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Veg-Friendly Restaurants By Location

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Tempe

Aladdin Cafe
480-736-1600
903 S. Rural Rd.
Tempe, Arizona 85283
From University Drive and Rural, go south a few blocks. Restaurant is one the left (east) side of the street, adjacent to Priya Indian Cafe.
Visit VegGuide.org for complete info and review!

Amado's Mexican Food 
480-755-1913
6022 S McClintock Dr.
Tempe, AZ  85283
CHEAP 24-hour Mexican place, no lard--100% vegetable oil, great in the middle of the night or if you are in a hurry, bean burritos are good, can order extras in them like salsa fresca or rice.

Best Hong Kong Dining
NW corner of Dobson and Southern
Good choices are the greens with garlic sauce, and vegetable moo-shu (without eggs).  You can order things that are not on the menu, too. Very authentic food.  Not for the squeamish because there are roasted ducks with their heads on hanging behind the counter.

Blue Nile Cafe
480-377-1113
933 E. University Drive #112
Tempe, Arizona 85281
From University and Rural in Tempe, head 1/2 block east to the strip mall on the right (south) side of the road (look for Kinko's copies). Go to suite #112 tucked back in the far corner.
Visit VegGuide.org for complete info and review!

Byblos Restaurant
480-894-1945
3332 S Mill Ave
Tempe,  AZ 85282-4933

Cafe Istanbul
480-731-9499
903 S Rural Rd
Tempe,  AZ 85281-2029
Visit VegGuide.org for complete info and review!

Cheba Hut Subs
480-446-0088
960 W. University Dr.
Tempe, Arizona 85281
On the northeast corner of University and Hardy Dr., right behind AM/PM Gas station.

Visit VegGuide.org for complete info and review!

Chopstick Express
480-831-6685
939 E. Guadalupe Rd #1 (SE Corner Rural & Guadalupe)
Tempe
"Heard good things about this place, so I had to try it myself.  Indeed they do have several tofu dishes, including spicy tofu, orange tofu, braised tofu, and honey tofu (which I'm told is quite popular because its made with mock honey derived from sugar).  The egg rolls are said to be vegan.  I trust what I heard from the counterperson because when I said I was vegan, she offered to substitute an egg roll for the crab puff and steamed rice for fried (egg) rice."
Thanks, Jon!

Claim Jumper Restaurant
480- 831-8200
1530 W Baseline Rd
Tempe, AZ  85283
From Claim Jumper's Guest Services: 
"Thank you for contacting us regarding Vegan items on our menu. We are very pleased that you are planning on dining with us. The following is a list of selected items that are/can be prepared Vegan with little or no alterations.   Fire Roasted Artichoke - comes with a garlic mayonnaise on the side, so ask for it to be removed.  Soft Pretzel - comes brushed with butter, so ask for no butter.   Bruschetta.  Candied Walnut and Asian Pear Salad - ask for no Blue Cheese Crumbles.  California Citrus Salad - ask for no Blue Cheese Crumbles.  Crunchy Spinach Salad - ask for no bacon, or feta cheese.  House Salad - ask for no bacon, egg, cheese or croutons.  Our Citrus Dressing is the only Vegan salad dressing option, but it is delicious!  Roasted Vegetable Soup.  Thai Cole Slaw.  Shoestring French Fries.  Fresh Charbroiled Asparagus.  Seasonal Roasted Vegetables.  Baked Potato.  Any of our pizzas can be made without cheese or marinara sauce.  Any of our Burgers can be made substituting a veggie patty.  Broiled Portobello Sandwich (the mushroom itself is marinated in our Balsamic Binaigrette that does not contain any dairy) - ask for no mayo or cheese. Our sourdough bread, French bread, wheat bread, squaw bread, and Bruchetta Bread are all made without eggs, milk or whey."

Cornish Pasty
480-894-6261
960 W. University Drive
Tempe, AZ
(NE Corner of University & Hardy Drives facing Hardy)
Monday - Saturday: 11a - 10p, Sunday: 12p - 8p
Cornish Pasty has a vegetarian menu.  The veggie meatballs and chicken are vegetarian, not vegan.  Nothing on the standard menu is vegan due to egg wash on the pasty, but you can order a vegan pasty 1 hour ahead, as indicated on the menu:  http://www.cornishpastyco.com/?p=menu&PHPSESSID=6ccdb6130b72d3988d8596cefa5cf723.  My do-it-yourself (DIY) vegan pasty contained spinach, potato, garlic, artichoke, and rutabaga.  Vegan pasties are $5.50.  They are actively looking for a replacement for the egg wash.  They currently use olive oil...

Cosmic Pizza
Apache between Rural and McClintock, south side of road
Warning:  Sounds great for vegetarians, but not for vegans.  I have been alerted that the soy cheese has casein (a milk protein) in it.  Also, the marinara sauce (regular pizza sauce) is made with Ricotta cheese.

The Dhaba
1872 E Apache Blvd. (Located at India Plaza, Tempe, AZ.  Major cross streets are Apache Blvd & McClintock.)
Tempe, AZ  85281
Phone: 480.446.2824
Fax: 480.446.2825
http://www.the-dhaba.com
Open 7 days a week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
It appears as though they use varying amounts of dairy products in their vegetarian dishes. But, they say everything is made fresh.
Quote from the website:  "Because we value your input and would like to create dishes which reflect your taste; we encourage your participation by suggesting dishes for our creative Chefs to bring to life once again."

Delhi Palace Cuisine of India
480-921-2200
933 E. University Dr. (SE corner w/ Rural Rd.)
Luncheon buffet: 11-2:30, Sat, Sun 11-3 Dinner: 5-10 Open every day
Visit VegGuide.org for complete info and review!

E! Ba Cafe
480-784-2292
705 S. Forest Ave
Tempe
Like several Asian restaurants, the vegetarian options were said to be vegan.  I had the vegetarian curry (spiced tofu in coconut milk with mushrooms, potatoes, carrots, and corn).  They feature many different boba drinks (made with tapioca pearls, which are little black balls at the bottom) that can be made with soymilk.  Very affordable and cute cafe open till Midnight on weekends!
Thanks, Jon!

Efes Turkish Cuisine
480-897-3018
1701 East Guadalupe Road
Tempe, Arizona 85283
From US 60, exit at McClintock and go south to Guadalupe. Take a right there and then the first left into the strip mall (southwest corner of McClintock and Guadalupe Rd.)
Visit VegGuide.org for complete info and review!

Ejoy Cafe
480-237-0569
11 E. 7th Street (Just East of Mill Avenue)
Tempe
This Internet cafe transcends the cyber World into a more compassionate place with their vegan pita pocket.  This snack hits the spot with roasted red pepper hummus, cucumbers, carrots, and other veggies on pita bread.  They offer soy beverages, as well!  Open late...
Thanks, Jon!

Four Peaks Brewery
8th Street between Dorsey and McClintock, north side of the road
Microbrewery with "healthier" pub fare, excellent beer, portabello veggie wrap is great (order without cheese and pesto), outstanding soft pretzels and mustard (order without butter), also good beer-battered french fries.
Warning:  I have been alerted that none of the bread products at Four Peaks are vegan.  Also, an AZVegan.com visitor found the wait staff to be less than helpful in finding vegan options.

Green - New American Vegetarian
www.greenvegetarian.com
480-941-9003
2240 N. Scottsdale Road, #8 
Tempe, AZ  85281
Mon - Fri  11am - 9pm
Saturday  5pm - 9pm
Closed Sunday
Read this review from a very satisfied customer: 
"They now offer the same great Chinese food, but have added vegan pizzas, po boys, samosas, salads, burgers, fries, vegan chili fries, hummus, spicy buffalo 'wings', and lots of other items.  All the dishes come with mock meats, vegan mayos, vegan cheeses, and vegan ranch dips.  The place is awesome, and it's all vegan.  Everything I have tried is wonderful and tastes just like the meats I used to eat.  They have vegan soy ice cream and make tsoynamis, where they blend up the ice cream with fruits or vegan cookies, etc.  You could eat there ten times and have something different each time."

Haji Baba
480-984-1905
1513 E. Apache Blvd
(on Apache between Rural and McClintock)
open till 8pm
Falafel plate or sandwich, hummus, stuffed grape leaves - only 50 cents each!, and more.

Ichi Ban Japanese Sushi Bar And Restaurant
480-968-3234
1435 E University Dr
Tempe,  AZ 85281-8473

King Tut
480-921-1670
1125 E. Apache Blvd
(on Apache & Terrace)
open till 11pm
* Falafel
* Torley Curry

Lalibela Ethiopian Café
480-829-1939
849 W. University Dr. (E of Hardy Dr.)
They have a vegetarian combo plate that is great and all vegan and you get to eat with your hands.

Mijana Lebanese Food (formerly Layalena Restaurant)
480-966-9116
1290 N. Scottsdale Rd
Tempe, AZ  85281
"Very nice place, cloth napkins, wine glasses, bar, but if you want to see other guests make this a late-night evening, it's pretty quiet in the normal dinner hours. Good dinner-date restaurant, good prices, needs more curtains and ambiance but is definitely not a cafeteria. I didn't stay for the entertainment which is F & Sat 10 PM to 2 AM but it sounds good. Dancing on Tues & Wed. This location is the former Layalena restaurant."

Little Szechuan
480-966-7660
524 W. University
It has about 8 items under Vegetarian Delights and about 14 menu items that are under Tofu. 

Nello's Pizza
480-897-2060
1806 E Southern Ave  (on McClintock and Southern, NE corner)
Tempe,  AZ 85282 - 5851
Nello's Pizza (Tempe and all locations) does not have a vegan marinara sauce.
 

P F Changs China Bistro
480-731-4600
740 S. Mill Ave.
(see info under Scottsdale locations above)

Pasand Indian
480-730-2555
1801 E. Baseline Rd. (SE corner w/ McClintock)

Phoenicia Cafe
480-967-8009
616 S. Forest Ave.
Tempe, AZ  85281
Delicious Middle Eastern veg options!  Casual atmosphere.

Pita Jungle
480-804-0234
1250 E. Apache Blvd. (E of Rural, N side of road)
Warning: Baba ganoosh DOES contain dairy at this location
Mediterranean/California style, lots of bean and tofu dishes, everything comes in, on, or with a pita.

The Pita Pit 
480-446-7482
120 E. University suite C
Tempe, AZ  85281
They have 7 pita wraps listed under "Vegetarian".  The sandwiches are made "Subway"-style where you pick out your toppings while they make it in front of you.  You can have them microwave the falafel so it is not cooked on the same grill as the meat.  They are across University from ASU and are open really late (until 2 or 3am.)  Visit their website at www.PitaPit.com

Plaid Eatery
on Terrace & Lemon
open till 2am
* Tofu steak stir fry
* veggie burger - not vegan


Preet's Chaat Corner

Address: 933 E. University Dr. 115 Tempe, AZ 85281
Cross Streets: University Dr. & Rural Rd.
Work Phone: (480) 784-4442

Vegan Dishes: Cholay Bhaturay
Preet's Special Thali

Preet's Chaat Corner is a pure vegetarian restaurant with a select few vegan dishes. It is home to authentic and freshly cooked Indian food. Located very close to ASU.
Catering is available for all occasions. Open 6 days a week and closed on Monday.

Priya Indian Cuisine
480-777-3466
1761 E. Warner Rd. (E of McClintock)

Restaurant Mexico
480-967-3280
120 E. University Dr.
Tempe AZ  85281 (on University & Forest)
open till 9pm
* Claire Burro w/ No Cheese - there is chicken broth in the green sauce that's served on the Claire burro, but the red sauce is vegan,  so order a Claire burro with no cheese and red sauce.

Rivas Mexican Food
480-517-9001
240 W. Southern Ave (Far NW Corner of Southern & Mill Avenue in Red Devil Plaza)
Tempe, AZ 85282
Very similar to Amado's.  They are open 24 hours, use vegetable oil, and the prices are very reasonable for bean burritos and/or tostados that can be ordered without cheese and with guacamole.  Check out the pickled carrots along with various concoctions at the salsa bar!

Royal Taj - Indian
480-967-5234
1845 E. Broadway Rd. (SE corner w/ McClintock)
Luncheon buffets: 11:30-2:30, Sat, Sun 11:30-4 Dinner: 5-10

Salsa Rico
Location:  Memorial Union (MU) food court at Arizona State University (ASU)
Hours: Mon. - Thurs. 10a - 9p | Fri. 10a - 5p | Sat. - Sun. 11a - 7p
Has the "Dos Vegan Tacos" meal!  A fresh Mexican grill serving Baja style tacos, rice & beans, and chips & salsa using freshly prepared products.

Souper Salad 
480-491-8008
1180 W Elliot   Suite 101
Tempe AZ 85284

Sweet Tomatoes
480-831-1600
1410 E Southern Ave
Tempe AZ 85282

Tasty Kabob
480-966-0260
1250 E. Apache Blvd
Tempe AZ  85281  (on Apache between Rural and McClintock - next to Pita Jungle)
* Vegetable Kabob

Tott's Asian Diner
480-897-7928
1817 E Guadalupe Rd
Tempe, AZ 85283 (on the SE Corner of McClintock & Guadalupe)
"I had heard that all of their dishes can be made with tofu (which is priced lower when substituted for the meat counterparts...)  I was very impressed that the worker knew what vegan was.  She said her friend is vegan and loves the Panang Curry.  I tried it with tofu and was a big fan!  Very affordable entrees and lunch specials.  They have a variety of Asian veggies and mushrooms.  When ordering vegan, make sure to specify no egg in the rice/dish."
Thanks, Jon!

Tsing-Wa - Chinese
480-496-4988
7670 S. Priest Dr. (SW Corner of Priest & Elliot)
Mon - Fri 11am - 10pm, Sat & Sun 11:30am - 10pm

Thai Basil
480-968-9250
403 W. University Dr, Suite 101
Tempe, AZ 85281
Took over for the old Pink Pepper, but looks nothing like it. Proves to be about as veg-friendly. Fairly upscale, yet affordable, restaurant. Has a solid selection of vegetarian curries and dishes with tofu. Make sure to order without fish sauce. Pad Thai has egg in it.

Udupi Cafe - "Pure Vegetarian South Indian Cuisine"
480-994-8787
1636 N. Scottsdale Rd., Tempe
Scottsdale & McKellips - Just north of the Motel 6 on the west side of Scottsdale Road.
This is a nice sit-down restaurant that also does take out.  Prices are comparable with other Indian restaurants in the Valley.  The menu is extensive and all vegetarian - vegan items are clearly marked. The great news is is that  90% of items are vegan!  And they have a wonderful buffet every lunch time.  Sat/Sun the buffet is bountiful and costs $11. Lunch time they told me the buffet is smaller and $8.  There were 2 vegan soups, a wonderful rice and cashew rice that was creamy without cream!  Everything on Sunday's buffet was vegan (including a wonderful crepe filled with potatoes) except the 2 desserts.  Items on the buffet are marked.  If they are not, please ask them to mark them - staff is very accommodating.  You MUST like spicy foods as everything on the buffet was spicy.  A must-try!

Urban Cafe - Mediterranean
480-968-8888
1212 E. Apache Blvd
Tempe, AZ   85281

Wildflower Bread Company
480-838-9773
6428 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe AZ  85283 (on Guadalupe & McClintock)
open till 9pm
Wildflower Bread Company
"The Indian School Wildflower Bread Company location has a printed handout that lists the ingredients for ALL of their bread products. Their breads are almost all vegan (except, of course, for an Egg bread or any specialty bread with Honey). They sell a Portobello Picnic sandwich which can be ordered vegan. Also, their menu usually doesn't list it but I've ordered a Garden Vegetable sandwich (which is not grilled) twice now and it is delicious. I ordered mine with deli mustard and avocado on Rye bread (to make it vegan) and it was delicious.

Also, their soups vary from day to day and they make many vegetarian and vegan soups. The vegetarian Black Bean is vegan for example. There's a full list of their soup selection on their website." Thanks, Jonathan

Woodlands Vegetarian South Indian
4980 W Ray Rd.
Tempe
All-vegetarian menu!

 


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