Have you gone Paleo? Vegan? Just looking to cut the junk out of your diet? Whatever your reasons are for wanting to eat healthy, you’re in luck when you live in or visit Phoenix. While we may not be the most healthy-nutty city in the world, we definitely have plenty of healthy eating options. Once you’ve finished your tour of this beautiful city or its natural surroundings, stop by one of these joints for some healthy refreshment.

1. 24 Carrots Natural Café and Urban Juicery

 24 Carrots Natural Café and Urban Juicery

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With a name like that, it has to be healthy, right? The menu is not slacker, either, with plenty of vegan, vegetarian, and even gluten-free options that will taste great and satisfy without expanding your waistline. Make sure to try the vegan desserts.If it’s vegan, it’s good for you, right? Regardless of whether or not desserts are good for you, they are delicious, and worth it.

 2. Pomegranate Café

Pomegranate Café

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If you’re just trying to eat healthier or if you have a food allergy or sensitivity, this is the place for you. They even have a meatless hamburger that is simply to die for. If you are a tea lover, make sure to try the berry hibiscus tea. It’s a bit on the pricy side for a tea or a latte, but worth every single penny.

3. The Parlor

The Parlor Pizzeria

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Healthy pizza? Is that a thing? It is at The Parlor, made with fresh ingredients. It’s one of Phoenix’s top “things to do,” and has plenty of healthy options and even the ability to cut the meat from the pizza altogether. Additionally, all of the pizza is gourmet, so you really can’t go wrong with anything you order. It’s simply delicious

4. That’s A Wrap

That’s A Wrap

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If you need a healthy meal on the go, this should be your first stop. While they don’t just offer wraps, they are the staple of its menu, making it easy to pick up something healthy and delicious and eat it as you go. Not only is this restaurant vegetarian, but they also have a vegan friendly menu. That means there really is something for everyone to enjoy at this wonderful dining establishment. Additionally, if you’re a beer or wine buff, this is the place for you.

5. Loving Hut

Loving Hut

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This is Phoenix’s original vegan restaurant. Isn’t that exciting? It’s a little bit different, with a mix of American and Asian dishes, but is great for enticing even the most stalwart Chinese food eater to try something with the same flavor, with fewer additives. They also have express lunch specials Monday – Friday from 11am – 3pm. This means if you’re busy and need a healthy meal on the go, there is a café to accommodate your needs. You really get the benefits of fast food and yet still manage to eat healthy.

6. Luci’s Healthy Marketplace

Luci’s Healthy Marketplace

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Again, it’s all in the name. It’s one part restaurant and one part marketplace, where you can find not only a great healthy meal right now, but the ingredients you need to make your own back at home or in your hotel room. You’ll love the artisan ingredients on hand. They also source their food locally, so you get the benefits of eating in your local environment.

7. Sage Kitchen

Sage Kitchen

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Sage Kitchen is all the rage, and has recently been featured in various cooking, dining, and food magazines. It is also the best place to bring a group of people, who can all find something they’ll love on this large and varied menu. Don’t worry about what to order, because everything is delicious. Simply choose what you are currently in the mood for, and prepare to be delighted.

These are definitely the top 7 vegetarian restaurants you don’t want to miss while you are in Phoenix, but the good news is there are many, many more. For more of the best places to visit while you’re visiting Phoenix and finished with your meal (or if you live here and are just looking to get out of the fast-food box), please look here for more information about fine dining.

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