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

by admin on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 · 47 comments

in Health & Nutrition

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Fall is officially in the air and our favorite dishes of the season are now available at Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes! To celebrate the tastes of the season, and fill up on some hearty Vegetarian options (it is National Vegetarian Month, after all) head to your local Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes and load up your plate with fall superfoods!

And, as if our salad bar with 50+ fresh ingredients wasn’t enough to satiate your taste buds, we’ve added a new Gluten-Friendly muffin flavor to the menu: our Gluten-Friendly Maple Nut Muffin! Be sure to add a few to your plate, alongside the rest of the Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Friendly dishes you opt for, and let us know how much you enjoy it!

Prepared Deli Salads:

  • Joan’s Broccoli Madness: A Gluten-Friendly item that is always available to enjoy
  • Chipotle Lime & Cilantro Quinoa: This Vegan and Gluten-Friendly dish is too tasty to pass up
  • Texas Slaw: A zesty Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly salad
  • Provencal Green Bean & Potato Salad (available 10/1-10/14): This Vegan and Gluten-Friendly dish is a must try
  • Superfood Crunch Salad (available in select locations 10/1-10/14): Vegetarian, Gluten-Friendly & superfoods – count us in!
  • Zesty Tortellini (available 10/17-10/29): You’ll soon be craving seconds of this Vegetarian dish
  • New Mexican Green Chile Potato Salad  (available in select locations 10/17-10/29): A zesty offering that’s both Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly

Soups:

  • Deep Kettle House Chili: A hearty and low-fat, Gluten-Friendly dish
  • Classical Minestrone: A Vegan favorite served all month
  • Split Pea & Potato Barley (available 10/6-10/29): A hearty Vegetarian soup that is perfect for fall
  • Loaded Hot and Sour (available in select locations 10/1-10/14): Be one of the first to try this new Vegan soup

Hot Pastas:

The following hot pastas are delicious Vegetarian options:

  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Garden Fresh Vegetable Marinara
  • Roasted Garlic & Asiago Alfredo (available 10/1-10/14)
  • Sicilian Ricotta & Roasted Red Pepper (available in select locations 10/17-10/29)

Focaccias/Bakery:

Craving more Vegetarian options? We have them:

  • Blueberry Muffins
  • Buttermilk Cornbread
  • Quattro Formaggio Focaccia
  • Cheesy Garlic Focaccia
  • Zucchini Nut Muffin (available 10/17-10/29)

Don’t forget to top your bakery items with our Vegetarian AND Gluten-Friendly Maple Cream!

And be sure to grab a few of our NEW Vegetarian AND Gluten-Friendly bakery item:

  • Gluten-Friendly Maple Muffin (available 10/1-10/14)

Dessert:

Need a sweet treat? Enjoy the following:

  • Apple Cobbler (available 10/17-10/22): A seasonal Vegetarian offering for October
  • Chocolate & Vanilla Soft Serve: Both Gluten-Friendly & Vegetarian
  • Tapioca Pudding: Gluten-Friendly
  • 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 Dressing, French, Thousand Island, Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Olive Oil & Vinegar

Our Vegan salad dressings include:

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

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 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-Friendly as any menu item that is prepared using no gluten containing ingredients in a non-gluten-free kitchen. May contain traces of gluten.

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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{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

LYNN M Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:58 am

Please add a gluten free soup! I love the chili but adding a soup would be even better! The GF muffin are fantastic but I find that they are not available on some of my visits.

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admin Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:29 am

Thank you for your feedback, Lynn. We are always switching our menu and trying new things, so be sure to keep checking back. Bonus – we’ll be testing a few different flavors of gluten-friendly muffins over the next few months, so be sure to visit and try them all!

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Julie Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:02 am

I was excited to see that Sweet Tomatoes was promoting a gluten-friendly October menu. However, my excitement quickly went away when I didn’t see ANY soups listed on the menu. Come ‘on ST, you can easily substitute ingredients to make some of these soups gluten-free. If Progresso (store bought, soup in a can) can make a gluten-free split pea, lentil, vegetable and other soups, surely you can too!!

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admin Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:29 am

Thanks for your feedback, Julie. We’re always looking to improve our offerings, so keep checking back :)

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Mike Streppone Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 7:35 am

It is great that Sweet Tomatoes now have Gluten free items on there menu. It is great that there are also alot more Vegan items also on the menu. I have just started going vegan and gluten free. I have lost 17 Lbs. in just 4 weeks. I go to dine in at your location in Port Richey Fl where the staff and the manager Pete Ritter are outstanding. I vote that this location is # 1 the best. I will tell all my friends about this location. Great job Pete. Written by Mike S.

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admin Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:30 am

Thank you for the compliment, Mike! And congrats on your weight-loss journey!

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Victoria Morrell Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:19 am

Hello Souplantation! I was wondering if the Curry Lobster Bisque contains lobster. Thanks!

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admin Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:30 am

Yes :)

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Cherie Reams Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:26 am

Me and my family look eatting at souplantation. All the food is good.

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admin Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 10:30 am

Thank you, Cherie!

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Jeff C Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Thank so much for being more gluten friendly. Its bringing back customers like me who have not visited in years and used to go often.

Just a quick clarification though, the blog and email mentions “Chipotle Lime & Cilantro Quinoa” as gluten friendly, but the menus at stores only have it marked as vegan. Last time I was told your Quinoa had a protein powder used in the mix that has wheat, Can you please confirm that this item in gluten friendly.

Also as others said would be great if you featured at least one gluten free soup and perhaps some gluten free bread.

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admin Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9:38 am

Hi Jeff – the Chipotle Lime & Cilantro Quinoa salad is BOTH gluten-friendly and vegan :) Enjoy!

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Jeff Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 5:44 pm

Please have at least one kind of gluten free muffin available at all times. It is depressing to see them only available during certain days and then go to the restaurant only to drool at all the nice things we can’t eat! :)

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admin Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9:37 am

Hi Jeff – You’ll be excited to know that over the next few months, we’re testing a few different gluten-friendly muffin flavors! For the first 2 weeks of the month, the muffins will be available on the bar, and for the second 2 weeks they will be available for purchase in 2-packs :)

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fran Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 9:26 am

can we see the ingredients for the muffins?

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admin Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:34 am

Hi Fran – Each of the locations have a full ingredient list for you to take a look at :) Just ask the manager on duty!

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Dolores Dempsey Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 9:58 am

I love Souplantation. Although I am not restricted to gluten free, I do like using less gluten in my food. I am vegetarion and a wannabe Vegan. I use very little dairy. I loved the Lobster Bisque. However, the pepper content to me is way too high. Is it just me?
Overall I love the fresh crisp salads in such a variety. My kids always get me gift cards at special occasions.

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admin Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:35 am

Thank you for your feedback, Dolores. Since each of our menu items is made to order, some differences in taste may occur occasionally.

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Debbie Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:53 am

I was overcharged for 2 lunches and drinks with our coupon and the cashier refused to fix it

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admin Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:36 am

Hi Debbie – We would like to fix this right away! Can you please send our team a note at http://www.souplantation.com/talktous/ with where this occurred and your contact info so we can follow up right away?

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Marko Popovich Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 1:32 pm

My daughter has celiac so we have to be gluten free. We love souplantation for this reason. Like the reader above said more soups would be a huge plus plus muffins, and maybe gluten free bread or pasta too. Finally i would highly suggest making all you foods labels say what they are. For example the chili does not say gluten free on it even though it is. Same for your dressings. Thank you souplantation for all your excellent work. We will see you in one hour for lunch :)

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admin Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:38 am

Hi Marko – We are continually developing new menu items to try and please the tastes and dietary restrictions of all of our diners and appreciate your feedback. Each location should have appropriate signage next to the dishes (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-friendly), however, as things switch out on the bar, there is an occasional lag.

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Anita Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Hello Souplantation,
Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins are the best. Since people with gluten intolerance can’t eat regular muffins (blueberry, lemon and cornbread), please have at least ONE kind of gluten-free muffin available ON THE BAR at all times!!!
Also, please add a gluten-free vegetable soup, which isn’t spicy.
And finally, we miss a lot of your ROASTED VEGETABLES: Zucchini, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Squash. Where ‘s this type of food? ONLY Macaroni, Pasta and Spaghetti. They all aren’t gluten-free food, and there is no other choice to substitute them. Please bring back your Roasted Vegetables. They were delicious.
Our favorite location is Beverly Souplantation (Los Angeles, CA 90048)
Thanks.

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admin Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:40 am

Thank you for your feedback, Anita. We are always rotating out our menu items, which is why your favorite dish may not always be on the bar. Our gluten-friendly muffins will be available on the bar for the first 2 weeks of the month and then available for purchase in a 2-pack for the remainder of the month. We also hope you will stop by and try our Gluten-Friendly Pumpkin Spice Muffin in November and Gluten-Friendly Candy Cane Muffin in December!

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PERCIVAL COSIO Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 3:28 pm

WHEN IS THE OPENING FOR THE SCHERERVILLE INDIANA 46375 ???

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Christine Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Hi, had a great lunch at Sweet Tomatoes today. The Lobster Bisque soup was the best! I’m wondering if you can provide the nutritional information for it? I can’t find it listed any where.
Thanks.

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admin Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:41 am

Hi Christine – Since this is one of our newest soups we were unable to quickly update our website. Please just ask the manager on duty and they will be able to provide you that information :)

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Jeff C Monday, October 13, 2014 at 9:38 am

Speaking of the muffins. The coconut ones were so good. Hope they come back. I would even purchase those if they were available all the time. Thanks and keep up the great work for more gluten free choices.

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admin Monday, October 13, 2014 at 10:50 am

Thanks for letting us know your thoughts, Jeff! We’re actually testing new flavors through December, at which time we’ll need the help of our guests to determine which flavors are the best!

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Mary Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 12:17 am

My husband and I eat at Sweet Tomatoes often. But last week when we came to begin getting our salad greens there was an employee wiping the glass above the salad bar. The problem was she was also spraying cleaner from a spray bottle directly in front of the salad bar. She would spray the cleanser into her towel and then do her wiping. But she should not spray any cleaner even in the vicinity of food. Our salads tasted a little different to us. A bit of a cleaner taste. It was very unappitizing.

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admin Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 8:28 am

Hi Mary – Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will be sure to address this in all of our locations. Please also feel free to contact the manager on duty at any time during your visits if you notice something is a little off – that way they can rectify the issue and get you back to enjoying a delicious meal!

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Vera Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Was VERY IMPRESSED that ST had a Gluten Free Muffin and especially that the maple nut muffin was so very good! Thanks for offering gluten free options!

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admin Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8:45 am

Thanks, Vera! We will also be introducing new gluten-friendly muffin flavors in November and December! We hope you will give them a try.

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Leonard S. Goldstein Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 2:37 am

What about getting the meat ingredients including the chicken- and beef-bases out of traditionally vegetarian soup recipes like cream of tomato and cream of mushroom? Once, during an Asian recipe week, you had an Indian curry soup that had chicken-base in it . Not only wasn’t it a traditional Indian recipe, but a bit disrespectful to your Indian customers, don’t you agree? If you dropped the meat from traditionally meatless recipes the meat-eaters almost assuredly won’t notice the meat-free status of the soups, but the vegetarians sure will!! How about it??

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admin Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 8:46 am

Thanks for the suggestion, Leonard. We are always tweaking our recipes to try and please the tastes and dietary restrictions of all of our guests and will continue trying to improve :)

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Crissy Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Can you please provide me with the nutritional information for the Curry Lobster Bisque? It is not on the website. Many thanks

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admin Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 9:24 am

Hi Crissy – Each location has a full list of nutritional information and ingredients for our menu items. Since some items are new and only available for a limited time, it is difficult for us to include all of the information online.

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Sherri Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7:24 am

I am always happy to see gluten free muffins. Thanks for testing these. I likewise would visit more often if you had the muffins available.

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RoadDog Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 8:44 am

What would be ideal is if you all included gluten-free bakery items / muffins … AND soups … PERMANENTLY.

As much as I enjoy the restaurants, I usually only go when you all offer the gluten free muffins, and am sure I’m not the only person out here who does the same.

“Jus’ Lookin’ Out!”

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admin Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

Hi! All of our menu items are rotational, but we are looking to bring more gluten-friendly items to our offerings :)

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FloridaGirl Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 9:33 am

Do the gluten-free muffins contain any dairy (eggs are ok) – just wondering about milk, butter or cream? Also, you usually always have a vegan and gluten-free soup available – why are there none this month!?

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admin Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:14 pm

Hi! Our soup offerings rotate with the rest of our menu and while we do typically try and have a vegan and gluten-friendly offering available, we are not always able to. However, our Culinary Team is actively trying to come up with new recipes that meet all of our guest’s tastes and dietary restrictions so we always have something to please available. Each gluten-friendly muffin recipe is slightly different, so please be sure to ask the manager on duty for a full ingredient list.

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Mike Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 10:05 am

Hi I, too was also wondering about the muffins and dairy ingredients.

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admin Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Hi Mike – Each of our muffins have a slightly different recipe and some do contain dairy. To ensure the offering is suitable for your diet, please ask the manager on duty for a full ingredient list during your visit.

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Melissa Friday, December 12, 2014 at 11:40 am

Hello Souplantation! Is your Curry Lobster Bisque gluten-free?

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admin Friday, December 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm

So sorry, Melissa, it is not :(

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Melissa Friday, December 12, 2014 at 3:57 pm

That’s OK. I kind of figured. =) Thanks for letting me know!

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