Green for Under $10
It's difficult to find all-vegan restaurants in the Valley, so we're stoked Green New American Vegetarian serves up tasty animal-free eats in Tempe. The order-at-the-counter spot is really affordable, too. No individual item costs more than $10. The selection includes pizzas, sandwiches and salads.
We're addicted to Green's spicy buffalo "wings" ($5), which make a filling meal themselves and come with cool cucumber Ranch dressing.
But on a recent excursion, we decided to try the daily special--a "chicken" quesadilla with sour cream, rice and pico de gallo ($7).
It was freaking huge and really hard to eat all of it. The chicken looked and tasted like the real thing, and it was hard to tell the cheese and sour cream were vegan. Not to mention, the meal was so much less fatty than real meat and animal products.
And, we were in and out of Green within a half-hour when we went around 2 p.m. The smallish place can get busy during peak lunch and dinner hours, but go on an off-time, and you can score a meal in a hurry.