10 Best Restaurants Near ASU Tempe: Chow Bella's Back to School Guide

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JK Grence
El Pollo Supremo
In the next few days, Tempe will welcome literally thousands of college students back into the fold. And though we're sure the studious lot will be spending the majority of their time hitting the books at Hayden Library, it's inevitable that they'll also need to eat. The Memorial Union and that slop line they call a dining hall are perfectly viable options, but we just want to make sure Arizona State University's students know that their neighborhood has lots of other dining options to offer. Here are some of our favorites.

See also:
- 10 Best Restaurants Near ASU Downtown Phoenix: Chow Bella's Back to School Guide
- Stock Up on Lunchables; School's Back in Session

El Pollo Supremo
221 W. University Drive
480-966-3713
$5 and under

When it comes to bargain pricing and good eats, El Pollo Supremo, located just west of Mill Avenue, definitely delivers. There are only two options at this neighborhood staple: chicken or beef, and if you're asking our advice, we'll point you toward the chicken. You can pick up a quarter chicken, tortillas, beans and salsa for under $5, which is quite a deal for struggling students.

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Heather Hoch
Healthy eats from D'lish

D'Lish
1135 E. Apache Blvd.
www.dlishdrivethru.com
$10 and under

For years, hungover students looking for a healthy drive-thru breakfast had to head all the way up Scottsdale Road to get to D'Lish, but the popular eatery opened a second location last year just off the southeast corner of campus. The health-focused spot serves breakfast and lunch sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, and burgers as well as coffee, iced teas and smoothies. In short, everything you need but probably don't want to have to get out of your car to get.

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El Pollo Supremo

221 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

D'Lish Kitchen and Coffee House

1135 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Curry Corner

1212 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Essence Bakery Cafe

825 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Chuckbox

202 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pita Jungle

1250 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Cornish Pasty Co.

960 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Thai Basil

403 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Original ChopShop Co.

222 E. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Café Lalibela

849 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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vmo_mail
vmo_mail

I call b.s. on any list of best restaurants near ASU that doesnt include delhi palace cuisine of india - its just that simple

Marjie J McClellan
Marjie J McClellan

Back in the day it was Minder Binders, B.B. Singers and the Chuck Box. Glad to see the Chuck Box is still up and running!

Marc Ball
Marc Ball

Just as we were finishing the list

Marc Ball
Marc Ball

We have done 3 of those places

Marc Ball
Marc Ball

You just added 10 restaurants to the list

JohnRoberts
JohnRoberts

Another top ten list....it's almost like the New Times is about as good as journalism as Yelp.

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