Evolution: Fast Food

By Tiffany Janay

At some point in life you are going to have to deal with the issue of “good health”.  You can ignore it or pretend it doesn’t exist because it has no relevance to YOUR life, but at some point this theory will be challenged, I promise.  But who wants to eat that “healthy” bland food with no flavor and no fun?  Not me, that’s for sure, and that’s why I don’t. There is a whole world out there filled with exotic flavors and mouth pleasing textures waiting for you to explore.  The first place you can start is right here in San Diego at Evolution Fast Food.

The food at Evolution will guarantee to challenge any misconception you had about the taste of healthy food.  Their menu is filled with items you are familiar with like burgers, fries, shakes, pizza, and ice cream. How is that healthy, you might ask? Well, all of their food is animal product free, primarily organic, and prepared with fresh and natural ingredients. They opt to fry their foods in corn or soy oil that has not been hydrogenated, which saves you from the unnecessary trans fats that you would get from traditional fast foods.

There’s a culture that believes consuming animal products is extremely hazardous to our health; scientists and doctors have cosigned with this as well.  With diseases and obesity on the rise, it’s hard not to believe the truth in it. While in the past, eating animals may have been a necessity for our health and even beneficial, in today’s modern world, the animals that are being raised and slaughtered for our consumption cannot be compared to the same animals from back then. A little trip on Google or a friendly conversation with your token vegetarian friend could prove to provide you with some interesting mind challenging information.

Evolution is located directly across the street from Balboa Park, on the corner of 6th and Quince. They have a beautiful patio area for you to chill at with a fountain of flowing water to set the ambiance. In case you happen to be in a hurry, they also have a drive thru. Their menu ranges from fried vegetarian foods to more nutritious raw foods like their raw cheeseburger, raw hemp milk, and raw soft serve ice cream.  ‘Raw’ simply meaning that the foods used in the dish were not heated at all or not over a temperature higher than 118°, which preserves necessary enzymes and nutrients in the food so you can get the highest nutritional value.

This is a great restaurant to bring your kids to because of the kid friendly foods like their soft serve ice cream that is made from soy milk rather than cow’s milk – the flavor is incredible!  You can also have your choice of toppings like chocolate syrup or whipped cream. The flavor of ice cream changes daily, so you always have a reason to stop by and try something new. You can also pick up a fudge brownie or chocolate chip cookie to go.  Something I like about Evolution is their disclosure of ingredients that are used in their foods.  All the desserts already come with the list, but in case you’re curious, the staff is always down to give you an ear full about what they cook with and why.

Definitely do not pass up their pizzas either!  The crust is deliciously thin and piled high with toppings of your choice. They use a cheese that makes me happy called Daiya, which is soy and dairy free, but melts and tastes like the cheese you are familiar with.  Pair that with their Himalayan Sunset Smoothie and thank me later. And make sure you order it with their in-house prepared hemp milk to take it to the next level.

You can also get fresh squeezed juices, wheatgrass shots, smoothies, and gluten free meals and desserts.   They also have wraps, salads, and natural sodas.  On the weekends, stop by for a delicious breakfast and treat yourself to hot pancakes served with 100% pure maple syrup.

With so many choices and different varieties of food to choose from, Evolution is a good pick for anyone. Their prices are extremely reasonable and you can feel good about anything you choose from the menu.  It’s a good spot for those leaning towards a healthier lifestyle and those who are already on the right path.  Support good local businesses like this.

Evolution is located at 2949 5th Ave.

To see what Evolution is all about, check out my video at www.OrganicBlood.com

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