There are dozens of great restaurants for lunch in downtown Phoenix. Not only are these the ones you’re most likely to find us at, they're all a short jaunt from the Phoenix Convention Center.
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In-line with their brewing operation, this spot is dedicated to locally sourced ingredients across the menu, and you can't go wrong with any of the Arizona grass-fed burgers.
201 E. Roosevelt St.
Twenty former shipping containers have been repurposed to form The Churchill, where you'll find local shops and restaurants within. Look for Freak Brothers Pizza, Provecho and more.
For the absolute Würst – which, of course, means best — gourmet hot dogs, sausages, burgers and chicken sandwiches this is the dog haus you want to be in.
1 E. Washington St., Ste. 120
Sharables, salads, sandwiches, bowls and burgers — regardless of what you choose here, it's sure to be a crowdpleaser.
101 E. Washington St.
The all-day, breakfast-heavy menu — with such specials as waffles, chilaquiles, biscuits and gravy and the crowd-favorite crepes — is just the beginning. Also expect coffee, ice cream and late-night dim sum.
333 E. Roosevelt St.
Nashville-style hot chicken in downtown Phoenix? Yes, please. From the legendary White family, this new concept takes the soul food they're known for and kicks the spice up a notch.
45 W. Jefferson St., Suite K
Three famed Phoenicians — restaurateur Aaron Chamberlin, chef Suny Santana and artist Gennaro Garcia — join forces to create this tasty taqueria in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
501 E. Roosevelt St.
For Asian-inspired, plant-based offerings — including curries and noodles to soups and salads that every manner diner can appreciate — this is the spot.
20 W. Adams St.
Open from brunch (or "pre-lunch") until late-night, this indoor/outdoor neighborhood spot offers a wide variety of Southern inspired selections, including breakfast and vegan options all day long.
929 E. Pierce St.
This small, New York-style slice shop is aptly located next to Stardust Pinball Lounge at The Van Buren. The magic, though, is in the slices, full pies, over-the-top fries, wings and sandwiches.
401 W. Van Buren St., Suite B
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For a sophisticated twist on the classic all-American sports bar, The Ainsworth pairs such menu items as filets, mac and cheese sliders and 24K gold wings with massive TV walls, a marble bar and a statement chandelier.
3 S. Second St., Ste. 117
This cool and comfortable Fox Restaurant Concept spot serves impeccably crafted bar bites, steaks, seafood and cocktails.
2 E. Jefferson St.
For the fresh Mexican cuisine Phoenix is known for — in an even fresher space — Blanco has added a downtown location to its lineup. Tuck into cheese crips, tacos, salads, fajitas and more.
123 E. Washington St.
The only thing better than breakfast for breakfast is breakfast for lunch. Opt for a signature egg concoction or enjoy a hearty sandwich, wrap or salad before early afternoon.
2 E Jefferson St., Suite 22-213
Find a nice spot on the outdoor patio for a Mediterranean and Southwest-inspired menu of soups, salads and sandwiches (and come back at night for live music and drinks).
128 E. Roosevelt St.
Grab authentic Mexican food without leaving Phoenix at Centrico. Choose from classic street tacos, sopa tortilla, queso fundido and more, right at the historic San Carlos Hotel.
202 N. Central Ave.
With a name that translates to “bad boy,” you know the menu is going to be great. Fresh and local ingredients decorate every variety of taco (and more).
50 W. Jefferson St.
A local favorite with world-class pizzas. However, it’s the lunch menu’s salads and sandwiches you’ll want to dig into midday while soaking in the ambiance of the 1913 bungalow and airy patio.
603 N. Fifth Ave.
Cornish Pasty Co.
With a pasty menu spanning from chicken pot pie to Guinness stew, you're guaranteed a good meal at this English favorite with five Phoenix-area locations.
Downtown: 7 W. Monroe St.
This Western-inspired gastropub offers fresh, locally sourced bar bites and entrees that range from chicken tacos to chili and a biscuit.
100 N. First St.
This trendy spot offers a wide variety of shared plates, burgers, "savory signatures," but they are truly known for their mean martinis (so come back in the evening).
105 W. Portland St.
Chef-owner Doug Robson and team serve up contemporary, Oaxacan-inspired Mexican fare, complete with community- and farm-sourced local ingredients.
928 E. Pierce St.
A former department store houses this downtown Phoenix staple. Learn about the history behind the restaurant over prosciutto salad and carne pizza.
40 N. First St.
Tucked on a corner of 1st Ave, this inconspicuous sushi shop is a hidden gem serving amazing rolls, tempura and other favorites for a great price.
114 W. Adams St., Suite C101
This unique, yet cozy and familiar pub features freshly prepared options from hummus and vegetable crudite to pork belly sliders.
1 N. First St., Suite 108
This intimate, fine-dining experience invites you to immerse yourself in Italy via popular dishes prepared from our family recipes.
201 E. Washington St., Ste. 201
With food so good they have to stay open for lunch, Matt's Big Breakfast has received national attention for its simple yet delicious fare.
825 N. First St.
As the name may suggest, Pa'La uses fire, smoke, coals, and embers to create dishes that reflect the seafood, grains, and vegetable-driven tapas, small bites and plates that are meant to be shared.
132 E. Washington St.
Don't let the name fool you: Perfectly prepared cuts of meat, grilled vegetables and fresh salads round out the menu here. The variety of variety of local spirits, ciders, meads and beer make it a great happy hour or even spot, too.
2 E. Jefferson St.
A mecca for the pizza obsessed, Chris Bianco’s nationally-lauded restaurant is famous for its wood-fired pies and seasonal menu options.
623 E. Adams St.
A long-standing family recipe results in delicious, wood-fired pizza, flavored with Mediterranean sea salt and high-quality sauces (including vegan and gluten-free options)
705 N. First St., #120
This trendy ramen shop serves up steamy bowls of udon, soba and rice noodles, with the meat and vegetable options making for countless decadent combinations.
214 W. Roosevelt St.
If you’re looking to spice up your lunch, head to Adams Street between Central and Second Avenue, where you’ll find vegan, vegetarian and meat variations of curries and noodle dishes.
114 W. Adams St.
Located in a in the 100-year-old Cavness House (with an excellent patio), all manner of American fare completes the backyard-meets-upscale vibe here.
606 N. Fourth Ave., Phoenix