North Park's Toronado To Convert Kitchen To 100% Plant-Based Menu In Partnership With Anthem Vegan

April 12, 2019

After shuttering its 4,000 square-foot vegan diner and deli late last month, Anthem Vegan has found a new home inside Toronado North Park where the San Diego-based plant-based eatery will launch a condensed menu and introduce a weekend brunch. 

The 100% plant-based Anthem Vegan was founded in 2013 by Patrick Murray, who began as a weekly, invite-only pop-up called Vegan Speakeasy Brunch, which eventually grew from a supper club & catering company into a farmers market & brewery vendor. The menu of indulgent, mock-meat dishes, reminiscent of omnivore favorites, quickly made Anthem a popular destination for vegans and carnivores alike. In early 2018, after a successful Kickstarter campaign the year prior, Anthem Vegan opened its first brick-and-mortar at the 4,000+ square-foot space at 2611 El Cajon Boulevard in the heart of North Park, but that location closed as of March 31. Anthem also recently installed what is dubbed the "Southland Anthem Annex" within Brew Bar coffee shop on 3rd Avenue in the heart of Chula Vista. The South County outpost will remain in operation.

Anthem on 30th will begin operations within Toronado starting as early as next week. Murray plans to offer a menu of his favorites, including chickenless fried "chik'n" and his Philly "cheesesteak" sandwich, as well as some other tacos, sides and sandwiches. Anthem also plans to introduce a 100% plant-based beer brunch in the near future. 

Anthem on 30th & Toronado are located at 4026 30th Street in North Park. For more information, visit