SAN DIEGO — Adjacent to Balboa Park, at 5th (at Quince) in Downtown San Diego you will find a fast-food restaurant that is breaking into the new-age of fast food. Evolution, is a 100% vegan fast food restaurant that serves a variety of vegan burgers, pizza, shakes, organic juices and vegan treats.
I’ve heard whispers among fellow students in comparative politics class. Passing chit-chatters at the local farmers market in Hillcrest– but never had I actually tried one of Evolution’s burgers or their famous chili-cheese fries. During a recent visit to Evolution with a friend of mine, however, I was able to find out first hand, what the fuss was all about!
I was very pleased by the overall friendly customer service. From the advice given when attempting to choose a vegan burger, from the friendly sever, to the singing cook in the back–and the rich smell or sweet potato French fries that filled the air. The overall ambiance and energy of the place is light years ahead of the average fast food chain.
I finally decided to try their Raw Burger, which is essentially a patty made of dehydrated nuts, seeds, tomato, and hummus “cheese” all nestled inside two lovely beds of cabbage. We also ordered the “Chick’n sand” burger, which is a mock chicken patty, served with avocado, lettuce, and tomato. In addition, we ordered a side of sweet potato fries and a vegan shortbread cookie. The overall experience was satisfying. The burgers were great, and it felt even greater to know that we have an accessible 100% vegan fast food restaurant that is up for the challenge of eradicating the way we see our food an environment. According to Evolution, all ingredients are chosen at their freshest, and organic when available.
A burger on average is about 7 dollars with tax, but it’s definitely worth it. Not only are you supporting local vegan cuisine, but saving a toll on your body by choosing a vegetarian alternative to a fast food burger. So do yourself and the planet a little favor, change with the times, and make a burger stop at Evolution.
Jackson is a student in Media Comm 132