Vegan Pilgrim at the new Ike's in Newport Beach!
Ike's Love and Sandwiches in Newport Beach, CA
Though it isn't a strictly vegan restaurant, Ike's offers up a ton of delicious vegan options and carries vegan meats, cheeses, and spreads! Their staff is really well-versed on vegan options, and are able to tell you which options can be veganized on their menu (options that can be veganized also have an asterisk next to them on the menu). There are a lot of tempting options, from the Handsome Owl (vegan cheese, teriyaki, vegan breaded chicken, wasabi), to the James and the Giant Peach (vegan cheese, Ike’s yellow BBQ, vegan fried chicken), to the Pilgrim (cranberry sauce, vegan cheese, Sriracha, vegan turkey), plus many more! When you order, you just have to specify you want the sandwich to be all vegan, and the Ike's staff do all the rest.
So many options!
Vegan Pilgrim at Ike's
Ike's menu - anything with an asterisk* can be made vegan! Check their
website for their full menu for the NB location.
A few more details about the Newport Beach location: When I went on a Saturday around lunch it wasn't too busy. There was plenty of parking, service was friendly, and though it took about 10 minutes to get the sandwich, the wait was worth it! I can see the location getting fairly busy at lunchtime on a weekday, since there are so many office buildings about, but for a weekend it was easy to get in and out.
We are so lucky to have an Ike's here in Orange County, and I plan on taking full advantage now that they are so close to me. Go try their delectable sandwiches now!
You can find more info, including locations and menus, on the Ike's website!