Want to know what’s new, what’s hot, and what is going to be the next big hit in the Arcadia neighborhood?

Here you have it, a guide to the hottest happenings in the neighborhood.


100 E. Camelback #150, Phoenix, AZ 85012

(602) 368-8147

The California-based concept uses liquid nitrogen to make several kinds of ice cream – including premium, organic, Greek yogurt, non-dairy, vegan, gluten-free, and coconut milk – in nearly 40 flavors.

Franchise owners, former Arizona Cardinals football player Andre Wadsworth and real estate expert Ryan Zeleznak plan to open as many as 20 locations in the Valley.

Arcadia Pop-Up Marketplace: A Local Holiday Shopping Experience

5618 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, Arizona

Every Saturday & Sunday beginning on 11/26 thru 12/18

Saturdays: 9am-4pm Sundays: 9am-3pm

Enjoy some of Arizona’s best small and micro businesses. Visiting the pop-up marketplace is a great way to shop local.  There are plenty of artists, craftspeople, growers, pastry chefs, and more.

Ocean Poke Co.

*Opening February 2017

3619 E. Indian School Rd.

Phoenix, Arizona 85018

(480) 310-7016

“Poke” (po-kay) is the Hawaiian verb for “to slice or cut” and the

poke bowl dish is a raw fish salad.

Ocean Poke Co. gives health-conscious customers a chance to create their own quinoa or rice based bowls with fresh fish and vegetables.  Guests have unlimited access to sushi grade fish and amazing sauces that make these bowls unique.

The great thing is that every time you go in you can have something new and different by changing up the ingredients and toppings.

Part owner, Chris Mercato says, “We are excited to be joining the Arcadia family and the community of restaurants.”

CRUjiente Tacos

3961 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona

(602) 687-7777

Crujiente Tacos, or Cru Tacos for short is a new high-end taqueria from chef Richard Hinojosa that recently opened.

“We’re excited to bring a changing euphoric taco experience that redefines street tacos,” said Hinojosa. “Our tacos are for every palate, occasion and mood and your quest for the Valley’s most delectable tacos will end at Crujiente Tacos.”

Chef Rich Hinojosa’s extensive resort background (he was most recently the executive chef of The Wigwam) comes through in presentation, cooking techniques, flavor combinations and ingredients. His San Antonio Tex-Mex upbringing may have something to do with the crunchy tacos, but his years in fine dining, including the former Mary Elaine’s at The Phoenician, influence the rest of Crujiente’s menu.

Worth a Re-visit

If you haven’t been to any of these dining hotspots recently, they are definitely worth a re-visit.


3603 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018

(602) 358-8666

Crudo is a favorite in town for both food and cocktails. And when it’s time to brunch, Crudo is at the top of the list.

Chef Cullen Campbell’s signature Italian-inspired cuisine is always exciting. Over on the bar side of the restaurant, you’ll find Micah Olson and his crew of talented bartenders slinging some of the city’s best boozy creations.

The Henry

4455 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, Arizona 85018

(602) 429-8020

The Henry has it all. It’s part neighborhood coffee shop, part date-night destination, and part Sunday brunch spot, all in one.

On one side, you’ll often find Arcadia residents typing away on laptops while sipping lattes, fresh cold-pressed juice, or other drinks from the casual coffee shop, while on the restaurant side, you’ll find tables enjoying The Henry’s eclectic menu of New American fare. There’s something for everyone to like at this multipurpose dining spot.

With excellent service, a full bar, and super-chic décor, there’s not much more you could ask for in a neighborhood restaurant.

Buck &Rider

4225 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85018

(602) 346-0110

Buck &Rider brings the sea to the dining table.  The space has a fun-vibe and the food is amazingly fresh and simple.

The food is good for your soul with all of the freshest ingredients and combinations of tastes that will please your pallet.

The restaurant has a beautifully open patio offering views of Camelback Mountain and an impressive bar in the spacious dining room.

Nook Kitchen

3623 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

(602) 651-1390

In the crowded dining scene of the Gaslight Square Shopping Center, Nook Kitchen easily could be overshadowed by the larger, higher-profile restaurants. But rather than fading into the shadows, this cozy little eatery manages to stand out as a great option for those seeking a low-key dining atmosphere. With an easy-to-love selection of pizzas and other Italian fare, Nook earns a spot as one of the neighborhood’s most approachable restaurants.

Ingo’s Tasty Food

4502 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ 8501

(602) 795-2884

Ingo’s Tasty Food, brought to the Arcadia neighborhood by the same folks behind La Grande Orange, serves a menu of sandwiches, salads, and grass-fed beef burgers, as well as appetizers including deviled eggs and shattered potato chips. Most of the seating is on the outdoor patio, where you’ll find families (and often their four-legged friends) digging into dishes.