PHOENIX- If you’re vegan (or vegetarian), it can be difficult to find good places to dine out and actually enjoy it. We’ve picked six of some of the best places around the valley.
1. Green New American Vegetarian is famous for their variety of vegan comfort foods. They’re ingredients are 100% plant-based, including their “meat” and “cheese”. Green specializes in providing comfort foods for vegans and I think it’s safe to say, people love it! Check out their website to see their menu.
2. Nami was actually created after Green New American Vegetarian’s famous ice cream treat, tSoynami, blew up. Nami was created as a way to bring Green’s famous pastries to the public at a bigger scale but since then, it has grown. They offer breakfast, brunch on the weekends, cookie dough, cakes, ice cream and more. Check out their website for all of their menu options and hours.
3. Verdura has a fun spin on your typical vegan eatery- it’s vinyl-themed. Verdura offers 100% plant-based appetizers, salads, sandwiches and desserts. They also host cool events like live music nights and themed food/ drink specials. Visit their website for more information. If you’re in the central Phoenix area, check out the newest vegan eatery!
4. Loving Hut is the largest international family of vegan restaurants with 38 locations in 14 states and over 200 locations in 35 countries! One can assume that this place is well-loved, everywhere. Loving Hut offers vegan appetizers, soups, sandwiches, burgers, entrees and desserts. Check out their website.
5. Mi Vegana Madre mixes vegan food and Mexican culture to create their cuisine. Their website says that their purpose was created from their love for animals and their love for the food their mothers, grandmothers and aunts cooked for them. They offer fun twists on Mexican dishes like Tacos De Carne Asada, Soy-rizo Burritos and Nutchos. Check out their website to see store information.
6. The Uprooted Kitchen is a family-run plant-based eating located in Gilbert, AZ. It all started as a food truck but in time, they needed to expand the business. They use local farmers and vendors like The Farm at Agritopia, Rhibafarms, Boxed Greens and at least ten others to create their menu. The menu includes “cereal,” “sweet,” and “savory” options that range from breakfast crepes to kale salad bowls. Check out their website for their weekly menu options.
A few more vegan restaurants are The Coronado, Vegan House, Casa Terra, Engrained Cafe and Veggie Village.