Explore the 3 freshest new businesses to launch in Phoenix

Ready to discover the newest restaurant and retail additions to Phoenix? From a burrito spot to a vegan restaurant, read on to see the newest hot spots to debut around town.

Three Bowls and a Burro

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Stop by 18440 N. Seventh St. in Deer Valley and you'll find Three Bowls and a Burro, a new spot to score salads, soup and comfort food.

It serves bowls, which includes rice and chicken or tofu, with gourmet toppings and sauces; burros (burritos), with herbs, sauces and spices, cheese and tortilla strips; and soups and salads. (Click here to view the full menu.)

Hungry? Check it out from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. daily, with the exception of Tuesday. (It's closed on Tuesday.)


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Stop by 5555 N. Seventh St., Suite 108, in Camelback East and you'll find Verdura, a vegan spot. 

The menu, which is focused on plant-based meals, includes appetizers, salad, sandwiches and main courses. Patrons can start with a Mediterranean Plate of herb falafel, garlic hummus, babganoush, cucumber, jicam and warm naan, and then move on to either Avocado Mofongo with fried plantains, avocado and pineapple corn relish, topped with caribbean jerk-style jackfruit, or the Anarchy Burger with a walnut-lentil patty. Make sure to leave room for dessert options like the Goth Waffle or cookie of the day. (To view the entire menu, click here.)

Verdura is off to a strong start, with a five-star Yelp rating out of 11 reviews.  

Stop by from 11 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m.–9 p.m. on Sunday.

Lacuna Kava Bar

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A Central City newcomer, Lacuna Kava Bar is a spot to score coffee and tea and more that's located at 821 N. Third St., Suite 12.

It serves Kava, which is "a Polynesian shrub from which the root is strained into a ritual tea used by native tribes for nearly 3000 years to achieve a 'higher level of consciousness.' Used to promote psychological and physiological relaxation there are over 105 strains," according to the business' website.

There are eight signature Kava drinks on the menu, such as the Kava Colada (pineapple, coconut milk, honey, vanilla and a double serving of organic "Black Label" noble kava tea, blended with ice and garnished with a pineapple).

This business has been hitting the right note with locals, with a perfect five-star rating out of two reviews.  

It's open from 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.–midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Sunday.

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