For healthy food lovers unwilling to sacrifice taste, here are wonderful, organic eateries for your Arizona vacation….
Outdoor Patio at Vincent’s Market Bistro, Phoenix
Located in the heart of south Scottsdale, Taggia is an upscale, sophisticated restaurant serving organic entrees with an emphasis on everything northern Italian. While the pizzas and pastas are tops, fish is also popular here including Dungeness Crab, delivered overnight by FedEx for freshness.
A “special occasion restaurant” among residents and a must-try for out-of-towners, Kai is the only AAA 5-star rated restaurant in all of Arizona. This elegant, organic restaurant draws happy crowds, who experience a dining event, rather than just a meal. Located at Wild Horse Pass Resort in Phoenix and situated on a Native American Indian Reservation, the menu, as well as décor, is Native American inspired.
With two Scottsdale locations (north Scottsdale at DC Ranch Marketplace and south Scottsdale), Herb Box offers reasonably priced, healthy entrees including large, fresh salads, chicken and fish, and delicious desserts. Many of the menu ingredients are culled from local, organic farms. The patio—shaded under a beautiful red tent (at the north Scottsdale locale), is a perfect spot for eating outdoors.
Don’t overlook the café’s at your community Whole Foods Supermarket for everything organic. With locations throughout the Valley, you can stock up your frig at the vacation property with healthy fixins after sitting down to a wholesome, organic meal at Whole Foods’ café, which offers everything from pita wraps to grilled Atlantic salmon.
A European-styled café with an oh-so-French feel, Vincent’s Market Bistro serves up organic fresh salads, grilled fish, sandwiches, lamb entrees, and much more, fusing Southwestern cuisine with French culinary style. Sit out on the patio among potted flowering plants or dine inside in the intimate café.