Like the city itself, the food scene in Tucson is free from conventional methods and ingredients. As you’re likely to hear about when researching Tucson, UNESCO has designated it as a capital of gastronomy
. With an emphasis for urban agriculture and local ingredients, restaurants in the area reflect this honor. When planning a meeting here, keep your guests’ stomachs in mind and get food catered from these trendy food joints that have the best in Tucson gastronomy.
125 S. Arizona Ave.
One of the pioneers of gastronomy in Tucson, Janos Wilder's Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails
is an incredible place to eat in the heart of downtown, but the recent addition of Carriage House is a game-changer for meetings and groups. Offering classes with Tucson's finest chefs, the elegant space is great on its own, but combined with Janos' incredible offerings, attendees will certainly be wowed.
902 E. Broadway Blvd. (520) 622-5100
At Welcome Diner, the scratch menu features the finest ingredients, made with integrity by the restaurant's purveyor partners using as many ingredients as possible from within the Southern Arizona region. Welcome Diner aims to provide guests with genuine hospitality and strives to create better experiences for guests every day.
3719 E. Speedway Blvd.
What was once just a small carryout restaurant has expanded into full-service culinary delight. Their in-restaurant menu is changing all the time, but they’ll make the perfect menu tailor-fit specific to your meeting. In fact, they’ve won Best Caterer from Best of Tucson four times.
130 S. Avenida del Convento #100
What’s the Southwest without a little Mexican? Using local ingredients and regional Mexican recipes, Seis is one of the best in the city for spicing it up a bit. Think of it as an upscale taco truck that has some seriously good eats.
These restaurants are just an appetizer to gastronomic offerings of Tucson. Be sure to explore the full extent of the food scene and open your mind to some unconventional eateries while you’re here.