Photo: PHOTO: Jalapeno Bucks is a local favorite known for Arizona style BBQ. (Photo by Chelsea Davis)
From wind-shaped caves and saguaro cacti to rocky canyons and incredible sunsets, Mesa, Arizona is known for its stunning desert landscape. What some might not be aware of, is how big its food scene is. With a bounty of locally sourced ingredients from nutrient-rich farm lands and an endless array of talented chefs pushing the boundaries of seasonal cuisine, this region serves as a culinary gateway to both Phoenix and Scottsdale, as well as the surrounding farms and agritourism attractions.
From an olive mill and peach orchard, to citrus groves and Arizona-style BBQ, visitors can look forward to food-focused experiences along what is referred to as Mesa's Fresh Foodie Trail, which goes through the city and into the neighboring towns.