Located just east of the SE corner of Thomas and 15th Ave in Phoenix. Persian Garden Café is one of the best-kept secrets in Phoenix for outstanding Persian, Mediterranean and vegetarian cuisine!
"At Persian Garden, chef/owner Mahmoud Jaafari sets out a menu featuring the nutritious, made-from-scratch specialities that have kept vegans, vegetarians and health-oriented carnivores content for years now. Every dish at Persian Garden, from the fabulous Purple Shoot to the deliciously off-beat grilled tofu and cheese sandwich, is infused with fresh herbs and Jaafari's Middle Eastern sensibilities. Besides a short but ample wine list, the restaurant is adorned with a pretty setting of Persian carpets, carved wood chairs and exotic tablecloths. The empowering message for vegans and vegetarians, who get no respect is: a healthful meal doesn't preclude a gracious one."