The local roster of healthy eating options has expanded. Veggie Grill, a fast-casual vegetarian restaurant, opened its first Downtown outpost at 523 W. Sixth St. on Tuesday, Dec. 18.

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Veggie Grill, which launched in Irvine in 2006, has restaurants in four states. The chain is known for its plant-based menu, including the VG beyond burger, Mediterranean Supergreens salad and Santa Fe Crispy Chickin.’

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“With this opening, Veggie Grill will be a part of Downtown Los Angeles’ revitalization and cater to a dynamic community who believes in our purpose — better for you. Better for the planet,” Veggie Grill CEO Steve Heely said in a prepared statement.

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The location is open 10:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekends.

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