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The 14 Best Lunch Spots In Phoenix

Updated: September 7, 2022

These cafes, food trucks, and restaurants make lunchtime our favorite time in Phoenix! We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food publications to find the best lunches in Phoenix. Beat the midday munchies at these fantastic lunch venues!

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Little Miss BBQ-University

American, $$, South MountainAmerican, $$Phoenix, South Mountain
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
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Sfizio Modern Italian Kitchen

Italian, Desert ViewItalianPhoenix, Desert View
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Cibo

Pizza, $$, Central CityPizza, $$Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Testal

Mexican, $, Central CityMexican, $Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Via Della Slice Shop

Pizza, $, Central CityPizza, $Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
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Valentine

American, $$, EncantoAmerican, $$Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Ocotillo

New American, $$, EncantoNew American, $$Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Fuego at The Clarendon

Latin, $$, EncantoLatin, $$Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Pa'La

Mediterranean, $$, EncantoMediterranean, $$Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
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Chantico

Mexican, $$, Camelback EastMexican, $$Phoenix, Camelback East
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Kabob Grill N' Go

Mediterranean, $$, EncantoMediterranean, $$Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0
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Ms Martha's Caribbean Restaurant

Caribbean, $$, North MountainCaribbean, $$Phoenix, North Mountain
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
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Phoenix Coqui

Food Truck, $, EncantoFood Truck, $Phoenix, Encanto
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0
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Rito's Mexican Food- Phoenix

Mexican, $$, Central CityMexican, $$Phoenix, Central City
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2021

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How does it work?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We analyzed 692 lists and articles from top sources like Eater and Hoodline, 11589 Phoenix restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Don’t bother looking for Eater - Phoenix’s 38 Essential Restaurants, Eater - The 22 Hottest New Restaurants in Phoenix Right Now and Hoodline - Tequila bars and more: What's trending on Phoenix's food scene?we’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Most common questions

The highest-rated lunch restaurants with outdoor seating in Phoenix are Binkley's Restaurant, Belly Kitchen & Bar and Little Miss BBQ-University.

Binkley's Restaurant, Belly Kitchen & Bar, and Little Miss BBQ-University are the highest-rated lunch restaurants that is good for groups in Phoenix.

Testal, Welcome Diner, and Beckett's Table are the highest-rated vegan-friendly lunch spots in Phoenix.

Binkley's Restaurant, Steak 44, and Hush Public House are the highest-rated upscale lunch restaurants in Phoenix.

The highest-rated places in Phoenix for lunch and cocktails are Hush Public House, Testal, and Valentine.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal drink pairing for banh mi

    Knowing what to pair with banh mi can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some white wine, particularly a glass of Kabinett. This, sweet, white wine balances the spicy banh mi.

  • Pair banh mi with Cilantro Chile Cooler

    To elevate your banh mi experience, we recommend some Cilantro Chile Cooler to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this cocktail cuts through the fattiness of the sandwich.

  • Muscat de Alexandria with your banh mi

    The flavors of banh mi will be enhanced with a glass of floral Muscat de Alexandria, a white wine that cuts through the fattiness of the meat.


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Parking information

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