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You can’t go wrong with food with a combination of local, fresh and healthy. The Phoenix Public Market Cafe offers just that. Located within stumbling distance of the Phoenix Public Market, this cafe sources most of its ingredients from the farmers market itself. On offer are gluten-free specialties for vegetarian and vegan clientele. Enjoy coffee, wine or cocktails outdoors with seasonal flavors.
Matt's Big Breakfast has been covered time and time again by local publications and foodies, elevating this downtown Phoenix diner to legendary status. The uncompromising quality of the ingredients is just the start with spot-on technique and an unchanging menu only adding to what makes this place one of the best for breakfast. The cooks at Matt's whip up perfect eggs, griddlecakes and more hearty mains through the day. A lunch menu is available during the second half of service, although the focus is always placed on the morning fare. Complementary coffee refills top off the appeal of Matt's, a Phoenix highlight that can't be missed.
Enjoy a mouth watering scoop of goodness at Nami. With the name conceived from their most note-worthy item on the menu, the tSoynami, this quirky spot in Phoenix delights with a range of soy based ice-creams that come in flavors such as O’, Ginger Snap!, Cookie Party, Don Quixote and Fluffernutterin. The cafe also offers coffee fixes and vegan baked goodies for those wanting a bit more. A clever idea suited for those looking for healthier choice when it comes to their favorite dessert. Don't miss their delicious vegan cupcakes.
Big, juicy burgers and tender chicken breast sandwiches served steaming off the grill are the highlight here. While hot dogs, fish and chips, and a variety of soups, salads and chili are available, the real draw is the Big One, a meaty succulent burger with all the works. Try the classic with bacon, sauteed mushrooms and cheese. The whole family will love the condiment bar, where you can all load up your burger with the perfect combo of toppings. To work up an appetite, you could also challenge your friends to a game of pool or ping-pong.
Twirl brings to you a scintillating selection of yogurts that are an instant pick-me-up. The bright colors, natural taste and creamy feel will never fail to lift your mood. Flavors like cake batter, original tart and peanut butter can be enjoyed with crunchy toppings like mochi, Pop Tart and butterscotch. With customers raving about the place, you in surely in for a treat at Twirl.
Giuseppe's on 28th is a Phoenix area favorite, serving up delicious and classic Italian cuisine to anyone looking for a great meal. Having been featured on The Food Network, the menu is full of favorites like risotto, house-made pastas and ravioli, osso bucco, bolognese, soups and more, although the menu is prone to changing at times. They also have an excellent wine selection. The cozy and unpretentious dining room is the perfect place to enjoy foods from the old country just like nonna would make.
Ice cream aficionados laud the variety of ice-cream here at Churn. Each flavor is carefully prepared and each detail is supervised at every step. Churn also has pastries and serves coffee which merit attention in their own right, however, the splendid concoctions of ice-cream are why people come here. During the hot summer, Churn has people coming in all day and the line may be long. If it is, you can grab something more savory next door at Windsor and wait until dessert or just wait patiently in line, either way you won't regret it.
A nice cozy bakery, Bertha's Cafe is best known for its delicious sandwiches that you cannot have enough of. Apart from this, they also serve fresh salads, filling wraps, soft pastries and flavorful cheesecakes, for which they have earned many accolades. Open at 7:30a, it is a good place to grab a swift wholesome breakfast. You can always be rest assured that the food at Bertha's is healthy and fresh. There is a kid's menu too, which features favorites like, PB and J sandwiches with a fruit bowl. Each sandwich is extremely tasty, however do try the Roasted Turkey or the Club Sandwich. Finish your meal with the red velvet cupcake that is most popular.
The Arcadia Tavern is the most popular place to catch a game of football with friends. The cool pub has all the right features in place with even an Xbox and Wii gaming area for kids of all ages. Apart from a stellar beer selection, they have a range of wines and spirits too. The happy-hours promise great specials that are a easy on the pocket. Gorge on the sumptuous selection of burgers that are a hit with the kids as well as adults. Picnic-tables, a large patio and a child-friendly attitude make it perfect for a family outing. The service here is impeccable too.
Voted one of the best BBQ joints in the entire United States, anyone looking for a taste of the south should head right over to Bobby Q's. The comfortable interior is full of cushy booths, exposed brick and weathered wood, evoking almost a roadside pit BBQ feel. Diners can indulge on platters of St. Louis or Texas style ribs, smoked beef brisket, pulled pork and smoked sausage. And of course don't forget the sides like mac 'n cheese, mashed potatoes and cole slaw. If a big platter of meat just isn't your thing, don't worry because Bobby Q's also serves all kinds of hot sandwiches, salads, steaks, fish and more.
A quaint place, the Kimberly Ann's Victorian Ice Cream Parlor & Tea Room offers an assortment of ice-creams and tea to make evenings memorable. Book a table here and savor delicious cakes, scones and sandwiches, washing them down with brilliantly made tea. Enjoy the High Tea experience here served in ornate pieces of crockery that are reminiscent of Victorian-era England. They also sell several tea-themed kitchenware and artwork.