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2965 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So you only have a short time to get something to eat. A drive-thru would be great but traditional fast food is not your style as a vegan. We'll have no fear Evolution Fast Food is here to save the day & yes they have a drive-thru. They have cooked as well as fresh/live options for food drink & dessert.... More 

Thank tweetye21
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Positives Lovely food Great service Great smoothies/juices Fresh Nice courtyard Negatives Small A little pricey ( quality costs) No thrills grotty looking shack

Thank Graham S
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We like to go this very casual vegan restaurant. We like to order and sit in the outdoor patio area. You can also drive through or get take out. The atmosphere is very casual and the food very fresh and interesting.

Thank Lynn W
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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

We were very surprised by all the options on the menu. We both had vegan burgers: the Evo burger with the black bean patty and the Swiss mushroom burger. My wife had a side of salad and I chose the sweet potato fries! Besides the food being tasty, the patio dining is what makes this place special! They have a... More 

Thank Michael A
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Where to begin? The food is insanely delicious, there are so many wonderful options, milkshakes, sweets, and it's all VEGAN. Serving sizes are perfect, staff is nice and motivated. Will definitely be back next time I'm in San Diego. PS had the California burrito-incredible!!!!

Thank Allison A
Elk Grove, California
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Surprisingly good for being a vegetarian food stop though it doesn't make the grade for being "amazing" in my book. The food was prepared quickly. There were mixed reviews from the people I was with when trying this place out. The fuego burger was good and actually spicy. The grilled chicken sandwich was also tasty and filling. The cheeseburger was... More 

Thank chickabeegrrl
Solana Beach, California
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201 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

I am not a vegan but I crave some of their food like their wraps. They have good food but no table service. They also have drive-thru window and two outdoor patios. Vegans will like this a lot.

Thank beachmamaesq
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Really enjoyed the burgers and sweet potato fries. Long line at drive through but pretty reasonable if you go inside. Will definitely come back

Thank lydiam886
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

There are days when I miss the terribly toxic fast food burger joint. Evolution is a great methadone hit for the recivering burger addict. Nice black bean burger with large cut fries, fast service, and friendly staff. I'd love to see more such places available.

Thank Ken N
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Came here 3 times when we've visit San Diego. Love the idea of fast organic healthy food. I'm a raw vegan and the menu does include some raw choices. First 2 times everything was really good. I like the raw tacos and my husband loves the bean burger. Staff was friendly, nice patio area outside to eat, parking is tight... More 

Thank SoCalLinda

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Vegan Options, American, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2965 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-5919
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619.550.1818

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?