4 December, 2022, 10:33

5 Vegan Dishes to Try This Week, Volume 1

Here are five vegan dishes to try this week.

Whether or not you eat meat, you still need to eat your vegetables.

Thankfully, Tucson’s vegetable game is on point. There are too many veggie dishes to feature all at once, so we’ll introduce a few at a time.

Here are five vegan dishes to try this week.

Cauliflower at BOCA Tacos y Tequila

533 N. Fourth Ave.

One of the newest items on BOCA’s menu, the Cauliflower Taco features grilled cauliflower tossed in curry cilantro and orange oil. With the daily changing salsas, you can experience the taco differently every visit.

For more information, call visit bocatacos.com.

Veggie White Ramen at OBON Sushi Bar Ramen

350 E. Congress St.

While we eagerly wait for OBON’s new menu to launch, they’re teasing us with one new item: the Veggie White Ramen. While the soy milk provides a creamy flavor, you’ll definitely feel lighter after eating it than you would from eating a bowl of tonkotsu.

For more information, visit fukushuconcepts.com.

Vegan Tamales de Jamaica at Tanias “33” Mexican Food

614 N. Grande Ave.

A fresh batch of our vegan tamales have just hit the reach-in with a batch of green corn tamales due to be ready around 5pm today. ??

Posted by Tanias "33" Mexican Food on Saturday, January 6, 2018

These vegan tamales utilize hibiscus leaves for a fibrous meat texture, similar to how jackfruit is utilized.

For more information, visit tanias33.com.

Green Chile Burger at Urban Fresh

73 E. Pennington St.
Green Chile Burger at Urban Fresh (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Green Chile Burger at Urban Fresh (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Urban Fresh’s entire menu is vegan and you can’t go wrong regardless of what you choose. Specials change daily, so it’s easy to be a regular too.

For a menu standard, try the Green Chile Burger with a half-pound patty made of tofu, mushrooms, flax, and Panko baked and topped with Merchant’s Garden lettuce, onion, tomato, avocado, and roasted green chile on a sesame seed bun.

For more information, visit urbanfreshtucson.com.

Three Sisters Burrito at Welcome Diner

902 E. Broadway Blvd.

Welcome Diner’s Three Sisters Burrito features a vegan blend of tempura squash, corn, Tepary beans, smoked pecan cheese, ranchero, and pico de gallo.

The combination of squash and beans happens to grow well next to each other — they also provide all eight essential amino acids, making it something you could get away with eating exclusively for a while.

For more information, call (520) 622-5100 or visit welcomediner.net.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.