Luna Grill is an awesome place to eat as a vegan. Of course, it has the typical vegan options that Mediterranean restaurants usually have like falafel and hummus. But it also has a Beyond Burger! And they’re good about removing dairy from any of the menu items if you ask, too.
Vegan options at Luna Grill:
- Falafel Plate
- Falafel Pita
- Beyond Burger (Without Cheese)
- Veggie Kabob
- Santorini Veggie Bowl (Without Tzatziki)
- Lunatic Sampler
- House Salad
- Side of Hummus
- Side of Falafel
- Stuffed Grape Leaves (Without Feta)
Below, I’ll share more about how to order these items vegan. I’ll answer some questions about their rice, pita bread, and more. And I’ll end with a look at the whole-food plant-based options!
Luna Grill Vegan Menu
The following vegan menu was compiled with the help of the nutrition and allergen information on the Luna Grill website.
Be aware that if you just select “Vegan” on their allergen tool, it only currently suggests 7 different options. But there are actually a few more options if you know what to ask for. So that’s the info I’m going to share with you below!
Restaurant menus change and often vary by location. I recommend double checking any important information with staff at your location!
1. Falafel Plate
The Falafel Plate comes with 5 falafel balls, basmati rice, pita bread, and a sauce (tahini is the standard).
For the sauce, choose between: Tahini Sauce or Schug. (The Chipotle sauce contains egg, and the tzatziki contains dairy.)
For the side, choose between: House salad, Greek cabbage, original hummus, or spicy cilantro hummus.
2. Falafel Pita
This falafel sandwich comes with Greek cabbage, shredded kale, diced tomato, falafel, and sauce in a pita.
For the sauce, you can choose: Hummus, Spicy Hummus, Tahini Sauce, or Schug.
For the side, you’ve can choose: The side house salad (see details below) or fries.
California locations: You’ve also got the option for a Multigrain Lavash instead of normal Pita Bread. (Both options are vegan.)
3. Beyond Burger (Without Cheese)
Order this Beyond Burger without the feta cheese, and what’s left is grilled red onion, kale, cabbage, and diced tomato.
For the side, you can choose between the house salad or fries. (Both are vegan.)
4. Veggie Kabob
The grilled veggies included in the kabob are Marinated button mushrooms, onion, yellow squash, and bell pepper.
Looks like you also get basmati rice, pita bread, greens, and your choice of original hummus or spicy hummus.
5. Santorini Veggie Bowl (Without Tzatziki)
This veggie bowl requires just a bit of customization. Order it without tzatziki, and then be sure to choose Falafel for the protein option.
Along with the falafel, you’ll be getting pearled couscous, hummus, kale, pickled onions, schug, and olives.
6. Lunatic Sampler
If you can’t decide what to get, then get this sampler plate! It comes with falafel, pita bread, stuffed grape leaves, couscous, and organic hummus (original or spicy). It supposedly serves 3 to 4 people.
7. House Salad
This simple salad comes with a lettuce mix, chopped tomato, cucumber, red onion, and house vinaigrette (vegan). Optionally, you can add: Falafel, Pita Bread, or Veggie Kabob.
You can also just get the Side House Salad for a smaller option along with your other dishes. You can also custom order other salads to be vegan, too.
If you got the Apple Walnut Salad, Modern Greek Salad, or the Mediterranean Salad without cheese, those would be vegan, too. Just choose Falafel for the protein, not Chicken! (The dressings are vegan.)
Luna Grill’s fries seem to be cooked in soybean oil. But it’s possible they’re cooked in the same fryers as some animal products. So if you’re picky about that kind of cross-contact, be sure to ask about the fryer situation at your local Luna Grill.
9. Side of Hummus
Along with your organic hummus, you can choose pita bread or veggies to dip in it. You’ve also got the choice between Original Hummus and Spicy Cilantro Hummus. Both are vegan.
10. Side of Falafel
With the falafel side, you get around five balls of falafel with tahini sauce and some veggie garnishes.
Even though tahini is the standard dipping sauce, I’d confirm that they’re not going to give you tzatziki sauce. (Many restaurants use tzatziki sauce for the falafel side.)
11. Stuffed Grape Leaves (Without Feta)
These come standard with a garlic feta dip, but you can have them swap in a vegan dip/spread like hummus or tahini instead.
But What About…
Now let’s answer some common questions eating vegan at Luna Grill.
Is the Pita Bread at Luna Grill Vegan?
The Pita Bread at Luna Grill is confirmed vegan. Pita bread is pretty much always vegan, and when using the allergen menu tools on the Luna Grill website, there are no animal-based allergens attached to the pita bread.
Is Luna Grill Garlic Sauce Vegan?
Luna Grill’s Garlic Sauce is vegan. The allergen menu on the Luna Grill website confirms there is no milk or egg in the Garlic Sauce.
Is Luna Grill Rice Vegan?
Luna Grill’s rice is vegan. The allergen tool on the Luna Grill website confirms that there is no milk or egg associated with the rice. Furthermore, the vegan menu includes the Falafel Plate, which contains rice.
What Kind of Rice Does Luna Grill Use?
Luna Grill uses white basmati rice.
Whole-Food Plant-Based Options
What if you’re not just vegan but also trying to avoid processed foods? Can you get a strictly whole-food plant-based (WFPB) meal at Luna Grill?
Your safest bet would be focusing on salad. I’m not sure if they have any strictly WFPB dressings, but you can load up with veggies, at least.
Another possible WFPB option: Hummus with veggies. The hummus likely contains olive oil, so that would not be strictly WFPB. That said, extra virgin olive oil is generally considered the healthiest oil. So, it’s a pretty dang healthy side.
Why nothing else? Well…
- Falafel is fried.
- Pita is made with white flour.
- The rice is white rice.
- Fries are fried.
- The stuffed grape leaves are stuffed with white rice.
Looking for another awesome restaurant similar to Luna Grill? Check out the vegan options at Zoe’s Kitchen.
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