I ate at Lovin' Spoonfuls Organic Restaurant in Tucson, AZ with my husband. I ordered the Mediterranean Platter, and he ordered Buddha's Delight.
Both were quite good, the Buddha's delight especially so, and there was a good selection of other choices besides. I was especially pleased that there were so many cold options as Tucson in the summer often makes one wish cold food.
The restaurant was not what we had expected, to order one had to go up to the cashier and ask for what they wanted, pay, and then it was brought out to you.
For me this was awkward, as I had to know if I wanted dessert immediately, or ask my husband to go pay twice, which was a minor annoyance.
All in all the food was fresh, tasty, and well prepared and the decor was relaxing with a bit of funk to it. I would eat there again if I go back to Tucson anytime in the future!
by Krishna Prasad
(Kasaragod City, Kerala State, India)
The Arcosanti Cafe
My brother and I had been to Arcosanti Cafe twice in the last 4 years as well as a few other spots along the coast and fell in love with true American food while visiting the US.
So for a recent wedding anniversary I looked around and found that in nearby Arizona there was a Arcosanti Organic Restaurant that had some reviews remarking on its authentic ambiance. So off we went to celebrate another year.
Dinner is most definitely what is happening when you come here. As we savored our selections I enjoyed the water tapping and the sun-glass used in the roof of the restaurant.
My favorite part of my meal was vegetable sambar.I didn't have to share it with my brother :). It was so tasty to eat.
I took lots of photos and want to compliment the restaurant on their waiters who are fast and quiet. They granted me 50% reduction in the billing.
This restaurant is not 100% vegetarian but at Arizona so a nice after dinner constitutional with your friends should also be put into the evening’s events.
For my birthday last month, my fiancé wanted to take me for a more special evening, which can be difficult as we are both somewhat strict vegans who try to keep our diet healthy and organic. ……Enter Zona 78.
Zona 78 is a small, locally owned organic restaurant with two locations, one in Tucson and one on River road at Oracle and another on Tanque Verde at Pantano.
They're pretty upscale, but still affordable and their food is top-notch. The first difference we noticed between Zona and most restaurants was how knowledgeable the staff was regarding their menu items ingredients.
Nobody seemed to think a simple "I don't know..." would suffice and we got answers pretty quickly. There are several vegan options on the menu, and many of the dishes contain organic or locally grown ingredients, as well as free-range and grass-fed meat choices.
I decided to forgo a vegan dish and ordered pasta with cream sauce, and he a cheese-less pizza. We highly recommend both.
Zona is perfect for someone interested in maintaining his or her health without giving up that gourmet feel. There are a variety of rich and unique flavors (I was also treated to a basil and blueberry mojito), and everything is arranged to perfection.
My advice?….. Don't miss Zona 78 when you're looking for a more sophisticated night on the town, while still eating healthy!
MPJ's Organic Restaurant - Great Food in Fountain Hills, AZ
(Queen Creek, AZ)
A Delightful Organic Dish at MPJ's
I had eaten at MPJ’s organic restaurant once before I even realized the food was organic. It simply is near where I work and was popular for lunch.
The quality of the food is fresher than other competitors in the area. Salads in particular are crisp and great tasting. There is not anything I would not recommend on the menu.
The Sonoran Caesar Salad is particularly good. It has a real zing and the shrimp are larger than a normal salad.
Service is exactly what you would expect at any restaurant. It is essentially the same experience as any other place only with crisper vegetables that were the produced naturally.
No one really beats you over the head with the fact that what you are eating is organic. It is mentioned on the menu (I missed it the first time) but staff does not walk around telling you the virtues of their menu.
They do not have to, the food speaks for it self. I always enjoy my experience there. Trust me when I say you will not go wrong eating at MPJ’s Organic Restaurant.