The Food Network has given some serious love to Phoenix over the years— so we decided to
brag roundup all the Greater Phoenix restaurants that have been featured.
Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Features
Guy Fieri shows his Phoenix love with dozens of features on his Food Network Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The following restaurants have received a visit from Mr. Fieri himself:
Fieri asked to be a Tortas Chano's chimichanga ambassador after trying everything from the juicy tacos al pastor to the pineapple pork burritos.
Tortas Chano. Photo via Facebook
Guy loved the tacos at this family owned Phoenix restaurant, but we’re partial to the carnitas burrito.
Admitting that the savory red-eye gravy was better than his own, Fieri claimed this breakfast restaurant with a Midwest touch was "dynamite."
A world-class musician turned chef cooks up signature dishes like Bolognese ragu, pork shanks, and ossu buco done three ways.
Guy stopped by this father-son operation to get his hands on the Italion Stallion, a pizza topped with sopresta, Parma prosciutto, Italian sausage, and pepperoni.
A gas station/ BBQ cafe hybrid isn't something you'd see everyday (or ever) until you dineat The Thumb. Guy visited this Scottsdale joint for their famous grits and smoked meats.
The Thumb. Photo via Facebook.
This popular breakfast destination is worth the wait. Guy loves The Chop & Chick and the waffles. (He also chose Matt’s The Chop & Chick on The Best Thing I Ever Ate).
Guy Fieri came to Phoenix but got a taste of Germany at Haus Murphy's, owned by Chef Rose Hoffman who grew up in Munich. Make sure to get a taste of their ginormous beer pretzels or their sour German roast served with cabbage and potatoes.
Picture a burger. Mouth watering, right? Now picture a burger that's country fried, smothered in gravy, and topped with fried onions. Guy Fieri practically licked the plate on this Arizona All-Stars episode.
A Phoenix favorite, Joe's Farm Grill sits in the heart of downtown Gilbert and uses farm-fresh ingredients grown right on their property.
Joe's Farm Grill
Classic barbecue is served up in a rustic diner setting at Glendale's Thee Pitt's Again, where Guy sunk his teeth into the low-and-slow smoked pulled pork.
Order the specialty Goat Karahi or the Tandoori chicken tikka at this Pakistani restaurant.
Famous for their Wine Country French Toast, Fieri instead opted for the breakfast enchiladas stuffed with tender pork shoulder.
Authentic Italian recipes passed through generations of the Andreoli family can be found in the Arizona desert. Guy Fieri feasted upon the homemade prosciutto.
A unassuming fusion of Mexican, Chinese, and Jamaican dishes are served at Chino Bandido, where the menu features over 90,000 mouth-watering combinations.
Using a century-old family recipe, DeFalco's in Scottsdale lured in Guy Fieri to try their Centurion calzone.
Tilapia wrapped in banana leaves, Yucatan pulled pork, and chicken-stuffed chiles are just some of the tasty menu options at this local Mexican joint.
This retro downtown restaurant serves its food out of a vintage airstream, with options like mac-n-cheese muffins, beer can chicken, and s'mores cheesecake.
Chef Aaron Chamberlin, the original owner of St. Francis, invited Fieri to the kitchen to make the restaurant's signature Pig Dip Sandwich, which he says is one of "the top five sandwiches he has ever had." Chamberlin, who is also owner of Phoenix Public Market Cafe, Tempe Public Market Cafe and Taco Chelo sold St. Francis in 2018.
Bootlegger is a modern American smokehouse with two valley locations for you to choose from. Guy visited this Phoenix favorite on an episode titled"Breakfast, Brisket, and Belly," where he fulfilled the belly segment with Bootlegger's mouthwatering pork belly.
Famous for their Mexico-City style tacos, Guy tried the Nogada and the Oaxacan Black Mole Taco at this Phoenix favorite.
For a little slice of Italy in the Arizona desert, Fieri visited Sal's Gilbert Pizza in Phoenix. For the best of both worlds, try the lasagna pizza.
The Best Thing I Ever Ate Features
Many of the Food Network Chefs have also chosen dishes at Greater Phoenix restaurants for the show The Best Thing I Ever Ate. The following dishes have been featured:
Toffee Banofi Sundae from Sweet Republic
Rosa Pizza at Pizzeria Bianco
Carne Adovada at Los Dos Molinos
The Kalamata Sandwich from Queen Creek Olive Mill
French Onion Soup from Zinc Bistro
Sticky Buns from El Chorro
El Chorro Sticky Buns
Waffle Dogs from Over Easy
Southern Fried Chicken from Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Café
The Chop & Chick from Matt’s Big Breakfast
Cupcake Wars Features
Three Phoenix cupcake connoisseurs have made their way on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars: a bake-off between the nations top bakeries.
This Phoenix bakeshop tantalizes taste buds with their trademark red velvet flavor.
This local favorite defeated its competitors to take the crown on Cupcake Wars, with winning cake flavors like Orange Olive Oil Rose Water and Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese.
Located on Gilbert's urban Agritopia, this coffee shop is known for more than just its caffeinated beverages. Their signature cupcakes have earned them a spot on Cupcake Wars three times.
Ginormous Food Features
Josh Denny has ventured to two Phoenix restaurants in his attempt to find the biggest (and tastiest) food across the 50 states in his show, Ginormous Food.
El Bandito at El Palacio
A five pound, 28 inch (that's more than two feet) burrito is on the menu at El Palacio, earning itself a spot on Ginormous Food.
Triple Brady Bacon Burger at Porkopolis
This Porkopolis burger is fourteen inches tall with three burgers filled with pulled pork and jalapeno coleslaw. Finish it in under 35 minutes and earn a spot on the Wall of Porko Fame.
50 States, 50 Pizzas Feature
Parlor Pizzeria staked its claim for Phoenix on the “50 States, 50 Pizzas” list. The particular pie named is the Salsiccia, that comes loaded with mozzarella, cheddar, grilled radicchio and locally sourced spicy pork sausage.
The Parlor Pizzeria