Sharing a roundup of my favourite wholesome eating places in Tucson.
Hey associates! How’s the week going? I hope you’re having an incredible one. At present is filled with calls and appointments, however I’m wanting ahead to a protracted stroll with Maisey to interrupt up the pc time. What do you’ve got occurring?
For right now’s submit, I wished 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 substances, particularly relating to oils/fat. Fortunately, we now have loads of locations in Tucson the place you possibly can take pleasure in nourishing and scrumptious meals. For this submit, “wholesome” is outlined as a restaurant that focuses on plant-based substances from the earth, with most of the objects made in home with recent substances, and accommodate numerous dietary necessities, like vegan and gluten-free choices.
The most effective half about this submit is that I’m going to need to replace it in a 12 months 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 entire life for this. Now if we may simply get a Seasons 52, I’ll lose my thoughts.
Alas, right here is my listing 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 listing. (The remainder of the choices are in no specific order.) They make the whole lot in home, together with the tortillas and salsas, and the menu adjustments every day. It’s a vegetarian Mexican spot with a lot of vegan choices. The Frida Kahlo plate is my very favourite, however the whole lot is superb. You gained’t remorse it… and now I’m craving it after penning this submit. 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’ve it nearly 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 lot of wasabi and ginger. (I add my very own Tamari at dwelling.) The women go loopy for it, too, which makes it the proper seize and go lunch or dinner.
3) Lovin’ Spoonfuls
Lovin’ Spoonfuls is a Tucson basic and for a fantastic motive. The meals is so scrumptious and recent, and the desserts… you need to order at the least one! That is the place we get my bday cake yearly 😉 My solely gripe is that they use imitation meats in most of the dishes, which isn’t my private fave, however the whole lot could be very flavorful and made with love. My go-to order is the Greek plate (gluten-free choice).
4) Beaut Burger
Beaut Burger is a vegan burger spot on the MSA Annex. For those who haven’t been to the MSA Annex, undoubtedly test it out! It’s a bunch of delivery containers that have 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 fantastic cease if you happen to’re shopping for Tucson items (or one thing for your self!). Beaut Burger makes their burgers in-house with unprocessed vegetation (like veggies, beans, millet, and spices) and still have amaaaazing fries.
Goodness is one among 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 lovely 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 evening.
7) Alternative Greens
Alternative Greens is like our model of Sweetgreen. You’ll be able to order a pre-designed salad or create your personal, 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. All the things is vibrant and scrumptious, they usually have a ton of gluten-free choices. You’ll be able to count on 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 choose for Indian meals in Tucson. It’s situated on the northwest facet of city, and the ambiance is beautiful. Additionally they have a lunch buffet that’s everyyyyttthing. My favourite factor about Saffron is that they’re so constant; you recognize precisely what you’re getting every time. I extremely advocate the channa masala, started bhartha, tandoori hen, and dal mahkni. Go for the garlic naan, too!
Nekter is one among my favourite locations to go for an acai bowl or juice in Tucson. We’ve a few places 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 additional 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 seems like cooking and we simply wish to seize one thing easy and wholesome that everybody will like. The women go for consolation meals choices, like mac n’ cheese, veggies, and hen tenders, whereas the Pilot and I make salads and benefit from the Indian meals choices. Only a heads up: the new bar on River is just not 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 a little bit thicker, like a sorbet, they usually have a lot of scrumptious toppings.
This can be a purely gluten-free restaurant with superb 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 a beautiful 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 price it for the perfect substances and the whole lot 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 straightforward to search out one thing for any meals temper. I undoubtedly advocate the salads or heat salads, and I additionally love their hen salad in an avocado.
18) Past Bread
Past Bread is one thing we go to nearly weekly. They make the entire bread recent in-house, and in addition provide a gluten-free wrap choice. We’ve just a few places (east, central, and northeast) and is a essential Tucson spot for a fast lunch if you happen to’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 search out out that we nonetheless have one on the Northeast facet! That is such a fantastic informal dinner choice for Mediterranean choices, pitas, and salads. The children meals are glorious – they’ll choose a protein, veggie, starch and fruit. We love getting the hummus with hen as an appetizer, and I normally get the salmon entree or a gluten-free turkey pesto wrap.
nook is a cute spot downtown, that has breakfast and many wholesome choices. You’ll be able to count on parfaits, egg dishes, sandwiches, Benedicts, and full complete choice labeled “greenery.”
So, inform me, associates: what’s your favourite wholesome restaurant the place you reside?
Tucson associates: any that I missed??
Hope you’ve got a fantastic day!
*Renee’s Natural Oven didn’t make the listing, 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 obtained 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.