Eat Local in Tempe

Last Updated October 13, 2014
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Think of us as your trusted source for local dining in and around Tempe.  Assuming you share our palate and our pocket book, these dining dens are sure to deliver on taste and authenticity.

24 Carrots

Why We Love It: Talk about “organic.” It all started as a bar with a few adorably-named juices (“Berry Me Alive,” “Field of Greens”). Customers started spotting the fresh produce behind the counter and...
|1701 E Guadalpe Rd, Tempe, 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

Engrained / E2

Why We Love It: Aramark (yes, the cafeteria food folk) makes a successful pivot toward healthy, sustainable eating with Engrained. The menu of mostly soups, salads and pizzas offers an impressive number of vegan and...
|Memorial Union Building, ASU Tempe Campus, Tempe, AZ, us

Essence Bakery Cafe

Why We Love It: Did somebody say macarons? Essence macarons are so coveted, they’ve started offering a worldwide delivery service. Their breakfast is no stranger to accolades either—try the brioche French toast...
|825 W. University Dr., Tempe , AZ, us
|3830 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ, us

P. Croissant

Why We Love It: Almond, apple and apricot, strawberry cream cheese, white chocolate, peanut butter…you can choose from 20 different croissant flavors! All the breakfast or lunch sandwiches are also served on, of...
|7520 S Rural Rd A14, Tempe, AZ, us

Ted's Hot Dogs

Why We Love It: The magic is in the hardwood charcoal. Hot dogs (regular, foot-long, jumbo or veggie), burgers and chicken sandwiches are all served to order at this no-frill’s joint. A Western New York chain that...
|1755 E. Broadway, Tempe, AZ, us

The Revival

Why We Love It: It was a revival for Chef Kelly Fletcher, who left House of Tricks after ten years to open his own place. It was a revival for a popular Tempe restaurant that had lost a little bit of its touch....
|603 University Dr, Tempe, AZ, us

Wildflower Bread Company

Why We Love It: With 13 locations, this local chain is an easy place to grab a healthy breakfast or sandwiches, salads and pastas for lunch. The fresh artisan bread is baked daily—with no additives or preservatives...
|Visit website for locations, us
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