Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week Returns to the Valley
Photo of Vegan & Vine by Debby Wolvos
Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week returns for a second year September 11-18. The event supports local businesses while raising awareness about the Valley’s growing plant-based dining scene, including restaurants, bakeries, food trucks and pop-ups.
“Last year we had a great lineup of restaurants participating in Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week, and we immediately had the community asking when we were going to do the next one,” said Wyrick. “There are some new restaurants this year, as well as many returning restaurants from last year, so there will be an even wider variety of offerings.”
Whether someone has already adopted a plant-based lifestyle or is vegan-curious, Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week gives diners the opportunity to try a variety of establishments at a reasonable price. During Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week, eateries offer multi-course prix-fixe menus for dine-in or takeout, including breakfast for $15, lunch for $20 and dinner for $33 or $44.
Participants in Phoenix Vegan Restaurant Week include Dilla Libre, Freak Brothers Pizza, Giving Tree Café, Vegan & Vine and many more. For a list of participating restaurants, visit phoenixvegan.com/attendphxvrw.
Wyrick has seen the vegan food scene evolve in the Valley over the past few years. “The pandemic changed the restaurant landscape for everyone, but that shift has caused people to rethink the way they get food out to the community. Because of that, we’ve seen a big rise in ghost kitchens serving quality vegan food throughout the Valley,” he said.
Wyrick knows firsthand the benefits of a vegan diet. “If I had not adopted a vegan diet, I would still be diabetic and severely overweight,” he said. “Aside from living healthier, cleaner and more environmentally friendly, I also get to eat delicious, creative food.”