Guidebook for Tempe and Environs: Our favorite places

Diann

Guidebook for Tempe and Environs: Our favorite places

Food Scene
You can easily walk from the Bicycle House-it's only 3 blocks. and they have wonderful salads and pasta dishes..and a full bar. You can eat outdoors as well as indoors. It's the neighborhood go-to restaurant.
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Perfect Pear Bistro
603 W University Dr
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You can easily walk from the Bicycle House-it's only 3 blocks. and they have wonderful salads and pasta dishes..and a full bar. You can eat outdoors as well as indoors. It's the neighborhood go-to restaurant.
Best coffee in town! They import and roast their own blends. Always fresh. Very popular with neighborhood and university people. A 5-minute walk from here.
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Cartel Coffee Lab
225 West University Drive
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Best coffee in town! They import and roast their own blends. Always fresh. Very popular with neighborhood and university people. A 5-minute walk from here.
Great selection of local and imported beers, great pub food selections. Lots of activity, next door to a really good movie theatre-AMC.
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Pedal Haus Brewery
730 S Mill Ave
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Great selection of local and imported beers, great pub food selections. Lots of activity, next door to a really good movie theatre-AMC.
Fresh and healthy menu selections, a Tempe classic started by ASU grad students 30+ years ago and going strong. Love their lavosh pizza.
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Pita Jungle - Tempe
4 East University Drive
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Fresh and healthy menu selections, a Tempe classic started by ASU grad students 30+ years ago and going strong. Love their lavosh pizza.
Vibrant and busy with really good food and a full bar. Games available-cornhole etc, live music at night. Popular with city staffers and students.
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The Yard At Farmer Arts District
149 S Farmer Ave
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Vibrant and busy with really good food and a full bar. Games available-cornhole etc, live music at night. Popular with city staffers and students.
Another walkable casual dining spot. Great pizza and antipasti plus beer and wine offerings. Always crowded and bustling. A neighborhood favorite.
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Oregano's Pizza Bistro
523 West University Drive
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Another walkable casual dining spot. Great pizza and antipasti plus beer and wine offerings. Always crowded and bustling. A neighborhood favorite.
James Beard award-winning chef Chris Bianco's low key and comfortable pizza restaurant. A favorite of Oprah Winfrey and Jimmy Kimmel, this pizza is arguably the best in the country. Recipes from the old country are available as well, often prepared by mama in the kitchen. Don't miss this incredible place!
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Pizzeria Bianco
4743 North 20th Street
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James Beard award-winning chef Chris Bianco's low key and comfortable pizza restaurant. A favorite of Oprah Winfrey and Jimmy Kimmel, this pizza is arguably the best in the country. Recipes from the old country are available as well, often prepared by mama in the kitchen. Don't miss this incredible place!
Best Mexican restaurant in Phoenix! Locally sourced produce and ingredients in the most authentic recipes. Full bar and many Mexican beers and soft drinks. Check to be sure they're open!
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La Santisima
1919 North 16th Street
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Best Mexican restaurant in Phoenix! Locally sourced produce and ingredients in the most authentic recipes. Full bar and many Mexican beers and soft drinks. Check to be sure they're open!
The best and most unique hotdog offerings ever! Only the best local ingredients are sourced for amazing dog options served on naan bread with fried pickles often accompanying. Also available are their incredible donuts. If you're up and about early morning head downtown and check it out. Full bar and dozens of local and imported beers. Our little dog Emma is framed on the wall!
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Short Leash Hotdogs & Rollover Doughnuts
4221 East Roosevelt Street
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The best and most unique hotdog offerings ever! Only the best local ingredients are sourced for amazing dog options served on naan bread with fried pickles often accompanying. Also available are their incredible donuts. If you're up and about early morning head downtown and check it out. Full bar and dozens of local and imported beers. Our little dog Emma is framed on the wall!
A go-to location for the neighborhood and the faculty from ASU. Beautiful outdoor dining and a very impressive bar. Locally sourced menu offerings, great service and a wonderful lush green setting. Walking distance.
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House of Tricks
114 East 7th Street
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A go-to location for the neighborhood and the faculty from ASU. Beautiful outdoor dining and a very impressive bar. Locally sourced menu offerings, great service and a wonderful lush green setting. Walking distance.
Khai Hoan has received numerous "Best of Phoenix" awards from Phoenix Magazine for the best Vietnamese cuisine in town. Family owned and operated, the service is wonderful and all the food choices are superb. It's one of our favorites and is close to the Bicycle House.
Khai Hoan Restaurant
1537 East Apache Boulevard
Khai Hoan has received numerous "Best of Phoenix" awards from Phoenix Magazine for the best Vietnamese cuisine in town. Family owned and operated, the service is wonderful and all the food choices are superb. It's one of our favorites and is close to the Bicycle House.
In the same location as Khai Hoan, Haji-Baba is a local treasure. Another family-owned restaurant (30+ years)featuring Middle Eastern comfort food. My favorite is the chicken shwarma sandwich, while Denis favors the full plate of Chicken Shwarma. Great tabouli and humus in a neighborhood setting. The dining area is located right inside an amazing grocery store with the freshest spices and baklava made on site. We've beed regulars for 30 years.
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Haji-Baba
1513 East Apache Boulevard
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In the same location as Khai Hoan, Haji-Baba is a local treasure. Another family-owned restaurant (30+ years)featuring Middle Eastern comfort food. My favorite is the chicken shwarma sandwich, while Denis favors the full plate of Chicken Shwarma. Great tabouli and humus in a neighborhood setting. The dining area is located right inside an amazing grocery store with the freshest spices and baklava made on site. We've beed regulars for 30 years.
Farmers & small food makers sell goods at Downtown Phoenix Public Farmers Market. This outdoor spot is open on Wednesdays & seasonally on weekends. Address: 721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Definitely a wonderful destination on Saturday mornings . Check their website for further info.
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Open Air Market
721 N Central Ave
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Farmers & small food makers sell goods at Downtown Phoenix Public Farmers Market. This outdoor spot is open on Wednesdays & seasonally on weekends. Address: 721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 Definitely a wonderful destination on Saturday mornings . Check their website for further info.
Otto's is small, cozy and speedy. In less than 15 minutes, New York-style pizza that has homemade dough, sauce to die for, freshly sliced toppings and only the best mozzarella can be yours. Slices are made every ten minutes and you can pick any toppings you like including spinach, artichoke, green olives, pepperoncini, meatballs, feta and many more. Order massive calzone or a pizza rolls. Otto's has French and Italian sandwiches such as Monte Cristos, steak filets, and chicken croissants that will make your taste buds dance. And it's right next door to Casey Moores-on Ash Ave. Walkable.
Otto Pizza & Pastry
804 Ash Avenue
Otto's is small, cozy and speedy. In less than 15 minutes, New York-style pizza that has homemade dough, sauce to die for, freshly sliced toppings and only the best mozzarella can be yours. Slices are made every ten minutes and you can pick any toppings you like including spinach, artichoke, green olives, pepperoncini, meatballs, feta and many more. Order massive calzone or a pizza rolls. Otto's has French and Italian sandwiches such as Monte Cristos, steak filets, and chicken croissants that will make your taste buds dance. And it's right next door to Casey Moores-on Ash Ave. Walkable.
In 1947, The Stockyards, Arizona’s Original Steakhouse, opened its doors for the first time with a menu focused solely on its historical past: beef. Staying true to its heritage, The Stockyards’ menu continues to feature only the finest corn-fed, aged steaks and prime rib. With an emphasis on hearty flavors, The Stockyards' “New West Cuisine” embraces the culture and culinary trends of the Southwest, utilizing the freshest and highest quality indigenous ingredients in new and innovative ways. To date, The Stockyards remains a part of local history and a favorite gathering place for Arizonans. You'll be stepping back in time surrounded by mementos from ranches and films. A special occasion venue and pricey, but amazing!!
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The Stockyards Steakhouse
5009 E Washington St
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In 1947, The Stockyards, Arizona’s Original Steakhouse, opened its doors for the first time with a menu focused solely on its historical past: beef. Staying true to its heritage, The Stockyards’ menu continues to feature only the finest corn-fed, aged steaks and prime rib. With an emphasis on hearty flavors, The Stockyards' “New West Cuisine” embraces the culture and culinary trends of the Southwest, utilizing the freshest and highest quality indigenous ingredients in new and innovative ways. To date, The Stockyards remains a part of local history and a favorite gathering place for Arizonans. You'll be stepping back in time surrounded by mementos from ranches and films. A special occasion venue and pricey, but amazing!!
This functional eatery with a retro vibe specializes in Central Texas–style BBQ & traditional sides. Considered the best BBQ in town, it's on University Dr going west. If you love BBQ don't miss this place!!
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Little Miss BBQ-University
4301 East University Drive
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This functional eatery with a retro vibe specializes in Central Texas–style BBQ & traditional sides. Considered the best BBQ in town, it's on University Dr going west. If you love BBQ don't miss this place!!
Drinks & Nightlife
Great neighborhood outdoor hangout with terrific pub food (and oysters inside). Great selection of beers. Indoor bar is a local tradition. Students, neighbors, dog people...you never know what you'll see. This is our favorite laid back place to hang out! And its only 2 blocks away-corner of 9th and Ash.
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Casey Moore's Oyster House
850 South Ash Avenue
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Great neighborhood outdoor hangout with terrific pub food (and oysters inside). Great selection of beers. Indoor bar is a local tradition. Students, neighbors, dog people...you never know what you'll see. This is our favorite laid back place to hang out! And its only 2 blocks away-corner of 9th and Ash.
Arts & Culture
Fabulous collection of Native American art and culture. The collection of Katsina dolls is spectacular! The Heard features traditional and emerging artists and is the perfect introduction to the southwest.
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Heard Museum
2301 North Central Avenue
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Fabulous collection of Native American art and culture. The collection of Katsina dolls is spectacular! The Heard features traditional and emerging artists and is the perfect introduction to the southwest.
Although it's some distance from Tempe-in north Phoenix, the MIM has the most spectacular collection of instruments staged in their country of origin. Allow an entire afternoon for sure and a whole day if music is your passion. There's a restaurant inside so you won't go hungry if you spend the day. There is also an amazing concert space that has no bad seats. It's small and wonderful.
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Musical Instrument Museum
4725 East Mayo Boulevard
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Although it's some distance from Tempe-in north Phoenix, the MIM has the most spectacular collection of instruments staged in their country of origin. Allow an entire afternoon for sure and a whole day if music is your passion. There's a restaurant inside so you won't go hungry if you spend the day. There is also an amazing concert space that has no bad seats. It's small and wonderful.
Phoenix Art Museum has opened doors to world-class exhibitions, its comprehensive collections, and meaningful moments of learning and connection for 60 years.A really impressive collection of photography and pop art. Great gift shop, too.
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Phoenix Art Museum
1625 North Central Avenue
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Phoenix Art Museum has opened doors to world-class exhibitions, its comprehensive collections, and meaningful moments of learning and connection for 60 years.A really impressive collection of photography and pop art. Great gift shop, too.
Parks & Nature
The campus of ASU is an officially designated arboretum. There are some trees that are on the national registry. I especially like to walk over on the weekend morning when there are no students. Be sure to visit the ASU Art Museum on the SE corner of Mill Ave and 10th Street-free and open to the public. Gammage Auditorium on campus was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and touring Broadway plays are regular features.
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Arizona State University
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The campus of ASU is an officially designated arboretum. There are some trees that are on the national registry. I especially like to walk over on the weekend morning when there are no students. Be sure to visit the ASU Art Museum on the SE corner of Mill Ave and 10th Street-free and open to the public. Gammage Auditorium on campus was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and touring Broadway plays are regular features.
A phenomenal collection and display of native and exotic desert-adapted plants. Stunning paths to follow and wonderful birds and critters to watch. Best time to go is late afternoon or early morning when it is less crowded. There a very good restaurant in the garden, Gertrude's, great for sunday brunch or sunset cocktails.
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Desert Botanical Garden
1201 North Galvin Parkway
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A phenomenal collection and display of native and exotic desert-adapted plants. Stunning paths to follow and wonderful birds and critters to watch. Best time to go is late afternoon or early morning when it is less crowded. There a very good restaurant in the garden, Gertrude's, great for sunday brunch or sunset cocktails.
https://www.tempetourism.com/blog/theres-so-much-to-do-at-tempe-town-lake/ There's so much to see and do that it will take too much space here. We walk to the lake with the dogs at least twice a week. Check out the website for inspiration.
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Tempe Town Lake
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https://www.tempetourism.com/blog/theres-so-much-to-do-at-tempe-town-lake/ There's so much to see and do that it will take too much space here. We walk to the lake with the dogs at least twice a week. Check out the website for inspiration.
Groceries
All these grocery stores are nearby. Whole Foods is walkable.
Sprouts features natural products, wines, beers, produce-much organic. Good breads, prepared take-home options, too. Local products are a feature.
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Sprouts Farmers Market
1706 East Southern Avenue
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Sprouts features natural products, wines, beers, produce-much organic. Good breads, prepared take-home options, too. Local products are a feature.
This is the classic health food store. This newest location is practically across the street here in Tempe. University and Ash St. This is an old picture. The new location is walkable from the Bicycle House. Try not to drive as you must go up a steep and narrow ramp on Ash St. to get to the parking area on the second level. I find it challenging.
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Whole Foods Market
5120 South Rural Road
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This is the classic health food store. This newest location is practically across the street here in Tempe. University and Ash St. This is an old picture. The new location is walkable from the Bicycle House. Try not to drive as you must go up a steep and narrow ramp on Ash St. to get to the parking area on the second level. I find it challenging.
We go there for everyday items like paper products. They have been expanding their organic options and we try to support that and buy what's good and fresh. There's a pharmacy and a Starbucks inside .
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Safeway
926 East Broadway Road
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We go there for everyday items like paper products. They have been expanding their organic options and we try to support that and buy what's good and fresh. There's a pharmacy and a Starbucks inside .
It's Costco! you can find great produce, meat, fish, beer and wine! Hopefully you're already a member!
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Costco Wholesale
1445 W Elliot Rd
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It's Costco! you can find great produce, meat, fish, beer and wine! Hopefully you're already a member!
Our newest Trader Joe's and my favorite. The staff is friendly and shopping is so easy. Can be challenging to get to when ASU is in session. Ask me and I'll tell you the back way!
Trader Joe's
940 East University Drive
Our newest Trader Joe's and my favorite. The staff is friendly and shopping is so easy. Can be challenging to get to when ASU is in session. Ask me and I'll tell you the back way!
Shopping
A Tempe treasure for over 40 years with the same ownership. Not only new books and bestsellers, but magazines and used books are available. Good for an hour or more looking at everything...greeting cards, gifts, soaps, wind chimes, strange and wonderful things. I've been a regular customer for 30 years and never tire of leafing through their selections of travel books and mysteries.
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Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 South McClintock Drive
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A Tempe treasure for over 40 years with the same ownership. Not only new books and bestsellers, but magazines and used books are available. Good for an hour or more looking at everything...greeting cards, gifts, soaps, wind chimes, strange and wonderful things. I've been a regular customer for 30 years and never tire of leafing through their selections of travel books and mysteries.
Upscale, contemporary shopping complex with 200+ brand-name stores, restaurants & a movie theater. This is the closest and best enclosed shopping mall in the area. On Camelback and Scottsdale Road.
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Fashion Square
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Upscale, contemporary shopping complex with 200+ brand-name stores, restaurants & a movie theater. This is the closest and best enclosed shopping mall in the area. On Camelback and Scottsdale Road.
This is our nearest shopping center with 100 stores and several restaurants. It's not upscale, but it's pretty perfect for everyday places like Target, PetSmart, Best Buy, Nordstrom Rack and Total Wine. 10 minute drive away on McClintock and Rio Salado Parkway.
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Tempe Marketplace
2000 East Rio Salado Parkway
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This is our nearest shopping center with 100 stores and several restaurants. It's not upscale, but it's pretty perfect for everyday places like Target, PetSmart, Best Buy, Nordstrom Rack and Total Wine. 10 minute drive away on McClintock and Rio Salado Parkway.
Entertainment & Activities
We love the comfortable reclining chairs!
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AMC Centerpoint 11
730 South Mill Avenue
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We love the comfortable reclining chairs!