Closed as of Mar 13 171250 E. Apache Blvd.
Tempe, Arizona 85281
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 27)
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NeighborhoodApache Blvd. Restaurant Row
In Tempe, on Apache Blvd between McClintock and Rural; in the strip mall at the northwest corner of Apache and Dorsey.
$$ - average
- Eclectic (Varied)
- Large Group-Friendly
- Outdoor Seating