What to Do Around the Historical Coronado Neighborhood

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This Central Phoenix strip in and around the historical Coronado neighborhood has long been a cultural hub. Now it’s a vegan haven, too.

Photography by Nicole Neri

3 Things to Do
1. The Bee’S Knees

Pop into the midcentury modern building The Hive and forage for vintage and handcrafted finds and resale clothing at this cute shop.
2222 N. 16th St., Phoenix
602-254-1641, facebook.com/thebeesknees2222

2. Heard Museum

Arizona’s premier museum of Native American art is often overlooked by Valley dwellers. Change that by checking out Color Riot! How Color Changed Navajo Textiles, on display through September 29.
2301 N. Central Ave.
602-252-8840, heard.org

3. McDonald Floral And Gifts Inc.

Treat yourself to a bouquet at this full-service florist, which has been selling floral happiness since 1917. An arrangement of roses and succulents (above) screams “Summer!”
302 E. Thomas Rd.
602-277-3335, mcdonaldfloral.com

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3 Places to Eat
1. Verdura

Seventh Street’s newest vegan darling has vinyl-themed décor and a “hipster hour” with food and drink deals. Try the chickpea chana – garbanzo beans with Mediterranean tomato sauce.
5555 N. Seventh St.
602-283-5168, verduraphx.com

2. Green New American Vegetarian

Chef Damon Brasch’s hip vegetarian hangout offers savory plant-based dishes like the Big WAC, a vegan spin on the McDonald’s Big Mac (left).
2022 N. Seventh St.
602-258-1870,greenvegetarian.com

3. Nami

Green’s sweet sister shop specializes in “nice cream,” aka vegan ice cream. Nami’s signature tSoynami is basically a cruelty-free concrete mixer. Our favorite: Coffee Coco Loco, with coffee, chocolate syrup and cocoa cereal.
2014 N. Seventh St.
602-258-6264, tsoynami.com

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David Bowie Mural

A tribute to the late David Bowie, this high-spirited mural painted by local artist Maggie Keane spans 80 feet. Keane pays homage to the iconic singer, songwriter and actor with vivacious paintings of Bowie throughout several stages of his chameleonlike career.
1755 N. Seventh St.

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