager also and he said he does not have any control over menu as it is decided by corporate directions. Fremont and around areas have lot of vegetarians and this disappointing . This is a true fact.


admin Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8:52 am

Thank you for your feedback, Vivek. We rotate our featured dishes each month and try and meet the various tastes and dietary restrictions of all our guests, but sometimes are unable to please everyone. Hopefully, you will see more dishes you will enjoy next month.


Karina Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:53 am

Off-topic, but will you guys be doing the Creamy Herbed Turkey soup this year?


admin Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Hi Karina – So sorry, but we won’t be serving that soup this year :( Stay tuned in case we share the recipe ;)


nancy Friday, December 19, 2014 at 5:56 am

Off topic as well, will you guys ever be bringing pineapple upside down cake? It was my family’s favorite. If not where can I find the recipe? :)


admin Friday, December 19, 2014 at 8:42 am

Hi Nancy – We typically bring back that dessert around the summer :) Keep an eye on the menus!


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