Phoenix is an eclectic city that puts its own spin on some of the most delicious and diverse dishes from around the world. These five dishes are moreish, easy to find, and essential eating for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in this city’s rich culture.
Chimichangas are an iconic Phoenix dish. These deep-fried burritos are stuffed with beef, beans, rice, cheese, or veggies and topped with lettuce, tomato, and salsa.
They can be found everywhere in Phoenix. Chimichangas are easy, tasty, and one of those dishes that people love to share with others.
A cheese crisp can be viewed as an open-faced quesadilla. It all starts with a flour tortilla brushed with butter on a pizza pan and toasted in the oven for a few minutes.
When the tortilla begins to crisp and curl at the edges, it is covered with cheese (and possibly green chillies), then baked again to melt the cheese.
The Phoenix burrito is a meaty delicacy. In Phoenix, they keep their burrito simple with just a scoop of carne asada, carnitas, or spiced pork adobada, and some cheese or guacamole rolled up in a flour tortilla.
Sonoran Hot Dogs
There is nothing better than a beef frank that has been rolled in bacon—Phoenix’s Sonoran dogs are a must-try at the iconic El Caprichoso hotdog stand.
With toppings like beans and pico de gallo, guacamole, crema, and cheese blizzards, it is easy to overlook the hot dog’s most significant component: the bun. The ultimate Sonoran dog comes in a chewy but soft bun, kissed just long enough by the grill.