Vegan Dining Options Aplenty at Pola Poke

By July 24, 2021Blog
Vegan Dining Options Aplenty at Pola Poke

It’s Not Easy to Find Vegan Dining Options in Reno

If you’re a vegan, you will immediately recognize this scenario. You’ve been invited out to eat at a restaurant with family, friends, or co-workers. What a nice gesture, right? However, they may not know or they may forget that you’re vegan. And as you know, most restaurants don’t cater to vegans specifically. As a result, you scan the menu, hunting and pecking for vegan dining options. However, the vegan options that you’re presented with are either underwhelming or non-existent. Never fear! There are vegan dining options aplenty at Pole Poke Bowls. We are proud to provide our vegan and vegetarian customers with a wide range of options that are all sustainably sourced, fresh, and most importantly, delicious!

At Pola Poke Bowl we believe in providing an inclusive menu that is accessible to people of various dietary persuasions. Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or on keto, our bowls have plenty of nourishing ingredients that can be combined to deliver you a fresh dining experience with each bowl. We know our customers value healthy, sustainably sourced food just like we do. For our vegan customers, we have regular menu items that will suit your dietary needs, but you can also build custom orders.

Nothing Beats Beets!

When it comes to our regular menu offerings, we have the Love that Beet bowl. Built on a base of mixed greens, the Love that Beet bowl is topped with steamed beets and avocado and tossed in a Japanese dressing. We have several dressing options that are vegan for you to choose between, such as our sesame shoyu and sesame wasabi shoyu sauces. Then, the Love that Beet bowl is topped with crunchy garlic, wasabi sesame seeds, and crispy wontons. This vegan poke bowl is a simple but balanced mix of sweet and savory flavors.

If you’re looking for flavorful and healthy vegan dining options, this is the bowl we recommend for you. But always feel free to add extra ingredients if you see anything that piques your interest. We’re always happy to modify a bowl, especially for our vegan friends.

Build Your Own Vegan Bowl

In addition to this offering, you also have the option of building your own customized vegan poke bowl. We have a huge array of fresh vegan-friendly ingredients. As a result, you can create infinite combinations for sumptuous, plant-based meals. Our vegetable build-your-own bowls are priced at $9.95, a great value. 

Start by selecting your base. You can choose 2 of the following base ingredients: kale, mixed greens, white rice, or brown rice. Both kale and brown rice are rich in B vitamins and proteins. These are important nutrients for vegans who can struggle to get enough B vitamins from plant-based sources. If you’re looking to go for the most nutrient-rich option possible, brown rice and kale is a no-brainer. However, I love the mixed greens. In the end, the choice is up to you.

Let’s Get Saucy

From there you will select your sauce. The majority of our sauce options are vegan, with the exception of the Pineapple-Citrus Ponzu sauce and the creamy Togarashi sauce. One of the signature ingredients in Ponzu sauces is fish flakes, while the Togarashi contains eggs since it’s a mayonnaise base. However, there are several choices of sauce available that are vegan. If you’re a lover of some heat then the chili-garlic sauce or the wasabi sesame shoyu will add a nice little kick to your poke bowl. The sesame shoyu and teriyaki sauce bring sweet and mild flavors, as well as that signature umami tang of soy sauce.

Additionally, always keep an eye out for new, seasonal sauce additions. We’re always innovating and playing with new taste combinations. If you see something that piques your interest, ask us if it’s vegan-friendly. We’re always happy to let you know.

The Good Stuff

When it comes to add-on’s, there is a huge selection of fresh plant-based toppings to choose between. You can add some tofu to boost the protein in your bowl. You can add plenty of colorful vegetables such as carrots, corn, cucumber, edamame (steamed soybeans), red bell pepper, roasted beets, scallion, and shaved red onion. Pineapple and pickled ginger can add a touch of sweetness in addition to offering their digestion support. If you want to add more heat to your bowl you can add some wasabi paste or fresh jalapeno peppers. You can add as many of these toppings as you like at no additional charge. For an extra dollar, you can also add fresh mango or avocado. 

And I’m telling you right now, when I’m feeling like I need a meat-free vegan meal, I always load my bowl up with cucumbers, purple onions, and scallions. Don’t miss them. They’re pretty much amazing in every bowl we offer. Oh and I know I’m already going crazy here, but load your bowl up with seaweed salad as well. It’s so freaking tasty!

Top it Off

Finally, you can top your vegan poke bowl with any of our crispy toppings. This adds a nice crunchy texture to your bowl. You have both sweet and savory options to choose between, including coconut flakes, crispy garlic, crispy onion, dried seaweed flakes, macadamia nuts, sesame seeds, wasabi sesame seeds, and wonton strips. You can also add furikake, a Japanese seasoning mix that combines sesame seeds, nori flakes, salt, and sugar.

Personally, I pack my bowls with macadamia nuts, seaweed flakes, and wasabi sesame seeds. Food is an art form, and the toppings really bring the whole bowl together. So many colors, textures, and tastes. It’s a delight. Oh and I never forget to top my bowl with a healthy serving of fresh ginger. You may even want to spice things up with a dollop of wassabi. The choice is yours!

Modified Vegan Dining Options

While the rest of our regular menu items do include animal proteins, these dishes can be easily modified to be vegan. For example, tofu can be substituted for the salmon in the Superfood Bowl. The superfood bowl starts with a base of kale and brown rice. You can swap out the salmon for tofu, before combining with sesame shoyu, cucumber, sesame seeds, scallion, and red onion. The superfood bowl is finished with avocado, edamame, pickled ginger, and seaweed salad, and topped with furikake and dried seaweed. This is a flavorful, protein-rich vegan meal, full of ingredients that are rich in protein, antioxidants, and minerals. 

The Other Side bowl starts with a white rice base. Instead of chicken, you can substitute tofu. Dress it up with either chili-garlic or teriyaki sauce. This bowl combines fresh cucumber, scallion, sesame seeds, red onion, mango, corn, jalapeno, carrot, avocado, and edamame. It is then topped with crispy onion and coconut. This bowl provides a wonderful balance of sweet and savory flavors.

Vegan Acai Bowls & Smoothies 

In addition to all of our wonderful poke bowls, we also offer an array of smoothies and vegan acai bowls as healthy plant-based breakfast offerings. Acai is an amazing superfood, a purple berry indigenous to the Brazilian rainforest. These bowls combine smoothies of fresh fruit and non-dairy milk with healthy toppings like nuts, seeds, granola, fresh fruit, and cacao. Fruit choices include pineapple, blackberries, blueberries, acai (of course), dragonfruit, goji berries, raspberries, and strawberries.

We have several different smoothies and Acai bowls to choose from, all of which are vegan-friendly. Our acai bowl choices include the Tropical Paradise, Berry Good, Al Nutty, and Coco Berry. Smoothie choices include the Berry Charmer, Island Dreamer, Pineapple Hula, Blueberry Lagoon, and Almond Berry. Just make sure to skip the bee pollen if you’re on the hunt for vegan dining options. Our staff is happy to help you out so just make sure to let them know if you have vegan dietary restrictions.

Vegan Drink Options

Our coffee and espresso menu is vegan friendly as well. We offer many different choices of non-dairy milks for your latte or cappuccino, including coconut, oat, macadamia nut, almond, cashew, and hemp. We are proud to serve Star Village Coffee, a local, native-owned family-run company. As always, coffee is vegan-friendly. However, if you’re looking for vegan drink options, make sure to tell your server so we can ensure we make our drinks according to your specific needs.

We also serve the incredible Pukka herbal teas, which are formulated by nutritionists and herbalists to provide wonderful benefits like relaxation and digestive support. We’re committed to serving the highest quality ingredients on our menu, and sourcing our ingredients from high integrity companies, whose values are in alignment with our own. We believe our customers deserve healthy food that is responsibly produced.

But Wait, There’s More!

For our animal-loving customers, did you know that our patio is a dog-friendly space? At Pola Poke, we know that dogs are important members of your family.  We do require that you keep your dog leashed. You must be committed to cleaning up after them, and of course, be attentive to their manners. Our full guidelines are posted on our patio, and we are happy to answer any questions. The next time you come to dine on the patio, we’d love to meet your favorite canine friend.

As you can see we have vegan menu options aplenty at Pola Poke Bowl.  The next time you’re looking for a vegan-friendly place that offers healthy, flavorful food, come see us. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about our ingredients or where they are sourced. Additionally, we care about your dietary needs and preferences and want you to feel that you have plenty of great meal choices. We know you will be blown away by all the amazing offerings that we have available. We can’t wait to see what creative plant-based poke bowls you create.

Get Your Fresh Food Fix!

Pola Poke is proud to bring fresh poke, acai bowls, smoothies, and craft coffees to Reno, Nevada! We’re a locally-owned business created and operated by a Reno native. Furthermore, our palate-pleasing sustainably sourced bowls offer the perfect combo of healthy and tasty.

Customize your bowl to kick start your wellness and nutrition for the day. Choose from our menu or make it your own poke bowl with a variety of fresh, delicious ingredients. Our menu offers the perfect selection of healthy lean meats, veggies, and toppings to satisfy every fish-lover. Additionally, we’re the perfect choice for keto and protein-rich diets.

So what are you waiting for? An invitation? Well, here it is! Come join us and see why everyone in Reno is raving about Pola Poke Bowls! And if you’re too busy to come say hi, we also offer online ordering for your convenience. What more could you ask for?

Enjoy Fresh Poke in Reno

Pola Poke Bowls
3594 W. Plumb Lane Ste A
Reno, NV 89509
(775) 683-9901

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