The lust for creative and delicious food is well satisfied in Scottsdale, AZ. You’ve got everything from Italian, to Brazilian. Contemporary to rustic. Hoity-toity to down-home. And thankfully, you’ve got a huge selection of fresh, organic, healthy options as well.
We’ve complied a list of what we have heard are the best restaurants in Scottsdale AZ. Whether you’re looking for a great breakfast, a quick lunch spot or a elegant place for dates and meetings, we’ve got a recommendation for you:
For Breakfast: Original Chopshop Co.
Where: 7158 E. 5th Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Our Menu Favorites: teriyaki chicken grilled protein bowl, egg and veggie hash, anything sweet potato!
Known for their Health Craft Cuisine, the Original Chop Co. offers a great breakfast and a modern, yet comforting grandma’s-kitchen type atmosphere. Whether you’re after fresh, cold-pressed juices, protein shakes, or custom coffees, Original Chop Co. can handle it. Need something a little more substantial? Enjoy dishes like the Open-Faced Sandwich, which boasts grilled ham, basted eggs, arugula, avocado, fontina cheese, and whole wheat bread. Or try the Egg & Veggie Hash, which features sunny side up eggs, sweet potatoes, corn, onions, roasted red peppers and spinach. Don’t forget to ask about their gluten-free, vegan, and protein-packed fresh baked pastries.
For Lunch: The Herb Box
Where: Old Town Scottsdale; 20707 N. Pima Rd. Suites 140-145, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Our Menu Favorites: corn enchiladas, vegetarian sweet potato tacos, char-grilled trout
A recent recipient of Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Award and Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence, The Herb Box is a swank little place that offers incredible food with a healthy center. “Our philosophy,” says The Herb Box, “is to offer creative, innovative dishes with the best possible ingredients. We want you to Eat Good & Grown Happy.”
With tantalizing dishes like Butternut Squash & Corn Enchiladas, perfect Vegetarian Sweet Potato Tacos, mouth-watering Char-Grilled Trout, and the sensational Blackened Salmon BLT (a local favorite), you’re sure to find something to satisfy your tastebuds without overburdening your waistline.
On the Go: D’Lish
Where: 2613 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Our Menu Favorites: AZ burro, quinoa oatmeal, man salad
Healthy Fast Food? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Not at D’Lish (which is why it makes our ‘best restaurants in Scottsdale AZ’ list). They take healthy to a whole new level by “providing a healthy alternative to ‘fast food’ without sacrificing taste or convenience”.
Stop in if you’re in need of coffee, a quick smoothie, breakfast or lunch in a hurry; D’Lish has you covered. May we suggest the AZ Burro complete with smoked turkey, avocado, egg whites, potato, tomato, and feta in a sundried tomato tortilla wrap? Or how about oatmeal made with organic quinoa, vanilla macaroon granola, lite maple syrup, seasonal fruit, and your choice of steamed milk? Not in the mood for breakfast? Then go for the Man Salad featuring D’Lish’s signature tuna stuffed avocado on a bed of spring mix greens with fix’ins.
For Dinner: True Food Kitchen
Where: 15191 N. Scottsdale Rd. #101 Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Our Menu Favorites: heirloom tomato and watermelon salad, herb hummus, moroccan chicken with chickpeas
Ready for date night? Then head to True Food Kitchen for a truly inspired, divinely delicious, healthy dinner. For starters, you can’t go wrong with the Daily Market Soup or the Herb Hummus. Then enjoy one of their tasty salads: Heirloom Tomato & Watermelon, Organic Tuscan Kale, or Farmers Market, just to name a few.
When you get to the main course, you’ll have a hard time choosing. Perhaps you’ll want the Grass-fed Bison Burger topped with mushrooms, onion, watercress, and parmesan all on a flax seed bun. Or the Moroccan Chicken with chickpeas, figs, olives, spinach, and chermoula. Try the Street Tacos made with avocado, cottage cheese, tomatillo salsa, sour cream, and anasazi beans. And don’t forget the Spaghetti Squash Casserole complete with fresh mozzarella, organic tomatoes and organic zucchini.
Any places we should add to our ‘Best Restaurants in Scottsdale AZ’ list?
Be sure to stop in and tell us which restaurant was your favorite. Or, if you’ve tried a dish we haven’t mentioned, let us know! At ACBM we love finding new ways to eat healthy near our Scottsdale home base!