Indian Gardens Oak Creek Market

Eclectic | Grocery Store | Health Food | Southwestern | Vegan-Friendly | Vegetarian
Worth a detour

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.

What to Eat
Indian Gardens Oak Creek Market, Grains & Greens
Grains & Greens
Grains and Greens Bowl includes butternut squash and quinoa and hot sauce atop eggs.
Indian Gardens Oak Creek Market, Super Greens Smoothie
Super Greens Smoothie
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.
Indian Gardens Oak Creek Market, Sourdough Loaf
Sourdough Loaf
Indian Gardens' sourdough loaves reward a serious chew with long-leavened flavor.
Indian Gardens Oak Creek Market, Cucumber Drink
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
Sunday8am - 4pm
Monday8am - 8pm
Thursday8am - 4pm
Friday8am - 8pm
Saturday8am - 4pm
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Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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