Taiwan. Vietnam. Singapore. Indonesia. Japan. Hong Kong. Glendale. What do all of these locales have in common? They all have their own Loving Hut. This international vegan fast-food chain is quickly taking the world by storm, giving people from all cultures and walks of life the ability to enjoy quick, healthy, globally-conscious cuisine. Each Loving Hut has a different menu influenced by the culinary traditions of that region. At the Glendale location, chefs partner traditional Asian dishes?curry noodles, pho, wontons, spring rolls?with recipes that reflect the flavors of the southwest. They make burger patties from scratch, and then crown them with pineapples, homemade teriyaki sauces, and other toppings to complete the signature Hawaiian burger.
In 2008, brothers Yuen and Peter Yung opened the first How Do You Roll? restaurant, devoting it to inventive, customizable sushi. Since then, the eatery has expanded to multiple locations across four states—and in February of 2013, after they pitched their concept to the notorious panel on ABC's "Shark Tank," an investor decided to sink his teeth into helping the business grow even further. The shark-worthy idea? Chefs invite customers to build their own sushi rolls or bowls, beginning with white or brown rice, which can then be topped or rolled with ingredients such as raw spicy salmon, grilled chicken, avocado, and strawberries. Sauces such as wasabi mayo and toppings such as chili powder finish off each roll.
Other favorites at How Do You Roll? come in the form of preset combinations such as the Mango Tango, whose krab stick, salmon, vegetables, and mango salsa are assembled by a chef holding a rose in his teeth. The menu also caters to healthy-minded diners with low-carb bowls, gluten-free options, and 13 rolls that contain fewer than 300 calories apiece.
Pita Jungle serves up the most authentic Mediterranean fare in town. Pita Jungle is also a good option for those with special dietary needs, offering low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. Be sure to complete your meal at Pita Jungle with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. The whole family can enjoy a meal at Pita Jungle with its kid-friendly fare. Patio tables and chairs are ready for Pita Jungle diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
A catering menu is also available if you're looking to dazzle the diners at your next shindig. If time is of the essence, Pita Jungle's take-out option may be a better fit.
Drivers can access the parking lot next door.
You can fill up on Pita Jungle's delicious fare without spending an arm and a leg — in fact, typical meals there run under $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Pita Jungle, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Craving a burger and fries? Swing in Yard House and enjoy a tasty meal in a casual setting. Yard House is also a great pick for restricted eaters, with plenty of low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free items on the menu. The bar at Yard House is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. The perfect place to take the kids, dining out at Yard House won't cost you a sitter. Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Yard House's complimentary wifi. If dining outdoors is your idea of a good time, you'll love the gorgeous patio seating at Yard House.
No need for a wardrobe change when you hit Yard House — it's strictly casual. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Yard House cater for you.
Guests can park for free in the adjoining lot.
Your tab at Yard House will generally run you about $30 per person.
For a fresh blend of leafy greens and mix-ins, the salads at Sweet Tomatoes in Phoenix are your best bet. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Sweet Tomatoes, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Little guys and gals will also love dining at Sweet Tomatoes, which offers a family-friendly environment (and menu). Open air seating is ready for diners at Sweet Tomatoes when the weather is warm.
Sweet Tomatoes tosses the jacket-and-tie dress code convention in favor of a more casual dining experience. Getting your food to go is also an option. Can't get enough of Sweet Tomatoes' tasty dishes? They also offer a catering service for parties and events.
Meals at Sweet Tomatoes are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person. Morning, noon, or night, you can head on over to Sweet Tomatoes since they serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.