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Vegetarians and carnivores alike in Phoenix, Arizona, will find plenty of options where they can enjoy tasty veggies. From a Central Phoenix spot that serves up some of the city’s best milkshakes to one of the newest options that’s nestled inside an old movie theater, here are eight great vegetarian restaurants in Phoenix.

The Nile Café

Top Vegetarian Spots in Phoenix
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Downtown Mesa has one of the hottest dining scenes in the Valley at the moment. One of the newest members? The Nile Café. The cafe is located at the entrance of The Nile Theater, which was the Valley’s first and largest movie house. And this hotspot features a near-100 percent plant-based menu of pastries, sandwiches and salads. Stand-out dishes include The Squawker Texas Ranger with vegan chicken drenched in buffalo sauce and My Boy Blue Sandwich with blueberry BBQ fried chicken. The café also has daily scones and pastries, coffee, tea and beer.


Nami in Central Phoenix is a vegan bakery that anyone who craves diary but can’t have it will love. This spot’s signature tSoynamis are notable. Start with a vanilla or chocolate homemade vegan soy soft serve base and customize it with your choice of toppings like “Soy Capitan” crunchy fruity cereal and strawberries or “The Doughboy” chocolate chip namiDOH and organic chocolate syrup. If milkshakes aren’t your thing, consider ordering coffee, vegan pastries and breakfast entrees like breakfast burritos here.

Twitter: @greendamon

FnB Restaurant

Since late 2009, Chef Charleen Badman’s farm-to-table Old Town Scottsdale restaurant FnB has been serving up award-winning veggie-centric cuisine. Although not exclusively vegetarian, you can’t go wrong with any of the vegetable dishes on the menu. Try seasonal favorites like the salad tossed with fall greens, scarlotta grapes, apple, blue cheese, walnuts and beets; and oil cured olives, orange-miso tahini, chickpeas, radish rat tails, and crispy lentils. The extensive wine list also features plenty of Arizona blends.

Twitter: @FnBAZ

D’Lite Healthy on the Go

D’Lite Healthy on the Go is a drive-thru, fast and healthy concept. Health-conscience Phoenix residents can order smoothies, shakes, coffee and a variety of sandwiches, salads and wraps here. Notable menu items include the Breakfast Buzz shake—vitamins, whey protein, espresso shots, nonfat milk, banana, peanut butter, chocolate syrup and blended with ice—that tastes just like a chocolate shake. Other signature menu items include The California Club sandwich that features egg, bacon, smoked turkey, tomato, avocado, pepper jack, cream cheese and pesto, served on toasted artisan bread.

Twitter: @DLiteHealthy_AZ

Flower Child

Flower Child is the veggie centric concept from Phoenix’s largest restaurant group, Fox Restaurant Concepts. With three locations in the Valley, Flower Child serves up salads, wraps, bowls and other vegan goodies. Expect fresh and tasty food made before your eyes in the restaurants’ open kitchen. Salads include the Organic Kale salad features pink grapefruit, organic apple, blackcurrant, smoked almond, white cheddar and tossed in apple cider vinaigrette. Additional notable menu items include the vegan chocolate pudding and avocado toast.

The Coronado

The Coronado in Central Phoenix serves an exclusive menu of vegan and vegetarian fare from inside a quaint, historic house. Beloved by vegetarians and carnivores alike, The Coronado offers refreshing twists on Southwest fare. Chow down on items like the Goat Cheese & Jalapeño Marmalade Quesadilla made with local Crow’s Dairy goat cheese and topped with a house-made jalapeño marmalade. Guests also can order cocktails, beer, brunch, tacos, “burgers,” breakfast options and coffee here.

24 Carrots

Tempe’s 24 Carrots is a vegetarian café and coffee shop that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. 24 Carrots features menu items like the Vegan Breakfast Burrito, gardener’s tofu scramble —sweet potato, cheese, bacon, tomato, spinach, and more veggies, topped with vegan aioli wrapped in an herb tortilla and served with fruit. One of the highlights here are fresh juices made in house. Diners can enjoy concoctions like Field of Greens —a blend of apple, greens, lemon/lime, parsley, celery, and cucumber— alongside coffee, tea and smoothies.

Twitter: @24Carrotsjuice

The Cutting Board Bakery and Café

Mesa’s The Cutting Board Bakery and Café serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner along with plenty of gluten-free menu options. Owners Sean and Krystal Macdonald opened this joint back in 2013 to serve a community with fresh, healthy cuisine. Diners can find vegetarian takes on many popular menu items. The pictured pizza features coconut “bacon,” house made dough and sauce made topped with fresh Roma tomatoes. In keeping with one of the latest health food trends, you also can order the spot’s signature black bean burger patty on an artisan bun with this spot’s “secret” 007 burger sauce.

When you’re finished checking out these vegetarian spots, consider heading to these brunch spots https://www.forrent.com/blog/food-entertaining/top-4-phoenix-brunch-spots

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