NorCal Eats: Amy’s Drive Thru

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Many of you have probably walked through the freezer aisle, at your local grocery store, and seen the plethora of Amy’s Kitchen frozen products (if you haven’t, go look!) I was first introduced to Amy’s products back in 2013 when I decided I was going to try and follow a vegetarian (and later vegan) diet. I am not afraid to admit I used to rely heavily on convenience foods and being able to find a company that not only offered veggie friendly items, but truly cared about the ingredients they used, made switching up my diet so much easier. When it was announced that Amy’s was in the process of opening up an eatery, in Rohnert Park, CA, that promoted the same values, and offered the same amazing food as their packaged products, I was beyond excited. In the summer of 2015, dreams became reality; Amy’s Drive Thru was open for business!

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Amy’s Drive Thru’s iconic water tower and living roof (yes, the vegetation up there is real!)

I have had the pleasure of visiting Amy’s Drive Thru a handful of times (I live about 45 minutes south) and after each visit I wish I lived a lot closer. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very refreshing and inviting. It is obvious, upon arrival, that the owners had a vision for serving hand-crafted food in an eco-friendly environment, and they did just that. The building itself is constructed from a reclaimed barn, and the small amount of new wood that was needed to complete the project, is Forest Stewardship certified. Their water tower stores rainwater to be used for irrigation and the living roof is home to over 10 species of drought-tolerant and pollinator friendly plants. And if that wasn’t enough, all the utensils, including the takeout containers, are recyclable and only use non-GMO material. If they put this much effort into perfecting their location, imagine what the food tastes like…

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THE AMY (single)
veggie patty, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, Fred sr.’s secret sauce

During our most recent trip to Amy’s Drive Thru, I order the “single” version of The Amy. I ordered it with regular secret sauce (you have the option of regular or spicy), and without cheese. Boy, did that hit the spot! After going back to eating meat this last year, I somewhat forgot how satisfying eating a good veggie burger can be (because its a lot less heavy and there are no animals harmed) I would typically order cheese on my burger however, as my side, I chose their chili cheese fries (no photo due to digging into them before I could think of getting out my phone) Although I try to get a different item from the menu each time I go, I somehow always still get an order of the chili cheese fries. They are seriously amazing!

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Amy’s Drive Thrus motto is, “Runs On Love”, and I truly believe they live by that. From the thought they put into building a beautiful structure, to the care in creating a unique vegetarian (with vegan and gluten free options) menu. You can visit Amy’s Drive Thru without sacrificing the convenience of other fast-food chains, and more importantly, without sacrificing your health.

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5 thoughts on “NorCal Eats: Amy’s Drive Thru

  1. I haven’t heard of this place, but I am in Manitoba, Canada. Don’t know if that makes a difference. It sounds great though and the food looks amazing 😊😊

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    1. Well, they only have one location (as of now) so I’m not surprised you haven’t heard of it😜 But I wonder if any of their packaged products are at your local grocery…

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