Located on the East side, this restaurant kept in mind the deep values of serving healthy, organic food that is comforting. The vegan and gluten-free options make is easy for groups to get together without the worry of food restrictions.
When it comes to the vegan-friendly options at Renee’s Organic Oven, we start at the selection of appetizers.
Talk about comfort food — the garlic knots are always a winning choice and they come served with the housemade marinara.
Warm fresh bread made in-house pairs wonderfully with house salads like the Avocado — mixed greens, roasted pine nuts, and avocado dressed with extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, chives, lemon and sea salt. While the salad is a large item, splitting this with friends is a great appetizer course.
Renee’s also served two toastadas — the organic black bean toastada with salsa fresca, avocado and organic greens, and the hummus toastada with sun-dried tomatoes, greens, cucumbers, red peppers and black olives. Both come served on crunchy corn shells and are quite filling.
With dinner being served, we come to the best part … pizza!
The set vegan option — Vegan Crush — has red sauce, vegan pesto, zucchini, kalamata olives, artichokes, broccoli, and peppers. You can also order The Yucatan which comes topped with black beans, jalapeño, black olives, mixed greens, salsa fresca and avocado. Sub the normal cheese for the vegan Daiya and you’re set.
If you’re not in the mood for pizza, Renee’s also has a zucchini noodle pasta primavera which is a warm collection of artichoke, red peppers, garlic, onions, basil, broccoli, kalamata olives and spinach.
And then there’s dessert.
Gooey cinnamon rolls come smothered in a citrus glaze with mini pull off rolls for easy eating and sharing (if you want to share). Don’t worry about the messy fingers, this dessert is finger-licking delicious.
If you’re gluten-free, there’s dessert for you, too! The Berry Bundt is gluten-free and comes covered with the warm orange glaze.
7065 E. Tanque Verde Rd., 85715, 520-886-0484, Tuesday – Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Talisa is a Tucson based vegan-food blogger. Her vegan journey began in 2016 when she discovered she would be a mother. Two kids and a husband later, she stills find her passion for this vegan lifestyle growing. Talisa has spoken at Vegout Events about vegan living and focuses on leading by example and showcasing her personal journey. Her desire to bring more awareness to this lifestyle is fueled by the benefits she, along with her family, have experienced. It all starts with what we eat, so join her on this journey of discovering vegan food throughout Tucson, Ariz.