Local Fare Dining Guide

Photography By Carole Topalian | Last Updated March 08, 2017
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Restaurants invited to advertise in this guide are locally owned and/or share a commitment to sourcing local and seasonal ingredients.

The Breadfruit

Why We Love It: A Carribean seafood restaurant in the Valley? This restaurant also functions as a rum bar and that makes it a happy happy deviation from the norm. Wild-caught sustainable seafood is delivered fresh...
|108 E. Pierce St., Phoenix, AZ, us

Cafe Allegro at MIM

Why We Love It: The chef at this Bon Appetit Management Cafe shows us everyday that you don’t have to be a white tablecloth restaurant to support local. Worth a lunch visit even if you’re not visiting the...
|Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), Phoenix, AZ, us

Cafe at Rio

Why We Love It: Fresh-made pizzas, grass-fed burgers, gooey grilled cheeses...these might be things kids like to eat, but this is certainly no typical college cafeteria. The café’s local and sustainable menu is...
|Rio Salado College, Tempe, AZ, us

Crêpe Bar

Why We Love It: If you think crêpes are just some French fast food, you need to get to Crêpe Bar stat. Truckin’ Good Food chef Jeff Kraus has the most creative crêpes we’ve ever tasted (or seen). Breakfast...
|7520 South Rural Road, Tempe , AZ, us

Desert Rain Cafe

Why We Love It: The menu is a cross between traditional O’odham recipes and new classics like grilled chicken sandwiches. But no matter the dish, every recipe contains at least one traditional Tohono O'odham food (...
|Tohono Plaza, Sells, AZ, us

Eatery at the Mill

Why We Love It: The motto of this olive farm/market/restaurant: Real food everyday. The menu at the eatery is chock full of delicious family recipes like: the Kalamata sandwich (with salami, capicola and herb roasted...
|Queen Creek Olive Mill, Queen Creek, AZ, us


Why We Love It: Produce is king in Chef Charleen Badman’s kitchen. Not only do vegetables get the same attention as meat, they are almost treated like it. Beets get a dousing of vadouvan (similar to a curry),...
|5th Ave. + Craftsman Ct., Scottsdale, AZ, us

Hana Japanese Eatery

Why We Love It: The sashimi! Hana’s sushi list has a variety of fresh fish that you won’t find at your run-of-the-mill sushi place and Sushi Chef Koji Hashimoto is the pro handling it. The family-run restaurant...
|5524 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix, AZ, us

Hearth ’61 at Mountain Shadows

Brussels Sprouts Salad
Why We Love It: Chef Wiley's long-time commitment to the best local purveyors.
|5445 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ, us

The Joy Bus Diner

Why We Love It: Every cent earned helps The Joy Bus charity deliver healthy meals to cancer patients.
|3375 E. Shea Blvd., Suite C-1, Phoenix, AZ, us

Pomegranate Cafe

Why We Love It: It’s hard to walk out of Pomegranate not feeling rejuvenated. The menu at this mother and daughter-owned vegetarian restaurant is chock full of nutrient rich, organic goodies. Pomegranate values the...
|4025 E. Chandler Blvd., Ste. 28, Phoenix, AZ, us


Why We Love It: It’s not everyday that you find a farm-to-table restaurant in a hotel. The modern American menu at Province has your classics (like steak and fries) but also turns it up with dishes like melted...
|333 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ, us

Rancho Pinot

Why We Love It: Chef Chrysa Robertson’s uncomplicated yet satisfying menu is based on seasonal, locally grown products and has earned her many accolades. It changes regularly but you can always expect the freshest...
|6208 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ, us

Turquoise Room

Why We Love It: We are totally on board with Chef John Sharpe’s rendition of modern Southwestern fare. At his Turquoise Room, squash blossoms are stuffed with sweet corn tamale and Oaxaca cheese, beer batter dipped...
|La Posada Hotel, Winslow, AZ, us

ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho

Why We Love It: The Mad Men-meets-Jetsons décor makes Zuzu the perfect place for a cocktail and a bite. The chic restaurant’s modern, seasonal take on American comfort food is demonstrated for breakfast, lunch and...
|Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, AZ, us
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