Best Of Tucson®

Best Dining

Oasis Vegetarian Eatery and Food Company

The Oasis Restaurant is to Grateful Dead fans what the Glory Years Bar is to Green Bay Packers cheeseheads. (Did we mention that nearby Milwaukee is home to the International Clown Hall of Fame?) Oasis is now firmly ensconced in a delightfully funky former Mexican restaurant across the street from the Tucson Police headquarters. Oasis serves a cornucopia of fresh vegetables, soups, salads, meatless burgers and hot dogs, smoothies and teas. The walls are decorated with dancing bear murals and Deadhead lyrics. An indoor stage and outstanding sound system, plus an outdoor courtyard, make Oasis a perfect venue for local bands like the Wayback Machine to weave their groove. It's the best place in town for everyone from lawyers in suits to tie-dyed, dread-locked Rainbows to engage in personal quests for nutritional enlightenment.

Runners up:

2. Govinda's, 711 E. Blacklidge Drive

3. Garland, 119 E. Speedway Blvd.