Vegetarian Journal's Guide to Natural Foods Restaurants in the U.S. and Canada

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Arizona

Bisbee

··Whyld Ass Coffee Shop

54 Brewery Ave., Bisbee, AZ 85603

(520) 353-4004

Vegan/bakery/coffeehouse. The Whyld Ass Coffee Shop features many breakfast options like biscuits and gravy, pastries, and quinoa oatmeal. Stop in for lunch for a wide selection of soup, salads, and sandwiches. They have a variety of coffees, teas, smoothies, and juices. Every Saturday, the coffee shop features an open mic night.

Open Sunday through Thursday for breakfast and lunch. Open Friday and Saturday for three meals
Counter service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $-$$

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Cave Creek

··Chef Sara's Raw Vegan Academy & Café

6602 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331

(480) 575-7853

Vegan/raw foods/organic. Chef Sara's Raw Vegan Academy and Café is an all-vegan, raw, and organic eatery with no gluten or soy. In addtion to the café, they offer a vegan chef certification program and store.

Open Tuesday through Thursday for lunch. Open Friday and Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for lunch. Closed Monday
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies
VISA/MC, $$-$$$

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Chandler

·Khaana Khazana

4929 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226

(480) 893-0030

Vegetarian/Indian. Khanna Khazana features dishes from a number of different regions in India, as well as Indo-Chinese fare. Their extensive menu includes Stuffed Tava Eggplant and Aloo Gobi Masala. Per the menu, please ask for their vegan food options. Reservations are accepted.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $$

Pita Jungle

1949 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ 85224

(480) 855-3232

Mediterranean. Pita Jungle is a fresh and fun eatery offering Mediterranean foods with many vegetarian and vegan options. They have a terrific downloadable vegan chart on their website that indicates what items are vegan and if not, the reason (example: Artichoke Pasta Salad is not vegan as it has cheese). Menu items include pita sandwiches, pita wraps, falafel, hummus, salads, veggie burgers, and wood-fired pizzas. Tofu can be substituted for most chicken, meat, and fish dishes. Smoothies can be made with soy and no yogurt to become vegan. They can do applicable substitutions to make any dish vegan. Each location has its own unique vibe and features cool art, but please note that menu items, services offered, and hours may vary as well.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, smoothies, soymilk, beer/wine, non-alcoholic beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

·The Uprooted Kitchen

N/A, Chandler, AZ 85286

(480) 332-2104

Vegetarian/food truck/organic. The Uprooted Kitchen is an all-vegetarian food truck run by a husband-and-wife team. All meals served are vegan or can easily be made vegan. The menu changes regularly, but you'll always find staples like the Tempeh Spinach Salad or Veggie Sushi. Check out the rotating selection of soups and veggie burgers as well. Be sure to save room for their delicious baked goods including vegan scones. The food truck is silver with a red overhang, making it easy to spot. The truck is usually in the towns of Chandler or Gilbert; check their website to find their current location.

Open Thursday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Monday through Wednesday
Take-out
vegan options
catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Woodlands Vegetarian South Indian Kitchen

4980 W. Ray Rd., Ste. 10, Chandler, AZ 85226

(480) 820-2249

Vegetarian/Indian. Woodlands Vegetarian South Indian Kitchen offers authentic South Indian cuisine that is completely vegetarian. Most dishes are vegan and are noted as such on the menu. Enjoy vegan selections such as Tofu Curry, Woodlands Spring Dosai, Tamarind Rice, or Tomato Onion Uthappam. Woodlands is closed on weekdays between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Wednesday through Monday for lunch and dinner. Closed Tuesday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

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Cottonwood

Orion's Flour Garden Café

1028 N Main St, #A, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

(928) 649-1557

Café/bakery/coffeehouse. Orion's Flour Garden Café & Gluten Free Bakery offers a comfy atmosphere and tasty eats. Menu offerings include homemade soups, sandwiches, salads, baked goods, organic coffees, and loose leaf teas. The café is located in Orion's Bread Company Building.

Open Monday through Saturday for breakfast, lunch, and early dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, espresso
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Flagstaff

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Sedona.)

·Macy's

14 S. Beaver St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 774-2243

Vegetarian bakery/coffeehouse. Macy's European Coffeehouse, Bakery & Vegetarian Restaurant is located in downtown Flagstaff and offers fresh pastas and sauces made from scratch, as well as soups, salads, and sandwiches.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk
VISA/MC, $

·Morning Glory Café

115 S. San Francisco St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 774-3705

Vegetarian/American. Morning Glory Café is an eclectic and cozy eatery offering vegetarian and vegan sandwiches, soups, and salads. Try the Hemp Burger, their specialty. Cash only.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Sunday and Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out
$$

Mountain Oasis

11 E. Aspen Ave., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 214-9270

International. Flagstaff is a major stop on the way to the southern rim of the Grand Canyon and Mountain Oasis is located in its historic downtown. Specializing in international cuisine, natural foods are used to prepare items such as garden scrambler with tofu & seasoned veggies, grilled portobello mushroom sandwiches, organic tempeh burgers, falafel sandwiches, and Japanese-style nori rolls. A juice bar is also available. Reservations are recommended for dinner,

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, espresso/capuccino, smoothies, soymilk, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $$-$$$

Pita Jungle

320 S. Regent St., Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 774-0086

Mediterranean. This location is next to New Frontiers. See description under Chandler, AZ.

locations

Gilbert

Pita Jungle

1431 E. Williams Field Rd., Ste. 101, Gilbert, AZ 85295

(480) 814-2535

Mediterranean. See description under Chandler, AZ.

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Glendale

··Loving Hut

3515 W. Union Hills Dr., Ste. 123, Glendale, AZ 85308

(602) 978-0393

Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet. This location of Loving Hut in the North Phoenix area is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, soymilk, espresso/cappuccino, non-alcoholic beer, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

Pita Jungle

7530 W. Bell Rd., Ste. 106, Glendale, AZ 85308

(623) 486-2615

Mediterranean. See description under Chandler, AZ.

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Mesa

India Oven

1315 S. Gilbert Rd., Mesa, AZ 85204

(480) 892-3333

Indian. India Oven offers authentic Indian cuisine with many vegetarian and vegan items. Order off the menu or try their daily lunch and dinner buffets. The restaurant is located half a block north of the 60 Freeway and Gilbert Road. India Oven is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, special beverages
VISA/MC, $$

·Iss' Magic Mixes Oatmeal Café

1941 W. Guadalupe Rd., Ste. 118, Mesa, AZ 85202

(480) 306-4009

Vegetarian/American. Iss' Magic Mixes are specialty oatmeal mixes that are produced right in the cafe. Choose from a variety of unique oatmeal mixes served in some interesting ways. They serve the mixes i in coconut oil, in almond or soy milk or in apple sauce, etc. The only non-vegan option is in the form of dairy based yogurt for the oatmeal parfaits, but the also offer coconut yogurt. They also serve an all vegan menu of smoothies, pancakes, muffins, cookies and scones all made with Iss' Magic Mixes oatmeal's. Local herbal teas are served along with coffee alternatives and vegan hot chocolate. This cafe has indoor and outdoor seating and all food is made to-go. They have cute outdoor seating and bar stool seating inside with all stainless steel counters. They do have some standard seating as well, but it's small inside because this location is also their manufacturing facility for their oatmeal mixes. This company is dedicated to sustainability and composts and recycles all of their cups, plates, spoons and food scraps. They also sell pet treats and welcome pets on their patio seating area. Outdoor seating is available.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for breakfast. Closed Sunday and Monday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

Pita Jungle

1850 W. Southern Ave,, Mesa, AZ 85202

(480) 615-7482

1652 S. Val Vista Dr., Ste. 128, Mesa, AZ 85204

(480) 339-3595

Mediterranean. See description under Chandler, AZ.

·The Cutting Board Bakery & Café

2235 S. Power Rd., Ste. 116, Mesa, AZ 85209

(480) 654-8081

Vegetarian/organic. The Cutting Board Bakery & Café serves vegetarian, organic, and local foods. Try menu items like their Black Bean Burger, Cheesy Mac, or the Lentil Cabbage Wrap. Enjoy a fresh juice or smoothie such as the Red Head - made of strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate juice, dates, chia seed, and agave syrup. Breakfast is available all day on Sunday. Check out their daily specials online. The Cutting Board is community-oriented and frequently hosts speakers, seminars, and other educational events. The restaurant is located just south of Baseline Road in the East Valley. Outdoor seating is available.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Monday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

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Phoenix

(For restaurant listings in the surrounding areas, see Tempe.)

··Aside of Heart

901 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

(602) 349-3134

Vegan/natural foods/eclectic. Aside of Heart is a vegan eatery, event venue, and art gallery located in downtown Phoenix. Offering an extensive menu of fresh vegan world cuisine, enjoy vegan tostadas and pita pizza with Daiya cheese or savor a vegan donut. Breakfast is available all day. Check out one of the many paintings that line the walls or browse the Internet (they offer free Wi-Fi). Aside of Heart is known for its positive energy, creative environment, and occasional late night live music. Reservations are accepted.

Open daily for lunch and dinner through late night service
Full service
take-out, delivery, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

·Bragg's Factory Diner

1301 NW Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85007

(602) 733-8076

Vegetarian/diner/American. Bragg's Factory Diner is located in downtown Phoenix in the historic and newly-renovated Bragg's Pie Factory Building. The restaurant serves classic diner food made vegetarian. Some of the vegan menu selections include Scrambled Tofu, the Southwestern Beet Burger, and a Portobello Mushroom Sandwich. Pie, of course, is also on the menu.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

··Green

2022 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004

(602) 258-1870

Vegan/American. Green is an all-vegan restaurant offering delicious comfort foods. Starters include Spicy Buffalo 'Wings,' Egglessrolls, and Green Hummus. Enjoy Flatbread Pizzas, Asian Bowls, Sandwiches, Burgers, and Po-boys. Don't forget to save room for vegan soft serve ice cream!

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Limited service
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX, $

India Palace

2941 W. Bell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85053

(602) 942-4224

Indian. India Palace offers a variety of vegetarian options.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

Indian Delhi Palace

5104 E. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85008

(602) 244-8181

Indian. Indian Delhi Palace offers many vegetarian dishes, including Roasted Eggplant, Garbanzo Beans with Ginger, Fresh Okra with Onions, Cauliflower and Potatoes, Samosas, and fresh breads.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

··Loving Hut

3239 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018

(602) 264-3480

Vegan/Asian/American. Loving Hut is an international vegan restaurant chain with the slogan, "Be Veg. Go Green. Save the Planet." They offer gourmet vegan cuisine "for those making the noble transition to a plant-based diet." Although the menu varies by location, it typically includes appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and special beverages. Both Asian and American meals are served including mock meat and vegetable dishes. Loving Hut was created with a vision that all beings could live in peace, love, and harmony with each other and the planet. This location of Loving Hut in Central Phoenix is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours. Also please note that they are closed the last Sunday of each month.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner. Closed Monday
Limited service
take-out, fresh juices, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

··Nami

2014 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85006

(602) 258-6264

Vegan/bakery/coffeehouse/ice cream. Nami is a fun vegan bakery and coffee bar with a wide variety of soy soft-serve ice creams. A different selection of vegan baked goods is offered each day. They can also cater events, including custom wedding cakes.

Open daily
Counter service
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $

·Organic Shores

4030 E. Bell Rd., Ste. 112, Phoenix, AZ 85032

(480) 237-2777

Vegetarian/raw foods/organic/juice bar. All organic, mostly raw restaurant serving dishes that feature cuisines from around the world. Try the spaghetti, the burrito supreme, or the 7-layer salad. They also serve decadent desserts like fruit tarts, brownies, cheesecakes, cinnamon rolls, mud pies, and much more. Outdoor seating is available.

Open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday and Monday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices
VISA/MC, $-$$

Persian Garden Café

1335 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85013

(602) 263-1915

Persian. Though not vegetarian, this restaurant serves a wide range of vegetable-based soups, vegetable stir-fries, tofu dishes, eggplant dishes, hummus, and Middle Eastern specialties. You may want to try the Spinach Herb or Spud Burger for lunch and the Vegetable Stew Eggplant for dinner. Be sure to leave room for some homemade vegan desserts, like carrot cake, cheesecake, and Persian Saffron Rice Pudding. Near Veterans Convention Center and the State Fair Grounds.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for dinner only. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
macrobiotic options, fresh juices, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, beer/wine, reservations recommended, take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$$

Pita Jungle

4340 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018

(602) 955-7482

20910 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. 140, Phoenix, AZ 85050

(480) 473-2321

2530 W. Happy Valley Rd., Ste. 1261, Phoenix, AZ 85085

(623) 587-5572

1001 N. 3rd Ave., Ste. 4, Phoenix, AZ 85003

(602) 258-7482

4921 E. Ray Rd., Ste. B2, Phoenix, AZ 85044

(480) 785-7482

Mediterranean. Pita Jungle on 3rd Avenue is located in the Gold Spot Marketing Center in downtown Phoenix. Pita Jungle on Happy Valley Road is located in the Norterra Mall. See description under Chandler, AZ.

·Pomegranate Café

4025 E. Chandler Blvd., Ste. 28, Phoenix, AZ 85048

(480) 706-7472

Vegetarian/café/organic. Pomegranate Café offers natural foods that are vegetarian and organic. Enjoy salads, wraps, sandwiches, bowls, and soups, along with breakfast fare. The menu changes depending on what is fresh and in-season.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Monday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, smoothies, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC, $$

·Sage Kitchen

4773 N. 20th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016

(602) 283-1210

Vegetarian/organic. Sage Kitchen offers organic, vegetarian foods with many raw foods selections. Vegan selections are clearly labeled. Try one of the wraps or pizzas. Also enjoy a wide range of main dishes including a burrito and enchiladas. Sage Kitchen is located at 20th Street and Camelback Road in the Town & Country Shopping Center behind Trader Joe's.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for brunch
Full service
vegan options
take-out, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

··Treehouse Bakery

1348 W. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85007

(480) 560-5233

Vegan/bakery/organic. At Treehouse Bakery, you can find hand-crafted, artisan, and all-vegan cupcakes, cookies, muffins, pies, uncheesecakes, and tons of other treats! The bakery uses only all-natural and organic ingredients that are always egg and dairy free (with many gluten-free options, too). Treehouse is located in central Phoenix and caters to birthdays, graduations, weddings, and other celebrations. Stop by today for some mouth-watering desserts that will leave you wanting more!

Open Tuesday through Sunday. Closed Monday
Counter service
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Yusef's

15236 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032

(602) 867-2957

Middle Eastern. This combination grocery, restaurant, and deli serves vegetarian dishes, including falafel, vegetarian grape leaves, and tabbouleh salad.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $

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Scottsdale

D'Lish Drive Thru

2613 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85257

(480) 247-8537

Natural foods/organic/coffeehouse. D'Lish Drive Thru wants to provide a healthy alternative to fast food. Enjoy soups, salads, wraps, sandwiches, and specialty coffee drinks with vegetarian items noted on the menu. They use organic and locally-sourced ingredients as much as possible along with recyclable packaging and eco-conscious products. Eat at D'Lish or use the convenient drive-thru.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch and early dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, smoothies, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

··Fresh Mint

13802 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254

(480) 443-2556

Vegan/Asian. The food at Fresh Mint might not taste minty, but it is sure to be fresh and delicious. This all-vegan Thai-style restaurant offers meals that will please herbivores and carnivores alike. To start, try the Fried Imperial Rolls (Julienne taro root, carrots, bean thread, shiitake mushrooms, tofu, onion and yellow bean all rolled in a crispy shell and served with vegetarian dipping sauce). Yum!

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
take-out
VISA/MC/DISC, $$-$$$

Pita Jungle

7366 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

(480) 922-7482

7014 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

(480) 947-7482

14858 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

(480) 949-7482

Mediterranean. See description under Chandler, AZ.

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Sedona

·ChocolaTree

1595 West Hwy 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

(928) 282-2997

Vegetarian/raw foods/organic. ChocolaTree serves mostly vegan food (the only exception is honey used in some dishes). The food is fresh, organic, processed sugar-free, mostly raw, and mostly homemade. Ingredients are often locally-grown; in fact, ChocolaTree grows many herbs and root vegetables in its own garden. They also make their own raw chocolates, some of which are vegan. Relish the Loaded Mushroom Magic (a large homemade pancake stuffed with vegan butter, spinach, and crimini mushroom gravy), the Falafel Platter (homemade falafel, fresh tomato, cucumber, red onion ringlets, creamy garlic dill dip, veggie hummus, and onion flat bread), or the Kale Quinoa Salad (hearty quinoa grain tossed with leafy kale in an almond chili sauce topped with shredded carrots, red onion, sprouts, and red bell pepper). ChocolaTree hosts lots of fun events in its garden, including live music, poetry readings, raw food classes, community dinners, gardening forums, movie nights, and yoga classes. They also sell a wide selection of foods online. The restaurant is across the street and one block away from New Frontiers.

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Oaxaca Restaurant & Cantina

321 N. Hwy. 89A, Sedona, AZ 86339

(928) 282-4179

Mexican. Oaxaca offers regional and Sourthwestern entrées, featuring blue-corn and whole-wheat tortillas. Heart-healthy dishes and vegetarian meals are planned by a registered dietitian. All food is prepared fresh daily without additives or animal fat.

Open daily
Full service
take-out, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

Simon's Hot Dogs

2050 Yavapai Dr., Sedona, AZ 86336

(928) 496-0266

Hot dogs. Simon's offers Colombian-style gourmet hot dogs with most selections available as vegetarian and vegan. Items that can be vegan include Bratwurst (with sauerkraut & spicy mustard), Sonoran Cousin (with refried beans, onions, & peppers), and Hola Amigo (with creamy avocado, tahini, & jalapenos). They offer vegan cheese and are generous with toppings. The most popular hot dog is the Colombian with Sweet Pineapple, Crushed Potato Chips, and their own Simon's Spread. The eatery is located in the entrance of the Oak Creek Brewery Co. in West Sedona. Outdoor seating is available.

Open Thursday for dinner. Open Friday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Open Monday and Tuesday for dinner. Closed Wednesday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

Thai Spices

2611 W. Highway 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336

(928) 282-0599

Thai. Vegetarians can dine on Pad Thai (a rice noodle, vegetable, and tofu dish), Thai Fried Rice, vegetable curry, organic brown rice, and other dishes at Thai Spices. The restaurant is located across from Circle K Market. Thai Spices is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

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Sierra Vista

Golden Dragon Asian Restaurant

2151 S. Hwy. 92, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

(520) 458-7575

Chinese. This friendly traditional Chinese restaurant offers vegans a lot to choose from, with vegetable and bean curd dishes getting their own menu section. Also available are the standard vegetable lo mein, chow mein, and ho fan.

Open Tuesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner. Closed Monday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, beer
VISA/MC, $-$$

My Place

1081 E. Fry Blvd., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

(520) 458-1743

International. My Place offers something for everyone with offerings of American, Mexican, and Asian cuisines. Their extensive menus have many vegetarian items; vegan options include sandwiches, salads, and Vietnamese entrées.

Open daily for three meals
Full service
vegan options
take-out, espresso/cappuccino
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

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Snowflake

Amelia's Garden

305 S. Main St., Snowflake, AZ 85937

(928) 536-2046

Natural foods store/café/organic. Amelia's Garden is a natural foods store and café in the White Mountains of Arizona. Menu items include sandwiches, soups, and salads along with daily specials. The focus is on organic and locally-sourced ingredients. Vegan substitutes for cheese (rice & almond cheeses) and mayo are available.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch. Closed Sunday
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, espresso, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

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Tempe

·24 Carrots, Natural Café & Juice Bar

1701 E. Guadalupe Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283

(480) 753-4411

Vegetarian/raw foods/juice bar. 24 Carrots is a natural foods café and juice bar. They use organic and local ingredients as often as possible. Enjoy thirst-quenching smoothies, vegan pastries, and raw vegan sandwiches. Try the 'Daily Ra'wich' - a delicious compilation of raw Daisuki bread, almond cheese, stacked vegetables, homemade dressing, salad, and organic carrots. 24 Carrots is located in the Tempe Square Shopping Center.

Open Sunday through Tuesday for brunch. Open Wednesday through Saturday for brunch and lunch
Limited service
vegan options
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

Byblos Restaurant

3332 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85282

(480) 894-1945

Middle Eastern. Dine on delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, including hummus, tabbouleh, falafel, stuffed grape leaves, and more.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Sunday for dinner. Closed holidays
Full service
vegan options
non-alcoholic wine/beer, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $$

D'Lish Drive Thru

1135 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 517-1111

Natural foods/organic/coffeehouse. The Tempe location is on the southwest corner of Apache and Terrace, between McClintock and Rural. See description under Scottsdale, AZ.

Delhi Palace

933 E. University Dr., Ste. 103, Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 921-2200

Indian. Delhi Palace offers many vegetarian options. The restaurant is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $-$$

··Desert Roots Kitchen

414 S. Mill Ave., Ste. 111, Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 382-0228

Vegan/international. Desert Roots Kitchen offers an ever-changing vegan menu of global cuisine. Using as many local ingredients as possible, the restaurant caters to all allergens including gluten-free, soy-free, and nut-free. They are a great place for a quiet lunch. Outdoor patio seating is available. Desert Roots is located in the Mill Avenue Shops Courtyard in downtown Tempe.

Open Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. Closed Saturday and Sunday
Limited service
take-out, catering, smoothies, soymilk
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

··Green

2240 N. Scottsdale Rd., #8, Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 941-9003

Vegan/American. See description under Phoenix, AZ.

Pita Jungle

1250 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 804-0234

Mediterranean. See description under Chandler, AZ.

Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday and Sunday for brunch, lunch, and dinner

Sahara Middle Eastern Restaurant

1804 E. Southern Ave., Ste. 1, Tempe, AZ 85282

(480) 966-1971

Mediterranean/Middle Eastern. The family-run restaurant offers several vegetarian dishes, including hummus, baba ghanouj, tabbouleh, salads, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, and more. Sahara is located on the NE corner of Southern and McClintock, easily accessible from Loop 101 and the 60.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Tzikii Pita Grill

7510 S. Priest Dr., # 104, Tempe, AZ 85283

(480) 456-5555

Mediterranean/Greek. Tzikii Pita Grill offers veggie foods including falafel and pita sandwiches. Don't miss their vegan Koshari bowl, a classic Egyptian street food made of rice, pasta, and legumes, crowned with a spicy-sweet tomato sauce and creamy caramelized onions.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering
VISA/MC, $

·Udupi

1636 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 994-8787

Vegetarian/Indian. Udupi is a vegetarian restaurant specializing in South Indian cuisine. They are happy to guide you through the menu which is 80% vegan. Their extensive selections include curries, Pulavs, Dosai, Indian breads, and Uthappam. Popular dishes include Gobi Manchurian and Vegetable Manchurian. Udupi is closed between lunch and dinner, so please call ahead for hours.

Open daily for lunch buffet and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $$

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Tucson

China-Thai Cuisine

6502 E. Tanque Verde, Tucson, AZ 85715

(520) 885-6860

Chinese/Thai. China-Thai Cuisine serves about eight vegetable dishes, as well as tofu vegetable soup, in a totally non-smoking environment.

Open for lunch and dinner
Full service
take out, delivery
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

·Food For Ascension Café

330 E. 7th St., Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 882-4736

Vegetarian/organic. Food For Ascension offers a fresh menu of seasonal vegetarian and vegan dishes. They consider themselves to be a vegetable forward, plant-based, seed-to-table, community supporting restaurant. Enjoy Lettuce Lentil Soup, Baked Polenta, or Roasted Beet Salad. The café is located in the Pie Allen area of Tucson. Outdoor seating is available.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, special beverages
VISA/MC, $-$$

Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria

3011 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716

(520) 881-5555

Pizza/Italian. Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria offers a vegan soy cheese topping. Try the Very Veggie Pizza or create your own pie.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, delivery
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$

Frog & Firkin

874 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 623-7507

American. English pub atmosphere with a large outdoor patio, located close to the University of Arizona. Menu items include veggie and vegan pizzas.

Open daily for lunch through late dinner
Full service
vegan options
wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

·Govinda's Natural Foods Buffet

711 E. Blacklidge Dr., Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 792-0630

Vegetarian. Govinda's offers a natural foods buffet featuring international dishes, fresh juices, and a salad bar. Most of the dishes are vegan, including items like Veggie Croquettes in Spinach Sauce, Mock Fish Fillet with Almond Tartar Sauce, and Vegetarian Lasagna. They serve only vegan food on Thursdays.

Open Wednesday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Open Tuesday for dinner only. Closed Sunday and Monday
Buffet
vegan options
take-out, catering
VISA/MC, $$

Guilin Chinese Restaurant

3250 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716

(520) 320-7768

Chinese. Guilin Restaurant features separate vegetarian and vegan menus.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, soymilk, wine/beer, non-alcoholic beer, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX, $$

La Indita

622 N. 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 704-9240

Mexican. "La Indita," an affectionate term for a little female Indian in Spanish, features the unique recipes of its own "little Indian woman," Maria Garcia, a Tarascan Indian from Michoacan, Mexico. The restaurant offers a mixture of traditional Mexican food, popular Indian fry breads, and Maria Garcia's own family recipes. No lard is used, and vegetarian items are indicated on the menu. Patio dining is available.

Open Tuesday for lunch. Open Wednesday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Open Saturday for dinner. Open Sunday and Monday for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, fresh juices, wine/beer
VISA/MC/DISC, $

Lotus Garden Restaurant

5975 E. Speedway, Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 298-4553

Chinese. Specializes in Cantonese and Szechwan cuisine. Menu items are made to order and can be adjusted to special needs. Contemporary décor with new age music and patio.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
informal atmosphere, suitable for business entertaining, non-smoking, take-out, catering, reservations recommended, wine/beer, non-alcoholic wine/beer
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC/DC, $$

··Lovin' Spoonfuls

2990 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 120, Tucson, AZ 85719

(520) 325-7766

Vegan/international. Lovin' Spoonfuls boasts 'delicious, healthful dining in a gracious atmosphere.' Although the environment is upscale, you don't need to dress up to visit. Dinner options include several different burgers, pastas like Old Country Lasagna, Stroganoff Supreme, Thai Vegetable Curry, salads, and more. This restaurant has something to please every palate!

Open Monday through Saturday for three meals. Open Sunday for brunch
Limited service
take-out, catering, smoothies, soymilk, beer/wine, non-alcoholic beer, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

Magpies Gourmet Pizza

605 N. 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 628-1661

7315 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson, AZ 85704

(520) 297-2712

105 S. Houghton Rd., Tucson, AZ 85748

(520) 751-9949

Pizza/Italian. Magpies Gourmet Pizza offers toasted subs, salads, calzones, and gourmet pizzas. They are happy to use soy alternative cheese or no cheese upon request. Create your own pizza with toppings like artichokes, green olives, sun-dried tomatoes, and zucchini.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
take-out, delivery, catering, beer/wine/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $-$$$

Maya Quetzal

429 N. 4th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 622-8207

Guatemalan. Maya Quetzal's vegetarian options include tamales made with corn and rice, masa stuffed with spinach and red bell pepper sauce, and chiles releños stuffed with spinach and walnuts.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Full service
vegan options
catering, take-out
VISA/MC, $-$$

New Delhi Palace

6751 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85710

(520) 296-8585

Indian. This restaurant offers several Northern Indian-style vegetarian dishes.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
vegan options
fresh juices, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DC, $$$

Pita Jungle

The Plaza at Williams Centre, 5340 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 207-6873

7090 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 128, Tucson, AZ 85704

(520) 797-7482

Mediterranean. See description under Chandler, AZ.

Shish Kebab House of Tucson

5855 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 745-5308

Middle Eastern. Enjoy authentic homecooking from Grandma's recipes in an informal atmosphere. Reservations are recommended.

Open daily for lunch and dinner
Full service
take-out, delivery, espresso/cappuccino, wine/beer/alcohol
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $$

·Sparkroot

245 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701

(520) 272-8949

Vegetarian/coffeehouse/café. Located on the bustling corner of 5th and Congress in downtown Tucson, this hipster-chic coffeehouse and café is entirely vegetarian. Sparkroot offers an elegantly modern coffee bar featuring organic and fair trade Blue Bottle coffee, unbeatable artisanal pressed sandwiches on ciabatta, as well as a variety of micro beers and wines. Try the frittata or vegan cheddar, spinach and tomatoes on pressed ciabatta for something light yet satisfying. Most items can be ordered vegan and/or gluten-free.

Open daily for three meals
Counter service
vegan options
take-out, catering, espresso/cappuccino, soymilk, beer/wine, special beverages
VISA/MC/AMEX/DISC, $

Tork's Café and Market

3502 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85716

(520) 325-3737

Middle Eastern. Tork's Café offers many vegetarian options.

Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner. Closed Sunday
Counter service
$$

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Yuma

··Nature's Express

2905 S. 4th Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364

(928) 317-8300

Vegan/natural foods/organic. Nature's Express offers fast food that is vegan! Enjoy burgers, fries, wraps, soups, and salads, along with various dinner specials, all at great prices. They show their commitment to sustainability and their community by sourcing local products, using organic ingredients as much as possible, recycling their cooking oil into bio-fuel, and using biodegradable packaging. Eat inside or use their convenient drive-thru for vegan food to-go!

Open daily for three meals
Limited service
take-out, catering, fresh juices, smoothies, special beverages
VISA/MC/DISC, $-$$

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