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

by admin on Friday, May 2, 2014 · 28 comments

in Health & Nutrition

From the salad bar to the dessert offerings, each time you visit Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes, you craft a meal perfectly suited to your tastes. To make your dining as seamless as possible, we strive to include a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menu items so you can adhere to your dietary restrictions, all while designing your own delicious, right on your plate.

During May, plan to visit your nearest Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes with your friends and family and don’t forget to enter our Design Your Own Delicious contest with these Gluten-free, Vegetarian and Vegan menu items.

Tossed Salads:

  • Azteca Taco with Turkey: Just in time for Cinco de Mayo, this dish is Gluten-free and served from 5/1-5/14
  • Classic Greek: A classic favorite, this salad is a  Gluten-free option served from 5/17-5/29

Prepared Deli Salads:

  • Joan’s Broccoli Madness: A Gluten-free item that is always available to enjoy
  • Red White & Blue Potato Salad with Bacon: Get ready for summer with this Gluten-free dish
  • Lemon Linguine with Fresh Basil: Refreshing and Vegan – this pasta salad will be available 5/1-5/14
  • Fresh Herb Thai Slaw: It’s a springtime favorite and both Gluten-free and Vegetarian (served 5/1-5/14)!
  • Hawaiian Slaw with Coconut: A refreshing dish that’s Gluten-free and Vegetarian (available 5/17-5/29)

Soups:

  • Vegetarian Harvest: A hearty Vegetarian soup served 5/17-5/29
  • Tomato Parmesan & Vegetables: ONLY available in Texas, but this Gluten-free and Vegetarian will be sure to please everyone in your party (available 5/1-5/14)
  • Deep Kettle House Chili: A hearty and low-fat, Gluten-free dish
  • 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
  • Vegetarian Marinara

Focaccias/Bakery:

Still need Vegetarian options? We have some more:

  • Wildly Blue Blueberry Muffins
  • Buttermilk Cornbread
  • Quattro Formaggio Focaccia
  • Cherry Nut Muffins (available 5/1-5/14)
  • Key Largo Key Lime Muffins (available 5/17-5/29)

Dessert:

Need a sweet treat? Enjoy the following:

  • Soft Serve: Both Gluten-free & Vegetarian (*Limited time available flavors may vary)
  • Tapioca Pudding: Both Gluten-free & Vegetarian
  • Sugar Free Mousse: Gluten-free and sugar free goodness!
  • Flavored Gelatin: An old-time fave that is also Gluten-free

Salad Dressings:

Our Gluten-free salad dressings include:

  • Ranch, Blue Cheese, FF Honey Mustard, FF Ranch, FF Italian, French, Thousand Island, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Olive Oil and Vinegar

Our Vegan salad dressings include:

  • Basil Vinaigrette, Cranberry Orange Vinaigrette, Italian Dressing (Fat-free), Lemon Greek Vinaigrette, Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette, Vinaigrette

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

  • Salad bar 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 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

Disclaimer:
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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Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 6:28 am

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steve patton Friday, May 2, 2014 at 11:31 am

I was recently there and you had a dish called chipotle lime cilantro quinoa and was awesome how can I get the recipe ,,, very very good

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admin Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Hi Steve – We’re so glad you enjoyed that dish. We don’t currently share that recipe, but you never know if we will! Stay tuned!

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Jennifer Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 5:13 am

Thank you so much for the new vegan offerings!

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Jessica Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:46 am

Is the fresh herb thai slaw vegan? That’s what the menu online says. It also says black bean chili is being served (it doesn’t have the Texas only). And the Santa Fe pasta vegan pasta wasn’t mentioned either

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Mike D Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 10:59 am

I went today to check out the vegan options. Though I am not vegan, I am kosher, and vegan is often the only real option in most places due to varying definitions of what it means for something to be vegetarian.

However, I was very disappointed at my visit. Despite the black bean soup being on the menu, it wasn’t there. There was only one vegetarian soup, and it was the parmesan soup with vegetables and tomatoes. The only vegan pasta was the lemon linguine. I’d love to have tried some of the vegetarian items with cheese in them, but with the disclaimer that you can’t guarantee they don’t have animal rennet in them, I couldn’t risk it. So I was left with some linguine and some grapes, which isn’t really that great a selection for a $13 lunch bill.

I did get a glimmer of hope when I saw the sugar free chocolate mousse; however, it wasn’t listed as either vegan or vegetarian. I don’t know if this was due to the eggs, or if it had gelatin in them. The latter I would have to avoid, but not the former. I remembered that your site said managers keep an ingredients list around, so I found him and asked what it had in it. He didn’t know and couldn’t find out. He said he’d have to call the chef. So he did, but still couldn’t get an answer: so ixnay on the oussemay.

I guess I figured that in a place that offers vegan items, there should be at least one vegan soup. It’s not like it is inedible for non-Vegans… anyone can eat the black bean soup and not feel like they are submitting to veganism. Instead, there wasn’t anything I could really eat outside of the grapes and linguine.

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admin Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:07 pm

Hi Mike – We are very sorry for your experience. Due to the fact we make all of our menu items fresh, we occasionally run out. If you have a specific menu item in mind, we recommend calling ahead. All of our locations should have a full ingredient list and we will be sure to update the location.

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Mike D Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:17 pm

I apologize for my tone in that post. I was upset earlier because I had high hopes for the experience, and I guess I let that translate into a really obnoxious post. I’m not as upset as I was earlier. I will most likely try out the restaurant again in the future, but if they’re really out of items this early in May, it’s probably not going to be this month.

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admin Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Hi Mike – The location may have just run out that day due to unforeseen high demand, please be sure to call ahead to make sure that soup will be available on the day you are thinking of going!

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Mary Raphael Monday, May 19, 2014 at 8:23 pm

Mary Raphael May 19, 2014 at 8:00

My husband and I are strict low fat / no fat Vegans. The Black Bean Soup- is our favorite soup. I wish we could get it more often. Why is it a regular item (only) in Texas? Isn’t that the BEEF state? We love Soup Plantation/Sweet Tomatoes and eat there at least once a week. We accredit Soup Plantations for helping us to loose a combined total weight of over 250 lbs. It is nice to have a restaraunt with so many choices. The managers will go above and beyond to make sure we get what we want. We still have more to loose, but I always feel like you guys have our back in our desire to achieve great health. Food is medicine. Thanks

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admin Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 8:37 am

Thank you so much for sharing your story! We continually test different soups in different markets, so you don’t know what will change!

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ricardo morales Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:52 pm

sweet tomatoes is a very special restaurant for everybody

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ricardo morales Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:54 pm

I prefer to go to sweet tomatoes to dinner instead of choice of others , because I find what I want to eat for me and my family. thank you.

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ricardo morales Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:55 pm

for me there is no comments everything is good for me.

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ricardo morales Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2:57 pm

I apologize for the inconvenience of the locations that you have but I have to travel about 12 miles to visit you, me and my family are very grateful to go dinner in sweet tomatoes every Sunday.

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Desiree Celeste Monday, May 12, 2014 at 12:26 pm

I love ST for the salad, but am consistently disappointed in the lack of gluten free soup options. Considering the vast majority of the soups don’t have noodles in them, it should be very easy to replace the wheat flour with corn or potato starch, thus making them more accessible to more people. With more people finding themselves gluten free by necessity or choice, it just makes sense to me that more places would make this simple change. Maybe do a specialty month that includes a gluten free pasta? I know that one wouldn’t be so easy. But to replace your soup coagulant with a GF option would make a huge community very happy.

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admin Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Thank you for the suggestion, Desiree. We are always looking for opportunities to improve our menu offerings.

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Tara Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:10 pm

I TOTALLY agree!! I check the blog constantly because my kids and family love going here, but I am GF. I get so bummed paying dinner prices for what amounts to salad and a bowl of chili. I really think ST could make some bank if they consistently carried more GF options.

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Christina Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:05 am

I agree too! I dream of the day I will eat clam chowder at souplantation again!

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Christina Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11:32 am

I totally agree! I dream of the day when I can eat Souplantation’s delicious clam chowder again.

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Cathy Porter Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 1:35 pm

Was at Souplantation today for lunch and had the cold lemon linguine with fresh basil and tomatoes. Wow was it light and delicious!! May I please have the recipe or where can I find it??
Thank you so much!

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admin Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Hi Cathy – We haven’t shared that recipe quite yet, but we’re so glad you enjoyed it!

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deanahz Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:50 pm

Are any of your salad dressings, soups, pastas or baked goods soy-free?

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admin Monday, May 19, 2014 at 8:34 am

Hi! You can ask a manager at your local location for a full list of ingredients for all our menu items.

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Julie Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 7:59 am

I agree with Desiree and Tara above. I am disappointed in Sweet Tomatoes gluten-free offerings. Surely, there is a way to substitute the thickener (filler) in the soups with another gluten-free form (i.e. potato or corn starch, most likely potato). If I can cook, and make gluten-free soups at home, I have no doubt that ST can do it too. In my opinion, ST is behind the times in updating its menu. I think ST is missing out on a whole group of people who really can’t eat at its restaurants, and therefore, do not earn their business. Until then, more gluten-free friendly restaurants like Red Robin (separate fryer for french fries and such), Wildfire, Coopers Hawk, Jason’s Deli (all of which have separate gluten-free menus and have items which are designated as gluten-free) will earn my business! Come ‘on ST marketing/sales team, you can do better!!

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admin Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 8:47 am

Thank you for your feedback, Julie. We are continually trying to improve our menu offerings to please the tastes and dietary restrictions of all our guests. We do change our gluten-free offerings each month and hope that future month’s menus are more pleasing to you.

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Gerryann Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Used to go to Sweet Tomatoes in Ft Myers Fl and loved it. I will be going for the first time in The Villages Fl tomorrow. I am highly allergic to MSG. I am hoping that you do not have it in any of your items…like soup, salad dressings?? Please tell me you don’t use it in any items or seasonings.

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admin Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

Hi Gerryann – We do not use any MSG in our menu items :)

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