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These are the 50 best places to eat in Phoenix, according to Yelp PHX

Posted: 11:28 AM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 14:28:32-04
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PHOENIX — Attention foodies: Yelp has released its latest listing of the top places to eat in Phoenix.

While Yelp titled the list "Top 50 Restaurants in Greater Phoenix," many of the places listed are not necessarily restaurants, but ice cream shops, doughnut shops, gelato shops, coffee shops, and tea houses.

Still, there are some recognizable Valley eateries listed: Kai Restaurant, Little Miss BBQ, Chula Seafood, Cafe Monarch, and Worth Takeaway.

"To ring in 15 [years] with a bang, we’re sharing restaurants that locals love all around town. From frozen treats and authentic Mexican food, to vegan favorites and coffee connoisseurs, this list has something for everyone," Yelp wrote in its blog post (italics included).

Yelp said to make its list it pulled businesses from its "restaurants and food categories" and then ranked them by different factors, including "total volume and ratings of reviews."

Top 50 Restaurants in Greater Phoenix:

  1. Novel Ice Cream (Phoenix)
  2. Cocina Madrigal (Phoenix)
  3. Kodo Sushi Sake (Scottsdale)
  4. Mighty Moo Ice Cream (Youngtown)
  5. Casa De Falafel (Peoria)
  6. Baby Cakes Bakery (Peoria)
  7. Little Miss BBQ (Phoenix)
  8. A T Oasis Coffee & Tea Shop (Phoenix)
  9. Chula Seafood (Scottsdale)
  10. Enroute Coffee and Tea House (Goodyear)
  11. Top Marks Cafe (Scottsdale)
  12. Gelato Dolce Vita (Mesa)
  13. The Local Press Sandwich Bar (Wickenburg)
  14. Kiss Pollos Estilo Sinaloa (Phoenix)
  15. Worth Takeaway (Mesa)
  16. McMahon’s Ice Cream (Chandler)
  17. Simon’s Hot Dogs (Scottsdale)
  18. Koi Poke (Scottsdale)
  19. Not Your Typical Deli (Gilbert)
  20. Pollos LaChuya (Mesa)
  21. Pick N’ Roll (Scottsdale)
  22. Tastybox (Phoenix)
  23. Vines & Hops (Scottsdale)
  24. Soup & Sausage Bistro (Phoenix)
  25. Green Corner Restaurant (Mesa)
  26. Poke Wave (Tempe)
  27. That’s Amore Gelato (Scottsdale)
  28. The Brilliant Bagel (Scottsdale)
  29. Kind Bean (Chandler)
  30. Carefree Coffee (Cave Creek)
  31. PuraTea Water (Phoenix)
  32. Frank’s New York Style Deli (Phoenix)
  33. El Charro Hipster Bar and Cafe (Phoenix)
  34. Tacos Culichi (Phoenix)
  35. The Local Donut (Scottsdale)
  36. The Uprooted Kitchen (Gilbert)
  37. La Bamba Mexican Grill Restaurant (El Mirage)
  38. PussyCat Gelato (Scottsdale)
  39. Caldwell County BBQ (Gilbert)
  40. Purple Elephant Cakes (Litchfield Park)
  41. Saffron JAK (Phoenix)
  42. Veggie Village (Phoenix)
  43. Cafe Monarch (Scottsdale)
  44. The Refuge Coffee & Wine (Phoenix)
  45. Best Donuts (Phoenix)
  46. Scooptacular (Laveen)
  47. City Square Deli & Grill (Phoenix)
  48. Verdura (Phoenix)
  49. Kai (Phoenix)
  50. The Bread and Honey House (Phoenix)

In January, Yelp's national office released its annual listing of the "100 places to eat in the U.S. in 2019." That list included six Arizona spots: Worth Takeaway, Kodo Sushi Sake, Homers Smokehouse, Cocina Madrigal, Momo Bowl, and Not Your Typical Deli.