The Best In Food & Restaurants: 2019


Valley residents love to wine and dine and luckily Arizona is home to some of the countries most amazing restaurants and chefs. Here are readers top picks for food in the Valley.

These are AZ Foothills Best of Our Valley 2019 contest winners. Winners will be featured in the April 2019 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.

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 2019. Stay tuned for details on the fabulous fete!

Winners, download your 2019 Winners logo here and reserve space in the annual Collectors Edition here (email by February 15, 2019 to confirm your placement).


Best Acai Bowl: Karma Apple

Best Asian Cuisine: YC’s Mongolian Grill

Best Baked Goods or Sweets: Unbaked Edible Cookie Dough

Best Barbecue: Bobby Q

Best Breakfast: Eggstasy

Best Brunch: Grubstak

Best Burger: BluBurger Grille

Best Business Lunch Spot: Buck & Rider

Best Chicago Deep Dish Pizza: Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria

Best Comfort Food: Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

Best Country Club Chef: Marcus De Koning – Executive chef at Phoenix Country Club

Best Culinary Event: Dish it Out

Best Cup of Coffee: Press Coffee

Best Cupcake: Classic Cakes & Confections

Best Date Spot: Geordie’s Restaurant & Lounge

Best Dining with a View: Geordie’s Restaurant & Lounge

Best Dining with Live Music: Geordie’s Restaurant & Lounge

Best Doughnut: Rainbow Donuts Cafe

Best Farmers Market: Downtown Gilbert Farmers’ Market

Best Fondue: The Melting Pot

Best Food Photography: Debby Wolvos

Best Frozen Treat: Gelato Dolce Vita

Best Gluten-Free Menu: Farm & Craft

Best Grocery Store: La Grande Orange Grocery

Best Health Food or Vegetarian Food: YC’s Mongolian Grill

Best Health Food Store: Sprouts

Best Hot Dogs: Mama’s Dogs

Best Italian: TIE between Guido’s Chicago Meats & Deli & Venezia’s Pizzeria

Best Juice Bar: Juice Core

Best Locally Owned Drive-Thru: 32 Shea

Best Macaron: Paris Rendez Vous

Best Mexican Food: Ajo Al’s

Best New Restaurant: Rott n’ Grapes RoRo

Best Outdoor Dining: Geordie’s Restaurant & Lounge

Best Pet-Friendly Restaurant: Randy’s Restaurant

Best Pizza: Venezia’s Pizzeria

Best Place to Watch the Big Game: Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers

Best Poke Bowl: Koi Poke

Best Private Dining Room: LON’s at the Hermosa

Best Resort Restaurant: Litchfield’s, The Wigwam

Best Restaurant Group: Riot Hospitality Group – Farm & Craft, Whiskey Row, El Hefe, and more.

Best Restaurant to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck: YC’s Mongolian Grill

Best Sandwich Shop: Worth Takeaway

Best Seafood: Buck & Rider

Best Sky Harbor Airport Dining: La Grande Orange (LGO)

Best Spa Cuisine: Sprouts, The Spa at JW Marriot Camelback Inn

Best Steakhouse: Lincoln Restaurant, Camelback Inn

Best Sushi: Sushi Roku, W Scottsdale

Best Taco: CRUjiente Tacos

Best Tea Spot: Teaspressa

Best Teppanyaki: Ah-so

Best Valley Food Truck: TIE between Island LocoWaffle Love

Favorite Local Food Blog or Website: Geeks Who Eat

Most Amazing Restaurant Interior: Rott n’ Grapes RoRo

Most Fun Lunch Spot: Rott n’ Grapes RoRo

Old Favorite: Geordie’s Restaurant & Lounge

Spiciest Dining: Carolina’s Mexican Food

AFM Faves

Best Asian Cuisine: Clever Koi

Best Brunch: Ironwood American Kitchen

Best Pet-Friendly Restaurant: O.H.S.O Brewery

Most Amazing Restaurant Interior: J&G Steakhouse

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