Vegetarian moms will appreciate the buffet brunch at Govinda's, 711 E. Blacklidge Drive, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Savor a vegetable medley with rice, spinach fritters with mint chutney, scrambled tofu, pumpkin soup, fruit salad, strawberry shortcake and more. All moms receive a complimentary vegetarian cookbook; call 792-0630 for details.
If Mom has a green thumb, and a stroll through the Tucson Botanical Garden would suit her fancy, consider the Mother's Day brunch, prepared by Doug Levy from the Feast and served under fragrant citrus trees in the picnic area from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is $30 per person, which includes admission. Reservations are required; call 326-9686, ext. 10.
For a peak experience--depending on the temperature, elevation and mom's physical endurance--take a hike with a lovely picnic basket filled with a gourmet lunch. Stop by her favorite specialty store, like Roma's Italian Imports or AJ's Fine Foods, to pick up all the fixings.