Meatless Monday (SPECIAL EDITION): 12 Must-Try Vegetarian Dishes for Sonoran Restaurant Week

This special edition of Meatless Monday features a variety of vegetarian dishes from participating Sonoran Restaurant Week restaurants.

In case you haven’t noticed, we’ve been all about Sonoran Restaurant Week here at Tucson Foodie. Fortunately, whether you eat meat or not, there’s something for you at many of the 34 restaurants participating in this inaugural year.

Listed below in alphabetical order are 12 highlighted vegetarian dishes, but there are even more. Head on over to the official Sonoran Restaurant Week website to view them all.

Hola Hemp Tamales at Charro Vida

Hola Hemp tamal and vegetables (Photo courtesy of Hola Hemp)

Hola Hemp tamal and vegetables (Photo courtesy of Hola Hemp)

This dish includes one original and one red chipotle tamale, with avocado, nopales en chile rojo & frijoles campos. View full menu

Spicy Vegan Curry at Culinary Dropout

Griddled sweet potato, eggplant, snap pea, cauliflower, shiitake mushroom, black rice. View full menu

Red Curry Custard at Feast

Served over steamed rice and sautéed spinach with rice-crusted onion rings, cilantro, mint and scallion. View full menu

Pumpkin & Ricotta Cannelloni at Hacienda Del Sol (Grill or Terazza)

Roasted Beet, Mushroom, Roasted Apple, Pecan, Sage. View full menu

Roasted Red Bell Pepper Alfredo at HUB Restaurant & Creamery

Fettuccine, roasted red bell pepper alfredo, chili flake, pecorino romano, grilled broccoli. View full menu

Cauliflower “Parmigiana” at North Italia

Rustic marinara, calabrian chile cream, zucchini & sweet potato noodles. View full menu

Veggie Ramen at OBON

Ramen at OBON Sushi Bar Ramen (Credit: Matthew Martinez)

Ramen at OBON Sushi Bar Ramen (Credit: Matthew Martinez)

OBON’s Veggie Ramen features a vegetarian red miso broth, sautéed onion and mushroom, bamboo shoots, enoki mushroom, barbeque jackfruit, and black garlic oil. View full menu

Coles Con Mole Chilhuacle at Penca

Brussel sprouts seared with yellow mole, and served atop amaranth. View full menu

Carne Asada Bowl* at Reforma

Marinated steak, black beans, potatoes, spanish rice, avocado, cabbage, queso fresco, Jalisco, lime crema, mexicana salsa. View full menu

*This dish can be made vegan by eliminating lime crema and subbing crispy tofu for steak

Rigatoni at Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink

Vodka sauce, basil, grana. View full menu

Zucchini Noodle Pasta Primavera at Renee’s Organic Oven

Artichoke, red peppers, garlic, onions, basil, broccoli, kalamata olives and spinach (gluten free, can be vegan, vegetarian or have the organic meat options added). View full menu

It should be noted that Renee’s offers a variety of vegetarian dishes – head over to the official website for the full menu.

Mediterranean Penne Pasta at Zona 78

Artichokes, kalamata olives, pine nuts, tomatoes, feta, cilantro pesto. View full menu

Sonoran Restaurant Week takes place September 6 – 15 at participating restaurants all over Tucson. For more information, including hours, menus, and contact information, visit

Adam Lehrman started Tucson Foodie in late 2008 as a way to track his search for the best food Tucson had to offer.

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