That's a Wrap with Local Greens

I'm always on the hunt for tasty vegetarian food. I've been a veg-head for almost 10 years now; in the last several years I've seen such an increase in vegetarian friendly eateries. As a teenager & a college student, I struggled to find places that had meatless meals; everything needed to be modified in order for me to eat it. There are so many options now!

local greens
local greens

I headed to Local Greens* in Solana Beach to try something from their menu. Their slogan is "Fast Fresh Food" & they deliver just that. Local Greens is kind of like Chipotle or Subway in that the dish is created right in front of you. They have salads, wraps, bowls, & burritos. However, Local Greens is different because foods are acquired from local farmers & received by the rule of seasonable, sustainable farming. Plus, they use only plant-based biodegradable & recyclable utensils, plates, & cups.

local greens
local greens

The storefront is quite small with only a handful of tables inside & outside. I spotted several people grabbing food to go. Foods are priced a bit higher than Subway or Chipotle, but that's what happens when items are locally sourced, fresh, & organic. Portions are also enormous. Angela, the owner, told me she aims to give you your 5 servings of vegetables at once. 

local greens
local greens

Both my boyfriend, Fred, & I received the California Dreaming wrap: organic mesclun, organic sprouts, avocado, grape tomatoes, organic carrots, mushrooms, tortilla strips, & organic cilantro jalapeño lime dressing. I got mine with organic tofu & Fred had herb roasted chicken breast. By the way, mesclun is a mixture of baby kale, spinach, chard, & beet tops. The Cali Wrap costs $8.75. If you can eat it all at once, get the wrap. If you've got a smaller appetite, I recommend getting it as a salad so it keeps longer.

local greens

"I wish there was one of these everywhere, " Fred said. He seriously talked about his wrap several times over the next couple days; he was a huge fan. I really enjoyed the kick of flavor from the organic cilantro jalapeño lime dressing. We also shared their organic cane sugar cola. Well, I had a few sips; I'm not the biggest fan of soda. But it was evident that the flavor was less chemical-y & the aftertaste didn't linger unnecessarily. Sodas cost $2 apiece. 

local greens
local greens

Prices reflect the natural, sustainable, local aspect. We must make a conscious choice to spend money on quality food versus heading to some place where the ingredients list is uncountable & unpronounceable. But that's where people differ. Due to the size of the portions, I'd recommend sharing a couple of items with a friend. My tortilla started to get soggy since it couldn't eat it all in one sitting.

local greens

The inside decor is whimsical with artificial grass & wooden tables to give you a fresh, garden feel. I liked the food & the meaning behind Local Greens. Perfect to grab a bite to eat before exploring the surrounding cities. What do you think of Local Greens? Do you have any fresh fast food place like this near you? Let me know in the comments! :]

You may find Local Greens: 
124 Lomas Santa Fe Dr Ste 102
Solana Beach, CA 92075
(858)-792-2622 

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* Disclaimer: Everything was received complimentary from Local Greens in exchange for an honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% mine aka Carmen's. :]

52 comments

  1. The place sounds absolutely wonderful! Any place where the portion is huge and vegetarian; count me sold! The interior sounds fantastic, too!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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  2. This place looks interesting.
    I love veggies too in a wrap
    Looks like a lot of tasty food

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  3. Now that looks healthy and tasty. The best combo there is.

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  4. WOW! that looks delish!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
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  5. This place sounds amazing the food look so great!

    RedLip&Love

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  6. i think we have something similar here called City Greens! looks so good and i love their philosophy.
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  7. I've been a veggie forever. This places sounds great!

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

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  8. I would be really happy if this place would be here in our area as I prefer mostly vegetarian food - and the food you show here looks extremely yummy! Hope you can enjoy the food there more often :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Vegetarian food is great, love the abundance of veggies :]

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  9. I enjoy eating vegetables every day, so I would love to try one of these wraps.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  10. I am so happy you told me about this place! Can't wait to go there when I go to Solana Beach to visit my family!! 'Been really trying hard to be vegetarian and, better yet, vegan! xo

    Kisses,

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    -Lauren
    adorn la femme

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    1. Hope you enjoy, Lauren! It was delish. :]

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  11. This place looks great! We are so lucky to live in California with a vast array of veggie friendly and healthy options!

    xx,

    Paisley

    www.paisleynotplaid.com

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    1. You're so right, pAisley! I am currently in Europe & it's hard to find veggie options! :p

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  12. This place sounds so delish! I need to check it out whenever I'm in that area. I love that CA has such diverse food options that can please everybody!

    be the plebeian

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  13. wow looks super yummy and super healthy!
    I'm definitely hungry now...
    allthingsamrit♥

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  14. your's is nice blog i will recommend it my friends
    colors

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  15. This reminds me of a place called sweetgreen by me. yum!

    girl meets world

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  16. Yum! Thanks for sharing. Everything here looks so fresh and delicious.

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  17. I absolutely love the Local Greens, I just wish we had one here. Look at the food, it looks amazing and so darn fresh. Thanks for blogging about this.

    Kia / House of KTS
    www.houseofkts.com

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    1. I especially like how local the items are! :]

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  18. Your close-up of this tasty Vegetarian meal looks so, so delicious! I'm craving something healthy now haha :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

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    1. I'm craving it too since I haven't been eating too well on my trip >.<

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  19. I've heard about local greens and have wanted to try them. I need to find one near me. Also just followed you on Insta, Twitter, and FB for all your adventures. Hope you follow me as well. Have a lovely rest of the week!

    XX,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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    1. How Tania! As of now I believe they only have one location but are looking to expand. :]

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  20. Looks like an awesome place! Great post!
    xx
    Mademoiselle Coconath
    http://mllecoconath.com

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  21. This place is adorable! Looks so yummy and fresh!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  22. Yum yum yummm! I'm always on the hunt for tasty vegetarian food as well (I'm a vegan!) so this post is absolutely perfect. :) xxx

    blog | acacia rachel

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  23. This is one of the reasons I would love to visit California, especially LA. The option of having healthy cafes and restaurants. That place sounds like veggie heaven to me. X

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    1. Absolutely! There's a lot of veggie options here. :]

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  24. This place sounds delicious... wish this place would come out by me!! We need more green places to grab a bite!


    Amber
    All the Cute
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    1. I know! There should be more options out there. :]

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  25. They have organic cream? So interesting I must try it.Inflatable Mattress Review

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  26. Wow this looks so good! I wish they had this in the UK. Gemma xx
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  27. This looks SO GOOD! As a San Diego native my heart aches for places like these. I will have to try it next time I am down there!

    Natalie
    www.babesandbaubles.com

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  28. I'm so glad more and more 'healthy' eateries pop up! As you said years ago it almost didn't exist.... This place looks awesome!

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  29. beautiful casual all look…Such an inspiration and awesome look different from others!

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