Meat-free Thanksgiving dine-in & to-go options in Tucson

November 16, 2022
By Matt Sterner

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s not always about the meat, and there’s a whole world of vegetable side dishes outside of green bean casserole.

Photo by fauxels

So, whether you’re taking a break from turkey or have been giving turkeys a break for quite some time now, here are a few meatless options happening in Tucson this year. Also, we’ll keep updating the list as we discover more meat-free opportunities.

If you’re looking for our larger Thanksgiving roundup, check out our article “Thanksgiving 2022: Turkey, pumpkin pie & vegan meals to gobble up in Tucson.”

Charro Vida

7109 N. Oracle Rd.
Interior at Charro Vida (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The restaurant is offering a Plantsgiving menu available for dine-in and takeout from Tuesday, November 22 – Saturday, November 26.

  • Crispy Portobellos in mushroom and poblano crema gravy with vegan chorizo
  • Hola Hemp tamale stuffing
  • Spiced Cranberry Chutney
  • Vegan Smashed Potatoes
  • Red Lentil Green Chile Mac & Vegan Cheese
  • Family Recipe Green Beans and Crispy Onion Casa-role
  • Chef Carlotta’s Dulce Pumpkin Tamales
Holiday Helpers
  • Crantastic – Tanqueray, elderflower, citrus, agave, cranberry, and ginger beer
  • $5 off any bottle of wine or bubbles

For more information, visit

Dedicated. A gluten-free bakery and coffee shop. 

Deadline to order is Monday, November 21
4500 E. Speedway Blvd. #41
Dedicated baked goods (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)
Dedicated baked goods (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

The gluten-free baker is offering Thanksgiving goodies to go this holiday season. The menu features Vegan Quiche, Vegan Pumpkin Pie, and Vegan Stuffing Mix.

Be sure to order by Monday, November 21 and everything can be picked up on Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23.

For more information, follow Dedicated on Facebook

Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro

Last day to order is Sunday, November 20
5845 N. Oracle Rd.

Gourmet Girls is providing “everything but the turkey” this year. Certain items can be ordered dairy-free and keep in mind that not everything on the menu is vegetarian or vegan.

For more information and to order, call (520) 408-9000.

Govinda’s Natural Foods

Thursday, November 24
711 E. Blacklidge Dr.
Vegan Thanksgiving at Govinda's (Photo courtesy of Govinda's)
Vegan Thanksgiving at Govinda’s (Photo courtesy of Govinda’s)

Govinda’s will be open on Thanksgiving from noon – 5 p.m. and serving an all-vegan Thanksgiving buffet. The menu includes tofu turkey, mashed potatoes, vegan pumpkin pie, and more.

The holiday meal is $19.95 per adult and $9.95 for kids between the ages of four to 12 years old. Anyone younger than that eats for free.

For more information, visit

Lovin’ Spoonfuls

Thursday, November 24
2990 N. Campbell Ave. #120

Who said Thanksgiving can’t be vegan? Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ “ThanksLIVING meal” includes:

  • Roasted Vegan Turkey
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Stuffing & Mushroom Gravy
  • Corn & Salad
  • La Baguette Parisienne Rolls
  • Pumpkin Pie or Apple Betty

Cost: $28.99 per person.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling (520) 325-7766.

Midtown Vegan Deli & Market

Orders are due by Wednesday, November 16
5071 E. Fifth St.

Midtown Vegan Deli is offering all options a la carte by ordering online via its website. The menu includes Be-Wellington ($25), Whipped Potatoes with Celery Root ($15), Brown Miso Gravy ($15), Kathy’s Cornbread Stuffing ($20), and Homestyle Green Bean Casserole ($20).

Reminder: You must order your meal by Wednesday, November 16.

For more information, visit

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