It’s April… which means everyone and their brother comes to the Phoenix Valley to visit! Bachelor & bachelorette party attendees hit up the bars & pools, Spring Training fanatics linger, and retirees & more flock to the Scottsdale & Phoenix area this time of the year for some sun.

If I’ve learned anything from living in the Phoenix Valley (Tempe, Old Town Scottsdale, and Arcadia/Phoenix to be exact) for the past 8 years, it’s that we have some GREAT food and drink options. I think the low cost of living allows locals to eat & drink out quite a bit and I take FULL advantage of it lol.

This list not only includes some of my favorite restaurants & bars, but some crowd-sourced favorites, too. I even included some stops to stay & shop if  you’re into that 😉

I left notes next to ones I have comments on or tips for, so keep an eye out for that! Other than that, this list is pretty straight-forward and includes more than just the “grammable” spots. Enjoy!

Phoenix

Pita Jungle
Doughbird

Eat

Drink

Shop

Stay

  • The Camby – great location and all the visiting NBA teams stay there
  • Montelucia – the pool & spa alone are amazing. great pina coladas and fish tacos too hehe

Do

Scottsdale

Sumo Maya
Ruze Cake House
Modern Market – Bahn Mi Sandwich
Diego Pops
Diego Pops

Eat

  • Pomo Pizza
  • Postino – bottle of wine & board special for $25 on Monday & Tuesdays after 8pm
  • Farm & Craft – one of my favorite brunch spots (I love the quiche). also their arugula pizza & salmon bowl are so good.
  • Oreganos – one of those well-run pizza/Italian joints that’s a staple and easy go-to for big parties. get the pizookie 🙂
  • Diego Pops – cute. instagrammable. affordable. $5 house margs. enough said.
  • Luci’s At The Orchard – spendy & fancier, but worth it
  • Taco Guild
  • Blanco Tacos
  • Arriba Mexican Grill
  • Cornish Pasty
  • Sumo Maya – go on the weekends for their Bottomless Brunch OR go for dinner for a cocktail & sushi/mex fusion
  • Akita Sushi – all you can eat sushi
  • Hash Kitchen – brunch & the most amazing bloody mary bar you’ll ever see
  • Barrio Queen – mexican food in the heart of old town Scottsdale.
  • The Breakfast Club – this is probably the best and most sought-after brunch spot in town, but you will 100% have to wait for a table! plan accordingly
  • Olive & Ivy – a more upscale, but still affordable
  • The Pig & Pickle
  • Ruze Cake House – v v instagrammable. they make cute desserts like cupcakes and macarons and sell pink boba tea!
  • The Mission – somehow I usually end up here on my bday. upscale but still affordable and they make a mean avocado marg
  • Fast & Casual:
    • Modern Market – quick, easy, very affordable. salads, sandwiches, bowls, & pizzas.
    •  Sauce – great pizza & wine, but I also like their turkey & feta salad (sub turkey w/ chicken)
    • Pita Jungle – i get the chicken pasta salad and add spinach
    • Chop Shop – easy & quick healthy meals
    • Tocaya Organica – BOMB margs and their lemonade tea stuff is good too. great tacos and plantains w/ guac

Drink

Stay

Shop

Do

What’d I miss??! Let me know in the comments below!

FAVE PLACES TO EAT & DRINK IN SCOTTSDALE & PHOENIX (1)

2 thoughts on “Favorite Places To Eat & Drink in Scottsdale & Phoenix”

  1. Maybe I need to go to modern market and Diego pops with you because those are on my hell no list after several bad experiences! I would give modern market another shot but they just really were underwhelming three times and struck out. Diego Pops has the worst service I’ve had in Scottsdale. I do like the food but they have major issues accommodating food allergies. I am BOOKmarking this page though and absolutely love you so I will think of some other places and write you later! I have my own list I will pull up and send you my favs! Thanks

    1. That’s so crazy! I’ve had nothing but good experiences at either! Honestly Diego Pops is my go-to for a easy night out haha. I always get their Brussel Sprout Nachos, a marg, and some kind of taco. At Modern Market, it’s definitely a different kind of dining experience, but that’s why it’s so quick and affordable. I usually go at lunch time and get a half order of their Merida Salad or a half order of the Bahn Mi sandwich! Hope that helps 🙂
      xx Becca

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