Another year, another birthday, another delicious vegan meal. Here’s a rundown of free vegan birthday food I got this year.
My new b-day favorite is Pressed Juicery freeze which is their cold-pressed juice frozen to a consistency like soft serve. I got half Citrus (orange, apple, pineapple, coconut meat and dates) and half Fruit (fuji apple, strawberry, coconut meat, dates), no toppings. Sign up for their loyalty program in-store and get a free juice or freeze for your birthday.
A very close second is Pizza Studio, a choose your own crust, sauce and unlimited toppings on a thin-crust pizza place. I went with the rosemary herb crust with tomato sauce, mushrooms, garlic, artichoke hearts, olives, roasted broccoli, zucchini and potatoes, caramelized onion and vegan cheese. Enroll in the Pizza Studio Rewards Program to get your free pizza during the week of your birthday.
There’s still only one vegan option at Sprinkles, the vegan red velvet cupcake. On the plus side, they’ve changed their birthday club so you’re not required to only get your free birthday cupcake on your actual birthday. Now you have a week after receiving the birthday email.
There’s also been a change with the Veggie Grill birthday reward as well, instead of a free entree, you now have to purchase an entree to get a free birthday entree. I got the fried crab cake sandwich which I’ve previously tried. To balance it out, I also got the Banh Mi Salad – organic pressed and glazed tofu, char-grilled eggplant, house-pickled carrots, white cabbage, fresh jalapenos, basil, cilantro, mint, marinated kale and lightly tossed in a 5-spice glaze. It’s savory and sweet, very flavorful and fresh tasting. I did have to cut the tofu into smaller pieces to make for easier eating. Sign up for VG rewards to get the birthday coupon, it’s good for 14 days from when the email is sent.
Starbucks doesn’t have much in way of vegan food, there’s the multi-grain and plain bagel and the Hearty Veggie & Brown Rice Salad Bowl, which I tried several times to get but each time, the store was out of that item. I ended up getting a Peach Green Tea Lemonade. Register a Starbucks card to get a birthday reward of food or drink.
Once again, I didn’t make it to any of these places:
Jamba Juice, free smoothie or juice
Red Robin, free birthday burger
Rubio’s, free meal up to $7
Johnny Rockets, free hamburger with a purchase of any entree and drink
Noodles & Company, free birthday bowl
All in all, some great birthday freebies to celebrate another year of being older, wiser and vegan. Be sure to sign up at least 30 days before your birthday to get the reward in time. Wherever you are, whenever your birthday, wishing you an awesome year.
2014 Vegan Birthday Freebies