Yesterday morning we went to an advanced screening of PAN. Being Bafta members has perks and advanced screenings are one of them (along with parties, plus some pretty freakin’ awesome Q&A events!). Anyways PAN was great, I really enjoyed it and Hugh Jackman was so good as BlackBeard! The movie was screened at the Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles at 10am which meant when we got out 2 hours later we were starving hungry. In that area of Los Angeles there are a few vegan options but in that area of Hollywood it’s slim pickings so I’m gonna share what we ate for lunch yesterday… at Johnny Rockets a classic American burger joint.
Vegan Options at Johnny Rockets: The Streamliner
Not gonna lie this wasn’t a cheat day but it kinda turned into one. We had been to Johnny Rockets before and I vaguely remembered they had a vegetarian option but had to hit the Peta Site to see if they had a vegan option. If you’re stuck for vegan options eating out at chain restaurants the Peta Fast Food page is worth a look! I discovered that YES Johnny Rockets indeed has vegan options, we both ordered the Streamliner.
It’s marketed as: Our award winning meat-free hamburger features Boca® Burger, grilled onions, shredded lettuce, fresh tomato, pickles & mustard. The burger was cooked just right, and the bun is whole wheat which, I found out today via their website, does have honey in it which makes it non-vegan. They do have a split top potato bun that has no honey though so you could substitute that I guess. I don’t usually worry too much about honey but… next time! The burger was great and very tasty. At Johnny Rockets the fries come as extra so obviously we both got fries… what’s a burger without fries?
Yep this is how they come. With a smiley ketchup dish. Honestly in hindsight we could have had one portion of fries between us, but I was feeling
greedy hungry. My point is, there are a lot of fries. They were hot though and I ended up with a sore tongue because I was impatient and wanted to chow down.
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I have to say that the burger tasted better than Red Robin Boca Burger, but the Red Robin fries are better, ok not better, just different. Classic American style at Johnny Rockets. Both equally tasty though. Eating vegan is NOT a chore, it’s a conscious choice but you can still pig out on fast food at your favorite restaurants and not feel deprived. Over the weekend I ate out at Natural Cafe, Veggie Grill and Johnny Rockets. Yep I had a crazy weekend! But it was all meatless.
Hello, I'm Shelly
I’ve never tried Johnny Rockets before. There is not a Johnny Rockets anywhere near where I live, but I love Red Robin!
Yes we love Red Robin too!
I have yet to try it! I love Johnny Rockets but they recently closed the only one near me 🙁 sad sad day lol
My hubby is Jonny Rockets obsessed! I had no clue they had vegan options! That’s pretty cool 🙂
I’m not vegan, but I do like seeing lifestyle-friendly options on menus wherever we eat. Johnny Rockets is one of the chains that hasn’t made it to our neck of the woods just yet.
I don’t think I’ve eaten there before. But it looks great!!
It was a great burger! The fries were good too!
I’ve never been to Johnny Rockets before! I’m so glad they have vegan options though!
This was our second time
Eva at Kid Minds
I have never been to Johnny Rockets, but I like that they have a vegan option. I would take vegan or vegetarian burger over regular burger any day!
Totally!!! More veggies in your diet is always good!
How cool is this?! Now I want to try this place even more!
It was fun for a one off occasion
Ana De Jesus
I am a vegetarian and I think that it is wonderful that this place caters to vegans as it is even harder for them to find food than me.
I was vegetarian for 20 years and yep much easier. Wish more restaurants would offer vegan items.
This is an option I could eat! It looks so good.
It was good!
I LOVE Johnny Rockets! I didn’t realize they had a vegan option! That is great!
So many places are getting on board with the plant based diets now! Thankfully!
I’ve never heard of Johnny Rockets. I want to see PAN so bad; I’m obsessed with all the different Peter Pan stories.
It was a really cool Peter Pan story.
It’s nice to know when there are vegan options out there!
Now we just need the steakhouses to provide something other than baked potatoes!
I haven’t been to a Johnny Rockets since I was a kid! Thanks for sharing!
It’s what we grew up thinking America was like as kids…
I really want to see the Pan! Yay for Johnny Rockets having a vegan option! It looks really yummy too.
Pan was so good!
Good information to know, I never knew Johnny Rockets had this option!! Now I know!!
Now you know where to go with your meatfree friends!
blythea (Prime Beauty Blog)
I had no idea Johnny Rockets had a vegan option. Glad to know even fast food places provide choices.
Totally!!! Otherwise it’d mean driving to another place in LA, finding parking (nightmare!) again. Good to have options 🙂
Heck there are even vegan only fast food places. At least here in California!