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Desert Botanic Garden

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The Desert Botanical Gardens is Private Property and just like the name says, a Botanical Garden. You have to pay and fee to enter the Botanical Gardens and they do not allow bikes to ride around inside their area. The Gardens sits next to Papago Park.

Food & Drink

After the Ride: Local Favorites

Morning Glory Cafe Unique brunch spot. Good food. Ideal time to go would be spring / fall.
6106 S 32nd St, Phoenix AZ — (602) 276-6360
The Bagel Man 1 of my top 3 favorite bagel shops in Phoenix. They "get" NY style bagels. Large, but chewy, not fluffy, with a nice boil for texture. Cream cheeses have generous amounts of flavor.
5035 E Elliot Rd, Phoenix AZ — (480) 705-9999
Niro's Gyros Get an extra pita or two when ordering the triple gyro platter, they give you a ton of meat
10826 S 48th St, Phoenix AZ — (480) 753-6476
Los Taquitos First, keep it simple: Carne Asada Tacos.
4747 E Elliot Rd, Phoenix AZ — (480) 753-4370
Smashburger If you're a vegetarian, their black bean burger is the best I've tasted from a chain restaurant.
Chipotle Mexican Grill Always order your food online if u can. you can pay in store, but it'll save u from standing in line
Fired Pie The pizza is a lot better than the other build your own pizza shops popping up.
Sun Asian Kitchen Been coming here for years. The food is excellent for the price and the service is amazing. Happy hour specials are fantastic!
Hillside Spot I love their food, very attentive to food allergies and great ingredients. The service is def spotty- dont ever get 'kevin' as a server, super grumpy and tends to thow/shove things your way :(
4740 E Warner Rd, Phoenix AZ — (480) 705-7768
Chick-fil-A The people are so nice!!!! Always give 4 sauces and they walk around to ask if you want free refills !!!!
5035 E Ray Rd, Phoenix AZ — (480) 961-6006
Spinato's Pizzeria Try the sandwiches :)
Poncho's Mexican Food and Cantina Ask for the president table
Florencia Pizza Bistro Get a table by the bar- a small salad and medium pie are plenty to share with 2 people! Lots of good beer on tap.
3646 E Ray Rd, Phoenix AZ — (480) 704-7404
Arrivederci The salmon with a Saffron reduction is delicious!
Pomegranate Café This is vegetarian, vegan and raw food done right. Try the Lumberjack sandwich or the raw buckwheat crispies parfait capped in fruit, berries and cashew cream. Named a 2010 Best New Restaurants.
Los Dos Molinos Best Mexican Food in town! Love this place!
T Bone Steak House A great view at the windows, the lights all the way to downtown stein view. Good food, a little pricey but salad bar and beans are included.
10037 S 19th Ave, Phoenix AZ — (602) 276-0945
Sunrise Donuts Everything
Perfect Pear Bistro Fresh soup, sandwiches and pasta

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