Strive Vegan Mexican meals in Phoenix at these vegetarian eating places5 min read
For these searching for vegetarian and vegan Mexican meals in metro Phoenix, there’s a rising variety of choices at eating places, meals vans and pop-up stands.
Some spots are completely vegan, whereas others serve omnivores and vegans alike with notably good choices for the latter. Some solely serve Mexican delicacies, whereas others provide quite a lot of plant-forward dishes.
Favorites embody burritos, tacos de birria and Sonoran scorching canines made utilizing mock meats or plant-based meat alternate options which are made inhouse. Others widespread dishes let greens like calabacitas and nopales shine.
Keyla Aguilar, proprietor of Earth Plant Based mostly Delicacies, says that consuming vegan is greater than “simply consuming grass,” and these 10 Mexican vegan choices round metro Phoenix show it.
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Earth Plant Based mostly Delicacies
Keyla Aguilar opened Earth Plant Based mostly Delicacies in 2019 when she was simply 22 years outdated. The restaurant gives a 100% vegan menu that options riffs on a few of her favourite dishes. The tacos al pastor are made with grilled seitan marinated in adobada sauce and the carnitas characteristic shredded mushrooms. The crispy, beer-battered “shrimp” are constructed from a combination of seasoned root greens. The restaurant additionally gives dairy-free milkshakes and a churro ice cream sandwich.
Particulars: 1325 NW Grand Ave, #7, Phoenix. 480-465-2110, earthplantbased.com.
Anna Salazar’s household has operated eating places in Phoenix since 1964, together with La Canasta and Garcia’s Las Avenidas. In 2015, Salazar began Raul’s Cocina as a scorching sauce and salsa store. The enterprise has since added a menu of vegan dishes like inexperienced corn tamales and jalapeño chickpea salad. Raul’s Cocina additionally gives vegan menudo and enchiladas. Wash them down with a vegan horchata or agua de piña.
Particulars: Uptown Farmers Market at North Phoenix Baptist Church, 5757 N. Central Ave. Phoenix. 623-341-1521, raulscocina.com. Observe instagram.com/raulscocina for extra pop-up occasions.
In 2020, Kevin and Maria Lebron turned their farmers market stand right into a brick-and-mortar restaurant. The restaurant’s all vegan menu gives quite a lot of plant-based dishes with Mexican and Latin influences, like coronary heart of palm ceviche and tacos de papa made with a chile-garlic mash. The Mexiyaki is a Mexican-Japanese fusion dish that includes an okonomiyaki constructed from hash browns, rice and coconut milk batter topped with avocado pico de gallo.
Particulars: 4115 N. nineteenth Ave., Phoenix. 602-586-3991, pachamamaphx.com.
José Bojórquez began his taquería in 2020, serving tacos al pastor and carne asada utilizing textured soy protein and jackfruit for birria. Bojórquez mentioned that when he transitioned to a vegan weight loss plan, he wished to proceed consuming the meals he loved. His meals truck is usually parked at Helton Brewing Co. in Phoenix from Tuesday to Saturday. Tacos Veganos additionally gives breakfast burritos.
Particulars: Helton Brewing Co., 2144 E. Indian College Street, Phoenix. instagram.com/aztacosveganos.
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El Guero Vegano
To not be mistaken with El Güero Canelo, the well-known Sonoran scorching canine store in Tucson, El Guero Vegano is a pop-up stand in Phoenix that provides vegan dogos tucked in a bolillo bun which are served with a roasted chile güero. Pair one with a coconut horchata.
Particulars: Observe instagram.com/elguero_vegano for information on the following pop-up.
This widespread vegan restaurant, bar and occasional store is understood for its all-day breakfast and dog-friendly patio. For breakfast strive the chilaquiles that includes refried black beans and corn tortilla chips smothered in purple sauce and topped with a tofu scramble, pickled onions and crema. Different Mexican-influenced menu objects embody the purple bean quesadilla and the tacos with masa-battered fried cauliflower.
Particulars: 2245 N. twelfth St., Phoenix. thecoronadophx.com.
Open since 2002, this long-standing restaurant from Silvana Salcido Esparza gives southern Mexican delicacies. Not each vegan merchandise is labeled as such, so greatest to ask. Plant-based menu objects embody the enchiladas de papa y calabacitas, that includes corn tortillas crammed with shallot and potato served with salsa verde and squash. Botanas embody the camotitos ahumados, smoked yams glazed with piloncillo honey and topped with walnuts.
Particulars: 2814 N. sixteenth St., #1205, Phoenix. 602-636-0240, barriocafe.com.
Testal Mexican Kitchen
This Grand Avenue restaurant from Fernando Hernández serves Chihuahua-style burritos. Lots of the burritos have a vegan possibility, such because the burrito de colorado that includes vegan beef in chile colorado. The burrito de frijol retains it easy with vegan cheese and beans. The counter-serve restaurant additionally sells bottled drinks like fresco de cebade, a malted barley beverage, pinole, a roasted floor maize drink and iskiate made with chia seeds and lime juice.
Particulars: 1325 NW Grand Ave., #1, Phoenix. 602-384-9993, testalphx.com.
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Felipe Guzmán and Cristina Meillon de Guzmán serve an intensive collection of tacos and different Mexican dishes at their restaurant. Vegetarian tacos (ask them to maintain the cheese to make them vegan) embody black mole cauliflower and a guisado that includes mushrooms, cactus and potato in a guajillo purple salsa. There’s additionally the Mexica Ahuacatl made with beer-battered cactus topped with cabbage, pico de gallo and salsa de cilantro.
Particulars: 4117 N. sixteenth St., Phoenix. 602-254-6330, lasantisimagourmet.com. Additionally at 5932 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 623-939-3292.
Wait, what’s a birria restaurant doing on this checklist? Regardless of the title, you don’t need to eat goat at Hola Cabrito. This south Phoenix restaurant run by mom and daughter Maria and Valerie Lopez makes a speciality of conventional birria de chivo, however additionally they provide tacos de jaca, or jackfruit birria. The restaurant additionally makes vegan tamales with dairy-free cheese, corn, inexperienced chile, quinoa and hemp seeds.
Particulars: 4835 S. sixteenth St., Phoenix. 602-513-8384, holacabrito.com.
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