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September Menu – You’ll Fall for It

by GFBlog on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 · 4 comments

in Health & Nutrition

Even though fall officially starts on September 22, you’ll be falling early with this month’s recipes!

Avocado BLT Tossed Salad w/ Bacon will be a favorite with the buttery and creamy taste of avocados from Calavo, bacon, Iceberg, Romaine, and Roma tomatoes. Can’t get enough feta from the August menu? We are having it again in the Whole Grain Greek Couscous w/ Feta & Pine Nuts with feta cheese from Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory and Back Nine dairy farmer Art Schaap.

Many vegan choices at the salad bar include: Mandarin Udon w/ Almonds & Snow Peas, Sweet Onion & Yukon Gold, Fall Harvest Quinoa Salad, Arugula Citrus, and Bok Choy Citrus Slaw.

The Creamy, Nutty Zucchini & Basil Bisque w/ Basil Pesto Croutons and Seven Vegetable soup are vegan and gluten-friendly choices. Taste the hatch green chile heat in the Fire Roasted Hatch Green Chile & Corn Chowder.

Get meaty with the Spicy Italian Sausage & Peppers Pasta, Pepperoni Focaccia or Chicago Pepperoni & Sausage Focaccia. The Chicago pepperoni and sausage come from Fontanini, a family owned and operated meat manufacturing company for over 50 years in the Chicago area.

Grab a fresh muffin or two of Zucchini Nut Muffin, Gluten-Friendly Maple Nut Muffin, and during dinner try soft-serve with the Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

We offer a large variety of options, including the following Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Friendly dishes:

Tossed & Prepared Salads

  • Avocado BLT Tossed Salad (w/ bacon): Avail. 9/1-28
  • Whole Grain Greek Couscous w/ Feta & Pine Nuts: Vegetarian. Contains milk, soy, tree nuts (pine nuts), wheat, and gluten. Avail. 9/1-14
  • Mandarin Udon w/ Almonds & Snow Peas: Vegan. Contains soy, wheat, gluten, and tree nuts (almonds). Avail. 9/1-14
  • Sweet Onion & Yukon Gold Potato: Vegan and Gluten-Friendly. Does not contain any of the eight major allergens. Avail. 9/1-14
  • Fall Harvest Quinoa Salad: Vegan and Gluten-Friendly. Does not contain any of the eight major allergens. Avail. 9/17-28
  • Bok Choy Citrus Slaw: Vegan and Gluten-Friendly. Does not contain any of the eight major allergens. Avail. 9/17-28
  • Arugula Citrus: Vegan. Contains wheat and gluten. Avail. 9/17-28
  • Surf & Turf: Grilled Steakhouse Salad w/ Spiced Caramelized Walnuts (Dinner Only) Select locations only: Orange County (9/1-7), San Diego (9/8-14), Boca Raton (9/15-21), Bay Area and Fresno (9/22-28)
  • Wonton Happiness: Vegetarian. Contains egg, soy, wheat, gluten, and sesame. Avail. Every Day
  • Joan’s Broccoli Madness w/ Bacon & Cashews: Gluten-Friendly. Contains egg, and tree nuts (cashews). Avail. Every Day

Soups & Hot Pastas

  • Fire Roasted Hatch Green Chile & Corn Chowder Avail. 9/4-28
  • Cream of Mushroom Avail. 9/1-7
  • Classic Creamy Tomato: Vegetarian. Contains milk, soy, wheat, and gluten. Avail. 9/1-14
  • Creamy, Nutty Zucchini & Basil Bisque w/ Basil Pesto Croutons: Vegan and Gluten-Friendly. Contains soy and tree nuts (cashews). Avail. 9/1-14
  • Broccoli & Potato Chowder: Vegetarian. Contains milk, soy, wheat, and gluten. Avail. 9/1-14
  • Seven Vegetable: Vegan and Gluten-Friendly. Contains soy. Avail. 9/17-28
  • Curry Lobster Bisque (Dinner Only) Select locations only: Orange County (9/1-7), San Diego (9/8-14), Boca Raton (9/15-21), Bay Area and Fresno (9/22-28)
  • Irish Potato Leek: Vegetarian. Contains milk, soy, wheat, and gluten. Avail. 9/8-28
  • Deep Kettle House Chili: Gluten-Friendly. Contains fish (anchovies). Avail. Served in select locations.
  • Spicy Italian Sausage & Peppers Pasta: Avail. 9/1-14
  • Penne Arrabbiatta: Vegetarian. Contains milk, soy, wheat, and gluten. Avail. 9/17-28
  • Roasted Mushroom Alfredo: Vegetarian. Contains milk, soy, wheat, and gluten. Avail. 9/17-28
  • Classic Mac & Cheese: Vegetarian. Contains milk, wheat, and gluten. Avail. Every day

Bakery

  • Zucchini Nut Muffin: Vegetarian. Contains egg, milk, soy, tree nuts (walnuts), and wheat. Avail. 9/1-14 (except Atlanta)
  • Grilled Cheese Dippers: Vegetarian. Contains milk, soy, wheat, and gluten. Avail. 9/1-14
  • Brownie Bites: Vegetarian. Contains milk, egg, wheat, soy, and gluten. Avail. 9/1-14
  • Gluten-Friendly Maple Nut Muffin: Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Contains egg, milk, soy, and tree nuts (coconut milk, walnuts). Avail. 9/17-28
  • Marina’s Double Chocolate Addiction: Vegetarian. Contains milk, egg, wheat, soy, and gluten. Avail. 9/17-28.
  • Chicago Pepperoni & Sausage Focaccia:  Avail. 9/1-28 Served at different times in select locations.
  • Pepperoni Focaccia:  Avail. 9/1-28 Served at different times in select locations.
  • Wildly Blue Blueberry Muffins Avail. 9/1-30
  • Buttermilk Cornbread: Vegetarian. Contains milk, egg, soy, wheat, and gluten. Avail. Every Day
  • Quattro Formaggio Focaccia: Vegetarian. Contains milk, soy, wheat, and gluten. Avail. Every day.
  • Cheesy Garlic Focaccia: Vegetarian. Contains milk, wheat, soy, and gluten. Avail. Every day.
  • Baked Potatoes: Vegan and Gluten-Friendly. Does not contain any of the eight major food allergens. Avail. Every day

Dessert

  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake: Vegetarian. Contains egg, milk, soy, wheat, and gluten. Avail. 9/1-14 dinner only.
  • Chocolate Lava Cake: Vegetarian. Contains milk, soy, wheat, and gluten. Avail. 9/17-28
  • Soft-Serve (except Ginger bread): Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Allergen Statement: varies, but may include milk and soy. Avail. Every day.
  • Sugar-Free Flavored Mousse: Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Allergen Statement: varies. Avail. Every day.
  • Tapioca: Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Contains milk. Avail. Every day.
  • Cottage Cheese: Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Contains milk. Avail. Every day.
  • Gelatin: Gluten-Friendly. Allergen Statement: varies. Avail. Every day.

Salad Dressings

  • House-Made Hatch Green Chile Ranch: Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Contains egg and milk.
  • Ranch: Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Contains egg and milk.
  • Fat Free Ranch: Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Contains egg and milk.
  • Blue Cheese: Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Contains egg and milk.
  • Fat Free Honey Mustard: Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Contains egg.
  • Creamy Italian (not FUL): Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Contains egg.
  • Greek (AZ): Vegan and Gluten-Friendly. Does not contain any of the eight major allergens.
  • Fat Free Italian: Vegan and Gluten-Friendly. Does not contain any of the eight major allergens.
  • Thousand Island: Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Contains egg and soy.
  • Roasted Garlic: Vegetarian. Contains milk, egg, wheat, soy, and gluten.
  • French Catalina: Vegan and Gluten-Friendly. Does not contain any of the eight major allergens.
  • French (SD/AZ): Vegan and Gluten-Friendly. Does not contain any of the eight major allergens.
  • Asian Sesame Soy Sensation (HUS): Vegetarian. Contains egg, soy, wheat, and gluten.
  • Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette (HUS): Vegan and Gluten-Friendly. Does not contain any of the eight major allergens.
  • Green Chile Ranch (NM): Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Contains egg and milk.
  • Parmesan, Peppercorn, Parsley sprinkle (SD/AZ/CH/FUL): Vegetarian and Gluten-Friendly. Contains milk and soy.
  • Lemon Greek Vinaigrette (CH/NC/AZ/NM): Vegan and Gluten-Friendly. Does not contain any of the eight major allergens.
  • Italian Vinaigrette w/ Basil & Romano Cheese (FUL): Vegetarian & Gluten-Friendly. Contains milk and soy.

Selections may vary by time and location.  

Please check with your local Souplantation / Sweet Tomatoes restaurant for the availability of specific menu items.


Need even more variety? We always have the following vegan, vegetarian, and 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, but may contain eggs and/or dairy products (cheeses used may contain either microbial or animal enzymes).

 *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.

About Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp.
Each day begins fresh at 124 company-owned Garden Fresh restaurants in 15 states. More than 300 million guests since 1978 have helped us to be number one in fresh produce and salads, made-from-scratch soups, hot pastas, freshly baked breads and muffins, fresh fruit, desserts, and more.  Guests have the freedom to create their own wholesome meal in a one-of-a-kind dining experience in a friendly atmosphere and all at an everyday value.  The company is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and has two brand names:  Souplantation in Southern California, and Sweet Tomatoes elsewhere.

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Margaret J Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 6:48 pm

What nuts are in the Creamy, Nutty Zucchini & Basil Bisque. I love it when you have vegan and vegetarian offerings, but I also have some allergies. Thanks for your help!

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Margaret J Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 9:16 pm

Oops! Just read the post again and see that it’s cashews. Good choice for a creamy mouth feel, and I can eat them!

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Anna luther Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10:10 am

Please open a restaurant in North Port fl

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Richard flinn Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 3:37 pm

Good food. Short & sweet to the point..

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