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Meet Damian Gonzalez of Veggilish in Downtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Damian Gonzalez.

Damian, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
My story begins back in 2015 when I have presented a unique opportunity. I was to continue going to school and keep my job a or roll the dice and go into business for myself. With only a few days to choose an option, I saw my life before my eyes in two defining crossroads. I decided to jump into the venture which is now known in Downtown San Diego as Veggilish. After years of trial and error and countless hours, Veggilish has established itself within the community as a wholesome, delicious twist to an ordinary everyday salad. Now, at 26 years old, I could have never imagined the places and people I have come across because I decided to take that risk. Today, I envision Veggilish being the In N Out of fast food. If you can get a hamburger and fries in a drive-thru in under five minutes, why can’t you have a complete macronutrient meal instead, whether your vegan, vegetarian or not. I’d like to thank everyone who has been part of this epic journey. I love you parents! 🦁

Has it been a smooth road?
I believe the “challenges” have been part of the show as always joke at Veggilish. It has been a long time now that I decided to switch my point of view on so-called problems and challenges that occur in day to day operations. Much of these obstacles can be dampened by having proper systems and organizations within the company. However, those that are out of your control, the ones that fall into Murphy’s law are the ones we simply have to accept and not let them beat you down. This has greatly improved my ability to stay productive and passionate about what I do.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Veggilish story. Tell us more about the business.
Veggilish is a fast-casual eatery focusing on health conscience foods. Our team creates whole food bowls, which have established ourselves in the community as a staple for clean nutritious lunches. We are known for our happy atmosphere and positive staff. We take great pride in giving our guests the best quality food as well as service. I am most proud of how much we have grown and what this company has made of anyone who has somehow been a part of it.

How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I believe this industry will continue to get bigger and bigger. People are becoming more food conscience and realizing many of our health problems are starting because of the traditional American diet. Veggilish is here to encourage that change and make it accessible to everyone seeking a whole food meal.

Contact Info:

  • Website:
  • Phone: 6197983381
  • Email:
  • Instagram: veggilish
  • Facebook: veggilish fresh and healthy
  • Yelp: veggilish fresh and healthy

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