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Tucson Restaurants Participating in Indie Week 2023

Updated June 29, 2023

Explore Tucson’s food scene with our Indie Week map, showcasing participating local restaurants. This event, hosted by Local First, invites Arizonans to support local businesses via a unique Bingo Card. Complete five spaces by July 4 for a chance to win fabulous prizes like concert tickets and more. Grab your Bingo Card, discover local gems, and join us in celebrating #IndieWeekAZ. Remember, each restaurant visited gets you closer to a win!

And come say hi at Tucson’s Indie Week kickoff at Proper Shops on Friday June 23rd from 4-9PM.

Photo Courtesy of Sito's Fresh Market

Sito’s Fresh Market

A Mexican food lover’s dream. Not just a restaurant, but also a grocery store with lots of goodies. They’ve got everything from Birria and Barbacoa to veggie options like Soy chorizo. Don’t skip the tamales.

a picture of food in a bowl
Poke Bowl at Pure Poke & Prep (Photo credit: Adam Lehrman)

Pure Poke and Prep

These guys know their poke. They’ve got fresh fish cut daily and marinades whipped up right in the shop. You can snag some poke by the ounce or dive into one of their bomb poke bowls. They’re not stingy with the good stuff either – you can heap on the toppings and mix-ins. Plus, they’ve got some killer house-made sauces that totally make the bowl.

a picturee of breakfast pastries in tucson
Le Buzz Caffe (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Le Buzz

Le Buzz is where it’s at for a tasty breakfast in Tucson. Their Bluecorn blueberry buckwheat pancakes are to die for, and their fresh juices are seriously good. Plus, all those pastries? Baked right there in-house. It’s a great stop before you head up Mt. Lemmon!

a picture of a coffee truck in tucson
Espresoul Café (Photo credit: Mark Whittaker)

Espressoul

Espressoul’s owner, Eris, went all the way to Italy to learn about coffee and brings a taste of her Persian roots into her drinks. You gotta try the Persian Persuasion latte or the Baklava Latte if you’re lucky enough to catch it on the menu. If you’re after something a little different, go for the PBN—it’s a banana, Nutella, peanut butter, and espresso treat that’s not to be missed. Eris even whips up her own vegan sauces from scratch.

a picture of seafood on a plate
Salmon at KingFisher (Photo credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Kingfisher

This place has been a local favorite in Tucson for over 20 years. Known for their awesome seafood and friendly service, Kingfisher serves everything from fresh oysters to a killer lobster roll and some seriously good Hawaiian fish. It’s got a lively vibe, making it a great spot for special occasions or just a fun dinner out.

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

Zio Peppe

Zio Peppe offers a blend of Italian favorites with a Southwest twist. Expect to see dishes like linguine with shrimp and wolfberries, and a pizza topped with legendary beef birria. Plus, their desserts, like the spicy chocoflan, are a real treat.

(Photo courtesy of Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery)

Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro

This spot has been rockin’ the gluten-free scene since 2008. They’re baking up gluten-free goodies that’ll make you forget all about wheat. The Sonoran Sandwich, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Cinnamon Roll French Toast are must-haves. Plus, their pancakes are a breakfast game-changer.

A photo of the interior of Highwire Lounge in downtown Tucson
(Photo Courtesy of Highwire Cocktail Lounge)

HighWire Tucson

Check out HighWire’s spicy chicken sandwich or dig into their biscuits and gravy. Swing by on Sundays for brunch and an epic mimosa lineup. If you’re feeling brave, take on their all-you-can-eat wings and tacos on special nights.

"Crusher" Mexican-style lager at Button Brew House (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Button Brew House

Button Brew House is the spot for beer lovers who like a twist. Their Chiltepín Red Ale gets a makeover with rotating infusions like passionfruit and guava or raspberry. From maple syrup-infused French toast to hazelnut praline, there’s always something wild and tasty on tap​.

Photo Courtesy of Frozen Delight

Frozen Delight

This place is a sweet tooth’s dream. They’ve got ice cream, fro-yo, and bubble tea. The chocolate/vanilla swirl fro-yo is a hit and the boba is on point. They even whip up fruit bouquets that look as good as they taste.

Photo Courtesy of Moncho's Mexican Food

Moncho’s Mexican Food

Moncho’s serves up birria that’s a total knockout. Their carne asada torta is legendary. Plus, their Sonoran dog is one of the best around. It’s Mexican street food at its finest.

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Sito’s Fresh Market

A Mexican food lover’s dream. Not just a restaurant, but also a grocery store with lots of goodies. They’ve got everything from Birria and Barbacoa to veggie options like Soy chorizo. Don’t skip the tamales.

Photo Courtesy of Sito's Fresh Market
Pure Poke and Prep

These guys know their poke. They’ve got fresh fish cut daily and marinades whipped up right in the shop. You can snag some poke by the ounce or dive into one of their bomb poke bowls. They’re not stingy with the good stuff either – you can heap on the toppings and mix-ins. Plus, they’ve got some killer house-made sauces that totally make the bowl.

a picture of food in a bowl
Poke Bowl at Pure Poke & Prep (Photo credit: Adam Lehrman)
Le Buzz

Le Buzz is where it’s at for a tasty breakfast in Tucson. Their Bluecorn blueberry buckwheat pancakes are to die for, and their fresh juices are seriously good. Plus, all those pastries? Baked right there in-house. It’s a great stop before you head up Mt. Lemmon!

a picturee of breakfast pastries in tucson
Le Buzz Caffe (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Espressoul

Espressoul’s owner, Eris, went all the way to Italy to learn about coffee and brings a taste of her Persian roots into her drinks. You gotta try the Persian Persuasion latte or the Baklava Latte if you’re lucky enough to catch it on the menu. If you’re after something a little different, go for the PBN—it’s a banana, Nutella, peanut butter, and espresso treat that’s not to be missed. Eris even whips up her own vegan sauces from scratch.

a picture of a coffee truck in tucson
Espresoul Café (Photo credit: Mark Whittaker)
Kingfisher

This place has been a local favorite in Tucson for over 20 years. Known for their awesome seafood and friendly service, Kingfisher serves everything from fresh oysters to a killer lobster roll and some seriously good Hawaiian fish. It’s got a lively vibe, making it a great spot for special occasions or just a fun dinner out.

a picture of seafood on a plate
Salmon at KingFisher (Photo credit: Taylor Noel Photography)
Zio Peppe

Zio Peppe offers a blend of Italian favorites with a Southwest twist. Expect to see dishes like linguine with shrimp and wolfberries, and a pizza topped with legendary beef birria. Plus, their desserts, like the spicy chocoflan, are a real treat.

Birria Pizza at Zio Peppe (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)
Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro

This spot has been rockin’ the gluten-free scene since 2008. They’re baking up gluten-free goodies that’ll make you forget all about wheat. The Sonoran Sandwich, Chicken Cordon Bleu, and Cinnamon Roll French Toast are must-haves. Plus, their pancakes are a breakfast game-changer.

(Photo courtesy of Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery)
HighWire Tucson

Check out HighWire’s spicy chicken sandwich or dig into their biscuits and gravy. Swing by on Sundays for brunch and an epic mimosa lineup. If you’re feeling brave, take on their all-you-can-eat wings and tacos on special nights.

A photo of the interior of Highwire Lounge in downtown Tucson
(Photo Courtesy of Highwire Cocktail Lounge)
Button Brew House

Button Brew House is the spot for beer lovers who like a twist. Their Chiltepín Red Ale gets a makeover with rotating infusions like passionfruit and guava or raspberry. From maple syrup-infused French toast to hazelnut praline, there’s always something wild and tasty on tap​.

"Crusher" Mexican-style lager at Button Brew House (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)
Frozen Delight

This place is a sweet tooth’s dream. They’ve got ice cream, fro-yo, and bubble tea. The chocolate/vanilla swirl fro-yo is a hit and the boba is on point. They even whip up fruit bouquets that look as good as they taste.

Photo Courtesy of Frozen Delight
Moncho’s Mexican Food

Moncho’s serves up birria that’s a total knockout. Their carne asada torta is legendary. Plus, their Sonoran dog is one of the best around. It’s Mexican street food at its finest.

Photo Courtesy of Moncho's Mexican Food