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Hip and veg-friendly Mediterranean hot spot

Pita Jungle is quite possibly the most popular VEG-friendly restaurant in the Phoenix metro area. Actually, there's multiple locations.

The venue in Tempe caters mostly to a younger crowd (mostly ASU students and an under-30 crowd), and has a more lively, bustling atmosphere. (This location has expanded in size, and it can now accommodate large groups.)

As for the food, and how it relates to Vegetarians, you'll have a wide variety of choices, with a Middle Eastern slant.

For breakfast,they'll cook you up such things as tofu scrambled eggs or vegan pancakes.

For lunch and dinner, appetizers include hummus, red bell pepper hummus, baba ganoush, dolmas, garlic potato dip, etc.

For entrees/sandwiches, there's plenty for vegetarians to choose from: numerous pizzas, salads, huge pita bread sandwiches (such as the vegetable pita and the mixed bean pita), and regular sandwiches on whole-grain bread (including the standard veggie burger, a black bean burger, and a portobella mushroom burger).

Side orders for vegetarians include lentils and brown rice and some very tasty seasoned green beans (that most people would probably never think to order - are they missing out!).

It seems that there really is something for everyone at Pita Jungle!

Portion sizes usually lean toward the large and prices toward the inexpensive side. No wonder this place is so popular!

Serving breakfast (at Tempe location only, beginning at 9am) lunch, and dinner.

VEGANS TAKE NOTE: The Baba ganoush has dairy in it, as do the black bean burger and the Veggie burger.

Other Phoenix metro locations:
Downtown Phoenix: 1001 N. 3rd Avenue, 602-258-7482

Added by Steve Carlson on Aug 19 04 (last updated Jan 26 11)

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Sometimes I love it, sometimes I'm disappointed, but it's always a place with something for everyone. Super vegan friendly pro: they have a vegan chart that lists which items are vegan on their website. Con: some items you would think are vegan are not, or have to be ordered special and the servers are not always familiar. For example, some of the wraps or pita bread are not vegan (I can never remember which) and you have to switch it for another option. The baba ganoosh is NOT vegan, but the garlic dip IS (really yummy, very garlicy).

Though I have not tried it, a server told me they have weekend brunch at the Tempe location with tofu scramble (which is not vegan, but can be made vegan).


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Had a plate of salad. Pieces of carrots which were on top of salad were not fresh and tasteless. Brown rice was overcooked and not organic. Pita bread was fried; a wrong choice for a salad, and they did not look healthy. It seems this restaurant tries to be
healthy, but did not know how. It was not impressive. I will not go there again.

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Neighborhood

Apache Blvd. Restaurant Row

Directions

In Tempe, on Apache Blvd between McClintock and Rural; in the strip mall at the northwest corner of Apache and Dorsey.

Non-Smoking

No Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible

Prices

$$ - average

Payment

  • MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • Eclectic (Varied)
  • Macrobiotic

Features

  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating

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Hours

9am - 10pm

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