For a good number of years, veganism has gotten a bad rap for lacking indulgence and fun in their plant-based offerings. But as innovation has helped press the lifestyle forward into the mainstream these days, so too has the level of quality and variation in vegan offerings. Companies like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have spearheaded such innovation leading to near spot on iterations of meat in plant-based form.
Benefiting from such newfound notoriety and aggressive innovation are spots like Munchies Diner in Santa Ana, CA. Here all the classics found in the greasy spoon diners are given the vegan flip, resulting in indulgent plant-based versions of the tuna melt, Double Western Bacon Cheeseburger, and even the McGriddle.
"It's extremely good for your tummy, but it feels a little naughty as you're eating it," described owner Skyler Tanksley. So if you've been looking for that particular decadence and excess missing from vegan food, Munchies is here to fill that gaping void with some plant-based treats that stand up to the classic diner fare.