Going Green at Green Tomato Grill




Locations in Orange and Brea

Who says you have to spend a lot of money to get a healthy meal? How about a fast and casual restaurant that also happens to serve healthy food?  Well, we have found a place that checks all those boxes… the Green Tomato Grill.

With Orange County locations in Brea and Orange, Green Tomato Grill is seeking to provide a healthy alternative to traditional fast food.  Their motto “feel good fast food” holds true for their recipes as well as their commitment to sustainability practices with the food they serve, the products they use (biodegradable paper goods, organic cleaning supplies) and their low waste and recycling practices.

Green Tomato Grill offers a wide variety of menu items, with something for everyone, including vegans and meat-eaters alike. From grill bowls to wraps and salads to melts and burgers, all come from the freshest possible ingredients, made from scratch on the premises every day.  They serve as much organic produce as possible, so check at each visit to see what that day’s organic offerings are. They currently have a grass fed beef and quinoa burger (available on a gluten-free bun) for meat lovers and a signature Vegan Char Burger loaded with a 100% soy and gluten free patty, made from brown rice, eggplant, mushrooms, beets, onions, garlic, herbs and spices.  The CK’s World Famous Fish Tacos have wild Ono, avocado, cabbage, cilantro, onions and a yummy chipotle ranch sauce wrapped up in corn tortillas. There are braises like the Green Chile Pork that uses Creekstone Farms pork and you can even stop by in the morning for a breakfast burrito or scramble.

They have sides that can be addicting, like the shishito peppers tossed with lime juice and adobo seasoning, or the crispy chickpeas, my favorite! Better than a bowl of popcorn, really.  And true to their name, yes, they do have Green Tomatoes (fried) on the menu and they happen to be gluten-free, too.

Green Tomato Grill is a casual place.  You order at the counter and your food is delivered to your table.  There are communal tables, outdoor spaces and a self-serve area where you can find flavored lemonades and four different fresh brewed ice tea flavors.

If you are new to the concept of making healthier choices when eating out, or an experienced healthy eater, Green Tomato Grill is a great place to dine.  It’s fast, healthy, great tasting … all at an affordable price.