City of Gastronomy

Tucson has great food, but it's also an identity and a way of life.

 

What does it mean to be a UNESCO City of Gastronomy?

Tucson received this distinction from the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), because the food here tells a story that dates back 4,000 years. The city’s culinary heritage is a tapestry of Mexican and Native American traditions. Eating local means honoring history, and each bite is an experience.

Taste Tucson's gastronomic roots through dishes and events that embrace heritage ingredients and local ingenuity. Come hungry, leave full.

 

Farmers' Markets

 

Chef-Focused Restaurants

 

Food Festivals & Events

 

Wineries, Distilleries, & Breweries

 

Get a Taste of Tucson

El Charro Tamales green white and red

Restaurants

downtown kitchen taco with all the fixings

Local Ingredients

Boca Tacos & Tequila with Purple Pickled Onions

Mexican Food

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