Plant Power Fast Food To Bring Vegan Comfort Food To Carmel Mountain Ranch

August 19, 2021

Growing San Diego-based vegan drive-through chain Plant Power Fast Food will bring its newest outpost to Carmel Mountain Plaza in Northern San Diego County.

Plant Power Fast Food was started by Mitch Wallis, who is also the founder of Hillcrest's Evolution Fast Food. The first location of Plant Power Fast Food opened in Ocean Beach in January 2016 and quickly became a popular destination for those craving healthy and plant-based versions of traditional fast food offerings. After launching an online crowd-sourced funding initiative with the goal to make the company a national chain, a second location debuted in Encinitas in 2017, followed by a third launched in Redlands, CA. There is also a local branch in San Diego's Rolando area near SDSU, as well as locations in Long Beach, Riverside, Redlands, Sacramento, Fountain Valley, CA, and a branch opening in Las Vegas. Just this week, a new Plant Power opened within Venue D at the 10 acre UCSD North Torrey Pines Living and Learning Campus  In the next couple years, the company aims to launch a food truck in Los Angeles and open more locations around San Diego and Orange Counties, as well as increase its presence outside of California.

The newest Plant Power Fast Food will soon install within the standalone building that last housed a location of Boston Market near In-N-Out Burger within Carmel Mountain Plaza. There will be a drive-up window for car dining or take out, and like other locations, the menu will be entirely plant-based with absolutely no meat, animal products, or GMOs. Expect items like the mock meat spicy Buffalo chicken sandwich and the meatless BBQ burger with onion rings and vegan cheddar 'cheese'. The eatery also serves an assortment of hot dogs, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, salads, smoothies, desserts and more, as well as offers a popular breakfast menu that features bagels and vegan cream cheese and 'egg' sandwiches.

Plant Power Fast Food is slated to open as early as this fall at 11846 Carmel Mountain Road in San Diego's Carmel Mountain Ranch area. For more information, visit