Modern, “catchall” vegan restaurants have been popping up all over the Valley in recent years—some tasting better than others. One of the best, Veggy Street, is celebrating one year of businesses this month, and there’s no surprise as to why it’s going strong.
Inside the casual, black-and-white eatery are a handful of tables that can easily sit small groups, and a communal working space in the center. But the food is the important aspect here, and it should appeal to non-meat-eaters and meat-eaters alike.
If you’re looking for something filling, the cheeseburger ($10.75) is a must-order. Veggy Street uses Beyond Meat patties, butter lettuce, tomato, red onions, quinoa and vegan American cheese—all in a delicious and soft pretzel bun. Don’t let other places fool you with promises of an In-N-Out knock-off. Veggy Street’s burgers pack plenty of savory umami and meaty mouth-feel without trying to imitate any one flavor.
Vegan Mexican food can also be hit or miss, but Veggy Street’s tamale di Po’lenta ($8) is mostly hit. Wrapped in a kale leaf, the polenta masa is a riff on the Mexican staple, cooked with meatless “grounds” and vegan mozzarella and served with black beans. Other must-haves include the gluten-free street tacos ($6.25), served in soft-but-firm tapioca dough tortillas, and an infused H20 Bomb ($3.50)—water with your choice of crushed cucumber, pineapple or apple, with mint, acai-lychee jelly, guarana and B-12. Now that’s what I call eating and drinking to your health.
VEGGY STREET 5135 S. Fort Apache Road #110, 702-798-0708. Monday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.