Known for its big, bold, complex flavors and enthusiastic use of fresh herbs and various spices, Thai food has a solid fan base worldwide.
While these are the primary characteristics of Thai cuisine, there is one more thing it is known for – not being vegan-friendly. The majority of Thai dishes contain broths and pastes made using animal ingredients, making them unsuitable for plant-eaters.
Something Vegan is changing the scenario in favor of vegans.
Based in Los Angeles, the restaurant serves vegan Thai food. You can also find some Mexican and American food options on the Something Vegan menu, making the restaurant a great place for families and groups of friends with varying food choices.
Want to know what options you have? Let’s find out!
Plant-Based Options at Something Vegan
Something Vegan offers a great variety of plant-based foods across multiple categories. These include:
- Something Specialties
- A La Carte
- Rice & Noodles
Before we dig deeper into the Something Vegan menu, it’s important to mention that it only provides limited information about the foods available at the restaurant.
However, you can order anything right off the menu because everything is made with 100% plant-based ingredients the vegan way.
Something Vegan Menu 2023 – A Detailed Overview
Here’s everything you can eat at Something Vegan:
Something Vegan Starter Options
Whether you’re looking for a classic Thai appetizer, a Mexican option, or something from the American cuisine, Something Vegan has it all made vegan for you. Your options for plant-based appetizers at Something Vegan include:
Crispy Quinoa Rolls
Made with organic quinoa and fresh taro, these crispy fried vegan rolls are served with a delicious oriental dipping sauce on the side.
Prefer healthier rolls? Try these summer rolls from the Something Vegan menu. Made with rice paper wraps, these fresh and healthy rolls contain mixed greens, buckwheat noodles, and marinated tofu.
You also get a creamy, nutty peanut sauce for an extra burst of flavor.
The restaurant’s menu doesn’t tell what these drumsticks are made of, but they come in the classic Asian sweet chili flavor with homemade vegan ranch on the side.
Another classic Asian starter includes plain steamed edamame beans served with sea salt sprinkled on top.
A great option for mushroom lovers, these are made with Portobello mushrooms coated in a light, airy batter and deep-fried to perfection.
You get a cool and creamy vegan garlic dressing on the side that perfectly complements the crispiness and crunch of the fries.
Crispy on the outside, soft and juicy on the inside, these vegan nuggets are made with soy protein and are served with BBQ sauce.
Made with delicious herb-marinated soy chicken, this classic Asian appetizer is served with a creamy vegan peanut sauce and refreshing cucumber salad.
These pan-fried dumplings traditionally made with ground pork feature a vegetable filling at Something Vegan and come with a light and delicious homemade vinaigrette.
Another fried option on the Something Vegan appetizer menu is made with organic tofu and served with sweet and slightly tangy tamarind sauce.
Craving Mexican flavors? What’s a better way to satisfy your Mexican food craving than nachos?
Made with organic corn tortilla chips, these come topped with tomatoes, jalapenos, scallions, guacamole, and homemade nacho cheese.
Crispy corn tacos filled with your choice of meat from soy steak, soy chicken, or crispy tofu, romaine lettuce, cilantro, scallions, fresh tomato salsa, and nacho cheese.
This delicious cheesy vegan quesadilla features soy steak and vegan cheese inside a gluten-free tortilla and comes with fresh homemade salsa on the side.
Not a fan of soy steak or in the mood for something different? Try Something Vegan’s lentil quesadilla made with seasoned lentil, vegan cheese, and gluten-free tortilla.
You get fresh homemade salsa with this one too.
Something Vegan Soup Options
Light on the stomach yet filling, warm, comforting, and delicious, soups are popular as comfort food all across the globe. But, it’s hard to find them in vegan varieties, as the soup broths are traditionally made with meat and/or bones.
But, Something Vegan has given this conventionally meat-based dish a vegan makeover and brings you five different varieties of vegan soups. Your options include:
This is a classic option, this is made with carrots, cucumbers, onions, broccoli, zucchini, scallions, and cilantro at Something Vegan restaurant.
This Something Vegan soup is made with lentils, beans, onions, tomatoes, and zucchini.
Offering classic Asian flavors, this rich, salty-sweet, savory soup contains scallions, seaweed, and tofu.
A popular item on the Something Vegan menu, this rich, creamy vegan soup is made with coconut milk, tofu, tomatoes, cabbage, mushrooms, and lemongrass and comes topped with fresh Thai herbs and lime juice.
Tom Yum Soup
Bursting with bright, bold flavors, this Thailand’s most famous soup is made with tomatoes, mushrooms, lemongrass, tofu, fresh Thai herbs, and lime juice.
Something Vegan Salads
Whether you’re looking for a quick, healthier meal or something light and refreshing to go with your main dish, Something Vegan salads made great choices.
Your options for vegan salads available at Something Vegan include:
Offering a great combination of flavors and textures, this vegan salad is made with mixed greens, kale, spinach, alfalfa, cherry tomatoes, beets, avocadoes, grapes, dried cranberries, and walnuts.
It comes topped with a tangy ginger dressing.
Kale Caesar Salad
Have you always wanted to try Caesar salad but couldn’t because of its dairy-based dressing?
The classic Caesar dressing made without dairy comes topped on a salad mix of kale, lettuce, red onions, cherry tomatoes, and vegan bacon, along with parmesan, lime juice, and tortilla chips for some crunch.
Order it for yourself when eating at Something Vegan because you get it dairy-free and vegan-friendly here.
The most popular item on Something Vegan’s salad menu, this healthy and hearty salad features mixed greens, kale, red onions, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, edamame, avocadoes, chickpeas, quinoa, alfalfa, black beans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, dates, and the restaurant’s special pom dressing.
Mango Chili Salad
Packed with Asian flavors, this simple yet delicious salad is made with red onions, mangoes, cilantro, scallions, cashews, coconut flakes, and spicy, sweet, and tangy chili tamarind dressing.
This vegan salad offers bold textures and flavors just as the name suggests.
It’s made with spinach, arugula, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, sweet corn, quinoa, chickpeas, crispy tofu, vegan cheddar, and a refreshing mint basil vinaigrette.
Something Vegan Burgers
Burgers are parcels of happiness. They are rich, hearty, filling, and if-made-right are incredibly delicious.
Something Vegan brings you a range of vegan burgers that people say check all these boxes and are a real treat for your taste buds.
Your options for vegan burgers and sandwiches at Something Vegan include the following:
- Something Impossible Burger – Made with Impossible meat.
- Beyond Burger – Made with Beyond meat. It’s also gluten-free and soy-free.
- Crispy Chicken Sandwich – Made with soy chicken.
- Grilled Chicken Burger
- Chicken Satae Burger
Not a fan of fake meat? Choose from the following options:
- Lentil Burger
- Black Bean Burger
- Portobello Burger
*All the burgers include lettuce, tomato, avocado, and vegenaise along with the plant-based patty and are served with plain fries. You can upgrade to special fries at a small additional cost.
Something Vegan Wraps
Plant-based wraps at Something Vegan are made in a spinach tortilla and contain lettuce, tomatoes, vegenaise, and your choice of protein from the available options.
Just like burgers, these also come with plain fries, which you can upgrade to special fries at a small extra payment.
The choices available in this category of vegan food include:
- Grilled Veggies Wrap
- Chicken Caesar Wrap
- Soy Steak Wrap
On days when you’re in the mood for something special, try ordering from the following Something Specialties:
Made with capellini pasta smothered in rich and delicious homemade tomato sauce and vegan meatballs, this classic Italian pasta dish hits all the right notes and leaves you in a food coma.
Not a fan of tomato sauce? Try vegan carbonara pasta at Something Vegan. It’s made with fettucine, soy chicken, vegan bacon, mushrooms, and cashew cream sauce.
Chicken & Pancake
This Something Vegan’s special dish is made with soy chicken fried to crispy perfection and served with freshly-made pancakes.
The Coconut Curry
This vegan dish is a popular item in Asian cuisines, this vegan dish features soft tofu, bamboo shoots, baby corn, bell pepper, and fresh basil in the classic Thai red curry sauce.
What makes this dish extra-special is its serving style. You get this rich, delicious curry in a whole coconut.
Green Avocado Curry
Love a kick of spice in your food? Try Green Avocado vegan curry at Something Vegan. It contains soft tofu, chickpeas, green beans, bell peppers, bamboo shoots, eggplant, avocado, and fresh basil in a vegan Thai green curry.
Want a meaty dish? Try this Heavenly Beef stir fry made with soy beef marinated with the restaurant’s secret spice blend, carrots, broccoli, bokchoy, cilantro, scallions, and fried garlic.
Something Vegan A La Carte Options
Something Vegan allows you to get these a la carte dishes made in your choice of vegan protein from soy steak, soy chicken, organic tofu, and soy shrimp (at a small extra cost). Here are all the options you can choose from:
This is classic Thai yellow curry made vegan with your choice of plant-based protein, chickpeas, cauliflower, potatoes, onions, and carrots.
Garlic Green Bean
Just what the name suggests, this vegan dish stars green beans and garlic. Other ingredients in it include carrots and black pepper.
This healthy and hearty veggie dish is made with broccoli, beansprouts, cauliflower, bokchoy, carrots, and zucchini.
This vegan stir fry has just what its name says – spinach and mushrooms. Simple and delicious.
Pumpkin Eggplant Delight
A popular item on Something Vegan’s menu is made with eggplant, pumpkin, bell pepper, and fresh basil.
This veggie-loaded vegan dish contains onions, carrots, mushrooms, zucchini, baby corn, and ginger.
Something Vegan’s signature dish features kale, spinach, and broccoli and is served with creamy peanut sauce.
Cashew Nut Dish
Along with cashews, this dish contains carrots, bell peppers, and onions in chili sauce.
Tangy Orange Chicken
Crispy soy chicken in a sweet, tangy sauce.
Something Vegan Rice & Noodles
Rice and noodles are staples in Thai cuisine. At Something Vegan, you have the following vegan rice & noodles dishes to choose from:
Something Fried Rice
Rice stir-fried with kale, peas, broccoli, onions, carrots, tomatoes, green onions, and your choice of vegan protein from organic tofu, soy steak, soy chicken, or soy shrimp (for a small extra price).
Jade Fried Rice
Fragrant, long-grain rice is stir-fried with green curry paste, bamboo shoots, eggplant, bell pepper, basil, and your choice of vegan protein.
Hawaiian Fried Rice
Just as the name suggests, this vegan fried rice variety offers a combination of sweet and savory flavors with a hint of spice and tanginess.
It contains curry powder, green onions, pineapples, cashew nuts, dried cranberries, and vegan protein of your choice.
What’s a Thai menu without Pad Thai? Offering a strong burst of classic Thai flavors, this vegan noodle dish is made with rice noodles, beansprouts, green onions, and a tangy, nutty, creamy ground peanut and tamarind sauce.
Ideal for those who like a hint of spice in their food, this Something Vegan noodle variety is made with flat noodles, onions, tomatoes, bell pepper, fresh basil, and chili.
Pad See Ew
Don’t mistake ew in its name for its distaste. It’s a delicious mix of flat noodles, carrots, broccoli, and bokchoy stir-fried in sweet soy sauce.
A noodle soup popular in northern Thailand, this features a mild yet delicious yellow curry that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving more.
Classic Asian noodle soup with Something Vegan twist; this contains soft tofu, onions, cucumbers, carrots, zucchini, and broccoli.
Something Vegan Fries
Have you ever seen a restaurant menu that doesn’t have fries on it? I can’t recall any. Something Vegan is no exception.
The all-vegan restaurant in LA offers four different varieties of French fries, all cooked in plant-based oils with no potential risk of cross-contamination. Your choices include:
- Plain Fries
- Dynamite Fries
- Garlic Fries
- Bacon Cheese Fries
Something Vegan Sides
Something Vegan offers the following side options to pair with your vegan mains and enjoy a complete vegan meal:
- Brown Rice
- Coconut Rice
- Steamed Mixed Veggies
Something Vegan Desserts
Dessert is one area of food where vegans still have very limited options at restaurants. The majority of restaurants, including those otherwise considered pretty vegan-friendly, do not offer any vegan dessert options.
Thankfully, Something Vegan is not one of them. Although there aren’t too many choices, you get some really good dessert options at Something Vegan.
Your choices include:
- Banana Rolls
- Carrot Cake
- Vegan Cheesecake
Something Vegan is a great addition to LA’s vegan dining space. Though it’s primarily an attraction for vegan Thai food lovers, the restaurant also offers choices for those with different food preferences, making it a great dining spot for families and friends.
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