Flagstaff: A city of breathtaking mountains, one of the best preserved meteor craters on earth, scenic hikes and even lava tube caves. But regardless of why you’re visiting this city in Arizona, at some point you’re going to have to eat! And thankfully there’s a nice selection of vegan restaurants in Flagstaff to discover!
Whether you’re looking for traditional comfort food or innovative cuisine, we think Flagstaff has a cuisine scene that doesn’t disappoint.
You’ll find purely vegan restaurants here, as well as some restaurants that serve both meat and vegan dishes. But we just had to include both types as their vegan menus are well worth checking out.
So read on to discover some of the best vegan restaurants in Flagstaff for you!
The Six Best Vegan Restaurants in Flagstaff For Food & Fun!
1. Red Curry Vegan Kitchen
The first pick on our list of vegan restaurants in Flagstaff had to be Red Curry Vegan Kitchen. This restaurant lets their food do the talking with exceptional authentic Thai cuisine in a down-to-earth environment.
Walk into this bijou restaurant with its dark wooden floors, vintage hanging lights and snug seating arrangement, and prepare to be tempted by the menu full of hearty and tasty Thai dishes.
So what would we recommend? Well their Mussamun Curry, which consists of potato, onion, carrot, cauliflower and spinach, is one of the dishes that keeps regulars coming again and again. Although other great picks include the classic Pad Thai and Pineapple Red Curry.
We love that you can also pick your preferred protein such as tofu, black bean or red kidney bean. You can also swap rice for a healthier option such as quinoa or their mouth-watering mango sticky rice.
The polite and knowledgeable staff always seem ready to help too, all of which just adds to Red Curry’s friendly atmosphere. They’re happy to cater to any requests too, so if you want to choose your preferred level of spice, or have dietary requirements such as gluten or dairy intolerance, just let them know.
This place tops our list of the best vegan restaurants in Flagstaff and you can find them open everyday, from 11am-3pm and 4pm-9pm, except on Sundays when they open at 12pm.
Address: 10 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
2. Morning Glory Café
Whether you’re on the lookout for a quick and healthy bite, or want to have a laid-back meal while catching up with friends, Morning Glory Café is well worth a visit.
This eatery screams eclectic, fun and unique. And the helpful and enthusiastic staff, along with the friendly regulars, gives this place a very welcoming vibe. To add to that, the contrasting abstract mural, the at-times mismatched decor, and vintage-looking chairs makes Morning Glory an oddly photogenic place.
This place only serves 100% organic produce too, and we think it’s impressive how they turn simple vegan dishes into delicious food that makes people want to come back for more!
In particular this awesome vegan restaurant in Flagstaff knows how to make delicious organic burritos, burgers and French toasts. Some of our top picks include their Cinnamon Pecan French Toast, Bean and Cheese Burrito and Super Food Granola.
When it comes to the burgers, their crave-worthy Deluxe Burger stands out, in part due to the perfect combination of cilantro walnut pesto, veganaise, crispy tempeh, avocado crema, greens, tomato and onion.
Morning Glory Café is up and open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 4pm, but is closed on Monday.
Address: 115 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
3. Local Juicery
What better way to spend time with family and friends than enjoying some appetizing and healthy food at Local Juicery. We know that name sounds like they only offer juices, but don’t be mistaken!
This sleek modern organic café has toasts, waffles, breakfast bowls, salads and (of course) a huge selection of energizing and nourishing juices and smoothies. And as they open at 8am, they are one of the best vegan restaurants in Flagstaff for breakfast.
And if you’re in a rush, this cafe’s menu includes loads of handy grab-and-go grub. But if you’re having a leisurely day, we recommend you grab a seat and dig into some of their exceptional vegan choices.
We highly recommend Local Juicery’s waffles, especially ‘The Works’ as these gluten-free waffles are warm, fluffy and packed with tasty toppings such as banana, berries, almond butter, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, and maple syrup. But their Superfood Oatmeal, comprising of hemp, coconut oil, honey, vegan protein, almond butter, and cinnamon, topped with banana, berries and hemp seeds, is also a great choice.
However we have to talk about their lasagna. As vegans, it’s hard to come across healthy wholesome lasagna that isn’t greasy. But here at Local Juicery, you’ll get to enjoy a very creative and nutritious version of this dish – in fact it’s so unique it’s actually a raw dish! Prepared with zucchini noodles, layered with tomato marinara, cashew “ricotta”, hemp seed, walnut pesto, and spinach, this raw lasagna will surely leave you impressed.
As for their smoothies, the Simply Strawberry is delightful but if you’re on the hunt for a taste of the tropics, then we recommend their aptly-named Tropics Smoothie which is prepared with almond milk, pineapple, banana, coconut butter, coconut flakes, dates and ginger.
Local Juicery is not only passionate about their food and beverages, they are also environmentally conscious by using compostable, recycled, or at least recyclable containers. And on top of that, all of their produce is 100% organic and ethically sourced.
Although not solely vegan (they’re technically a vegetarian café), we just had to include Local Juicery on our list of vegan restaurants in Flagstaff due to their incredible vegan dishes. This place is open every day from 8am to 5pm.
Address: 601 Piccadilly Dr ste 85, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
4. Java Juice Café
We don’t think that people with a plant-based diet should compromise when it comes to classic comfort food and taste. And we think that’s why this eatery goes the extra mile to serve delicious American food to satisfy all of our cravings.
Walk into this café and be welcomed by the very friendly staff, and then be prepared to be spoilt for choice. Java Juice Cafe has an impressive variety of burgers, sandwiches, acai bowls, crepes and drinks. We’re sure there’s something that will suit whatever mood you’re in that day. And as an added bonus you can expect big portions sizes and very affordable prices – two great reasons to give Java Juice a try!
Some of the more popular items include their Mango Habanero Chik’n, vegan Fish Sandwich and Super Bowl which we think is one of the tastiest acai bowls around. That’s served with banana, raspberry, blueberry, granola, coconut flakes and hemp seed.
If you love something sweet (and who doesn’t!), then the Banana Berry Cream crepes that Java Juice create will be right up your street. You can also customize crepes, or bubble waffles, by choosing a scoop of ice cream, two fruits and two toppings.
This vegan restaurant in Flagstaff is open everyday from 10am to 8pm.
Address: 1530 S Riordan Ranch St Ste D407, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
5. Himalayan Grill
Who doesn’t love a curry? It’s a dish full of flavor, textures and spices that are typical to Indian cuisine. At least for us, curries always hit the spot when it comes to wanting to enjoy great food and a relaxed evening with family and friends.
Luckily Himalayan Grill whips up some crave-worthy curries inspired from different parts of Asia such as India, Tibet and Nepal. As soon as you step through their doors you’ll get the gentle waft of aromas coming from the kitchen, as dishes from across Asia – not just curry – are whipped up by Himalyan Grill’s talented staff for their lucky clientele.
When it comes to that food, although Himalayan Grill isn’t solely vegan, the vegan choices on offer are all very appealing. To start your evening off, if you’re looking for a starter that’s perfect for sharing then the Assorted Vegetable Fritters is a great pick.
We think you’ll be impressed by all the vegan curries here, and some of our top picks include their Tofu Karai, Yellow Dal, Bhindi Masala and Mix Veg Curry. Don’t hesitate to try some of their newer additions too, as they often created new vegan dishes that don’t disappoint.
This restaurant is open for lunch from 11am to 2:30pm and for dinner from 5pm to 9pm.
Address: 801 S Milton Rd Ste 3, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
6. Cornish Pasty Co
Although this place isn’t exclusively vegan or vegetarian, we had to include it on our list of best vegan restaurants in Flagstaff as we love their selection of vegan choices, as well as the fun and lively atmosphere. Cornish Pastry Co is also your best bet for delicious vegan food if you have any late night cravings as they close at 2am on some nights!
Cornish Pasty Co oozes with character thanks to the unique brickwork exterior and large wooden doors. This UK-themed restaurant serves British cuisine, and with the bar stools, carpet, pool table, and loads of craft beer to choose from, it unsurprisingly has a pub-like vibe. There’s loads of seating options inside including booths for groups to chill in, or you can sit outside in their huge beer garden. It’s almost like being in an English country pub in Cornwall, minus the accents of course.
But that quirkiness is not why we included Cornish Pastry Co on this list. We included them because they have paid special attention to perfecting pasties catered specifically for the vegan community. And some of those include the Vegan Pot Pie, and the Vegan Cubano prepared with jackfruit, vegan ham, vegan cheese, dill pickles and yellow mustard.
However we think the most creative vegan pastry has to be their Vegan Guinness Stew which is made up of portobello mushrooms marinated in Guinness gravy and prepared with potato, carrot, celery, vegan cheese, leeks and cabbage.
This restaurant is open from Sunday to Wednesday from 11am to 12am and from Thursday to Saturday from 11am to 2am.
Address: 26 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001