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“Loved this whole-in-the-wall Lunch Gem!”

Desert Roots Kitchen
Ranked #97 of 759 Restaurants in Tempe
Price range: $3 - $11
Cuisines: Fusion, Healthy
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Vegan. Ever-changing daily menu. Made from scratch. Real food. Local ingredients. Organic. Wraps, hummus, salads, smoothies, coffee, iced teas, vegan treats... mostly gluten free menu.
Phoenix, Arizona
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113 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Loved this whole-in-the-wall Lunch Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2013

LOVED this little whole in the wall place. You have to know what you are looking for to find it. I had the 3 sides meal of a peanut rice dish, cucumber salad and roasted pear quinoa. SO tasty - reasonably priced and the owner was LOVELY! I will go back any time I can when in Tempe.

Felt GREAT after eating lunch there....

  • Visited March 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great Vegan Restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Desert Roots Kitchen is a quaint little restaurant. This was my first visit to a vegan restaurant and the food was awesome! Leslie, the owner, is very friendly and changes the menu daily. Can't wait to visit again!

  • Visited October 2012
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Needham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Found! A Fresh Food Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

While attending the Tempe Arts Festive on a Saturday, we ate at Desert Roots Kitchen at 414 South Mill Avenue. I had googled restaurants which were vegan and this came up. Small, friendly, fast and delicious. We ate outside in a little, intimate patio. The menu changes daily. I had a plate with three sides for $8.50 - eggplant with panko, peanut noodles, and a green mesclun salad. Fresh. My husband had the breakfast burrito with lentils. This restaurant is only open Mon - Fri. or for special events. Guess we will be making a trip for lunch soon.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank Jeanne G
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