Chipotle - Here’s my favorite, all for $7.15 plus tax: Get a bowl with brown rice, a double serving of BOTH black beans and pinto beans, the “vegetable” option which is sautéed onions and green bell peppers, skip the meats (like duh!), get double servings of BOTH chopped tomatoes and corn, add some salsa, some guacamole, and top it off with lettuce. This is absolutely a winner! You can also get it in burrito form.
Cava - I get a bowl with “super greens” and a scoop of brown rice and a scoop of black lentils. I then ask for another scoop of lentils and a mini-pita. Then I get 3 scoops, 1 of hummus, 1 of roasted red bell pepper hummus, and 1 of eggplant. I then get the roasted vegetables option (skipping the meat of course). As for toppings, I get EVERY topping EXCEPT the feta cheese and I ask that they put extra beans in. No salad dressings! All the toppings and hummus provide more than enough flavor! This is about 2 pounds of food for about $9. Plus they give back $8 after so many visits.
Baja Fresh - Is similar to the above two, just ask them to pile on the vegan choices. You will not be disappointed!