Little do you know what amazing food adventures await in this desert oasis
Follow the humble skyline of downtown Phoenix a few blocks North and you'll find yourself driving along Roosevelt Row, through the center of the arts district. Little do you know what food adventures await for you in this desert oasis in Southern Arizona.
Turn onto 5th Street and in one of the historic homes, you'll find JoBot Coffee. Grab a 'toddy'- cold brewed coffee and enjoy one of the 350 days of sunshine Phoenix has a year. Once you're feeling amped from your coffee, walk through the numerous locally-owned businesses in homes - like Lawn Gnome Publishing or the small organic farm and chickens on site at Grow House around the corner.
Next is the Phoenix Public Market - a weekend tradition among locals. It hosts no less than 13 farms, 20+ local food artisans and food trucks, all surrounded by downtown Phoenix. Talk to Maya herself from Maya's Farm, grab some fruit and spicy arugula and try some fresh goat cheese from Crow's Dairy.
You can’t leave Phoenix hungry so head to Gallo Blanco Café. Although they don't make a big deal of it, everything on the menu is GMO free, which only enhances the great-tasting Mexican. You can't go wrong with a house Margarita or a Michelada, guacamole with fresh orange slices, and an array of tacos.
And if you are in Phoenix this Sunday, join the city for the annual Check, Please! Food Festival. With 30 different restaurants participating, it is bringing some of the best eateries in town to CityScape in downtown. This weekend also marks the 11th Annual McDowell Mountain Music Festival with great lineups Friday through Sunday. Whatever you choose to do this weekend, Phoenix has you covered.
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Welcome to Dallas, TX. It’s been said that the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex is larger than Rhode Island. Try driving through it in less than half an hour without breaking the speed limit or sound barrier...or just slow down, get off the freeway and enjoy a day exploring Dallas, TX using the Food Tripping app. This day begins like many others: with a search to find the best-tasting, strongest......read more
As Louisiana's second biggest city, Baton Rouge sits comfortably on Interstate 10, making it a perfect place to explore on any cross-country roadtrip. Begin at Truly Free Bakery, where they bake the most delicious organic treats from scratch with all natural, organic ingredients. Endless healthy food options makes Truly Free a great place to start your day. Don't pass up the breakfast tacos......read more
Summer’s almost upon us and to SHFT that means one thing: hitting the road and of course, discovering incredibly delicious food as we go. To make the journey a little bit easier, we have Food Tripping — an app we created with Ford Motor Company specifically to help locate local, healthful, artisanal, sustainably-minded spots wherever you are on the road. Each week, we......read more
Just an hour from the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan, Grand Rapids is brimming with the flavors of local food, strong coffee, and plenty to do. Jolt into your day at Madcap Coffee Company with one of their strong, flavorful pour overs. The Kanzu blend doesn’t disappoint and perfectly compliments a warm chocolate croissant. Once the caffeine is pumping, meander across the street to the......read more
Dear Ann Arbor Town, as it has been immortalized by the University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club, offers a vast and thriving market for an assortment of culinary experiences. Start your day off strongly with an experimental brew at Comet Coffee, where the baristas are always tinkering to make the boldest, most flavorful coffee. Grab a cup to go and wander through the curiously whimsical......read more
Cruising through the third most populous city in the United States, you’ll find yourself surrounded by good food, plenty of laughs, and picturesque shorelines. Start your day at the Chicago French Market amidst local vendors selling everything from pasta, fresh crepes, and freshly made cheeses. Step up to the coffee bar at Little Goat Bread, owned by Stephanie Izard and James Beard,......read more