AZ Big Media Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week returns in September

After a successful launch last year, Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week returns for a second helping, September 11-18, 2022. Raising awareness of all things vegan, the week-long event gives diners an affordable opportunity to explore the valley’s growing vegan landscape.

Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week isn’t exclusive to full-service restaurants, it’s all-inclusive, allowing takeaways, bakeries, coffee shops, food trucks, meal delivery services, ghost kitchens, and pop-up kitchens to participate as well. The event was founded by Jozh Watson of PHX Vegan and Chef Jason Wyrick of vegetarian meal delivery service. Longtime vegetarians, they are champions for expanding access to vegan eating and showcasing the many great options the valley has to offer.


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According to Watson, “Last year, Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week was well received by the community. Each restaurant that participated reported a significant increase in traffic during the event. This year promises to be bigger and better.”

During the special week, restaurants and catering suppliers offer an exclusive multi-course fixed menu or offer a special-priced item that best represents their establishment. The menus include not only take-out but also take-out. Breakfast packages include an appetizer and a drink, and a maximum of $15. Lunches will offer canapés, appetizers, and drinks and are capped at $20. For dinner, a three-course option is available for a maximum of $33 or a five-course meal for a maximum of $44.

Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week is a great way for hungry Phoenicians to explore the valley’s growing vegan food scene, while supporting small businesses in the community. Whether someone has already adopted a vegan lifestyle, has a vegan curiosity, or simply wants to go meatless a few days a week, Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week gives diners the opportunity to try out a multitude of establishments at a reasonable price.

As the tastemaker behind PHX Vegan, a Maricopa-wide web portal offering education, events and resources, as well as the creator of the growing monthly outdoor market, Vegan Social, Watson has a pulse on the vegan eating scene and is encouraged by its recent growth. “There is a demand for vegan cuisine, and chefs and restaurants are filling the void. In less than a year, nearly 20 vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants and ghost kitchens have opened in the valley.”

Early registration for restaurants has opened, and participants already include Burger Houses, Della Libre (Phoenix and Scottsdale), Giving Tree Café, Gooder Goods, Nana Restaurant, Pachamama, Salvadorino Restaurant (Phoenix, Mesa, and The Mirage), The Vegan Taste, Vegetarian and Vine. The number of participants will continue to grow, and the list will be updated regularly. Non-vegetarian restaurants are also encouraged to sign up to showcase their vegetarian offerings.

According to Wyrick, “Restaurants recognize that they need to cater to a variety of dining preferences. Veganism is a lifestyle choice that is here to stay, and we are proud to demonstrate the incredible culinary brand that Phoenix makes.”

For a list of participating companies or to register for Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week, visit www.phoenixvegan.com.

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