A Roadfood landmark, serving burgers and fries since 1947. Don’t miss the pies, baked daily and from-scratch excellent.
Matt’s Big Breakfast serves meals that aren’t really all that big, but their flavors are tremendous. Anyone looking around Phoenix for breakfast prepared with kitchen expertise and using the best from-scratch ingredients needs to put this place at the top of the list.
Zingerman’s Roadhouse features a broad menu of masterfully prepared iconic regional dishes from all over America, from Eastern North Carolina pulled pork to San Francisco cioppino. A fun, lively place to appreciate the culinary diversity of this country.
Cheesecake is the one and only thing on the menu at this little take-out-only storefront. Available in dozens of varieties, it is truly the cream of the cheesecake crop, foremost among the flavors being praline.
There are cases full of fabulous pastries to accompany coffee or tea in this small-town confectionery with world-class talents. It is chocolate that stars: candies of all kind and some of the best hot chocolate anywhere.
Stanleo’s is Sub Sandwich Central, the menu headliner a “Kitchen Sink”: seven meats, three cheeses, and Triple Chop, which is a zesty relish of tomatoes, pickles, onions, salt, and oregano. In the morning, breakfast sandwiches take center stage. Any time of day, specialty coffees — hot and cold — are made to order.
The choice of items on the multiple buffet tables is cornucopic. Although presented in big institutional pans on room-length steam tables, dishes seem like home cooking at its finest – from cake-smooth corn bread to stuffed peppers to cream pies, cobblers, cookies and pudding.
Elgin sausage made by the Southside Market is the best in the Southwest – vividly spiced, taut, and moist beyond description; but don’t ignore the sliced beef; it too is luscious and flavorful, needing no companion other than a few slices of white bread just to mop its juices.