Where to Eat and Drink Near Phoenix Municipal Stadium
|Best pasty this side of the Atlantic.|
This little stadium is in a super location if you want to hike (Papago Buttes), take in the area's flora and fauna (Desert Botanical Garden) or feed a giraffe (Phoenix Zoo). But it's a no man's land when it comes to food. There aren't even any crummy chains in the vicinity. No worries, though. You are in the middle of town and we've got good food and drink for you in all directions.
|Macarons for breakfast? Why not -- you just ditched work to go to a ballgame.|
Reserve a little extra time in your schedule if you plan to breakfast at Essence, because the service isn't particularly quick (or always accurate), but it's so worth it. The French-inspired menu includes crepes, quiche Lorraine, and brioche French toast, as well as healthier options like house-made granola and an organic breakfast cereal. Whichever way you go, be sure to save room (or space in your backpack) for Chef Eugenia Theodosopolous' signature macaróns and croissants. Ooh la la!
The pasty's origins is in Britain's coal mines, where workers would lunch on pastries stuffed with all manner of meats and vegetables. This popular lunch/dinner spot has canaries singing with several unique twists on the pasty - everything from peanut butter & jelly to tandoori. We've never been disappointed, and we bet you won't be, either. A word to the wise: The pasties are big enough to share.