From specialty beverages to artisanal sweets, Arizona has quite the gastronomic impact.
1. Sweet Republic
The artisanal ice cream makers at Sweet Republic are a Valley staple. All ice creams are made with fresh milk and cream from independent Arizona dairy farms, while everything else (sorbet, cookies, toppings and sauces) is homemade to boot. Discover twists on classic flavors like rocky road, honey blue cheese and bananas Foster. 9160 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale. 480-248-6979, sweetrepublic.com.
2. China Mist Tea
Headquartered in Scottsdale, China Mist Tea has been providing Arizona and the rest of the nation with fresh assorted teas of the highest quality since 1982. Hot and iced tea bags are sold in stores and online, as well as supplied to the foodservice industry. chinamist.com.
3. Queen Creek Olive Mill
Family-owned and operated since 2005, the Queen Creek Olive Mill produces Arizona’s only extra virgin olive oil. Tour the onsite farm and mill, dine at the Eatery and shop at the marketplace that sells delectable spreads, stuffed olives and even beauty products. 25062 S. Meridian Road , Queen Creek. queencreekolivemill.com.
4. Four Peaks Brewing Company
Four Peaks Brewing Company brews favorites like Kilt Lifter and 8th Street Ale on site at its Tempe and Scottsdale locations. The craft brews are also available at grocery stores, and local bars and restaurants throughout the Southwestern U.S. fourpeaks.com.
5. Poore Brothers chips
Known for having a variety of flavors with a home-style, kettle-cooked taste, Poore Brothers Inc. is based in Goodyear but distributes its delicious chips across the Western U.S. inventurefoods.com/our-brands/poore-brothers.