Orean’s the Health Express has a wide selection of vegetarian fast food menu items, ranging from vegetarian cheese burgers to chili cheese fries made with a soy-based vegan ground beef. The pricing of the menu items is very reasonable, with breakfast items starting at $1.79, and burgers starting at the $3.50 price range.
It is a unique fast food restaurant specializing in meatless, sugarless, items created for optimum nutrituion and without chemical additives. lt is the first vegetarian fast-food take-out restaurant in the nation, and features a menu approved by the American Heart Association.
It was founded in 1979 by Orean C. Thomas who after working in food related professions and serving various industries and private companies throughout the Los Angeles area, decided to open the first Vegetarian Fast-Food restaurant.
Orean Health Express Vegetarian Fast Food Restaurant. 817 N. Lake Avenue, Pasadena 626-794-0861
Head food guy, Executive Chef Bradford Kent created their menu of pizza made of Fresh, made-from-scratch dough. Healthful, artisanal ingredients on the assembly line. Inventive to classic. You decide. Blazing hot oven + dedicated pizzasmith + 120 seconds = fast-fire’d, perfectly crisp pizza.
Blaze Pizza Pasadena | 667 East Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101 626-440-7358 www.Blaze-Pizza.com
Located at 20 E Colorado Boulevard, in Old Town Pasadena, is the new King’s Row Gastropub. Previously in it’s location was Neo Meze, from which the same owners have transformed the former modern, bar/club, into King’s Row. The conversion into the gastropub seems more fitting for the historic space located in the heart of old town. The original brick walls compliment the rustic feel that should be associated with an old world infuenced restaurant and bar.
The menu at Kings Row offers salads, delicate pizzas, sandwiches, as well as a selection of dinner plates, all ranging from $5-$15. It’s a given that a gastropub should have a good selection of beer, and Kings Row does not disappoint. There is a good selection of domestic and non-domestic beer, predominated by their wide selection of local micro brews.
Kings Row Gastropub . 20 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena Ca | www.kingsrowpub.com
Mijares Mexican Restaurant is Pasadena’s oldest and finest Mexican restaurant known for its authentic regional and traditional cuisine, famous margaritas, and festive patio dining. And, Mijares remains a family tradition under the care of the Mijares family. This legacy is a tribute to Jesucita Mijares, who passed away in early 1988.
Mijare’s Mexican Restaurant. 145 Palmetto Dr., Pasadena | (626) 792-2763
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 11am to 9pm. Friday: 11am to 10pm. Saturday: 10:30am to 10pm. Sunday: 10:00 to 9pm Sunday Brunch: 10:00 to 2pm
If you are seeking Indian cuisine in the Crown City, Sitar Indian cuisine is a great Pasadena Indian restaurant to go to dine, featuring authentic Northern Indian dishes. With an affordable lunch and dinner menu, Sitar offers a weekly lunch buffet Monday-Friday from 11:00am-4:30pm and a Champagne brunch on Saturdays and Sundays that are also from 11-4:30pm.
Sitar Indian Cuisine offers a richly-varied menu of fresh, natural ingredients, traditional, whole-some sauces and flavorful spices. In a vibrant setting, it is one of the Pasadena restaurants that serves food that is natural and freshly-prepared daily on the premises with no additives or preservatives.
If you are looking for Pasadena banquet halls, Sitar also offers a full service banquet facilty that seats approximately 250 guests. The hall, which is adjacent to the restaurant, accomodates events such as wedding receptions, birthday parties, business conferences, etc. If needed Sitar provides full, extensive planning options to personalize any event, from valet parking, to in-house lighting, djs, red carpet set up, dance performances, live music, furniture rentals, and much more.
Orange County based restaurant, Slater’s 50/50, will be opening it’s first Los Angeles location in Old Town Pasadena, at a location that was formerly Vive. Slater’s 50/50 is known for it’s unique burgers made from 50% ground beef and 50% ground bacon. The current three Slater’s 50/50 restaurants collectively go through 16,000 pounds of bacon a month.
Slater’s 50/50 | 61 N. Raymond Avenue, Pasadena, California www.slaters5050.com
Trattoria Neapolis Italian restaurant and bar has opened in the middle of one of Pasadena’s popular shopping districts on South Lake Avenue. First-time restaurateur Perry Vidalakis’ new spot is bringing the style and flare of an Italian piazza. The pricey renovation shows in the marvelous interior of the restaurant, with direct influences from the owners travels in Italy. The restaurant reminds me of the high end Italian restaurants I ate at in Rome.
Serving lunch and dinner, as well as late night dishes, the menu ranges from antipasti, pasta, pizza, salads, dessert, and a long list of fine wines and full bar. Lunch dishes are $10+ and Dinner prices start around $15.
Trattoria Neapolis Pasadena Late Night
Every Friday and Saturday night at 11 pm.
ENTERTAINMENT: Classic burlesque dancer
DRINK: Fine cocktails, beers and wines
$8 well drinks
”Beer, Bourbon and Bacon” (bacon infused bourbon), ”Aperol Slushie” (courtesy of liquid nitrogen, ”Smoky Choke” (featuring
house smoked Cynar, Lamb Sausage Corndog, Calzone Fritto, S’more Mini-Pizza, Chef ’s Surprise, Shortrib Manwich, Duck & Cherry Sopes, Pork Belly & Polenta, Pancetta Fritters, Wood oven pizzas & more.
TRATTORIA NEAPOLIS ITALIAN RESTAURANT AND BAR | 336 SOUTH LAKE AVENUE, PASADENA CALIFORNIA 91101 | WWW.TRATTORIANEAPOLIS.COM
BJ’S Restaurant and Brewhouse will be opening up shortly in November into a large 14,500 square foot space at the Paseo Colorado, a location that was formerly the Premier Jewlery Mall.
BJ’s Restaurants, Inc. currently owns and operates 120 casual dining restaurants brand names and offer a broad menu featuring their signature deep-dish pizza as well as salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, pastas, entrees and desserts. Their prices are moderate and they serve rather large portions. The Company operates several microbreweries in addition to using qualified contract brewers to produce and distribute BJ’s critically acclaimed proprietary handcrafted beers.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse Pasadena | 234 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California
Café Santorini opened its doors in June 1993 at a historic brick building in Old Town Pasadena. Specializing in Mediterranean food, Café Santorini offers grilled meats, seafood dishes, an array of pastas and family style appetizer platters. The indoor dining room offers a cozy intimate setting, while the outdoor patio offers year-round dining under the stars in a romantic roof-top setting. The restaurant has a full bar with an extensive wine list.
Monday – Thursday 11:00 AM to 10 PM
Friday & Saturday 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Sunday 11:00 AM to 10 PM
64 West Union Street,
Pasadena, CA 91103