Desert Roots in Tempe a new vegetarian joint

Celebrate: there’s a great vegan/vegetarian breakfast and lunch spot on Mill AvenueDesert Roots Kitchen, and it offers up a rotating menu of tasty veg-friendly items with local ingredients for peeps who love eating healthily.

Desert Roots Kitchen in TempeThe cafe, which has been open for about the past 5 months, is hidden in the plaza off of 5th St. and features a great case of vegetarian dishes, such as pasta salad, pumpkin pudding and dolmas. The spot also serves coffee and breakfast items and a changing daily special, which I got when I went there recently—the pinto bean wrap, with brown rice and peppers.
Desert Roots Kitchen in TempeThe joint is order-at-the-counter, and there’s a little patio outside where you can nosh. Getting my food was super-quick, and the staff was very friendly. Most meals cost only around $10, and you can build your own meal with a variety of sides, an option I loved since everything looked so good. My pasta salad was really tasty, and the wrap packed a protein punch and was really filling. While the spot doesn’t currently serve dinner, the owner said she anticipated dinner hours in the near-future. Check out more info about Desert Roots here.