The Best In Food & Restaurants: 2015


Valley residents love to wine and dine and luckily Arizona plays host to some amazing restaurants and chefs. Here are readers top picks for food in the Valley.

These are the winners of Best of Our Valley 2015. Winners will be featured in the April 2015 issue of Arizona Foothills Magazine, a tell-all guide to the best people and places in the Valley of the Sun, as chosen by its residents. The winners with the most total votes will be featured on the cover, but you will have to wait until March to find out who they are!

As a special thanks to the winners and those who helped them attain their “Best Of” status, a celebratory bash will be held in May 2015. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

All those who won this year can download their 2015 Winners logos here


Best Acai Bowl – Original ChopShop Co.

Best Asian Cuisine & Cocktails – Clever Koi

Best Baked Goods or Sweets – Classic Cakes & Confections

Best Barbecue – Hammered Hog

Best Boba – Snoh Ice Shavery

Best Breakfast – The Farmhouse Restaurant

Best Burger – Rehab Burger Therapy

Best Business Lunch Spot – Bistro 24, The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

Best Comfort Food – Chelsea’s Kitchen

Best Culinary Event: Fall – Arizona Taco Festival

Best Culinary Event: Spring – Flavors of Phoenix

Best Cup of Coffee – Bergies Coffee Roast House

Best Cup of Coffee: Large Chain – Starbucks

Best Date Spot – The Breadfruit & Rum Bar

Best Department Store Dining – Cafe Nordstrom at Nordstrom

Best Drive-Thru – Chick-Fil-A

Best Farmers Market – Vincent’s on Camelback Market

Best Frozen Treat – Gelato Dolce Vita

Best Gluten-Free Menu – Venezia’s Pizzeria

Best Grocery Store – La Grande Orange Grocery

Best Hangover Cure Breakfast – Original Chop Shop Co.

Best Health Food / Specialty Store – Sprouts

Best Health Food or Vegetarian Food – Original ChopShop Co.

Best Hot Dogs – Ted’s Hot Dogs

Best Italian – Marcellino’s Ristorante

Best Juice Bar – The Well Juice Bar

Best Lunch Spot – Fun – The Farm at South Moutain

Best Mexican Food – Barrio Queen

Best New Restaurant – Pizza Me

Best Outdoor Dining – Bourbon Steak, Scottsdale Fairmont

Best Pet-Friendly Restaurant – Randy’s Restaurant

Best Place to Watch the Big Game – Majerle’s Sports Grill

Best Private Dining Room – The Herb Box

Best Resort Restaurant – Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Best Restaurant to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck – Oregano’s

Best Seafood – Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend

Best Slice – Venezia’s Pizzeria

Best Spa Cuisine – Joya Terrace, Joya Spa at Montelucia

Best Steakhouse – Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Best Sunday Brunch – Morning Glory Cafe

Best Sushi – Roka Akor Sushi & Robata Grill

Best Tea Spot – The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix

Best Teppanyaki – Ah-so

Best Valley Food Truck – The Uprooted Kitchen

Best View – The Hyatt, Downtown Phoenix- Compass Arizona Grill

Favorite Local Food Blog or Website – Phoenix Bites

Most Amazing Restaurant Interior – Bourbon Steak, Scottsdale Fairmont

Old Favorite – Texaz Grill

Spiciest Dining – The Breadfruit & Rum Bar

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