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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
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The Normal Diner

Indulge in old school eats at the inventive take on the great American diner.

225 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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Cornish Pasty

Modern, minimalist bar/eatery cooking traditional & vegan Cornish pasties plus other English faves.

425 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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Berto’s Gelato Ice Cream Specialties

Berto’s Gelato Ice Cream Specialties serves up a variety of ice cream flavors.

2425 W Utopia Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85027, USA
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Vovomeena

Warmly chic restaurant with a patio, offering clever breakfast & brunch plates, plus coffee drinks.

1515 7th Ave #170, Phoenix, AZ 85007, USA
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Postino Annex

Postino is the Valley’s original neighborhood WineCafe, set in comfortable, rustic and immaculately restored buildings.

615 S College Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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House of Tricks

American fare served in a 1920s bungalow. Named after restaurant owners Robert and Robin Trick. A canopy of mature trees covers the outdoor. The atmosphere, wine list, cuisine and service make this award-winning restaurant a local favorite.

114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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Essence Bakery Cafe

Award winning bakery and cafe featuring savory eats and delicious pastries and macarons made from scratch.

3830 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014, USA
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Curry Corner

Serving a variety of curries using fresh, healthy and wholesome ingredients. Featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Try the Tikka Masala and Goat Karahi.

E Curry Rd, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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La Bocca Urban Pizzeria

Hand-made to order pizzas that use locally sourced ingredients. Semi-casual lunch, dinners and drinks.

699 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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D’Lite Healthy On The Go

Healthy, vegetarian-friendly “fast-food” spot using local ingredients.

1135 Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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Pita Jungle

Serving award-winning Mediterranean inspired healthy eats since 1994. Food is made from scratch daily and features salad and veggie options along with wood-fired salmon, burgers, wraps and pizzas. Locals especially like their wide-selection of hummus.

4 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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Café Lalibela

Family-owned and operated Ethiopian restaurant featuring any vegetarian and gluten-free options including gluten-free injera.
Plus delicious Ethiopian coffee. Come hungry as dishes are served family style on large platters.

849 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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Original ChopShop

Serving feel good food like protein bowls, fresh juices, salads, sandwiches and more made from scratch. Enjoy a healthy, hearty meal on the string light patio. Locals rave over the protein bowls, sweet potato hash, and forbidden rice.

222 E University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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U.S. Egg

Family owned and operated diner since 1986 with gluten-free options. Best known for their breakfast offerings like the Protein Pancakes (homemade whole wheat batter, homemade granola, blueberries and cinnamon), and Santa Fe Skillet. Also serve lunch.

131 E Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283, USA
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Crêpe Bar

Award winning crepes by chef Jeff Kraus. Not your typical crepes, these sweet and savory offerings are loaded with ingredients and masterfully presented. Assorted pastries, teas as well as espresso, cold brew, and pour-over coffees are as carefully prepared as the fare.

7520 S Rural Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283, USA
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Yasu Sushi Bistro

Chef Yasu prepares what is considered some of the best sushi in town at this upscale bistro that has developed a loyal following. It’s strip mall location lets you know you’ve stumbled upon an authentic hidden find. Despite its location, it’s interior is inviting with bamboo ceiling panels, decorative screens, and soft jazz playing in the background. Menu items include sushi, sashimi, and sumibiyaki and the popular omakase (chef’s tasting) menu, and much more.
 

4316 E Cactus Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032, USA
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Welcome Diner

1940s style diner with counter seating serving Southern-inspired comfort food. Along with burgers and fries you’ll see buttermilk biscuit sandwiches, fried chicken, red beans and rice, and poutine.

924 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA
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Gallo Blanco

Mexican restaurant owned and operated by Chef Doug Robson.

928 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA
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Glai Baan

Small, charming Thai restaurant.

2333 E Osborn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016, USA
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La Santisima

Mexican restaurant in downtown Phoenix that blends traditional Mexican food with Southwestern cuisine.

1919 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA
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The Coronado

Entirely vegetarian restaurant with many vegan and gluten-free options.

2201 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006, USA
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Pizzeria Bianco

Pizzeria in downtown Phoenix.

623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004, USA
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Pho Noodles

Vietnamese restaurant known for its Pho in AZ.

Pho Noodles, North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
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Boulders On Broadway

“After some long days climbing, pizza/burgers and beer is what works for me – Boulders On Broadway is the place.” – Joe Czerwinski

 

530 W Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA
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Culver’s

“I always stop at Culver’s on Rural and Southern for a concrete mixer (ASU students get 2 for 1 with student ID!!)” – Zane Bickham

630 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ 85282, USA
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Haji-Baba

“Best gyros I’ve had and super affordable. The gyro deluxe is delicious, and they heap on the feta!” -Zane Bickham

1513 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281, USA
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