Verdura is billed as Phoenix's hot, vaguely vinyl-themed vegan restaurant, and the names of the dishes reflect that: the London Calling, the CBGB salad, and so on. But this counter-service, plant-based eatery isn't messing around with the food. Popular items include the seitan-made carne asada nachos and a po'boy made with flash-fried mushrooms and served on a Noble baguette. The Goth Waffle is also agonizingly good. Incorporate each element of this dessert into every bite: the warm, black-in-color bubble waffle (made with activated charcoal), the tart, raspberry sorbet, the shaved coconut, raspberry sauce, the strawberry. Looking down at you from big framed photos on the wall, Prince, Joan, Bruce, and Bowie would be proud. New Normal: Dine-in is available, as is patio dining, contactless curbside pickup, and delivery via Postmates.
- Price: $$
- Hours: Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Alcohol: Full bar
- Call restaurant to order/pay
- Curbside pickup
- Use restaurant website to order/pay