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Guide to Food Along Tucson’s Chuck Huckleberry Loop (Foodie 15)

Updated March 5, 2024

Hop on your bike, take a stroll, and dive into the adventure of The Loop — officially known as The Chuck Huckelberry Loop. This winding wonder weaves through the scenic routes of Tucson, the outskirts of Marana, the mountainous views of Oro Valley, and more. As a matter of fact, USA Today once recognized The Loop as the top bike path in America.

The Loop has multiple paths and if you’re taking on one of the larger routes you may need a pitstop for a cold one. Here’s a list of 15 of our favorite spots to get some food along The Loop, which aren’t too far off of the path. Additionally, we’ve included the Oro Valley/CDO/Marana Extensions as well.

And we made sure there is at least one carb-heavy dish on the menu.

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Chalupas at El Antojo Poblano (Photo by Jackie Tran)

El Antojo Poblano

Home of the Famous Cemita
Featured as the best Mexican sandwich. Try it along with our unique pueblo feel cuisine.

Beaut Burger (photo credit: Hannah Hernandez)

Beaut Burger

Jump off at the Cushing Street and Avenida del Convento stop on the Sun Link (Tucson’s streetcar) and you’ll find yourself at the MSA Annex. The businesses and restaurants here are based out of shipping containers. One of which is Beaut Burger, a vegan-friendly eatery specializing in house-made “burgers” made with grains, beans, vegetables, walnuts, and spices. You’ll want a side of sweet potato fries.

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Vegan quiche at Coronet Cafe (Photo credit: Hannah Hernandez)

Coronet Cafe

At Coronet Cafe, the driving force remains a deep love for food and creating memorable experiences. Serving up meticulously sourced ingredients and a commitment to sustainability showcase the dedication of their staff, the collaborative genius of this team is evident on the plate and in the environment they create, where everyone is cared for as they savor intentional — and tasty — food and drinks. There are always a few vegan options on the menu, but be sure to ask for specials, and don’t think twice about trying their Shakshuka.

Combo Plate La Olla Mexican Cafe (Photo by J. Martin Harris Photography)

La Olla Mexican Cafe

For 17 years, La Olla Mexican Cafe — a Marana staple — has been creating memories with its made-from-scratch dishes, welcoming hospitality, and admirable resilience. The intention behind the restaurant — from the beginning — was to bring that formal dining experience that both of the Gallardos have captured over the years, but then to add their own “Sonoran-style twist” to it.

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Nosh Tucson: Catering & Bakery

A (Tucson) foodie’s paradise, NOSH is all about bold global flavors and mouthwatering treats. You simply must try their bourbon pecan pie or Oreo cheesecake. And if you’re a cookie monster, their cookie of the month club is about to be your new favorite social group.

Noble Hops (Photo credit: Tucson Foodie)

Noble Hops

This spot is a total beer lover’s paradise with an amazing selection of craft brews. Plus, the views from the patio are social media-worthy. As for food, their Fish and Chips, Carne Asada Tacos, or Steak and Frites are all must-try dishes.

Rancho Rustico

Rancho Rustico specializes in molcajete – a traditional Mexican dish in which sizzling hot meat and vegetables are served inside a stone bowl. The menu also offers Tucson classics like chimichangas and plenty of seafood.

Fish Tacos from Taqueria Pico de Gallo (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Taqueria Pico de Gallo

Pico De Gallo is a celebrated restaurant in Tucson, Arizona, offering a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine. It is particularly known for its nicely cooked fish tacos, fried fish, and chili, as well as its desserts like flan and ice cream. The restaurant is recognized for its great service, friendly staff, attractive pricing, and a spectacular ambiance​.

Pinnacle Peak (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Pinnacle Peak

Family-friendly, Western-themed steakhouse with mesquite-grilled meats & a vintage cowboy vibe.

Tacos at Reforma (Photo credit: Tucson Foodie)

Reforma Modern Mexican

Roomy cantina with outdoor seating serving Mexican staples & a huge tequila selection.

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Photo by Hannah Hernandez (Shroomy Goat at Renee's Tucson)

Renee’s Tucson

This pizzeria is committed to serving locally-sourced and organic food. With a menu rooted in sustainability, Renee’s offers a casual dining environment for health-conscious foodies who don’t want to compromise on taste​.

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Seis Kitchen – Mercado

Seis Kitchen is a renowned destination in Tucson, Arizona, celebrated for its regionally-inspired Mexican cuisine. The restaurant is well-known for its authentic and delicious birria tacos and its commitment to quality, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner being served all day. Seis Kitchen also stands out with its innovative menu items like “The Bomb”, a soft tortilla wrap filled with beef, chicken, bacon, beans, rice, cheddar, tomato, lettuce, and mayo.

(Photo courtesy of St. Mary's Mexican Food)

St. Mary’s Mexican Food

Unassuming, counter-serve Mexican joint offering traditional Sonoran classics in cozy surroundings.

Short Rib at Union Public House (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Union Public House

American gastropub with large selection of draft beer, inventive menu & popular happy-hour specials.

Birria Pizza at Zio Peppe (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Zio Peppe

The menu at Zio Peppe offers diners an exploration of handcrafted pasta dishes, wood-fired pizzas, and creations that reflect innovative spins on Italian classics. The selections of ingredients as well as the wines and beers on the menu are hand-picked and never sacrificing of quality and a care that can be felt during each visit.

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