Day journeys as much as Flagstaff are a should, particularly when Phoenix temperatures hit the triple digits. But it surely’s not simply the cooler climate that is so tempting. The high-altitude metropolis beckons with outside journey, pure wonders, a walkable downtown and fabulous lunch spots to match each urge for food. Whether or not you’re hitting Humphreys for a hike or exploring the historic downtown and close by Northern Arizona College campus, listed below are 5 of one of the best bets for lunch in Flagstaff.

Roadside Range at Mom Street Brewing Co.

7 S. Mikes Pike St., Flagstaff

The place the place rock climbers, mountain bikers and beer lovers unite, Mom Street Brewing Co.’s patio and faucet room buzz with power and appetites to match. Native favourite Satchmo’s restaurant operates the on-site meals truck, Roadside Range, and serves top-notch avenue tacos and stacked sliders. We’re a fan of the blackened fish tacos and the Smokehouse sliders with angus beef, house-smoked cheddar and applewood bacon. Most menu objects are paired with signature tots spiced with Cajun seasoning. And if rain is on the menu — these summer time monsoons can come out of nowhere — Mom Street has you coated. Actually.

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Snag a desk for 2 at Correct Meats + Provisions and folks watch on Route 66.

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Correct Meats + Provisions

110 E. Route 66, Flagstaff

You may’t go fallacious with something on the menu at Correct Meats, an area butcher on Route 66. The deeply satisfying sandwiches embody a banh mi with pork shoulder confit, a sturdy French dip, a fried rooster po’ boy, vegetarian muffuletta and even an elevated grilled cheese. All of those winners include a aspect of house-made potato chips. However you’ll be able to skip the menu-browsing and go for the true hero: the nice and cozy pastrami sandwich. Home-cured beef brisket is brined for 2 weeks, smoked in a single day and steamed earlier than skinny slices of the mouth-watering meat are layered with grilled onions, pickles, Swiss cheese and Carolina mustard between grilled rye bread. It’s a fancy chew that’s concurrently candy, spicy, smoky, saucy and meaty. No marvel it’s Correct Meats’ high vendor.

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Plantasia’s daring Buffalo cauliflower wings come out steaming sizzling and spicy.

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Plantasia Eatery

126 W. Cottage Ave., Flagstaff

Day tripping to Flagstaff is the right excuse to strive one thing new like a ropes course at Flagstaff Excessive or exploring the traditional cliff dwellings at Walnut Canyon Nationwide Monument. Enterprise into a brand new realm of consuming, too. Good for these following plant-based diets, Plantasia, the latest vegan restaurant in Flagstaff, is filled with intelligent performs on consolation eats. Strive the large, daring cauliflower Buffalo wings with herby ranch dressing, a flavorful vegan pesto soften filled with sunflower seed basil pesto and grilled onions or shawarma fries seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg and cumin. Cap off the feast with oat milk smooth serve topped with Oreos and chocolate sauce. 

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The Common Retailer’s pinsas have a lighter, airier crust than common pizzas.

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The Common Retailer at Excessive Nation Motor Lodge

1000 W. Route 66, Flagstaff

After a giant hike – say the tree-studded Kachina Path on Humphreys – anticipate to work up an urge for food. The Common Retailer at Excessive Nation Motor Lodge has you coated. The small however mighty menu revolves round pinsa, a mode of hand-pressed flatbread initially from historic Rome that’s lighter and airier than regular pizza dough. On the oval-shaped crusts, that are imported straight from Italy, toppers like calabrese salami, pancetta, ricotta and roasted zucchini create loaded bites. Pair the pinsa with a piled-high salad. The kale Caesar with radishes, garlic croutons and lemon tahini dressing is a standout. Finish with a big-ass brownie or lemon bar. Bonus: The children will love the board video games and also you’ll love the patio’s trip vibes.

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Biff’s Mish Mash is their model of the all the things bagel.

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Biff’s Bagels

1 S. Beaver St., Flagstaff

Craving one thing carby? Go to Biff’s for one of the best bagels on the town. These plump however not puffy, crusty specimens have simply the correct quantity of chew. Whereas the bagels are glorious with just a bit butter, they’re additionally nice automobiles for sandwiches and house-made spreads. Need ideas? Mix bacon, egg, avocado and garlic herb unfold on a roasted purple pepper bagel or go together with a artistic cream cheese-bagel combo, like cinnamon raisin slathered with honey walnut unfold or blueberry with zingy strawberry. Plus Biff’s choices journey effectively, whether or not you pack them for a hike or get them to go for the experience residence. Simply get there earlier than closing time at 2 p.m.