Like many large cities in the United States, Phoenix is home to a wide range of restaurants that offer a range of cuisines. In truth, however, the heart of Phoenix cuisine has a Southwestern and Native American beat. Visitors to Phoenix are often astounded at the deliciousness of its local specialties.
Phoenix is renowned for its Mexican and Native American dishes. Tacos, burritos, and enchiladas are popular here, as are creations made with Native fry bread. In fact, many people believe that some of the best food in Phoenix is influenced by Mexican and Indignous cuisines. Barbecue is also taken very seriously, and the multicultural demographics here have led to some delicious fusion cuisine: Mexican-Chinese, anyone?
Phoenix is a laid-back city, and, perhaps, not surprisingly, its restaurants have a similar vibe. Still, you’ll find a variety of dining options, including fast food, casual, and upscale eateries. Southwestern cuisine reigns supreme, but you can find a vast range of foods and dining experiences across the city.
Here are some don’t-miss places to consider during your visit to Phoenix:
Fry Bread House: Fry bread is a traditional foodstuff in many Native American cultures. Made from a simple dough, it is then fried in oil until puffy and golden. It is often served with sweet or savory toppings. Fry Bread House is one of Phoenix’s favorite fry bread eateries, famous for its homey atmosphere and tasty entrees, snacks and desserts.
Harvey’s Wineburger: Yes, these burgers actually have wine in them, and locals swear that this addition gives the burgers a remarkable flavor.
Kai: Kai is an award-winning fine dining restaurant that blends Native American, Mexican, and American influences into elevated, elegant cuisine. Many critics believe that Kai serves what may be the best food in Phoenix.
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