Eat Local Just Outside Phoenix

Last Updated October 13, 2014
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Just a little outside of Phoenix, these places provide local eats worth the drive. All of these restaurants are locally owned and/or share a commitment to sourcing local and seasonal ingredients.

A Touch of European Cafe

Why We Love It: Who can say no to homemade kielbasa and pierogies? The hearty menu also offers gourmet sandwiches, salads and a rotating list of over 50 soups. It’s comfort food. And if you want to bring it home,...
| 7146 North 57th Dr., Glendale, 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

Elements at Sanctuary

Why We Love It: It’s not every day that you get to eat an Iron Chef’s food. Chef Beau MacMillian’s inspiring, Asian-accented American menu focuses on the simplicity and natural perfection of the quality...
|Sanctuary , Paradise Valley, AZ, us

Mount Athos Restaurant

Why We Love It: Mount Athos was originally from New York and everything about the menu speaks to that heritage. The owner has worked in a Greek restaurant since he was 10 so that is definitely a section of the menu...
|444 N Pinal Pkwy Ave, Florence, AZ, us

Overland Trout

Why We Love It: In case you were wondering, “overland trout” is cowboy slang for bacon. Chef Greg LaPrad channels borderland, Sonoran and desert cuisine by using ingredients sourced from local and domestic farms...
|3226 Highway 82, Sonoita , 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
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