Indian Gardens Oak Creek Market

Eclectic | Grocery Store | Health Food | Southwestern | Vegan-Friendly | Vegetarian
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Indian Gardens Oak Creek Market is a pleasing culture clash of vintage roadside Americana – a 1940s-era general store with supplies for adventurous travelers – and modern culinary values that include artistic lattes, smoothies, and craft beers, kale salad and house-made granola, vegan and gluten-free options, and fresh-pressed organic apple cider. Coolers hold a selection of interesting soft drinks and Arizona wines.

My favorite takeaway is sourdough bread, baked daily in muffaletta-size loaves. Bread-lovers’ bread it is – heavy and dense, requiring a sharp knife or good dentition to detach a piece from the loaf, rewarding a substantial chew with powerful yeast-and-sour flavor. Continue reading

Indian Gardens Oak Creek Market is a pleasing culture clash of vintage roadside Americana – a 1940s-era general store with supplies for adventurous travelers – and modern culinary values that include artistic lattes, smoothies, and craft beers, kale salad and house-made granola, vegan and gluten-free options, and fresh-pressed organic apple cider. Coolers hold a selection of interesting soft drinks and Arizona wines.

My favorite takeaway is sourdough bread, baked daily in muffaletta-size loaves. Bread-lovers’ bread it is – heavy and dense, requiring a sharp knife or good dentition to detach a piece from the loaf, rewarding a substantial chew with powerful yeast-and-sour flavor. When I passed through, I bought a loaf and gnawed on it all the way from Sedona down to Phoenix. In the autumn, the Market is a destination for travelers in search of apple sauce, cider, and muffins made from local apples.

Among the sit-down meals are pancakes, chilaquiles (a dolled up version of migas), chorizo and egg tacos, and a healthful and quite delicious item called Grains & Greens Bowl. That’s roasted butternut squash, quinoa, a couple of eggs cooked to order, sliced avocado, and sautéed kale, accompanied by a ramekin of house-made hot sauce to make it buzz. I don’t have a lot of cred as a judge of health food (the kale and quinoa are organic), but I will be ordering this again next time I go through Sedona. It is hugely satisfying and – dare I say it? – salubrious.

Despite its modern take on eating, the place itself maintains an old-timey feel, well-worn and hospitable; and the setting is magical, on the graceful winding road that threads through Oak Creek Canyon.

Dishes to try
Grains & Greens
Must-Try
A photo doesn't really convey the diverse, layered tastes of the Grains and Greens Bowl, for here you can just barely see butternut squash and quinoa, which are main ingredients. That house-made hot sauce atop the eggs is complex, hot, and beguiling.
Super Greens Smoothie
Must-Try
The 'Super Greens Smoothie' is as thick as a good milk shake, but it is made of spinach, kale, banana, cucumber, avocado, and cider pear. There are berry smoothies and smoothies made with granola as well.
Sourdough Loaf
Indian Gardens' sourdough loaves reward a serious chew with long-leavened flavor.
Cucumber Drink
One of many interesting refreshers in the coolers is this non-alcoholic cucumber-flavored cider. It is sparkly and just barely sweet. A real thirst-quencher.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday7:30am - 7:30pm
Monday7:30am - 5pm
Tuesday7:30am - 5pm
Wednesday7:30am - 5pm
Thursday7:30am - 5pm
Friday7:30am - 7:30pm
Saturday7:30am - 7:30pm
Driving Tours
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
4 stops | 1 hr 24 min total driving
21 stops | 34 hr total driving
Information and Policies
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Reservations Accepted
No
Delivery Available
No
Takeout Counter
Yes
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