Vegan suggestions

* This menu is subject to change. Not all ingredients are listed. Please note that we use a communal fryer.

Vegan/Vegetarian Suggestions

Many of our items can be made Vegan or Vegetarian by removing cheese, sour cream, etc.  Ask your server if it is possible for the dish that you are interested in ordering tonight. Your server can also offer suggestions and you can refer to our online menu to see our most updated offerings. Scroll down to find the Vegan and Vegetarian Suggestions section at the bottom of the page.

Here our some of our favorite dishes for you:

Entrees

*** Vegan or Vegetarian Street Tacos: Wendy's favorite suggestion! Grilled white corn tortillas, tomatillo salsa, cabbage, jalapeno, cilantro, jalapeños, onions, cabbage, lime wedge and two vegan sides.  Filling options (select one only):

  • Portobello Mushroom (be sure to remind them no cheese here)
  • Vegan Chorizo
  • Vegan Pork Verde (very limited....we are testing it)
  • Pinto Bean or Black Bean (be sure to remind them no cheese here)
  • Vegetarian Ground beef (contains egg whites)

Vegan or Vegetarian Tacos Americanos (Hard or Soft): Remember childhood taco night? Approachable. Not spicy. Two flour tortillas or Three Hard Corn Shells. Cheese (if not Vegan), lettuce and tomatoes. Select from Vegetarian Ground beef, Vegan Chorizo, or pinto beans.

Portobello and Vegetable Fajitas: A sizzling platter of onions, bell peppers, and seasonal veggies with flour tortillas (gluten free available), pico de gallo, and lettuce. Hold the sour cream and cheese if Vegan. Vegans or vegetarians will enjoy adding guacamole to this dish.

Vegetarian Stuffed Portobellos: Hand-marinated portobellos filled with meat and cheese. Chile mayonesa drizzle. Rice of the day. Flour tortillas. Select the Vegetarian ground beef for a vegetarian option.

Vegetarian Skinny Mex: Grilled portobello topped with pico de gallo, cheese, green onions and sour cream. Small bed of lettuce with green and red salsa.

Jefa Salad and Taco Salad: Both can be made Vegan or Vegetarian by selecting your fillings, and dressing options and holding the cheeses where appropriate. For example, vegetarians can enjoy a taco salad with vegetarian ground beef while vegans can load up a Jefa salad with black bean and corn, portobello mushrooms, veggies, Jalisco slaw, pico de gallo, guacamole, seeds and cilantro jalapeno vinaigrette.

Enchiladas, Burritos, and Chimigangas can be made vegan or vegetarian depending on the fillings you select. Vegans ask that all cheese and sour cream be removed from inside and on top of the items and to not use enchilada sauce.  Enchilada sauce contains butter so it is vegetarian but not vegan.

Vegan Cheesecake: For a limited time...Creamy New York Style Vegan “Cheesecake” featuring tofu and other vegan ingredients. Wendy discovered this particular cheesecake while on vacation and had to order it for you (and her too!).

Vegan House Side Suggestions:

  • Rice of the Day (most days but check with your server)
  • Fajita Veggies
  • Pinto Beans or Black Beans (make sure to say no cheese)
  • Black Bean and Corn Salad
  • Side Salad with Cilantro Jalapeno Vinaigrette

Appetizers

We have many appetizers that can easily be made vegetarian by replacing the meat with portobello, beans, or vegetarian ground beef.  Quesadillas, black bean dip, chile con queso can all be made vegetarian. Our house guacamole and salsa is vegan. Special salsas are almost always Vegan being made primarily from veggies, fruits, spices, and chiles. Ask your server what our salsa of the day is today.

Vegetarian Tamales & Empanadas:  Portobello or Jalapeno Cheese flavors  are in the rotation for our vegetarian friends. No Vegan varieties yet but Wendy has been experimenting so stay tuned.

Vegan or Vegetarian Nacho Grande: Corn chips, green onions, tomatoes, jalapeños, beans, cheese and choice of two toppings: sour cream, red salsa, green salsa, or pico de gallo. Guacamole and additional topping available. Vegetarian opt for the vegetarian ground beef.  Vegans ask for no meat, no cheese, and no sour cream.

Feel free to email wendy@franklininn.net if you have any questions regarding vegan and vegetarian options. We also have gluten free tortilla shells and some items may be naturally gluten free. Your server can guide you.

We can accommodate most life style diets. However, if you have a food allergy, please be advised that we are a small kitchen and make most items from scratch. Despite are best efforts there is always a risk of cross contamination. Eat at your own risk if you have an allergy.  Everything is fried in a communal fryer using peanut oil. Chef's specials, salsas of the day, desserts, ice cream, mole sauce contains or may contain nuts, peanuts, tree nuts.

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