Red Robin is a favorite amongst my crew at work. Despite the emphasis on cow at this place, that works out a-ok for me because you can sub in a vegan Boca patty for any burger on their menu. I always do my own thing, opting for lettuce, tomato, onion and A.1. steak sauce – which is vegan!
Interesting sidenote: A.1. actually played a big role in helping me to go vegetarian way back in the day. I never ate a steak without it and it turned out just the taste of the sauce was enough to fool my taste buds into thinking I was eating real beef. Additionally, the strong flavor of A.1. (which I happen to love) goes a long way towards enhancing the taste of somewhat less savory foods, so I continue to use it liberally on burgers and the like.
Back to the matter at hand though, as usual, I opted for fries with my burger. There are lots more (healthier) vegan choices like steamed veggies and melon wedges to choose from if that’s how you roll but I’m a fool for french fries. Always have been.
Though it wouldn’t usually be my first choice for a meal out, it’s still good to know there are vegan options at Red Robin. As I said, it’s often the lunch choice du jour at my office so it’s great to be able to tag along with the carnivores without having to eat like them!