The honeymoon is mostly planned and mapped out. We have a number of food spots on the must-eat list, these are those places. There is also a few on a list of if we have time or change of plans.

Diego Pops Mexican Restaurant

Diego Pops is a playful dining spot offering classic & reimagined tacos, burritos & poke, plus an airy patio bar. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, Diego Pops will be the first local restaurant we dine at, before leaving the Phoenix area. We hope to eat here before even getting our campervan.

Jalapeño Buck’s BBQ

When we head up to the Grand Canyon and the Page, Arizona area we will be eating mostly at the camprounds. Jalapeño Buck’s Buckin’ Good BBQ and Burritos will be our stop once we return to the Phoenix area. Locals line up for hearty BBQ plates & burritos at this funky, walk-up joint with a covered patio.

República Empanada Restaurant

República Empanada is a casual, contemporary eatery serving Latin classics such as arroz con pollo & creative empanadas. We stumbled upon this spot when watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network. Excited to try the spot on in Mesa, Arizona.

Prep & Pastry

Prep & Pastry is a destination spot for us in Tucson, Arizona. High-ceiling, wood-beamed eatery for house-made pastries & elevated breakfast dishes & sandwiches. This restaurant is top on our list, we cannot wait to fill up at Prep & Pastry for brunch, before heading down to Tombstone.

Culinary Dropout


Culinary Dropout is a trendy gastropub with large beer & cocktail menu, serving American comfort food, plus live music. Another spot featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on Food Network. Great place to refuel after spending some time at the Phoenix Zoo.

In-N-Out Burger

In-N-Out Burger is an American regional chain of fast food restaurants with locations primarily in California and the Southwest. It was founded in Baldwin Park, California, in 1948 by Harry Snyder and Esther Snyder. Being from the Northeast, we have not yet had the chance to try this American classic.

Jack in the Box

FoodJack in the Box is an American fast-food restaurant chain founded by Robert O. Peterson. The chain has 2,200 locations, primarily serving the West Coast of the United States. Again, us Northeaster’s have never had the chance to try the Jack! Let’s try this West Coast staple.

Lucky Wishbone

FoodSince 1953 Lucky Wishbone has been serving some of Tucson’s tastiest fried chicken, mouth watering steak fingers, golden brown butterfly shrimp as well as lightly seasoned chicken fingers. Wishbone is known as one of the best fast food restaurants in Arizona.