Calexico burger is great. Salad is fresh. Good service. Limited parking. Lots of mock meats.
Calexico burger is great. Salad is fresh. Good service. Limited parking. Lots of mock meats.
the whole menu is vegan, and there are some amazing items... what i tasted (buffalo wings, artichoke dip, jerk tofu salad) were all delicious, and only slightly overpriced, but i found out halfway through my meal that everything i'd ordered off the glutenfree menu had been fried in dirty (contaminated) oil, even though there was no indication on the menu that these items were deep fried. the server/cashier was really apathetic when i brought it to her attention. since this place has a dedicated menu and they answered all my pre-order questions "correctly," i thought this place would be worth the risk. i was wrong. it's been over a week, and i'm still VERY sick. this place is fine for healthy able bodied vegans, but if you have celiac or food allergies, BEWARE. they have no idea what they're doing, despite that beautifully printed gf menu and knowing how to answer all your questions.
my cow rating is only for the unlimited drink refills on some interesting beverages, like limeade and iced green tea. as far as food and service goes, i wish i could give negative cows.
Updated from previous review on Sunday September 27, 2015
I haven't had a Bug Mac in over ten years, but this Bug Whack was ten times better and no animals were harmed in its making.
I am coming here every time I am in Phoenix and may make special trips to Phoenix just for this place
Got the BBBQ burger and the black currant juice. Loved them both and really want to go back. Very chill atmosphere
Its a very small place and hard to squeeze thru the driveway in a big vehicle, but please dont that deter you. The food was amazing! The best burger I have had in a very long time! I highly recommend the big-Wak !!
I have been to both locations of this vegan restaurant. The food is very good, but unfortunately, the whole menu is mock meat rather than creative vegan options. I think the goal is to appeal to meat-eaters as well, but the carnivores I brought with me disliked their food, probably because of the expectation of it tasting like the meat and cheese they are trying to approximate. This would be a great place if they expanded the menu beyond mock meat, and for the Phoenix location, an overhaul of the parking lot is needed- way too few spots and narrow corridors likely scare away potential customers! Atmosphere is casual but pleasant-better for lunch than a romantic dinner.
In a casual garage-like space with a handful of outdoor tables and ~20 indoor tables, Green has a food and drink menu with lots of choices. From kombucha to beer, salads to stir-frys to burgers and sandwiches, there's a variety from light and healthy to comfort and junk food. They also have a kids' menu.
All the dishes were abundant, with the salads and bowl choices coming in large bowls, and the sandwiches with fries/side. I struggled to save room for dessert! Nothing that I tried stood out as superb; all the dishes were very good. The staff is friendly and the place has a fun and funky vibe.
Same style interior and menu as the other location in Tempe (this one has Nami ice cream, bakery and cafe across the parking lot rather than in the same building).
Green New American offers a welcome vegan menu. I had the "Argentine" Po-boy. The sandwich was substantial and delicious. The restaurant is comfortably casual. Parking is limited the lot that surrounds the restaurant if the restaurant is busy.
This place had been hyped up by some of our other die hard vegan friends. We weren't disappointed. The place was packed when we arrived but I understand why.
The food, seriously phenomenal. Its hard to say greasy stand by's could ever be this good. This place is. It goes above and beyond amazing. We loved this place so much we went back the next day. Everything we ate (a family of three) were so good. Also its right next door to Nami's so dessert was as easy as walking 20 ft outside to the next building.
I wouldn't call a lot of the menu items healthy (though there are plenty of healthy options) but the place is full of vegan comfort food and that is what I was in the mood for while travelling. Just amazing. I'm sad I don't live here
I loved my meal here: Triple BBBQ Tempe Bacon Burger, shoestring fries, and a cider. The bun was soft (in a good way) and the flavors and textures blended well. The fries were hot and crispy. I was happy with the portion/price ratio.
The staff was amazing too, very friendly in helping me find something to eat during my only visit.
I would highly recommend this place, and be sure to check out Nami next door.
Love Green! I brought my non vegan family here an they liked it too. Staff is very friendly. Food is great! We frequent here a lot.
We had dinner here this evening and enjoyed our food very much. We had an artichoke dip for an appetizer, I had a vegetable and rice bowl for my entrée. My sister had a veggie burger and fries. Everything was good and there seemed to be something for everyone. I wish we had saved room for desert. I did notice that they had a root beer float on the menu that I wish I would have had.
OMG........this is the best lunch spot I have ever found!!!! And who would think Phoenix would be the place to have the ultimate cafe.......I ordered their Barbeque Chicken Sandwich. It came with sauteed peppers and onion. The faux chicken was almost indistinguishable from real chicken and the barbeque sauce was excellent! My sandwich came with a Tahitian Cole Slaw. I'm not a big cole slaw fan, but this was really good--a bit of nutty flavor. My husband had Kung Pao Chicken and his was equally good. It was a huge bowl of fresh veggies in spicy Kung Pao sauce and he chose the faux chicken added to his meal. He couldn't finish the plate, but wanted to so we had some leftovers! I had read reveiws online about their crab won tons, so we got an order to go. I wish I would have purchased 5 orders to go!!! I haven't had anything that tasted like seafood since I became vegan five years ago. These actually tasted just like crab won tons!!! What a treat!!!!!!!!!! I only wish we had somewhere like this in the Sacramento area. It beats anywhere I have eaten.
This place is unbelievable!
We had only a couple days in town so made sure we came both days and it didn't disappoint!
They've got an awesome menu, with great strong flavours and interesting food.... how anyone can be disappointed here is beyond me!
Having travelled a fair bit and seen a fair few Veggie/vegan spots over the past few years, I really think this place raises the bar in eating out 'vegan style' !
Anyway- my partner had their big mac (his favourite burger in the States) and I tried two of the bowl options (where you pick a sauce, mock meat etc). Both were awesome- the second day the veg was a tad raw for my liking, but the place was SO busy I can forgive this no biggie! (It's probably healthier for me anyway!).
We also tried their popular starter/side dish- it was some kind of crab cake? Anyway they were awesome, totally different to anything we've been offered in other vegan spots.
And their re-fill juices are really nice too, well worth grabbing one with your food.
Also love that Nami is next door- that is also unreal!
This place is awesome; best in Phoenix I've been to so far. I had the BBBQ burger and it was great; a bit messy, but what BBQ burger isn't? The crab puffs were really delicious as well. I got their hummus and egg rolls to go for lunch the next day; the hummus was great and the egg rolls were good even reheated. This place was so tasty, I came back one night after dinner somewhere else just to get a to go meal for lunch the day after!
And as an added bonus, Nami is right next door for your dessert needs and wants.
The food here is great, and the service is good! I've gotten a few of their bowls with tofu. I haven't tried any of the faux meats, but my mom has. She really liked them! I plan on coming back!
My family has been eating here for years. Everything is wonderful. The kids have always liked it, especially when little. Just go :)
great flavorful full, haven't been disappointed in a dish yet and I've had my share. I keep looking forward to my next meal there. the staff is very friendly and the food comes out quickly. the parking needs to be improved.
If you like spicy, try the kung pao!! awesome!!
This place is great! My boyfriend and I came here twice and even went next store to Nami for their delicious desserts. We ordered the chili cheese fries on both visits and the second time it was loaded with way more cheese compared to the first time, even a different kind of cheese. I liked it better the second time and seemed like it was improving. The big WAC is a favorite as well as the crab wontons.. those were amazing, haven't had those since being vegan! So that was super exciting.. the food was always good and I'd definitely go back for more! Make sure you go next door to nami for the best vegan ice cream blizzards! The restaurant has gluten free options as well. And a big selection of beers and wines.
Nice atmosphere and a lively crowd, but the food is basic and not all handmade. If you're in Phoenix and want vegan food, this place is one of your only options, so it is highly recommended, but don't expect gourmet cuisine.
Will make a point to come here every time I'm in town!
My mouth watered as I read all the different options from their menu. Of course , I walked in there hungry and left this place satisfied! I ordered the coconut curry bowl with brown rice and house tofu and I was not disappointed! I will definitely be back and would visit more if they had longer Sunday hours. That's the day I'm in that part of town.
Nice cheerful modern atmosphere with a lot to choose from on the menu. Since everything was vegan, it was hard to pick! Everything I saw in there looked great. A vegan ice cream shop and bakery just next door...I plan on going again.
Green in a popular vegan restaurant in Phoenix. It has mostly comfort food but there are also some salads and rice bowls available. I've tried a couple of their rice bowls and to me they lack any flavor. My absolute favorite is the No-harm Chicken Parm; you won't be disappointed. I suggested it to a meat eater friend who had low expectations for a vegan restaurant and he couple stop talking about it. Other things that are great: fries, po-boys, burgers and crab puffs. Sunday brunch is okay, but not as good as the regular menu. Service is always great when we go and the amount of food for the price is another great perk. I can sometimes get two meals out of mine and it only costs $9. Also, check out Nami next door!
I practically live at Green. It's just THAT good.
Diablo Red. You can customize it to your liking (e.g. tofu, mock chkn or beef, and rice or noodles) I love spicy, and this delivered the heat with the flavor.
Jerk Chikn salad. I get it with mock chkn instead of tofu, and extra jungle dressing. Excellent!
Focusing on their new menu:
The Big Wac is my ultimate favorite. Fresh off a trip overseas where I'd had a vegan version of a Big Mac in Barcelona, and I relocate to PHX to find out Green has added one? It's the best thing ever! And very filling. Certainly something to offer any carnivores with whom you may be dining.
BBBQ (BBQ bacon burger). It's tasty and flavorful. Wear a bib!
Wendy's Pickle. It's good. Reminds me of a Chick-Fil-A sandwich. (If I remember correctly)
Cajun Jack Pita. Very good, perfectly spiced. I like how the pita was toasted. It added a certain sabrosa to it. A nice alternative to the burgers and po'boys.
Plenty of seating inside, with a few outside spots as well. Parking can fill up quickly though.
Reasonably priced. Great staff.
If you only get to go to one place while you're in PHX make it Green.
Green is one of the regular restaurants that we eat at. There are so many different choices that pretty much there is something we are in the mood for on the menu. New menu launched recently so there haven't been as many specials (my husbands policy is to almost always get the special if there is one)but I think they are starting to bring them back now. Wings, mac& cheese, Big Wac and Wendy's pickle are some of my fav's. Next door is Nami for dessert and coffee.
For the longest time--with no luck as of yet, I have tried to find an online posting of Green's Sunday Brunch Menu and Pictures of their Plated Food,(Phoenix, Arizona, USA location only--not available at Tempe location as of yet) however cannot seem to find them. I have heard that they are on Green's Facebook page, but am looking for the information without requiring to log-on to Facebook.
Any help regarding posting Green's Sunday Brunch Menu/Plated Food online/off-Facebook is very appreciated.
Visiting from CA Bay Area where vegan joints are a dime a dozen.....not in AZ. Drove 7miles to find this little gem. Good size place with patio seating too, nice decor and friendly staff. Had the artichoke dip which is awesome and the chkn parm po'boy...the coleslaw was great. Seitan seemed housemade and had good flavor. Overall I'm impressed. Nice to not have the standard "asian fare" or the culty atmosphere at Loving Hut
For our first time visit, we had three appetizers and three entrees, all were simply excellent!
Highly recommended, but be sure to call to ensure they're not too crowded as they're very popular now (we were there on a Saturday night).
One more thing--lots of great vegan desserts next store/across the parking lot at their bakery.
So I went to the Tempe location a few years ago and enjoyed Thee Argentine Po' Boy. Since I liked it so much I decided to get it this time around at the Phoenix location. Bad idea. It was not good, dry, and flavorless. I was very disappointed. I'm not sure if the quality is just bad at this location, or if the quality had deteriorated in general.
The good thing about this location is that Nami is right next store, so head on over for dessert when you're through with Green.
Green has a huge menu comprising lots of interesting starters, salads and bowl food, as well as pizzas, sandwiches and burgers. All vegan with a special gluten-free menu.
Many of the mains come with a choice of mock meat, fried tofu or fresh tofu, but if that's not your thing don't worry, as they don't exactly skimp on the vegetables.
My food wasn't bad, although I found that the vegetables in my bowl were very large for my liking (difficult to eat with the tiny fork I was provided with!).
For dessert, go next door to the sister dessert cafe (Nami) where they serve huge $5 vegan ice cream sundae/milkshake concoctions made using Soy Dream, amongst other treats.
I ate here twice when in town for business, and wish I could go more often! Very tasty - I had their springrolls, one of their faux chicken sandwiches, and fries. I just wish there were more dishes that don't have spicy ingredients. Additional perk: vegan pastry shop/bakery right next door.
The food was great and very reasonable price. We ate there a few times and everything was great. Loved the BBQ faux chicken burger, spicy peanut salad, faux crab cakes. Nice staff, nice space, lots of beverage options.
Is for there to be a chain of these restaurants in my home town. They have a large selection and their sister store (right next door) sells vegan treats, as well. Portions were huge and the food was tasty!
The food here is your typical vegan-American food fare. It doesn't necessarily rise above, but it meets your expectations.
I had a mock-chicken sandwich, but I asked for no mayonnaise, and it came out with tons of mayonnaise dripping off of it. So having to ask for my sandwich to be re-made was the own downfall of the meal.
Food was pretty good, prices not bad.
Like I said: I wasn't blown away, but it was pretty good and worth stopping in.
This was one of thier bowls I quite enjoyed, I also tryed the crab puff and they became my new found favorite! I recomend this place to any Vegetarian. I would say my only unhappy moment there was there was no Nutrition Facts. I love reading those darn things. Overall good expericence, loved the friendly atmosphere and the food!
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