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i should have visited fafafrappy while i was in Phx, i was staying with my brother who is about a mile away from ASU.

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they have one of the best in the country. i started out with Forestry as my major there, and that's the best in the nation. the parks and rec is good.but wasnt what i was looking for. it's more geared toward commercial recreation.

what will your emphasis be? wildland management was mine, but it just wasnt focused enough for my liking. i guess it was all to people oriented and i wanted something more conservtation -wise.

it's a great school though,and the area is awsome. how long have you been living there?

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Wow, glad there's an Arizona board. I live in Tempe....and I need advice and recommendations on eating veg when going out. Where do you like to go/favorite foods eating out? The only one that is a total no brainer to me is Olive Garden (I'm only going lacto ovo veg for now). I was there for my birthday and I never realized how much of their menu is already veg or could easily be.

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I live right next to phoenix.

Angel, There aren't many real "sit down" resturants that i can think of that serve veg'n food, Olive Garden is the only one that comes to mind.

BajaFresh and Fazoli's are "semi fast food" places that have many veg'n options. I like BajaFresh, they serve real "sit down resturant" style food in big servings, at inexpensive prices.

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Around Arizona

New Frontiers Grocery and Deli

locations in Flagstaff, Prescott, and Sedona

numerous delicious vegan meals and desserts

Biff's Bagels

Locations in both Prescott and Flagstaff. Very vegan friendly - the BEST bagels and hummus around!


220 W. Goodwin St.

Prescott, AZ 86303


Fabulous vegan and vegetarian options at this casual coffee house & bakery.


14 S. Beaver St.

Flagstaff, AZ 86001


Multiple Locations

Want to contact a fast food restaurant and suggest vegan options? Go to North American Vegetarian Society's Vegetarian Express Campaign and scroll down to get the addresses and phone numbers of national fast food chains.

Baja Fresh

The beans and rice and do not contain any chicken broth. The guacamole does contain dairy products but the tortillas do not have any dairy.

Brueggers Bagels

All of their bagels are vegan, except for the honey wheat and the sun dried tomato (contains cheese).

Burger King

Burger King has become the first fast-food chain to introduce a veggie burger in all its outlets nationwide. This is a HUGE step forward for animal rights and a massive boon to vegetarianism. Burger King has just become the most widespread source of vegetarian food in the country. Please visit Burger King and pick one up - but be sure to order it without the mayo. (You can ask them to microwave it so that it is not cooked on the same grill as the meat burgers.) Also, the fries are cooked in vegetable oil.

Carlos O'Brien's Mexican Food Restaurants

I have been alerted that their tortillas contain lard.


"Their tortillas, black beans, rice, guacamole and salsas (hot, medium corn and mild) are vegan. They actually run some in-store ads stating that these items are 100% animal ingredient free, which I find very refreshing and should be commended. I also, know the manager of the GIlbert location and he assured me of this as well." Thanks to Jeremiah McElwee for this info!


I have been alerted that they use whey in their bagels.

Einstein's Bagels

- Bagels w/ PBJ

- Fruit

- Chips

- Red beans & rice soup


I have been alerted that the beans contain lard and the rice contains chicken stock.

Olive Garden

I have been alerted that they use eggs in their pasta.

Panda Express

None of their items are vegetarian! Everything is cooked with chicken broth. Please contact them and ask them to offer vegetarian options. You can call them toll-free at (800) 877-8988 or to submit an e-mail comment, click here.

Papa John's Pizza

a cheese-less veggie pizza is vegan. The garlic dipping contains lecithin and lactic acid from unspecified sources. Click here for locations.

Pei Wei - this info was verified by their corporate chef

The "Dark Sauce" is made with chicken stock and chicken base in the recipe. (The Pad Thai Sauce makes an excellent substitution for Kung Pao Style dishes.) The sauces below can be substituted in other dishes to make them vegan. There is no chicken stock on the wok line, they use a vegetable stock. Dishes that would be vegetarian with vegetables and tofu:

Spring Rolls, Edamame, Pad Thai (modify when ordering "without eggs"), Blazing Noodles - as they are, Orange Peel - modify when ordering "without Kung Pao Sauce", Hoisin Explosion, Asian Coconut Curry, Soba - Miso, Sweet and Sour, Teriyaki

Rubio's Baja Grill

vegan "Health-Mex" burrito with beans and rice. Watch out for the nonfat chipotle white sauce and the salsa "fresca" - both contain dairy. The guacamole is vegan, though.


the white bread is vegan, but the wheat bread contains honey. (Check individual location ingredients to be sure.)

Taco Bell

the beans and tostada/taco shells are vegan, the flour tortillas contain mono- and diglycerides from an unspecified source, but are otherwise vegan.

Tokyo Express - 7 locations in the Phoenix area

vegan steamed veggie rice bowl, a few vegan sushi rolls and inari (cheap, too)

Mexican restaurants that don't use lard:

- Macayo's

- Carlos O' Brians

- Blue Burrito

- Dos Gringo's

Phoenix - central

Aunt Chilada's Mexican Restaurant -


7777 S. Pointe Parkway W.

Phoenix, AZ 85044

vegan four bean burrito if you avoid the standard sauce - a few other items can be made vegan

Aunt Chilada's Mexican Restaurant - Squaw Peak


7330 N Dreamy Draw Drive

Phoenix, AZ 85020

vegan four bean burrito if you avoid the standard sauce - a few other items can be made vegan

Bamboo Club


2596 E. Camelback Rd.

Great Lettuce Wraps. Be sure to check other items. I have heard from one of the waiters there that NONE of the sauces are vegetarian, but you can order the Sizzling Tofu without sauce. Also, the "vegetarian" hot and sour soup is made with chicken stock. Ask lots of questions!

Chevy's Fresh Mex


2650 E. Camelback Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85016

vegan black beans, guacamole, and tortillas (I have been told that the rice contains chicken broth. I am waiting to hear back from Chevy's on this.)

Kokopelli Mexican Grill


1949 E. Camelback Rd.

vegan black beans, rice, guacamole, and whole wheat tortillas

Middle Eastern Bakery & Deli


3052 N. 16th St. (16th Street near Thomas)

vegan falafel, pitas, hummis, baba ganouj, and more

Mediterranean House


1588 E. Bethany Home Rd. (W of 16th St)

Suma Ching Hai International Vegetarian House


3239 E. Indian School Rd.

Phoenix, AZ 85108

All "meat" (pork, beef, chicken) is textured vegetable protein (TVP)--soy.

Souper Salad Buffet


2045 E. Camelback Rd. (in Town and Country)

Souper Salad


2651 N 44th St Suite 2

Phoenix AZ 85008 (Arcadia Crossing)

Sweet Tomatoes Buffet


52 E. Camelback Rd. (E of Central)

Thai Rama


1221 W. Camelback Rd. (12th Ave.)

Phoenix - east

Delhi Palace


5050 E. McDowell Rd. (bet. Hohokam Expwy and Papago Park)

Souper Salad Buffet


4605 E. Cactus Rd. (S of PV Mall)

Phoenix - north

Elise Food Service - Vietnamese


1601 E. Bell Rd. (SE corner w/ 16th St.)

India Palace


16842 N. 7th St. (bet. Bell Rd. and Greenway Pkwy.)

Luncheon buffet: 11-2:30, Sat, Sun 11-3 Dinner: 5-10 Open every day



4747 E Bell Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85032

San Remo Ristorante Italiano


9805 W. Bell Rd

Sun City, AZ 85351

vegan spaghetti marinara (the bread will require more research). Live music (what you expect in Sun City) on the weekends.

Shanghai Garden


5068 W. Peoria Ave. (NE corner of 51st Ave. and Peoria)

Glendale, AZ 85302

From an AZVegan contributor: a very good Chinese restaurant that serves sweet and sour tofu and regular tofu, they also have very good vegetable chow mien.

Souper Salad


10005 N Metro Pkwy

Phoenix, AZ 85051 (near Metrocenter)



402 E Greenway Pkwy

Phoenix, AZ

From an AZVegan contributor: "I didn't research their pizza dough or breadsticks (they offered me butter-free breadsticks, but couldn't tell me if they were vegan otherwise). The pasta is egg-free, and they have fresh vegan sauces."

Taste of India


1609 E. Bell Rd. (SE corner w/ 16th St.)

Luncheon buffet: $6

Yusef's Middle Eastern Restaurant Grocery & Deli


15238 N. Cave Creek

Phoenix AZ 85032

Phoenix - west

Chevy's Fresh Mex


7700 W. Arrowhead Towne Center

Glendale, AZ 85308

vegan black beans, rice, guacamole, and tortillas

Green Leaf Café


4426 N. 19th Ave. (bet. Camelback and Indian School)

Mid-Eastern, Mediterranean, many vegan options

Lai Lai Mongolian BBQ


3515 W. Northern Ave. (SW corner w/ 35th Ave.)

Persian Garden Cafe


1335 W Thomas Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85013-4209

right across the street from Phoenix College on the south side of Thomas just west of 15th Ave.


The Roost


7369 W Bell Rd AZ


Middle Eastern, with a lot of meat, but they have a dedicated vegan falafel fryer. You do have to ask them to not warm pitas on the grill. They also have hummus and a few other items.

Souper Salad


7480 W Bell Rd #A1

Glendale AZ 85308 (near Arrowhead Town Center)

Souper Salad


3053 W Agua Fria Frwy Suite 2

Phoenix AZ 85027 (Deer Valley)

Sweet Tomatoes


7565 W Bell Rd

Peoria AZ 85382 (near Arrowhead Town Center)


Bamboo Club


8624 E. Shea Blvd

Scottsdale AZ 85260

Great Lettuce Wraps. Be sure to check other items. I have heard from one of the waiters there that NONE of the sauces are vegetarian, but you can order the Sizzling Tofu without sauce.

Cuisine of India - A Jewel of the Crown

7373 E. Scottsdale Mall

Luncheon buffet: 11:30 AM-2 PM Dinner: 5 PM-10 PM 7 days a week

Malee's on Main - Thai Gourmet


7131 E. Main Street

Scottsdale, AZ

Huge menu - very accommodating to vegans!

P F Chang's China Bistro


7014 E. Camelback Rd.



7132 E. Greenway Pkwy.

"The products on our menu that are listed (we use the Chinese symbol for vegetable on the menu for all of our vegetarian items) as vegetarian contain no animal products...this includes the new products we just the past we had a couple of items like the vegetable lettuce wrap that were not designated as vegetarian either because they contained chicken stock or oyster sauce...recently we have replaced chicken stock with a vegetable stock and developed a vegetarian oyster sauce...all of our products that are listed as vegetation are in fact vegetarian."

- Rick Federico

CEO, PF Chang's

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Very cool to see a AZ board here!!

By the way, for anyone that like's spicy curry dishes, I Highly recommend Malee's on Main! Very good food! They also understand what Vegan means, (which is a comfort to myself) they have all different sauces and juices and even a differenct grill they use when you request a vegan dish! (have a friend that works there and got the full "vegan" tour 8) )

I live very close to this place and eat there so much they know my damn name lol

Nice list though! I'm gonna have to check some of these other place's out!

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Hrm, I don't really go out to eat much anymore. Maybe I should try out more veg restaurants here! I've never been to an all veg restaurant.. The closest I've been to is Sweet Tomatos... And that's really yummy!

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Go support your local co-op! Gentle Strength Cooperative is on University and Ash, just one block west of Mill Ave. in Tempe.

They make all sorts of vegan friendly pastries and foods, and have a cafe with great stuff. And a deli with terrific sandwiches, made fresh every morning. And a very aware staff.

Go! Now! And become a member can volunteer a few hours a week, and get 25% off the store.

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