What if we told you you could still enjoy all your favorite Big Bowl flavors, without the meat? You’re in luck because all Big Bowl locations nationwide have introduced a vegetarian menu with 17 new dishes, including the Tofu Poké Bowl, Kung Pao Tofu with noodles, Cashew Tofu, Tofu & Broccoli and more.

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Big Bowl Kung Pao Tofu Noodles vegetable chinese vegetable thai
Kung Pao Tofu from Big Bowl

Big Bowl’s Executive Chef Raul Gutierrez says there was definitely a desire from guests (yes, you!) for more vegetarian-friendly options at the restaurant. So Chef Raul and his team set out to create veggie versions of some of Big Bowl’s most beloved dishes.

Big Bowl Vegetable Wonton Soup vegetable chinese vegetable thai
Vegetable Wonton Soup from Big Bowl

So, how do you make your favorite Chinese and Thai dishes vegetarian-friendly? Chef Raul and his team created a housemade roasted vegetarian broth with lemongrass and ginger in lieu of chicken stock, as well as substituting tofu for chicken, beef or seafood.

Big Bowl Cashew Tofu
Cashew Tofu from Big Bowl

“The broth contains roasted vegetables that we season with lemongrass and ginger, which gives it the Asian essence and flavors. We also blanch instead of fry the green beans in the dishes,” explains Chef Raul. His favorite dishes on the new menu are the Tofu & Broccoli and Tofu Poké Bowl.

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Tofu Poké Bowl from Big Bowl

“The Tofu & Broccoli is full of flavor, it’s rich and savory. The Tofu Poké Bowl is a very refreshing dish, full of so many different textures and flavors. I love the added component of pineapple for sweetness, which pairs well with the cilantro-chili vinaigrette on top.”

Pop into a Big Bowl near you to give these new veggie dishes a try!

Big Bowl Vegetable Summer Roll
Big Bowl Vegetable Summer Roll

Looking for more vegetarian options? Check out some of our favorite vegetarian dishes!

Learn more about some of our favorite vegan dishes.

Click here to see how Executive Chef Raul Gutierrez got his start at Lettuce Entertain You.