The Top 5 Healthy and Organic Restaurants in Tempe, AZ

East of Phoenix, you’ll find that the city of Tempe offers a variety of restaurant options. We’ve vetted the top ones that meet our strict standards of ingredient, preparation, and environmental guidelines.

The Templeton List makes it easy for you to discover the healthiest restaurants all across the country because when you have cancer, you can’t afford to take chances. Here are our Top 5 healthy restaurant picks for Tempe, Arizona:

Tocaya Organica Modern Mexican

702 South Forest Avenue
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Tocaya's menu is composed of traditional Mexican recipes for vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike – all made with the freshest ingredients possible.

Try the Keto Bowl (Spanish-style cauliflower rice, sautéed tri-color peppers, jalapeno cabbage, avocado, black olives, arbol salsa); Baja Tacos (your choice of protein plus shaved cabbage, sweet chipotle sauce, cilantro, vegan chipotle crema); or the Guiltless Burrito (Spanish cauliflower rice, black beans, tri-color peppers, jalapeño cabbage, vegan chipotle crema in a flour tortilla).

Pomegranate Café

4025 East Chandler Boulevard
Tempe, Arizona 85048

Pom’s is passionate about farm-to-table foods locally sourced from farmers and artisans. They serve brunch every day until 2pm local time, and all day Sunday. They are also open for lunch and dinner.

Try the Green Garden Protein Bowl (farm eggs or scrambled tofu with kale, broccoli, and farm veggies, topped with avocado and pepita pesto); Mediterranean Quesadilla (spinach tortilla stuffed with plant-based cheese, olives, pepita pesto, red onion, cherry tomatoes, rainbow peppers, spinach and avocado, served with golden goddess hummus); and the Lucky Dragon Bowl (farm veggie and broccoli stir fry with sweet chili tamari, Thai almond sauce, and chili almonds).

Healthy Picazzo’s Italian Kitchen

440 West Warner Road
Tempe, Arizona 85284

This 100% dedicated gluten-free restaurant makes it possible for you to enjoy your favorite Italian dishes once again. Menu items include favorites such as gluten-free Lasagna Bolognese (fresh GF lasagna noodles, mozzarella, ricotta, herbed Parmesan, marinara, turkey Bolognese); GF Chicken Picatta (baked chicken breast, linguine, lemon-butter caper sauce, broccolini); GF Tuscan Baked Chicken (chicken breast, lemon-butter balsamic reduction, rosemary and thyme, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon and garlic, dressed arugula, mixed veggies), and more.

Picazzo’s also has locations in Sedona, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and Arrowhead.

Loving Hut

405 West University Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Enjoy favorites like Save the Planet Curry w/ Indian Bread Naan (homemade Indian curry: carrots, potatoes, bell peppers, broccoli, onions, tofu, cilantro); Asian Delight (sauteed crispy tofu, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, napa cabbage, bok choy, fresh onions in our homemade sauces); or Golden Vermicelli (large bowl of rice vermicelli noodles topped with golden rolls, BBQ beefless protein, lettuce, cucumbers, pickled carrots & daikon, roasted peanuts, side of homemade vermicelli sauce)

Chipolte Mexican Grill (4 locations)

2020 East Elliot Road
Tempe, Arizona 85284

815 East Baseline Road
Tempe, Arizona 85283

1038 South Mill Avenue
Tempe, Arizona 85287

2000 East Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, Arizona 85281

Chipolte’s Build-Your-Own Burrito Bowl allows for flexibility depending on your dietary requirements (your choice of freshly grilled meat or sofritas served with rice, beans, or fajita veggies, topped with guac, salsa, queso blanco, sour cream or cheese); Paleo Salad Bowl (supergreens, lettuce blend, chicken, fajita veggies, tomatillo-green chili salsa and guacamole); or Build-Your-Own Salad (your choice of meat or sofritas served with fresh supergreens lettuce blend made of Romaine, Baby Kale, and Baby Spinach; add beans, queso blanco, salsa, guacamole, sour cream or cheese and top it off with our signature Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette).

About The Templeton List

Created by James Templeton, a 30+ year Stage 4 Melanoma cancer survivor, the Templeton List is part of his lifelong dream to give back and lend a helping hand to cancer survivors and to anyone desiring to increase or maintain their good health. James experienced first-hand the challenge of finding quality restaurants and food sources when traveling. The successful CEO of Uni-Key Health Systems and founder of the Templeton Wellness Foundation, The Templeton List was developed to help anyone easily find trust-worthy, carefully vetted healthy restaurants all across America. Read more about our 5 Star Rating System here!

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