Great place for VEGANS!
My husband and I went to La Puente Mexican Restaurant in Ogden. I asked detailed questions, so you don’t have to!
Get the pinto beans that are not refried beans. They have them and will do that. Get a taco salad in a bowl, with no wheat shell. Get corn tortilla chips on the side for it. Get lettuce, cilantro, olives, fresh red and green bell peppers, tomatoes and avocadoes on it.
Their guac is vegan but it is easier for them to just get you sliced avocadoes for your custom order. The wheat flour tortillas are made with lard. The rice has chicken broth in it (just like Javier’s). The refried beans come sometimes from one supplier and sometimes from another (not made in-house). Some weeks, they get it from a supplier that says it is cooked in vegetable oil. Other weeks, they get it from a supplier that cooks it in lard. They know whihc supplie they get it from, so when you go, you could actually get refried beans if they got it that week from the supplier that cooks it in vegetable oil.
I liked this place over Javier’s because Javier’s does not give me all those vegetables on my custom salad. They only give me lettuce and (not many) tomatoes. They also accidentally gave me rice on the side at Javier’s, which has the chicken broth in it. This La Puente made no mistakes and was happy to give me plenty of veggies! Yay for them!
When you go and you order, be sure to tell the host, the server, the manager, or whomever you see (all of them) that you are a vegan and want this vegan special you read about on facebook.
1- Get “O-Town Vegan Taco Salad” on the menu, please!
2- We are a large community (325 members on O-Town Vegan on facebook, I see) of vegans!