2/13/089 update: I went to CPK 2 days ago (2/11) and had forgotten what was lacto-vegetarian and what was not. The waiter kindly showed me this big book that they keep with all the ingredient and allergen information. From this book I was able to learn the following in addition to the information I've already posted below.
- Corn Chowder - contains chicken broth
- Hot Fudge Sauce - contains egg whites
- Kung Pao Sauce - contains chicken broth
- Ice Cream - Haagen Dazs, contains eggs*
Without eggs or chicken broth (or other meat-base):
- Tortilla Soup
- Split Pea Soup
- Black Beans
- Fettucini Noodles
- Penne Rigate
- All Pizza Dough
click here for CPK's allergen list
9/24/08 update: A comment was left below by a reader who noticed a discrepancy similar to the one reported on 8/20/08. The Grilled Vegetarian Sandwich is listed as lacto-vegetarian, which should mean there are no eggs, but the allergen chart says it contains eggs. I contacted the Guest Relations administrator and she stated this an error. The sandwich is lacto-ovo-vegetarian. There are eggs in the sun-dried tomato aioli. This should be corrected by tomorrow on their website. Great catch!
Also, the reader inquired about eggs in the pizza dough. The administrator reconfirmed that the pizza dough is without eggs.
8/20/08 update: A comment was left below by a reader who noticed a discrepancy between the vegetarian/gluten-free informational chart and allergen chart. The tortilla soup is listed as lacto-vegetarian, which should mean there are no eggs, but the allergen chart says it contains eggs. I spoke with the corporate administrator again and she reconfirmed that there are no eggs and the allergen chart needs to be corrected. She also verified that the Tostada Pizza without ranch dressing is lacto-vegetarian as well. It is lacto-ovo-vegetarian with the ranch.
I found this wonderful chart online that indicates California Pizza Kitchen's (CPK's) vegan, lacto-ovo-, lacto-, and gluten-free options. It includes their definitions for the different types of diets as well. According to the corporate Guest Relations administrator, CPK just recently posted this, along with an allergen chart that contains information on what is eggless.
It is interesting to note that the Sedona Tortilla Soup is stated to be both lacto-ovo-vegetarian and lacto-vegetarian. I could've sworn a CPK server had once told me the soup contains chicken stock, but the corporate Guest Relations administrator confirmed that it does not have any. Their other vegetarian soup is the Dakota Smashed Pea & Barley Soup. Plus they have two lacto-vegetarian (aka vegetarian and eggless) desserts: Apple Crisp (without the ice cream) and Key Lime Pie. It is always nice when you end up learning that you have more options than you think!
click here for CPK Vegetarian/ Gluten Free Information
click here for the CPK Allergen Chart