Among the Valley’s vibrant culinary scene is a growing community of plant-based eateries serving creative
and innovative menus that are good for body and soul. With a diverse range of cuisines and seasonal offerings, finding delicious vegetarian- and vegan-friendly options has never been easier at these plant-based restaurants in the Phoenix metro area.
Earth Plant Based Cuisine
Enjoy delicious vegan Mexican and American cuisine at this trendy spot like the Crazy Shrimp Tacos which feature crispy, beer-battered vegan shrimp topped with cabbage, fresh pico de gallo, pickled onions and a secret baja sauce or the BBQ pulled seitan sandwich served on a toasty ciabatta bun.
1325 Grand Ave., Suite 7, Phoenix, AZ 85007. earthplantbased.com.
With a cheerful, vibrant environment and soul-satisfying mission, Flower Child offers a menu that caters to all lifestyles and diets. There are plenty of vegetarian options to choose from here such as the Thai Dye wrap and Glow Bowl, while most menu items are also customizable to fit your preferences.
Multiple locations. iamaflowerchild.com.
At Fresh Mint, Chef Mai Ly puts a Vietnamese spin on vegetarian dishes and guarantees fresh made-to-order meals. Try the delicious Spicy Lemongrass Noodle Soup and Golden Curry Vegetables along with the Fried Imperial Rolls appetizer. Fresh Mint also offers a complete gluten-free menu.
13802 N Scottsdale Road, #161, Scottsdale, AZ 85254. myfreshmint.com.
Green New American Vegetarian
Find all your favorite comfort foods made with 100% plant-based ingredients, vegan cheeses and mock meats at Green. The vegan-vegetarian restaurant serves dietary-safe dishes influenced by many different cultures and cooking styles from around the world. From hand-held classics to home-made soft serve ice cream, Green offers a complete comfort-food menu.
Multiple locations. greenvegetarian.com.
Giving Tree Cafe
The organic, vegan and gluten-free cafe is on a mission to heal and empower, serving clean, high-quality comfort cuisine and beverages that are made in house every day. In addition to its all-day menu, which features breakfast classics, soups, salads, signature Krunch Raps, sandwiches, bowls, delectable desserts and more, Giving Tree Cafe offers fresh cold-pressed juices, specialty coffees, cocktails and weekend brunch specials.
2024 N. 7th St., #111, Phoenix, AZ 85006. givingtreecafe.com
Celebrating almost three decades in business, Pita Jungle stands as the go-to restaurant for healthful but delicious food with 24 locations throughout Arizona. With the mission of helping guests sustain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, the restaurants serve up a diverse menu of tasty, fresh, wholesome foods, including a variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Pita Jungle’s menu is influenced by tastes from around the globe with the benefits of the Mediterranean diet always apparent through the use of healthy lean proteins, veggies, legumes, nuts, grains and fruit.
Multiple locations. pitajungle.com.
Named by Thrillist as one of the best veggie restaurants in the country, The Coronado offers a full menu of vegan fare and a full bar with locally-sourced beer, wine and cocktails. Enjoy fresh pastries baked daily as well as new brunch specials every weekend. Happy hour is Tuesday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
2245 N. 12th St., Phoenix, AZ 85006. thecoronadophx.com.
The Herb Box
This unique eatery and market provides extraordinary vegan cuisine, impeccable service and beautiful spaces to make your dining experience memorable. The Herb Box offers brunch, lunch and dinner as well as full-service catering, private dining, and full restaurant and patio buyout for special affairs. Come for happy hour all day every Wednesday, all summer long, or stop by the in-house pastry case for vegan and gluten-free desserts.
Multiple locations. theherbbox.com.
True Food Kitchen
True Food Kitchen’s carefully crafted menu highlights big flavor, fresh ingredients and crave-worthy classics as well as vegan and vegetarian options. Enjoy dishes that incorporate nutritious veggies and fruits of the season, plus creative, hand-crafted beverages and delicious desserts.
Multiple locations, truefoodkitchen.com.
Centered around good music and great food, this plant-based and vinyl-themed eatery serves a full vegan menu with the best house-made dishes that change seasonally. This season, try their fried chickpea parm sandwich with marinara, cashew ricotta and basil, or grab “The Supreme,” a crunchwrap packed full of all the essential fillings. Be sure to also check out Verdura’s weekly pastry rotation, specialty drinks and fun cocktail and wine menus.
5555 N. 7th St., Suite 108, Phoenix, AZ 85014. verduraphx.com.