Sharing a roundup of my favourite wholesome eating places in Tucson.
Hey buddies! How’s the week going? I hope you’re having a tremendous one. At this time is filled with calls and appointments, however I’m trying ahead to a protracted stroll with Maisey to interrupt up the pc time. What do you’ve got occurring?
For right this moment’s put up, I needed to share a roundup of a few of my favourite wholesome Tucson eating places! We love going out to eat, however many eating places use flavorful but undesirable components, particularly relating to oils/fat. Fortunately, we now have loads of locations in Tucson the place you possibly can get pleasure from nourishing and scrumptious meals. For this put up, “wholesome” is outlined as a restaurant that focuses on plant-based components from the earth, with lots of the gadgets made in home with recent components, and accommodate varied dietary necessities, like vegan and gluten-free choices.
The perfect half about this put up is that I’m going to should replace it in a yr or so, as a result of Tucson is FINALLY getting a Flower Youngster and a True Meals Kitchen. BLESS IT. I’ve been ready my complete life for this. Now if we might simply get a Seasons 52, I’ll lose my thoughts.
Alas, right here is my record of favourite wholesome eating places in Tucson (for now!).
20 Wholesome Eating places in Tucson
That is in all probability my #1 alternative on this whole record. (The remainder of the choices are in no specific order.) They make every little thing in home, together with the tortillas and salsas, and the menu modifications every day. It’s a vegetarian Mexican spot with a number of vegan choices. The Frida Kahlo plate is my very favourite, however every little thing is wonderful. You received’t remorse it… and now I’m craving it after scripting this put up. It’s situated within the Sam Hughes space, which is in central Tucson.
2) Pure Poke and Prep
That is our favourite spot for poke in Tucson. We now have it virtually weekly! You undergo it Chipotle-style and add no matter protein, base, and toppings you’d like. My go-to order is 1/2 salad greens, 1/2 white rice, salmon, spicy crab, edamame, avocado, furikake, broccoli, carrots, inexperienced onions, seaweed salad, a number of wasabi and ginger. (I add my very own Tamari at dwelling.) The ladies go loopy for it, too, which makes it the right seize and go lunch or dinner.
3) Lovin’ Spoonfuls
Lovin’ Spoonfuls is a Tucson basic and for a terrific purpose. The meals is so scrumptious and recent, and the desserts… it’s a must to order not less than one! That is the place we get my bday cake yearly 😉 My solely gripe is that they use imitation meats in lots of the dishes, which isn’t my private fave, however every little thing could be very flavorful and made with love. My go-to order is the Greek plate (gluten-free possibility).
4) Beaut Burger
Beaut Burger is a vegan burger spot on the MSA Annex. Should you haven’t been to the MSA Annex, undoubtedly test it out! It’s a bunch of transport containers that had been remodeled into little eating places, boutiques, bars, and low retailers. Why I Love The place I Dwell can also be situated there, and a terrific cease in the event you’re shopping for Tucson items (or one thing for your self!). Beaut Burger makes their burgers in-house with unprocessed crops (like veggies, beans, millet, and spices) and now have amaaaazing fries.
Goodness is certainly one of my favourite fast bites stops in Tucson. They’ve acai bowls, avocado toast, breakfast, wraps, smoothies, and juices. I particularly love their breakfast bowl, which has tons of veggies, eggs, and turkey chorizo.
6) Zayna’s Mediterranean
Zayna’s Mediterranean has a wonderful number of recent Mediterranean favorites, like falafel, hummus, salads, grape leaves, tabbouleh, all the good things. Positively advocate for a household dinner or informal date night time.
7) Alternative Greens
Alternative Greens is like our model of Sweetgreen. You may order a pre-designed salad or create your individual, they usually chop all of it up for you.
8) Charro Vida
Charro Vida is in my private prime 5 for wholesome eats in Tucson. The whole lot is vibrant and scrumptious, they usually have a ton of gluten-free choices. You may anticipate Sonoran meets Mediterranean delicacies, like tamales, ceviche, vida bowls, tacos, and seafood. 10/10 advocate the gluten-free chocolate churros for dessert.
9) Govinda’s Pure Meals Buffet
Govinda’s serves gourmand vegetarian delicacies and has a beautiful pink patio and in addition has a mattress and breakfast. They serve Indian fare, together with vegetarian specials, recent fruit and salad, home made mango lassi and vegan truffles.
Saffron is our #1 decide for Indian meals in Tucson. It’s situated on the northwest facet of city, and the ambiance is gorgeous. In addition they have a lunch buffet that’s everyyyyttthing. My favourite factor about Saffron is that they’re so constant; you already know precisely what you’re getting every time. I extremely advocate the channa masala, started bhartha, tandoori rooster, and dal mahkni. Go for the garlic naan, too!
Nekter is certainly one of my favourite locations to go for an acai bowl or juice in Tucson. We now have a few areas at La Encantada and on Grant, by Culinary Dropout. The basic acai bowl is my favourite with pea protein and peanut butter on prime, or a big Greenie juice with further ginger. They’ve gluten-free granola and make their cashew milk in home.
12) Blue Willow
I’ve been going to Blue Willow since I used to be in center faculty and it’s nonetheless a prime spot! They’ve an enormous number of choices, together with breakfast, Mexican, salads, sandwiches, pastries, lunch specials, so many issues. There’s actually one thing for everybody, they usually’ve revamped the menu since we’ve final visited. They’re situated on Campbell, simply north of campus.
13) Entire Meals scorching bar
The basic by no means dies! That is the place we go when nobody appears like cooking and we simply need to seize one thing easy and wholesome that everybody will like. The ladies go for consolation meals choices, like mac n’ cheese, veggies, and rooster tenders, whereas the Pilot and I make salads and benefit from the Indian meals choices. Only a heads up: the recent bar on River shouldn’t be almost pretty much as good because the one on Oracle.
14) Berry Greens Juice Bar
That is one other nice acai bowl spot by campus. The feel of the acai bowls is just a little thicker, like a sorbet, they usually have a number of scrumptious toppings.
This can be a purely gluten-free restaurant with wonderful sandwiches and desserts. It’s situated in central Tucson on Speedway, and have breakfast, avocado toast, sandwiches, vegan choices, and so many tasty candy treats. It’s an exquisite choice to get gluten-free vacation desserts, like cinnamon rolls and pie.
16) Pure Love Juice
I looooove Pure Love Juice. They serve uncooked and vegan choices in St. Phillip’s plaza. They’ve so many juices and smoothies (filled with superfoods) and add distinctive twists to extra basic choices, just like the cilantro dressing on the avocado toast and their wellness elixirs. My solely gripe is that it’s very expensive, however value it for one of the best components and every little thing is made recent.
17) Eclectic Cafe
Eclectic Cafe has been one other long-time Tucson fave! Like so lots of our favourite Tucson spots, they infused Mexican and American delicacies, so it’s simple to seek out one thing for any meals temper. I undoubtedly advocate the salads or heat salads, and I additionally love their rooster salad in an avocado.
18) Past Bread
Past Bread is one thing we go to virtually weekly. They make the entire bread recent in-house, and in addition supply a gluten-free wrap possibility. We now have a couple of areas (east, central, and northeast) and is a crucial Tucson spot for a fast lunch in the event you’re visiting. I like to recommend the Kalid’s Curry on a gluten-free wrap with vinegar slaw.
19) Pita Jungle
Our *common* Pita Jungle closed down, however I used to be pumped to seek out out that we nonetheless have one on the Northeast facet! That is such a terrific informal dinner possibility for Mediterranean choices, pitas, and salads. The children meals are glorious – they’ll decide a protein, veggie, starch and fruit. We love getting the hummus with rooster as an appetizer, and I often get the salmon entree or a gluten-free turkey pesto wrap.
nook is a cute spot downtown, that has breakfast and plenty of wholesome choices. You may anticipate parfaits, egg dishes, sandwiches, Benedicts, and whole total choice labeled “greenery.”
So, inform me, buddies: what’s your favourite wholesome restaurant the place you reside?
Tucson buddies: any that I missed??
Hope you’ve got a terrific day!
*Renee’s Natural Oven didn’t make the record, as a result of they stopped permitting youngsters to dine indoors. They began this coverage throughout COVID and don’t have any plans to permit youngsters indoors once more. We acquired a babysitter and went a few years in the past and located that the standard had additionally decreased, so for these causes, it’s not on my prime 20 anymore.