Wholesome Eating places in Tucson – The Fitnessista


Sharing a roundup of my favourite wholesome eating places in Tucson.

Hey mates! How’s the week going? I hope you’re having an incredible one. Right now is filled with calls and appointments, however I’m wanting ahead to a protracted stroll with Maisey to interrupt up the pc time. What do you have got happening?

For immediately’s put up, I needed to share a roundup of a few of my favourite wholesome Tucson eating places! We love going out to eat, however many eating places use flavorful but undesirable elements, particularly on the subject of oils/fat. Fortunately, we have now loads of locations in Tucson the place you possibly can take pleasure in nourishing and scrumptious meals. For this put up, “wholesome” is outlined as a restaurant that focuses on plant-based elements from the earth, with most of the objects made in home with recent elements, and accommodate numerous dietary necessities, like vegan and gluten-free choices.

The most effective half about this put up is that I’m going to must replace it in a yr or so, as a result of Tucson is FINALLY getting a Flower Baby and a True Meals Kitchen. BLESS IT. I’ve been ready my entire life for this. Now if we might simply get a Seasons 52, I’ll lose my thoughts.

Alas, right here is my listing of favourite wholesome eating places in Tucson (for now!).

20 Wholesome Eating places in Tucson

1) Tumerico

That is in all probability my #1 alternative on this complete listing. (The remainder of the choices are in no specific order.) They make all the pieces in home, together with the tortillas and salsas, and the menu modifications each day. It’s a vegetarian Mexican spot with a lot of vegan choices. The Frida Kahlo plate is my very favourite, however all the pieces is superb. You received’t remorse it… and now I’m craving it after scripting this put up. It’s situated within the Sam Hughes space, which is in central Tucson.

2) Pure Poke and Prep

That is our favourite spot for poke in Tucson. Now we have it nearly weekly! You undergo it Chipotle-style and add no matter protein, base, and toppings you’d like. My go-to order is 1/2 salad greens, 1/2 white rice, salmon, spicy crab, edamame, avocado, furikake, broccoli, carrots, inexperienced onions, seaweed salad, a lot of wasabi and ginger. (I add my very own Tamari at residence.) The women go loopy for it, too, which makes it the proper seize and go lunch or dinner.

3) Lovin’ Spoonfuls

Lovin’ Spoonfuls is a Tucson basic and for an excellent cause. The meals is so scrumptious and recent, and the desserts… it’s important to order at the least one! That is the place we get my bday cake yearly 😉 My solely gripe is that they use imitation meats in most of the dishes, which isn’t my private fave, however all the pieces may be very flavorful and made with love. My go-to order is the Greek plate (gluten-free choice).

4) Beaut Burger

Beaut Burger is a vegan burger spot on the MSA Annex. When you haven’t been to the MSA Annex, positively test it out! It’s a bunch of transport containers that have been remodeled into little eating places, boutiques, bars, and occasional retailers. Why I Love The place I Reside can be situated there, and an excellent cease should you’re shopping for Tucson presents (or one thing for your self!). Beaut Burger makes their burgers in-house with unprocessed vegetation (like veggies, beans, millet, and spices) and now have amaaaazing fries.

5) Goodness

Goodness is one among my favourite fast bites stops in Tucson. They’ve acai bowls, avocado toast, breakfast, wraps, smoothies, and juices. I particularly love their breakfast bowl, which has tons of veggies, eggs, and turkey chorizo.

6) Zayna’s Mediterranean

Zayna’s Mediterranean has a ravishing choice of recent Mediterranean favorites, like falafel, hummus, salads, grape leaves, tabbouleh, all the good things. Positively suggest for a household dinner or informal date evening.

7) Alternative Greens

Alternative Greens is like our model of Sweetgreen. You’ll be able to order a pre-designed salad or create your individual, and so they chop all of it up for you.

8) Charro Vida

Charro Vida is in my private prime 5 for wholesome eats in Tucson. Every part is vibrant and scrumptious, and so they have a ton of gluten-free choices. You’ll be able to anticipate Sonoran meets Mediterranean delicacies, like tamales, ceviche, vida bowls, tacos, and seafood. 10/10 suggest the gluten-free chocolate churros for dessert.

9) Govinda’s Pure Meals Buffet

Govinda’s serves connoisseur vegetarian delicacies and has a stunning pink patio and likewise has a mattress and breakfast. They serve Indian fare, together with vegetarian specials, recent fruit and salad, do-it-yourself mango lassi and vegan muffins.

10) Saffron

Saffron is our #1 decide for Indian meals in Tucson. It’s situated on the northwest facet of city, and the ambiance is gorgeous. In addition they have a lunch buffet that’s everyyyyttthing. My favourite factor about Saffron is that they’re so constant; you understand precisely what you’re getting every time. I extremely suggest the channa masala, started bhartha, tandoori rooster, and dal mahkni. Go for the garlic naan, too!

11) Nekter

Nekter is one among my favourite locations to go for an acai bowl or juice in Tucson. Now we have a few places at La Encantada and on Grant, by Culinary Dropout. The basic acai bowl is my favourite with pea protein and peanut butter on prime, or a big Greenie juice with further ginger. They’ve gluten-free granola and make their cashew milk in home.

12) Blue Willow

I’ve been going to Blue Willow since I used to be in center college and it’s nonetheless a prime spot! They’ve an enormous number of choices, together with breakfast, Mexican, salads, sandwiches, pastries, lunch specials, so many issues. There’s actually one thing for everybody, and so they’ve revamped the menu since we’ve final visited. They’re situated on Campbell, simply north of campus.

13) Entire Meals scorching bar

The basic by no means dies! That is the place we go when nobody seems like cooking and we simply wish to seize one thing easy and wholesome that everybody will like. The women go for consolation meals choices, like mac n’ cheese, veggies, and rooster tenders, whereas the Pilot and I make salads and benefit from the Indian meals choices. Only a heads up: the recent bar on River is just not practically pretty much as good because the one on Oracle.

14) Berry Greens Juice Bar

That is one other nice acai bowl spot by campus. The feel of the acai bowls is a bit of thicker, like a sorbet, and so they have a lot of scrumptious toppings.

15) devoted

This can be a purely gluten-free restaurant with superb sandwiches and desserts. It’s situated in central Tucson on Speedway, and have breakfast, avocado toast, sandwiches, vegan choices, and so many tasty candy treats. It’s a beautiful choice to get gluten-free vacation desserts, like cinnamon rolls and pie.

16) Pure Love Juice

I looooove Pure Love Juice. They serve uncooked and vegan choices in St. Phillip’s plaza. They’ve so many juices and smoothies (filled with superfoods) and add distinctive twists to extra basic choices, just like the cilantro dressing on the avocado toast and their wellness elixirs. My solely gripe is that it’s very dear, however price it for the most effective elements and all the pieces is made recent.

17) Eclectic Cafe

Eclectic Cafe has been one other long-time Tucson fave! Like so lots of our favourite Tucson spots, they infused Mexican and American delicacies, so it’s straightforward to search out one thing for any meals temper. I positively suggest the salads or heat salads, and I additionally love their rooster salad in an avocado.

18) Past Bread

Past Bread is one thing we go to nearly weekly. They make all the bread recent in-house, and likewise provide a gluten-free wrap choice. Now we have just a few places (east, central, and northeast) and is a crucial Tucson spot for a fast lunch should you’re visiting. I like to recommend the Kalid’s Curry on a gluten-free wrap with vinegar slaw.

19)  Pita Jungle

Our *typical* Pita Jungle closed down, however I used to be pumped to search out out that we nonetheless have one on the Northeast facet! That is such an excellent informal dinner choice for Mediterranean choices, pitas, and salads. The youngsters meals are glorious – they’ll decide a protein, veggie, starch and fruit. We love getting the hummus with rooster as an appetizer, and I normally get the salmon entree or a gluten-free turkey pesto wrap.

20) nook

nook is a cute spot downtown, that has breakfast and many wholesome choices. You’ll be able to anticipate parfaits, egg dishes, sandwiches, Benedicts, and whole whole choice labeled “greenery.”


So, inform me, mates: what’s your favourite wholesome restaurant the place you reside?

Tucson mates: any that I missed??

Hope you have got an excellent day!



*Renee’s Natural Oven didn’t make the listing, as a result of they stopped permitting kids to dine indoors. They began this coverage throughout COVID and don’t have any plans to permit kids indoors once more. We received a babysitter and went a few years in the past and located that the standard had additionally decreased, so for these causes, it’s not on my prime 20 anymore.

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