In the heart of Orange County, a culinary revolution is taking place, and it’s all about plant-based indulgence. Welcome to Nice Guys Burgers, formerly known as Nice Guys 100% Vegan, the home of Orange County’s First 100% Vegan Charbroiled Burgers. In this article, we explore what makes Nice Guys Burgers a must-visit destination for those seeking deliciously satisfying and wholesome plant-based meals in a friendly fast-casual setting.
Locations and Hours
Before we dive into the mouthwatering details, let’s take a quick look at the locations and hours of operation for Nice Guys Burgers:
- Costa Mesa, CA
- Address: 615 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
- Monday – Thursday: 9am – 9pm
- Friday – Sunday: 9am – 10pm
- Stanton, CA
- Address: 7104 Katella Ave, Stanton, CA 90680
- Monday – Sunday: 8am – 9pm
- Irvine, CA
- Address: 2222 Michelson Dr #204, Irvine, CA 92612
- Monday – Saturday: 11am – 8pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
- Santa Ana, CA
- Address: 1727 E 17th St, Santa Ana, CA 92705
- Sunday – Thursday: 9am – 9pm
- Friday & Saturday: 9am – 11pm
- Long Beach, CA
- Address: 2620 Long Beach Blvd, Suite C, Long Beach, CA 90806
- Monday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm
- Sunday: CLOSED
- Mission Viejo, CA
- Address: 25098 Marguerite Pkwy Suite C, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
- Monday – Sunday: 10am – 7pm
Now that you know where to find Nice Guys Burgers, let’s dig into what makes their offerings truly exceptional.
The Patties: Beyond Meat and Gardein
At the heart of every burger joint is, well, the burger itself. Nice Guys Burgers understands the importance of crafting exceptional patties. They use two renowned brands for their patties: Beyond and Gardein. What sets these patties apart is their commitment to being soy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO. This dedication to sourcing high-quality ingredients ensures that every bite of their burgers is not only delicious but also aligned with various dietary preferences.
Gluten-Free Options for the Gluten Intolerant
For those with gluten intolerance, dining out can often be a challenge. However, Nice Guys Burgers has gone the extra mile to ensure that individuals with gluten sensitivity can still enjoy their offerings. Several menu items, including the Nice Burger, Jalapeno Burger, Big Guy Burger, Grilled Shroom Burger, and Junior Burgers, can be made gluten-free by simply substituting the bun with a gluten-free option. Notably, their burger patties (excluding ‘chicken’ and ‘fish fillet’), cheese, egg, and most sauces (except teriyaki) are gluten-free. To accommodate gluten-free diners, they offer a gluten-free bun for an additional $2 or a lettuce wrap for $1. However, it’s essential to note that ‘bacon,’ onion rings, teriyaki sauce, and malt are not suitable for those with gluten intolerance.
Understanding various dietary restrictions is a hallmark of Nice Guys Burgers’ commitment to inclusivity. They offer a selection of soy-free sauces, including ketchup, mustard, and BBQ. These options cater to individuals who need to avoid soy-based products, ensuring that a wide range of patrons can relish their flavorful creations.
Healthier Frying Choices: Rice Bran Oil
The choice of cooking oil can significantly impact the overall healthiness of a meal. Nice Guys Burgers opts for rice bran oil in their frying process. This oil is not only non-GMO but also considered a healthier alternative to traditional vegetable or canola oil. It’s a conscious choice that aligns with their commitment to providing quality and health-conscious offerings.
Nut Allergy Awareness
Allergies are a serious concern, and Nice Guys Burgers takes them seriously. If you have nut allergies, here’s what you need to know:
- The vanilla soft-serve ice cream has nuts sprinkled on top.
- The banana bread contains nuts.
- The Beyond burger patties are pea-based, which is part of the legume family. Individuals with severe allergies to legumes like peanuts should be cautious.
- Dessert items are subject to change and may contain nuts, so always inquire before ordering to ensure your safety and satisfaction.
Gift Cards for Every Occasion
Whether you’re treating yourself or looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one who appreciates a good burger, Nice Guys Burgers has you covered. They offer both physical gift cards and e-gift cards, making it easy to share the joy of their mouthwatering creations. These gift cards are a thoughtful choice for any occasion.
Nutritional and Allergen Information
Nice Guys Burgers values transparency and customer satisfaction. While they are working on updating their Nutritional and Allergen list, they apologize for any inconvenience. Rest assured, their commitment to providing accurate information remains a top priority.
Nice Guys Burgers isn’t just a place to enjoy burgers; it’s a culinary destination that embraces innovation, quality, and inclusivity. Whether you have specific dietary preferences or are simply seeking an exceptional vegan burger experience, Nice Guys Burgers is the place where vegan dreams come true.
For more information and to explore their menu, visit the Crooked Beverage Co homepage. Discover the flavors and choices that await you at Nice Guys Burgers, and embark on a vegan culinary journey like no other.