Top 5 Food Predictions for Phoenix in 2013
Eat Your Veggies
Laura Hahnefeld Tacos Vivos at Pomegranate Cafe
Overfishing our oceans. The mistreatment of animals in commercial agriculture. Thanks to more and more stories like these, diners are demanding to know where their food comes from and going local for their next meal. With more farmers markets in the area and restaurants growing gardens on site, diners can expect more than just an extra salad or two on the menu. Think seasonal veggie plates, entrees like a spicy cauliflower "steak", squash noodles, and vegetable juice cocktails. Oh, and (bonus) it's good for you, too.
Who's Already Doing It: Mother-daughter chef duo Marlene and Cassie Tolman of Pomegranate Cafe in Ahwatukee have been promoting vegan, vegetarian, and raw dishes made from 98 percent organic fruits and vegetables sourced locally since they opened in 2009.