VEG Cafe: 1st Place Overall Menu ~ Taste, Creativity & Presentation

1st Place Appetizers: Vegan Lox & Herbed Cheese Crostini; Buffalo Cauliflower Momo

1st Place Salad (main): Fig & Goat Cheese Salad

1st Place Entrees: Tofu Katsu; Pumpkin & Sage Pasta; Patty Melt; Veg October Brat

1st Place Dessert: Creme Brulee

Revolution Winery & Kitchen: #1 Most Popular Dining Destination 

Highest Voter Participation; Outstanding Promotion; Enthusiastic Servers

2nd Place Overall Menu~  #1 Appetizer: Pumpkin Polenta Fries

2nd Place Salad: Mediterranean Salad; 2nd Place Dessert: Churros

2nd Place Overall Brunch Menu~ #1 Best Presentation: NOT Chik’n & Waffles;

Organizer’s Favorite: Impossible Biscuits & Gravy

Pho Fresh: Outstanding Vegan Menu

 Asian Fusion: Taste & Creativity

Best Oil-Free Menu & Dine-Out Event

1st Place~Appetizer: Crispy Chik’n Bao

1st Place~Entrees: Just Fakon Fried Rice

Yin-Yang Caramelized Clay Pot

Kasbah Lounge: Excellent 3-Course Menu

Grape Leaves; Autumn Tagine;

Armenian Flatbread; Burbara;

Chocolate Tahini & Walnut Torte

2nd Place Entrees:

Autumn Tagine; Armenian Flatbread

Orphan Breakfast House: 1st Place Overall Brunch

Taste, Creativity & Presentation

1st Place Entrees: Pumpkin Pancakes; Vegan Breakfast Burrito

Organizer’s Favorite: Vegan Breakfast Burrito

Burger Patch: 1st Place Brunch Entree

‘Breakfast Patch’

#1 Pop-Up Event & Excellent Promotion

1st Place Dessert: 

Apple Pie Earth Quake Shake

Evan’s Kitchen: 

Favorite Vegan Brunch Destination


Midtown Sushi: 1st Place Appetizer

Come Together Vegan Sampler

1st Place Small Plates/ Entrees: 

Not So Crabby Cakes; Smashed Pumpkins Roll

Orchid Thai Restaurant: 3-Course Menu

Beautiful Presentation & Best Value

1st Place Starter: Crispy Eggplant Salad

2nd Place Dessert: Pandan Sticky Rice Rolls

Tower Bridge Bistro: Excellent 3-Course Menu

Creativity & Presentation

*3 Options at Every Course

Tequila Museo Mayahuel:

Outstanding 3-Course Menu:

Original & Creative Vegan Options

El Papagayo: 1st Place Overall Menu~Mexican

1st Place Soup: Vegan Menudo

Wild Rooster Bistro:

2nd Place Overall Menu-Mexican

Extensive Vegan Choices; Great Menu Design

Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op: 

Excellent Promotion Award

1st Place Soup: Vegan Broccoli Cheddar Soup

1st Place Sandwich: BBQ Jackfruit Sliders

Vegan Plate:

2nd Place Soup: Vegan Pho Soup

2nd Place Burrito: Vegan Sushi Burrito

Culinerdy Kitchen: 1st Place Burger

Vegan ‘Crabby’ Patty

Outstanding Creativity: Dessert

Pumpkin Chia Pudding w/ Cinnamon-Spice Cotton Candy Floss

Mango’s Burger Bar: 

2nd Place Burger

Teriyaki Plant Protein Burger

Oblivion Comics & Coffee:

#1 Wrap: Spicy Buffalo Chik’n Wrap

#1 Organizer’s Favorite Sandwich:

Creamy Spinach Grilled Cheese

#1 Side Salad: Elote

*Best In-House Presentation

Bambi Vegan Tacos: #1 Most Popular Pop-Up

‘Worth the Wait 

Compassion Meals: 

1st Place Sandwich: Creativity

Vegan Chik’n Feast Sandwich

Buffalo Pizza: 1st Place Pizza

                         Garlic & Greens Pie

Midtown’s Cantina Alley: 1st Place Tacos

El Baja Vegano Tacos; Chiles en Nogada

Wayside Noodles: 

Best New Find for Vegan Options:

Great Vegan Menu Design & Amazing Variety

River City Brewing: Super-Tasty Overall Menu

Crispy Vegan Buffalo Wings; Vegan ‘Fish’ ‘n Chips; Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich

ZEST: #1 Favorite Healthy Vegan Dining

Nectar Cafe: #1 Vegan Dining in Auburn

The Porch: Favorite Destination for Vegan Comfort Food & Cajun Cuisine 2012-2019

Kimberley’s Kitchen:

Best Vegan Meal Prep & Delivery Service

Dubplate Kitchen Jamaican Cuisine:

Best Value for Vegan Lunch

Abyssinia: Organizer’s Choice

Best Vegan Ethiopian Cuisine

Conscious Creamery:

Best Vegan Gelato in Sacramento

Organizer’s Favorite Desserts:

‘Spooky’ Taco & Pumpkin Spice Gelato Bar

Sweet Flour Bakery:

Delicious Vegan Baked Goods

Organizer’s Favorite: Ube Cookie

Capitol Garage:

Longest-Participating Venue 2011-2019

Featured Participating Venues: The Flamingo House Social Club, La Cosecha,

Mesa Mercado, Nixtaco, Queen Sheba,Oak Park Brewing Co., Pho Vegan, Pizza Bell,

Preethi Indian Cuisine, Solomon’s Deli, Thai Basil

We wish to extend a huge thank-you to ALL of our participating chefs and restaurants for making this the best, most delicious, most competitive & enthusiastic Vegan Chef Challenge YET!!!! 

See you in 2020!