Desert Roots Kitchen is a spot anyone can enjoy -- whether they’re vegan, vegetarian, allergic to soy, or gluten-free. Menu items are inspired by cuisine from across the globe and concocted with largely local and organic ingredients. Restaurant goers can also look forward to an entirely new menu every day -- just make sure to check out the lineup on their Facebook page before you go.
Green is one of the Valley’s most popular exclusively vegan dining spots, and for good reason. There are meat-free versions of traditionally carnivorous dishes -- think buffalo wings, chili fries, and Chicago cheesesteaks -- that you didn’t know you were missing (or wanted a vegan version of). The restaurant also strives to use mostly organic ingredients and even has gluten-free options. Plus, after you enjoy one of their spectacular meals, you head over to Nami right next door to their Phoenix location for a delicious vegan ice cream tSoynami.
Fresh Mint is an all-vegetarian restaurant that focuses on delivering the freshest possible dishes with a Vietnamese twist, including salads, soups, noodles and entrees with meat substitutes and an assortment of top-quality veggies. Not only is this a great spot for vegetarians -- the menu also has plenty of gluten-free options, making it a win-win for anyone with dietary restrictions.
This all-vegan café might be a newcomer to the scene, but it’s brought to the community by the founders of the beloved Trash Panda vegan food truck, earning it instant credibility in the plant-based food scene. It offers healthy options like superfood smoothies, health shots, and salads, as well as decadent sandwiches like the Adult Grilled Cheez with garlic butter and grilled onion or the Trash Panda Sonoran Dawg.
Whyld Ass Café is a go-to for decadent vegan and vegetarian food, with the creative dishes made from scratch with high-quality, locally grown ingredients. Our favorites are the breakfast dishes, like the stuffed French toast with sweet Danish cheese sauce and mixed berry compote as well as the biscuits and gravy made with an orange rosemary biscuit with cracked back and chipotle gravy with caramelized onions. Both of which pair perfectly with the rosemary mint mocha.
While not every item on this high-end, health-conscious chain’s menu is vegetarian, it offers herbivores quite a few selections. Try the Butternut Squash Pizza or the vegan double cheeseburger made with a house made portobello patty. Each menu item is easily identifiable as gluten free, vegan, or vegetarian, which makes choosing a delicious meal easy, even for the pickiest of eaters.