By The Editors By The Editors | December 7, 2021 |
From vegan restaurants to coffee shops and everything in between, here are six of our best foodie recommendations of 2021 in Scottsdale.
Founded by a mother-daughter duo, Ruze Cake House (ruzecakehouse.com) uses both locally and sustainably sourced ingredients to bake their mouthwatering masterpieces. Flanked with flowers, pearls, and other intricate designs, this bakery’s creations are a work of art almost too pretty to eat. Whether you fancy cakes, cupcakes, cookies, or even macarons, Ruze Cake House covers all the bakery bases.
Welcome to the Village Coffee Roastery, one of Arizona’s oldest independent coffee houses. With 25 years of experience under their belt, Village Coffee knows quite a bit about making the perfect cup of coffee. The company uses a scientific process utilized by only 12 roasters in the world to put the flavor customers have loved for years at the forefront. Village Coffee regularly welcomes local artists, so settle down with your coffee and enjoy the music! 8120 N. Hayden Road, 480.905.0881, villagecoffee.com
Best Ice Cream
Feel the local pride at this bubblegum pink restaurant and ice cream parlor that first opened on New Year’s Eve in 1958. Considering how much has changed in Old Town Scottsdale over the years, the Sugar Bowl hasn’t. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time with heart-shaped tables, pink booths and an original soda fountain. Enjoy a yummy banana split or a scoop of one of its classic favorites like creamy vanilla, butter pecan or rocky road. 4005 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.946.0051, sugarbowlscottsdale.com
Best Place to Brunch
Since 1990, ladies who lunch have flocked to this ultrafeminine, French-country cafe that specializes in organic salads, sweet and savory crepes, gourmet sandwiches and housemade desserts. 7014 E. First Ave., Scottsdale, 480.941.5665, arcadiafarmscafe.com
It’s a good night when osso buco makes it to the menu. Then again, any of Marcellino Verzino’s handmade-daily pastas are a treat, and wife Sima’s songs and hospitality are nourishing in their own right. 7114 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, 480.990.9500, marcellinoristorante.com
With woks blazing and the wood-fired grill ignited, this Asian-inspired spot is not just a savory vegan eatery, but a sensory affair. The best seats in the house are court-side to the kitchen, where Clever Koi is opening up their dining experience so that guests can watch their food being prepared in anticipation, before digging into a choice of steam-buns, noodles, dumplings and more, on the ever-changing plant-based menu. For a craft cocktail or sake, retreat to the bar where the beverages are designed to pair with your meal, elevating the flavors inspired by destinations such as Thailand, Korea, and Indo-China. 4236 N. Central Ave., #100, Phoenix; 60 W. Vaughn Ave., #101, Gilbert; thecleverkoi.com
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