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January Vegan, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Menu at Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes

by admin on Monday, January 6, 2014 · 82 comments

in Health & Nutrition

January brings a fresh start and our Go Green menu is filled with lots of fresh new recipes to help you restart your nutritious dining habits after the holiday season. We think you will be excited with the new items this month brings to all of those following a vegan*, vegetarian* or gluten-free* diet – we have something to please everyone!

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

Tossed Salads:

  • Crunchy Kale Blend: One of our newest Gluten-free faves
  • Wonton Happiness: A Vegetarian option that is readily available and prepared fresh
  • Spiced Pecan & Roasted Vegetables: Both Gluten-free and Vegetarian

Prepared Deli Salads:

  • Kale & Harvest Salad with Toasted Almonds: A nutritious Vegan option with a little crunch!
  • 100% Whole Wheat Spicy Asian Peanut: Vegan and delicious!
  • Bok Choy Citrus Slaw: A Vegan & Gluten-free  option everyone will enjoy
  • Joan’s Broccoli Madness: A Gluten-free item that is always available to enjoy


  • Deep Kettle House Chili: A hearty and low-fat, Gluten-free option
  • Vegetarian Bean & Barley Stew: Our scrumptious stew is also Vegetarian
  • 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
  • Garden Fresh Vegetable
  • Tomato & Spinach


Still need Vegetarian options? We have some more:

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

And, a drumroll for our newest Gluten-free Bakery item:

  • Gluten- Free Coconut Muffin


Need a sweet treat? Enjoy the following:

  • Chocolate & Vanilla Soft Serve: Both Gluten-free & Vegetarian
  • Sugar Free Chocolate Mousse: Gluten-free and sugar free goodness!

Salad Dressings:

Our Gluten-free salad dressings include:

  • Balsamic Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese, Creamy Italian, French Catalina, Fat-Free Honey Mustard, Fat-free Italian, Fat-free ranch, Ranch dressing & Thousand Island

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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Debra Robinson Monday, January 6, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Are your vegetarian cheese products 100% vegetarian i.e. not having animal rennet or animal enzymes in the cheese.
Kind Regards
Debra Robinson


admin Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Hi Debra – Most of our cheeses currently do not contain animal rennet, including our asiago, parmesan, mozzarella, cheddar, blue, and goat cheeses. Our current feta and romano brands do contain animal enzymes. However, as we occasionally must make vendor substitutions and changes to our menu items from time to time, and therefore don’t feel comfortable guaranteeing that certain cheeses will always be free of animal rennet in 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. Thanks and have a great day.


Mayra Monday, January 6, 2014 at 1:58 pm

This weekend I tried the coconut gluten free muffins. I love them soooo much! Will you be providing the recipe sometime in the near future? I would to try to make them sometime.



admin Monday, January 6, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Hi Mayra – We’re not going to share it quite yet, we want you to come back for a visit ;)


Tim Duffy Monday, January 6, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Thanks for the Gluten Free options!


John Kreyssler Monday, January 6, 2014 at 8:28 pm

We tried the coconut gluten free muffins a couple days ago. My wife was able to eat them because they were gluten free, and she loved them. I loved them even though they are gluten free!


admin Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 8:43 am

We are so glad you enjoyed them, John.


Donna Farmer Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 11:12 am

Please bring Sweet Tomatoes to Birmingham Alabama!!!!!!


Darissa Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Are the gluten free coconut muffins prepared separately than the other muffins? I am just wondering about cross contact with gluten. We would love to try them! They sound wonderful:)


admin Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:33 pm

Hi Darissa – We strive to limited cross contamination but due to the large amount of menu items we produce we cannot make the promise that no cross contamination will occur at this time.


Debra Robinson Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 6:43 am

Hi thanks for that.
Sorry to bother you again, but is the Mac and Cheese made with Mozarello. We will be visiting in a couple of weeks time and my son would really like the Mac and Cheese, if that is without animal rennet.
Many thanks.
Debra Robinson


admin Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 8:52 am

Hi Debra – All of our managers have a full list of ingredients for you to take a look at during your visit so you can plan your meal :)


Terri Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Are your gluten-free coconut muffins also dairy-free? That is, no milk or butter, but eggs are ok. Thanks!!


admin Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Hi Terri – They are dairy free (made only with coconut milk, no butter or milk) but do have eggs so are not considered vegan. Hope this helps!


Terri Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Yay, perfect for me. Thanks!!


Libby Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 8:38 am

Are the gf muffins made with coconut flour? If not, what type of flour, sweeter and fat/oil? thanks.


admin Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 11:19 am

Hi Libby – They are made with coconut mild for sweetener :)


Jeff Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 7:26 pm

The gluten free coconut muffins are excellent! I’d love to see a gluten-free pasta selection.


Andi Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 9:18 pm

Souplantation used to be my favorite restaurant. We used to go every other week at least. We went vegan 2 years ago. Since then I haven’t gone. I am waiting for the time when there is always one muffin or bread item, a soup, and a dessert option. Once you guys have those three things always available, then I will become a regular customer again.


admin Friday, January 10, 2014 at 8:41 am

Thank you for the suggestion, Andi. We are always trying to please all of our guests’ dietary restrictions while keeping our promise of fresh and delicious options. We continue to try and revitalize our menu each month :)


Stephanie Friday, January 10, 2014 at 9:17 am


Can you advise which salad dressings you have that are vegan, gluten free, soy free and do not contain corn or tomato? I’m guessing that’s limited to Balsalmic Vingagrette or oil and vinegar, but I wanted to be sure I didn’t have another option I might like better.



admin Friday, January 10, 2014 at 10:15 am

Hi Stephanie – Since we carry so many different dressings (and regional offerings may vary) we recommend asking the manager at your local location during your next visit for a full list of ingredients – they have it on hand :)


Stephanie Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:18 am

Excellent. Thank you!


VJ Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:36 am

Coconut Muffins – Gluten Free…. Need I say more! I was at Soup Plantation last night and I usually steer away from “gluten-free” only because there are so many other options, but when I saw the muffin w/coconut, I had to try it. I THOUGHT I BIT INTO A PIECE OF HEAVEN! That was absolutely the best muffin I have ever had in my life and I do have a few years on me. My dad and I usually share our like/dislikes in food and I had to call him the second I got home. He was laughing at me because I was ecstatic about how incredible the muffin was. Keep up the good work Soup Plantation and I hope this will be a regular on the menu. I will continue to frequent your business but look forward to seeing a recipe. :)


Linda Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:16 am

Love the Santa Fe Black Bean Chili! Is the recipe available? Thanks!


admin Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 10:52 am

Hi Linda – We haven’t shared that recipe quite yet, but keep an eye out, you never know what we will post next :)


Danielle Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 11:06 am

I am wondering if the shredded cheese at the salad bar is gluten-free?



admin Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Hi Danielle – Yes, it is.


Janet Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 12:38 pm

Your new lettuce wraps look absolutely fabulous. I can’t locate a nutrition breakdown for them though. My biggest concern would be the sodium content in either version of the wraps. Is it possible to get that information? Thanks so much!


admin Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Hi Janet – Each store manager has that information available for you :)


Dishy Friday, January 17, 2014 at 11:06 am

Thank you, Sweet Tomatoes!! Your restaurant is amazing. As someone on a strict low-sodium vegan diet, I cannot tell you what a thrill it is to be able to eat out and not have to worry. We visited at your North Point mall location in the northern ATL suburbs over Christmas break while visiting family – not once, but twice in five days!! Our entire family – from under 1 to over 70 – cannot thank you enough for providing fresh, healthy, fast food. If only you had a restaurant here in Portland, Maine, my world would be complete. :) Keep up the wonderful work, and we’ll be seeing you on our next visit south.


admin Friday, January 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Thank you for the fantastic note! We hope to see you again soon.


Kris Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:29 am

My husband and I have just started a gluten free diet, can you please tell me if the chili is gluten free, it’s my husbands favorite.


admin Monday, January 20, 2014 at 8:46 am

Hi Kris – All of the gluten-free items available this month are listed above :)


Susan Monday, January 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm

We love Sweet Tomatoes but the nearest one is in Brandon Florida. 50 miles away. I think you should look into bringing one to Lakeland Florida.our town is really growing and you would do a great business here. Thanks


admin Monday, January 20, 2014 at 5:36 pm

Thanks for the suggestion, Susan.


Victoria Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 9:45 am

Are the gluten-free coconut muffins here to stay? They are the best muffins ever! We have been to Souplantation three times this month (so far!) just because of those darn delicious muffins! We visit the locations in Brea and Rancho Cucamonga, California (although we are anxiously awaiting Chino Hills!).


admin Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 11:17 am

Hi Victoria – They are only being offered on a limited basis. However, we’ve extended their availability until February 14th! We hope to see you a few more times :)


Victoria Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 1:09 pm

Thank you! That gives us two more weeks of coconutty deliciousness!


Cyndy Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 9:02 pm

I just enjoyed your gluten free coconut muffins and they were amazing! The best gluten free muffins I’ve had. The texture and flavor were both wonderful. Will you share the recipe?


admin Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8:57 am

Hi Cyndy – We’re not going to share the recipe quite yet!


Lynn Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 6:28 am

Hi tried your gluten free cocoanut muffin they were amazing!! I also have other allergyies….milk products and sugar cane… Could you tell me if there was either of these two ingredients in the muffin? Trying to pin point what I ate that upset my stomach. I’m still struggling with food allergies so I was hoping it was the muffin….and not your other delicious food… Sweet Tomatoe. Every time we are in Naples we go 3-4 times.



admin Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 8:57 am

Hi Lynn – We make our coconut muffins with coconut milk and there is no dairy included :)


Marilyn Peltola Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 10:19 am

I couldn’t get my fill of your gluten free coconut muffins when we were at Sweet Tomatoes this weekend. We will definitely be back before Feb. 14th for more. We hope that if you do discontinue serving them, you will make the recipe available for those of us who find our mouths watering for them. We want to be able to eat them when they are not being served by you.
Thanks again,


Eley Friday, January 24, 2014 at 1:56 pm

LOVE the gluten free coconut muffins. I hope this will be a regularly offered item!


Vannessa Friday, January 24, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Please please PLEASE keep the gluten-free coconut muffins on the permanent menu. It’s so delicious and pleasantly different from the other sweeter choices. I would go to Sweet Tomatoes more often just for those muffins. YUM!


Erin Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 8:45 pm

I am not gluten free by any means, but I love love love your new gluten free coconut muffins! I came back to try them again within a week after my first taste. I hope they stick around!


admin Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8:46 am

Thank you, Erin!


Hannah Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 1:38 pm

I just wanted to agree with other posters and say the gluten free coconut muffins were amazing and definitely should be on the permanent menu!


admin Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8:46 am

Thanks, Hannah!


Andrea Sunday, January 26, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Today was my first trip to Sweet Tomatoes…and I thought it was great! Even my young children agreed. Thank you for offering those yummy, GF coconut muffins! I will definitely be back.


admin Monday, January 27, 2014 at 8:49 am

We are so glad you enjoyed them, Andrea! Our gluten-free muffins will only be available until Feb. 14th, so be sure to hurry back :)


Krystal Monday, January 27, 2014 at 12:18 pm

So to add to the comments above…the gluten-free coconut muffins were literally the best muffin I’ve ever had. No small feat given that it is gluten free (and dairy free apparetly). PLEASE either make it permanent or share the recipe. I’ve been on a hunt for the recipe all morning and none even look close in the pics.


admin Monday, January 27, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Thanks so much for the kind words, Krystal! We haven’t shared our recipe quite yet, but we hope you can find a similar one or be able to stop in for another serving :)


eliana mcgrath Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Are there any plans to open a Sweet Tomatoes in Rockwall Tx?
I love your food, but I have to drive 40 minutes to the closest one.


admin Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 8:57 am

We don’t have any current expansion plans to that area, Eliana. But, thanks for liking us enough to want one closer to you!


Ellen Friday, January 31, 2014 at 9:43 pm

We had the gluten free coconut muffins this
evening and they were beyond amazing. Please
consider bringing them back after February
14th or at least consider sharing the recipe
after this date. We have tried many gluten
free products and the muffins were by far
the best!!! We love Sweet Tomatoes and appreciate
you including items for people with dietary
concerns. Thank you.


admin Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 9:45 am

Thank you, Ellen!


Cheryll Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 8:08 am

The gluten-free coconut muffins are AMAZING! We live in Michigan and enjoy our annual visits to Sweet Tomatoes in Orlando. This year, I wasn’t sure about it because four days before we arrived I was given a diagnosis requiring a gluten-free lifestyle. When I saw the muffins I had to try them and they are wonderful. If you ever release the recipe….as I’ve seen others indicate a desire for this, I’d love to have it in Michigan. Obviously, you don’t have restaurants up there……but it would be nice if you did. I am only sorry that, apparently, the muffin was for January and we just got it on the 31st.


admin Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 9:48 am

Hi Cheryll – Thanks for your feedback. We have received such great response about our coconut muffins, we’re extending their availability until February 14th!


michelle Sunday, February 2, 2014 at 8:37 am

The coconut gluten free muffins were amazing! They should truly be a staple on the menu! If not (if you’re not offering them regularly is there any way of getting the recipe?) I have recently gone gluten free for my kids heath and they really enjoyed them!
Thanks :)


admin Monday, February 3, 2014 at 9:08 am

Thanks Michelle! We’re going to keep our recipe a secret for a little longer!


Kathi Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:50 am

Just to add my vote for keeping the GF coconut muffins on your menu permanently–maybe even some variations: pina colada? lemon coconut? They are SO yummy! I have been GF for 3-1/2 years now–Sweet Tomatoes has been one of our favorite restaurants for over 10 years, and I have been so happy that I can still eat there, but always am looking longingly at the baked goods. It has been so nice to have a muffin I can eat and enjoy this month!


admin Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8:57 am

Thanks for the feedback, Kathi!


Jane Farr Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 9:26 am

Your restaurants are great but you have changed your coupon format so drastically that coupons cannot be printed out without some of them being on two pages. How about going back to having coupons on a separate page so that we can print them out in their entirety. Thanks.


Lisa Frahm Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8:06 pm

The Coconut muffins Are So Awesome. Can We Have The Recipe?


Susan Hochstetter Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:29 pm

I loved the gluten free coconut muffins that I had at lunch today, 02-14-14. Since this is the last day you will be serving them, may I have the recipe. It is so nice to see that you are having gluten free foods and labeling them.

And, I will still come to your restaurant as I love the food there.


Sandra Monday, February 17, 2014 at 11:40 pm

We just went to Souplantation Simi Valley just last night (February 16) and they still had the gluten-free coconut muffins! I hope that means they are around to stay. No one in my family is on a gluten-free diet but we love them!!


Jett Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm

The gluten-free coconut muffins are delicious! They still had them yesterday (2/17) at our Sweet Tomatoes. Are they here to stay? Any chance of releasing the recipe if they are no longer going to be available??


admin Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Hi Jett – Each location will continue to serve the muffins until they run out of the raw ingredients. We aren’t currently planning on releasing our recipe, but keep in touch here and on Facebook to be notified of their return or if we do decide to spill our secret recipe!


Lenise Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Please bring back the Gluten Free Coconut muffins! They are so delicious! I have been craving them for days!!! I even brought my whole family in just for the muffins! Haha!


Vee Monday, March 24, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Are your vegetarian dishes eggless?


admin Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 8:48 am

Hi Vee – No, not all of our vegetarian dishes are eggless. You can view entire ingredient lists at your nearest location.


Vee Monday, March 24, 2014 at 6:57 pm

Could you confirm if any of the following products contain egg – Coconut muffins, brownie bites, blueberry muffins, corn bread?


admin Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 8:46 am

Hi Vee – You can obtain a full list of ingredients for these menu items from the manager at your nearest restaurant.


Laura Monday, April 21, 2014 at 9:04 pm

The gluten-free Coconut Muffins sound wonderful. I am wondering are they also dairy-free and soy-free and corn-free? I can’t find an ingredient list anywhere. I have a friend who can’t eat any of those ingredients and I’d love to surprise her with these muffins! (Not to mention, I’m excited to try them myself!)


admin Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 9:04 am

Hi Laura – These muffins are both gluten-free and dairy free with the main ingredients being Gluten Free flour, egg, coconut milk, and canola oil. For a more detailed list, please just ask the manager when you stop by for a visit.


Lisa Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:03 am

To start off, we love Sweet Tomatoes. We checked our local restaurant ingredients book and it did not list eggs in ingredients for the mac.& cheese. At a later visit we overheard a mom asking someone behind the counter if there was egg in the mac & cheese and he checked and said YES, in the pasta. Checked book again, and all items with pasta just say “pasta.” We need to know if any of your pastas are enriched with or made in a facility that uses eggs in ingredients?


admin Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 10:16 am

Hi Lisa – We’re so sorry for the confusion. There is no egg in our Mac & Cheese. For more information, here is the ingredient label for the pasta used in that dish: Semolina (wheat), niacin, iron (ferrous sulfate), thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin and folic acid. Hope this helps!


Lisa Friday, June 27, 2014 at 7:28 pm

Thank you so much for letting me know.


Vanessa B Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm

Which of your muffins/breads and desserts not contain egg? I’m a vegetarian since I do eat dairy products but I do not eat eggs nor foods containing eggs.


admin Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Hi Vanessa – All of our muffins currently contain eggs. However, keep an eye out for our other vegan dishes :)


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