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Best Vegan Restaurants in Scottsdale

Editor January 5, 2024 Dining, Scottsdale

So fun fact, everyone in my immediate family is vegan. I am the only carnivore in the bunch.

But when they’re visiting me here in Scottsdale, I try to make sure I choose places with not just mediocre meatless options, but spots that are known for their cuisine and don’t utilize animal products. 

With that in mind, here are my top choices for vegan eateries throughout the Scottsdale area: 

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Fresh Mint

13802 N Scottsdale Rd #161

Fresh Mint specializes in Vegetarian-friendly cuisine, but a lot of their menu is vegan-friendly too. The first thing you will notice is that you can add soy beef, soy chicken, or tofu to any of your meals which is great. Go for a “Chef’s Special” entree like the curry apple tofu or soy fish in a clay pot. Try a refreshing watermelon juice to go with your dish and you have a satisfying and healthy meal.

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BEG Bakery & Creamery

3030 N 68th St

This place is dangerous, mostly because I live much too close to it. Here you can get vegan and gluten-free muffins, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and cinnamon rolls. They also offer soft serve, made without any animal products!

As a regular soft-serve connoisseur, I actually really enjoy their chocolate and vanilla swirl. It’s a little sweeter than regular soft-serve, but it’s worth a try. I’d skip the brownies and go straight for the cinnamon rolls here, however, they are both decadent and gooey!

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Picazzo’s Healthy Italian Kitchen

7325 E Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd

Vegan Italian food? Say less. First, dairy-free cheese bread with focaccia made in-house, vegan butter and garlic, and then vegan mozzarella – amazing. Then meatless chicken piccata with “Daring” chicken, brown rice penne pasta, vegan lemon butter, broccolini, and capers – divine. AND lunch combos with pizza or pasta combined with salad or soup and a drink of your choice offered every day from 11 AM to 3 PM!

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Simon’s Hot Dogs

4280 N Drinkwater Blvd Suite 200

Taste the strong flavors of Colombia with both meat and meat-free options here at Simon’s. All the meat options are produced by a local butcher, which I love. Then the vegan options include Italian vegan tofurky sausage and California vegan, which is a plant-based sausage.

Their classic “Colombian” dog sounds like it would unlock a core memory with the sausage covered in pineapple, cheese, “Simon’s sauce” and crushed potato chips. If hot dogs and sausages aren’t your jam, Simon’s also has a vegan burger made “Colombian-style”. This lentil burger is made in-house with beets and seeds and served on an artisan bun. Sounds like an easy winner!

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Cornish Pasty Co.

3800 N Goldwater Blvd 

While the original Cornish pasty originated from Southwest England in the 1200s and definitely included whatever mystery meat they were serving back then, The Cornish Pasty Company here in Arizona is serving up creative vegan options in all of your favorite flavors.

The “Vegan Cubano” with jackfruit, vegan ham, dill pickles, and yellow mustard is a must. The basic “Vegan Pot Pie” is great for anyone looking for those nostalgic and comforting flavors, just without the chicken. They also have vegetarian pasties for those of you who are just wanting a break from meat, but not cheese.

Going vegan for the afternoon or evening with your buddies doesn’t necessarily mean you have to go tasteless or even healthy. There are so many great options out here in Scottsdale. All you have to do now is pick your favorite!

If you’re looking for even more healthy dining options, be sure to check out our list of Scottsdale best healthy eateries!

Editor January 5, 2024 Dining, Scottsdale