Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week

Simon's Hot Dog's Colombian-Style Vegan Burger (left), The Vegan Taste's Pasta and Market Veggies with Preserved Lemon Pesto (top right), and Ground Control's Breakfast Bowl (bottom right). 

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- The food scene around the Valley continues to grow, now expanding upon the burgeoning plant-based culinary community with the first-ever Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week set to launch Sunday! 

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Chef Jason Wyrick of Casa Terra in Glendale and Jozh Watson of Phoenix Vegan teamed up to launch the plant-based initiative that will operate similarly (although not affiliated) to the Fall Arizona Restaurant Week. Kicking off Sunday, Sept. 12, the weeklong event celebrating all things vegan in the Valley will go until Sept. 18 and include full-service restaurants, fast-casual eateries, bakeries, coffee shops, food trucks, meal delivery services, and more.

During Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week, restaurants and food providers will offer exclusive multi-course prix fixe menus. Breakfast offerings will include an entrée and drink capped at $20, lunch meals will feature an appetizer, entrée, and drink also capped at $20, and a three-course dinner menu will be available for $33. 

The Vegan Taste's Smokehouse Burger and Earth Plant-Based's Vegan Chickn n Waffles

The Vegan Taste's Smokehouse Burger (left) and Earth Plant-Based's Vegan Chickn n Waffles (right

“Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week is a celebration of plant-based cuisine in Phoenix. We want to raise awareness about everything vegan that’s now available in our city, get everyone excited, and out-and-about trying all of the great dining options,” said Wyrick. “Restaurants are experimenting more with vegan cuisine and showcasing some really great offerings. Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week allows them to cater to a growing clientele and test the waters for expanding their vegan selections.”

Food-goers get the thrill of exploring the Valley's growing plant-based food scene while supporting many local businesses. The list of participating businesses continues to grow, and registration is still open for more to join. Some participating eateries include: 

  • Beaut Burger
  • Brunch & Sip
  • Chilte
  • Dilla Libre
  • Early Bird Vegan
  • Earth Plant-Based
  • Giving Tree Café
  • Ground Control
  • Hot Sauce & Pepper
  • Maya’s Cajun Kitchen
  • Pachamama
  • Positively Frosted
  • Salvadoreño Restaurant
  • Shameless Burger
  • Simon’s Hot Dogs
  • The Nile Coffee Shop
  • Urban Beans Café
  • Tesoro Vegano
  • The Vegan Taste
  • Verdura
  • Wok this Way
Positively Frost Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcake and Vegan Taste's Bratweiler

Positively Frost Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cupcake (left) and Vegan Taste's Bratweiler (right).

Local tastemaker and co-creator for the event, Watson, is also encouraging non-vegan restaurants to get involved and participate in Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week as well. 

“We want to position Greater Metro Phoenix as a premier, inclusive dining destination,” said Watson.

For a list of participating businesses or to register for Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week, click here.


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