Seven Spots to Eat and Drink Around ASU's Tempe Campus

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America's Tacos -- Conveniently located just blocks from campus on University, just west of Rural, America's Tacos is a much better alternative to most of the crap you'll find on campus. Authentic tortas (tasty Mexican sandwiches), burritos filled with flavorful grilled carne asada or vegan refried beans, and, our favorite, the America's Corn with lite mayo, cotija cheese, chili, and lime. Hit up happy hour for $1 tacos and $1.50 chips and salsa Monday -- Friday and if you're in a hurry, you can order online and have your order hot and ready for you when you get there.

Desert Roots Kitchen -- If you're part of the vegan/gluten free/healthy eating club, there aren't a lot of options around campus, but if you're down for a short walk to Mill Ave, you can eat your heart out on homemade healthy flavors at this brand-new cafe. The menu is constantly changing, but look for items such as pesto-filled shells, sweet pepper hummus, black bean wraps, coconut ginger soup, dolmas, and fresh-baked vegan cookies and pastries. There's a little something for everyone, and we're pretty sure you may even be able to sway your non-healthy eating friends to pay Desert Roots a visit.

NCounter -- Another Mill Ave necessity is the popular breakfast and lunch spot NCounter. Classic eggs benedict, bananas foster french toast, and veggie filled omelets will help start your day or try one of their hearty salads or signature sandwiches to get you through that lunchtime slump. This is also one of the only spots on Mill that makes a decent weekday bloody mary and drinkable latte.

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