Friday, January 2, 2009


I had been avoiding eating out as much as possible while being vegan. I did it first of all to make sure that I knew what I was putting into my body and second, because I consider my self a pretty good cook. There was no need to go out to McDonald's when I had Chef Nettrea at home. LOL! That was great until I heard of a vegan restaurant here in Phoenix Arizona. It's name foretold all I needed to entice me to check out its fare. "Green" new American vegetarian is what it is called and I wanted to see just how "green" I could get.

Monica who works at "Green"! She was awesome! (Thanks Monica)

When I first walked through the door I was greeted with what seemed like a familiar warmth. Everyone was friendly which made me want to stick around and stay awhile even if I didn't order anything. I took one of my good friends, Michelle with me. She is not a vegan/vegetarian but she knows good food when she tastes it. So I brought another expert in food with me to revel in the experience. We were greeted by one the nicest young ladies I have come across in a long time. Her smile instantly told me that I was about to enjoy myself. Her name is Monica and she was very down to earth and was patient while waiting on us to decide what we wanted to eat.

Michelle Enjoying the meal!

We FINALLY ordered the vegan crab puffs, orreciette pasta (pasta with vegan meatballs, you can also get it with mock chicken), The secret barbecue chicken sandwich with their espresso barbecue sauce with vegan mayo, thyme fries, green tea, and their AMAZING oatmeal cookies for dessert. Michelle and I had thought we went to vegan heaven. Everything was perfect. I am telling you if you are ever in phoenix or if you live here, take some time to enjoy "Green"!

"Green" New American Restaurant was incredible!

You can visit their website:

Their address is: 2240 N. Scottsdale Rd. #8
Tempe, Arizona 85281
Phone: 480-941-9003


  1. Jealous!!! We don't have anything like that here. The food looks wonderful.

  2. Your two-year-old actually takes pretty good pictures! Wow! I'm impressed! :)

  3. I think I'll have to visit Phoenix now!

  4. Abigail, I am very surprised at what my two year old is capable of. LOL!! Thanks for your comment!

  5. Hello Joie de vivre,

    It took a while to get here as well. I am just glad they are here now. The food is wonderful. If I could I would try to send you some. ;-) Thanks for your comment.

  6. I LOVE Green! You're so right that it's hard to decide what to order. There's so much amazing food from which to choose. :)