The poke bowl is one of the most popular food items on the market. Arriving on the mainland by way of Hawaii, this mixture of rice, veggies, sauce, and fresh ingredients has single-handedly shifted the paradigm of what we think of when we hear the term “fast food.” This is why Island Fin Poke has abandoned the terminology altogether and describes our offerings as “fast casual.” While the poke bowl has been great for vegetarians and omnivores, its attributes that are helpful for a vegetarian or vegan diet are often overlooked. This is the purpose of the information presented here today. We’re going to go through the steps of building a vegan/vegetarian poke bowl for the benefit of our patrons who abstain from meat and dairy.
All About That Base
The “base” of a poke bowl is where it all begins. At Island Fin Poke, you have three ingredients to choose from, all of which are quite healthy. We offer white and brown rice, which is naturally gluten-free. For all you lovers of veggies, we also have a spring mix of greens that are just too good to pass up.
Protein & Mix-Ins
While our proteins at Island Fin Poke are mostly seafood, we do offer tofu as a substitute. Fear not, for the tofu can have its flavor enhancers by mix-ins such as edamame, corn, sweet onions, jalapenos, or OG veggies.
Choose a Sauce That’s Really Boss
Anyone who eats a lot of vegetarian food knows that tofu and greenery are sometimes only as good as the sauce they’re prepared with. At Island Fin Poke, we understand this sentiment, which is why we offer a variety of soy-based sauces that are gluten-free and ideal for any palate. For those who enjoy the basic soy sauce, we offer Shoyu. If you’re looking for a sweet sauce, Ponzu sauce is made with soy sauce, lime, lemon, and orange. And finally, for those who like a little bit of kick, we invite you to sample our Island Fin Fire and Wicked Wahine.
Now the fun begins—choosing the perfect toppings for your poke bowl is what makes the building experience enjoyable. This is also why the poke bowl is the most customizable food item since pizza. From chili flakes, onions, and pickled veggies to wasabi peas, coconut, and wonton. This is your opportunity to be as decadent as possible. Top it all off with our Ono Ono finishing sauce to take the spice factor to a level you’ve never experienced before.
It’s Always Friendly at Island Fin Poke
Whether you’re a vegan or vegetarian, you’ll find plenty of options that are ideal for you at Island Fin Poke. To view a full list of ingredients and read more tasty tidbits of information, visit our website. If you’d like to get your hands on an amazing poke bowl, visit Island Fin Poke Lake Nona today at 7004 Tavistock Lakes Blvd, Suite 148, in Orlando.