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Unique Restaurants In Tempe

unique restaurants in tempe arizona

Tired of going to the same old chain restaurants over and over? Need a little more spice in your life, literally? We understand you in this struggle because we were there.

If you’re looking for unique restaurants in Tempe you’ve come to the right place. Let your taste buds know you appreciate them by giving them a treat with these restaurant selections.

Cornish Pasty

cornish pasty

Cornish Pasty is one of our favorite places to really dig in. If you don’t know what a pasty is, it’s a folded pastry case with a savory filling, typically of seasoned meat and vegetables. People go here not only for the delectable food but also the friendly pub atmosphere.

They’re options range from Bangers and Mash, Shepherd’s Pie, The Pilgrim to The All Day English Breakfast. There are plenty more to choose from of course and they offer vegetarian options.

Check out Cornish Pasty, grab a pint, a pasty and enjoy yourself!

Location960 W. University Dr. Tempe, AZ 85281


Desert Roots Kitchen

desert roots kitchen

If you’re looking for a healthy, vegetarian option, Desert Roots Kitchen is the place to go. Desert Roots is  a vegetarian cafe with a daily changing menu of globally inspired cuisine made from local ingredients right here in the valley.

What’s also great about this place is that they are happy to cater to food allergies such as gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free and dairy-free.

Location: 414 S Mill Ave #111, Tempe, AZ 85281


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ncounter breakfast

They say Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We say that they’re absolutely correct! Ncounter is right off the light rail on Mill Ave. Ncounter is serving up breakfast, lunch, brunch menu and breakfast cocktails daily.

Not only do they kill it with their food, the atmosphere is unbeatable with their urban, cool vibe. You can get lost relaxing and chatting with friends here, not that this is a bad thing. You’ve been warned!

Location310 South Mill Avenue Tempe, AZ 85281


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Casey Moores Oyster House

casey moores oyster house


Casey Moore’s Oyster Houses is located in Old Town Tempe at the crossroads of 9th and Ash. They are Kkown as the most famous of Irish Pubs in and around Arizona and for good reason. They are a mecca for the eclectic crowd that lives, studies, teaches and works in Tempe.

In addition to the finest beef selections, the freshest oysters and seafood, Casey Moore’s offers a huge selection of draught beers, bottled beer, whiskeys and spirits. Come for the food, stay for the good times here.

Location850 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281




Haji-Baba is a no-frills, counter-serve spot serving kebabs, shawarma, gyros & more inside a Middle Eastern grocery.

We haven’t tried all of their food but what we have tasted was incredible. With 627 reviews on Yelp and 4.5 stars, you need to visit this place like yesterday.

Location1513 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281


Which one are you going to try next?

If you have a favorite that’s not listed, let us and everyone know in the comments below!





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