Time Market, near the historic fourth ave in Tucson, once operated as a wood-fire pizza and deli counter. Nowadays, you can find vegan-friendly options created in a fully-renovated kitchen space at Time Market. Divided into a kitchen, dining area, grocery store, cafe, and wood-fire bakery, Time Market incredibly inviting and a great option if you’re looking for vegan food in Tucson.
Fresh baked bread and the vegan options include pain au levain (authentic French-style sourdough), walnut bread, and baguettes each made traditionally with simple ingredients of organic flour, salt and water.
Breakfast is a unique experience at Time Market. Inspired by jook, a Cantonese dish, Time Market serves a fantastic congee bowl. This dish has a base of rice porridge with house pickled red onion and cucumber, nori komi furikake, shichimi togarashi, seasoned peanuts, fresh cilantro and green onion with house chili oil. While the congee normally comes with an egg, you can make it vegan by asking them to hold it.
If you want something Mexican, order the tamal breakfast plate that comes complete with an organic house tamale pancake, salsa, cherry tomatoes, green onion and cilantro. Ask them to nix the egg on this dish, too.
Keep lunch light and refreshing with a beet pistachio salad. This healthy option features beets marinated in anise seed with sherry vinegar, olive oil and garlic served on a bed of organic spring mix and topped with toasted pistachios and a drizzle of the house sherry vinaigrette. To make it vegan, ask them to leave the feta off the salad.
Another vegan option for lunch at Time Market is the house hummus plate which comes with sides of tabouli, cucumber, tomato slices, dolmas and house flatbread.
Evening is the perfect time to grab a cup or bowl of the daily soup (vegan- friendly options vary) or the potato salad, a dish made with organic Yukon gold potatoes, shallots, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, fresh parsley and oregano. Pair either of these options with the portobello sandwich which comes with house-roasted portobellos in a balsamic glaze, and topped with red onion, arugula and tomatoes sandwiched between two slices of toasted pan au levain. Normally, it comes with mayo and cheddar so request it not to come on the sandwich.
Toast to the experience here with a beer from the tap selection, wine, bottled soda or tea.
444 E. University Blvd., 85705, 520-622-0761, Mon. – Sun.: 7:00am – 10:00pm
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.