In search of a new favorite vegan spot?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable vegan restaurants around Tucson, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture next time you’re on the hunt.
1. Urban Fresh
Topping the list is Urban Fresh. Located at 73 E. Pennington St., the vegan and raw food spot, which offers wraps, smoothies and more, is the highest-rated low-priced vegan restaurant in Tucson, boasting five stars out of 147 reviews on Yelp.
The eatery features health-focused wraps, snacks, salads, smoothies and shakes. Stop by to grab a green goddess wrap with avocado, kale, cucumber, peas, tomato pesto and green hummus, and pair it with a funky monkey smoothie, complete with banana, cacao, almond butter and coconut milk.
Check out a full line of offerings at Urban Fresh’s website.
2. Zinman’s Food Shop And Vegan Bistro
Next up is Dunbar Spring’s Zinman’s Food Shop and Vegan Bistro, situated at 111 W. Fourth St. With 4.5 stars out of 15 reviews on Yelp, the vegan spot, which offers fruits, burgers and more, has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option.
The vegan bistro “serves breakfast, lunch and supper with special emphasis on perfectly prepared fresh produce items, cooked with minimal seasoning in the ging chao tradition,” according to its website.
Look for menu items like the pancakes with maple syrup and pecans; the fried rice with seasonal veggies, sesame oil, soy sauce and rice wine; and the Zauber burger with chopped pistachios, tofu, onions, tomatoes and hummus.
Check out the menu.
3. Pieology Pizzeria
West University’s Pieology Pizzeria, located at 914 E. Speedway Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the budget-friendly vegan and gluten-free spot, which offers pizza and more, four stars out of 58 reviews.
Customize your pizza Chipotle-style at this pizza spot by choosing a type of crust and sauce before adding cheese, meat and veggies. After your creation comes out of the oven, you may then top it with a drizzle of sauce before it’s delivered to your table. Not sure if you’re up to customizing? Grab one of its chef-inspired pies or opt for a signature salad.
Check out the website for more information.