Students reveal favorite food spots around town

Written by Lauren Puffer, Staff Writer/ Photographer

Since the beginning of time, food has been bringing people together; from a business dinner to a friendly brunch to the trading of crops and the sharing of goods among ancient civilizations. It seems in this day and age that local eateries are the places to be. At least once a weekend I go to a local restaurant to get breakfast or lunch with a friend. It makes for great bonding time and it fills your tummy with yummy food. What’s better than that? Most people aren’t familiar with a lot of the local restaurants in our area. Luckily, I have complied a list of great places to eat with the help of my friends.

Sophomore Caprice DeVirgilio


Her top 5 (in no particular order):

For something healthy: Kaleidoscope Juice

For great ice cream: Nami

For yummy Italian food: Postino

For the best street tacos: Joyride

For just good food: Fez


Sophomore Amaya de Gennaro-White


Her top 5 (in no particular order):

For good vibes/ best vegetarian: Pita Jungle

For good pizza and cute decor: La Grande Orange

For casual fast service: Zoe’s Kitchen

For vegan/organic ingredients: Pomegranate Café

For the cutest brunch: Hillside Café


Senior Jamie Cohen


Her top 4 (in no particular order):

For relaxed local atmosphere (and great coffee): Cartel Coffee

For lots of options and a great meeting spot: Chopshop

For the best pizza in Tempe (in a great shopping district): La Bocca

For lots to do and great food: Culinary Dropout at the Yard


Sophomore Lauren Puffer


These are my top 6 (in no particular order):

For great Mexican food and delicious horchata: Some Burros

For an awesome vibe and yummy breakfast: N-Counter

For yummy ice cream cookie sandwiches: Slickables

For tons of scrumptious pizza choices: Mellow Mushroom

For tasty thai food: Thai Kitchen

For a sweet and savory breakfast: Crêpe Bar


Go out and treat yourself to a wonderful meal with wonderful company. I hope you enjoy these restaurants as much as my friends and I do!