Shopping and Dining

Tempe Chamber members offer a mouth-watering multitude of fast food, fast casual and fine dining options of all types and styles. There are opportunities to take your taste buds all over the world or simply enjoy some quality made comfort food. Whatever you’re in the mood for during your time in Tempe you’re sure to find something satisfying.

Downtown Tempe

Downtown Tempe is a lively evening hangout with variety of shops, restaurants, taverns and cafes. From grabbing a quick bite to an upscale dining experience, your taste buds will be sure thank you.

Blasted Barley is a great spot for craft beer lovers, with over 30 varieties on tap. You might find yourself sampling the food too as the menu is pretty tantalizing. Culinary Dropout Tempe at the Yard also offers a unique take on the gastro pub experience, so why not find out what that’s all about?

House of Tricks offers a fine dining experience in its award-winning outdoor dining areas or inside its historic bungalows. It has a changing seasonal menu to explore for lunch or dinner with your family and friends. It’s a favorite with locals and visitors alike.

Neighborhood Favorites

For a healthy, revitalizing feast Wildflower Bread Company has a great selection of breakfast options, and its sandwiches, artisan bread, pasta and salads are all made using natural ingredients. It also has a selection of quality made pies and cakes to satisfy your sweet tooth.

If you’d like something a little spicier, then head to the multi-award winning restaurant The Dhaba to experience traditional Punjabi dishes, which are praised for their complex layers of flavor.

There is also Rosita’s Fine Mexican Food, which has a relaxed family environment and serves among the best authentic Mexican food in the Valley.

A romantic or intimate meal can be found at Vincitorio’s. Here Chef Mario, whose culinary expertise has seen him featured on television, creates authentic Italian dishes as you sit back and enjoy the sophistication of the Mediterranean décor.

These are just a few suggestions to get you started. Be sure to check out our business directory for more drinking and dining options.


There are plenty of options to meet your retail therapy needs here in Tempe too, including small boutiques showcasing locally sourced products and your favorite big brand stores.

There are many other great ships to be found in the downtown area but Tempe also is home to two unique malls, Tempe Marketplace and the Arizona Mills Mall.

Tempe Marketplace

With 1.3 million square feet of retail space, featuring dramatic light and laser elements, outdoor fireplaces and unique water features, Tempe Marketplace delivers an interactive shopping, dining and entertainment experience in a vibrant, high-energy outdoor setting. Conveniently located in Tempe at Loops 101 & 202, the retail destination is just minutes from the surrounding communities of the Phoenix metro area.  Among its more than 50  stores are 21 restaurants, including California Pizza Kitchen, Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill, Kabuki Japanese Restaurant and many more. Tempe Marketplace also serves as a gathering place for the community with many entertainment options including Dave & Buster’s. Free live music concerts take place every weekend on the property’sDistrict Stage.

Arizona Mills Mall

Tempe is also home to Arizona Mills. Located in the southeast quadrant of Interstate 10 and the U.S 60 Superstition Freeway, Arizona Mills draws 16 million shoppers annually and combines the value of a manufacturers’ outlet center, the shopping convenience of a super-regional mall and the extended drawing strength of a major tourist attraction.With approximately 1.2 million square feet and more than 180 shops, it showcases a mix of traditional and value retail stores and high quality entertainment venues such as two movie theaters and the Sea Life Arizona aquarium. Sea Lifetransports visitors into the amazing ocean world by providing close encounters with a vast array of creatures. The newest attraction to Arizona Mills is LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona.  Guests can also dine at one of more than 20 restaurants, including numerous food court options.

Tempe is also home to Arizona’s only IKEA store, where you can get everything for your home all under one roof. The unique Swedish shopping experience offers individual room settings and complete room displays as well as specialty shops full of home accessories and home décor to inspire you to find the look perfect for your home. If you get a little hungry after all that shopping, its casual restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options.