If you or a loved one has a dietary restriction, going out to eat can be tricky. To help you find dietary-friendly options, we’ve created a list of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free restaurants featured on “Check, Please! Arizona.”
Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe
If you’re looking for gluten-free baked goods, look no further than Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe. The restaurant serves everything from pancakes to chicken and waffles to pastries, all made with local ingredients.
Owner Julie Moreno believes no one should have to sacrifice flavor in order to avoid gluten. That’s why she makes sure her food has the same consistency and taste as food with gluten – no oily or gritty textures.
Visit Jewel’s Bakery and Cafe at 4041 E Thomas Road in Phoenix, or visit the website for more information.
For vegetarians and vegans who don’t like meat substitutes, The Coronado is the place to go. All of the restaurant’s dishes are made with grains, legumes and vegetables.
“Check, Please! Arizona” guests tried and recommended the fried guacamole, red bean quesadillas and beet and quinoa burger. All guests agreed that if you think vegan food isn’t for you, The Coronado will change your mind.
Visit The Coronado at 2245 N 12th Street in downtown Phoenix, or you visit the website for more information.
Green New American Vegetarian
This vegetarian restaurant in downtown Phoenix takes popular dishes like the Big Mac and chicken wings and turns them into plant-based favorites. Owner Damon Brasch said the restaurant focuses on comfort food staples to get people excited about vegetarian and vegan options.
“I’m trying to create all those foods that you love that you can’t always get when you’re a vegetarian or a vegan,” Brasch said. “Check, Please! Arizona” guests enjoyed burgers, burritos and chicken wings and marveled at the taste.
Udupi serves vegetarian and vegan dishes native to many different regions of India, in the surrounding areas of Phoenix, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale and Chandler. Open for lunch and dinner, Udupi invites guests to enjoy the warmth of Indian hospitality through its cuisine.
Guests particularly enjoy the large lunch buffet and Udupi’s special Gobhi Manchurian or cauliflower florets. Mike Sullivan describes Udupi as “very quiet, comfortable, and cozy.”