Food Bucket List

American Food

The best American restaurant I’ve been to is definitely Welcome Diner, but check out all of my recommendations here in the American Food and Drink Bucket List!

WELCOME DINER 

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If you know me, you know that I like to constantly be trying new restaurants but there are a few places where i am a repeat customer. Welcome Diner in downtown Phoenix is definitely one of those places! If you’re looking for a casual place with amazing food, then look no further! I’m sure you will love the this fried chicken biscuit sandwich with bacon, cheese and gravy (on the side). SO. FREAKING. BOMB.

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BBQ

The best BBQ restaurant I’ve been to is definitely Joe’s Kansas City Bar-B-Que, but check out all of my recommendations here in the BBQ Bucket List!

JOE’S KANSAS CITY BAR-B-QUE

I had the best BBQ of my life at Joe’s Kansas City BBQ in Kansas City, Kansas. That’s right, I crossed state lines when I was in Missouri all for this BBQ and it was so worth it. I had the pulled pork, brisket and fries. It was PHENOMENAL. There was so much flavor in every bite that I ate my entire plate and my stomach was hurting because it was too much food but I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was that good. Do yourself a favor and book a trip to Kansas.

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Brazilian Food

FOGO DE CHAO 

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse is an authentic all you can eat meat carved tableside Brazilian steakhouse and oh my goodness friends. It is DELICIOUS and a ton of food so make sure you come hungry. They have a fun system where you flip a card over if you are ready for more food and like magic, the servers will bring you more! They have so many different kinds of meat including steak, chicken and seafood. My favorite was the top sirloin!

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Breakfast & Brunch 

The best breakfast restaurant I’ve been to is definitely Baja Cafe, but check out all of my recommendations here in the Breakfast and Brunch Bucket List!

BAJA CAFE

Baja Cafe has the most delicious pancakes including the specialty pancake pictured here : cochinito pan dulce pancake! It tastes just like a Mexican pastry and I need it again now!!!

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Chinese Food

FLAMINGO PALACE 

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I had some DELICIOUS chinese food today at a restaurant recommended to me by my coworkers. It wasn’t on my food bucket list but it was too good to not add it. HIGHLY recommend if you’re looking for some fancy Chinese food. Flamingo Palace is located in North Phoenix and I recommend the Flamingo Palace chicken which was AMAZING. They also load up your plate so go hungry! 

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Dessert

The best dessert I’ve had is definitely the cheesecake at McFate Brewing Company, but check out all of my recommendations here in the Dessert Bucket List!

McFATE BREWING CO

Nothing says holidays to me like a huge, delicious slice of my favorite dessert: cheesecake! If y’all haven’t made it out to McFate Brewing Company, do it soon! Their beer is good and so is their dessert!

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Drinks

Beer – Check out The Ultimate Beer Bucket List

Cider – Check out The Ultimate Cider Bucket List

Coffee – Check out The Ultimate Coffee Bucket List

Wine– Check out The Ultimate Wine Bucket List

The best drinks I’ve had are from Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Parlour but check out all of my recommendations here in the Cocktails Bucket List!

BITTER & TWISTED COCKTAIL PARLOUR 

BITTER-AND-TWISTED

Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlour is now one of my favorite places to go and drink! Super hip place with SO MANY drink choices. I had the lime and the coconut drink which is basically a margarita with coconut and it was amazing. Yamille had the tickled and slapped! So good! Want to come back and try all the cocktails!

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Fusions

The best fusion I’ve had is definitely Chino Bandido but check out all of my recommendations here in the Fusions Bucket List!

CHINO BANDIDO

CHINO-BANDIDO

Chino Bandido is my favorite restaurant in North Phoenix AND it’s my favorite fusion restaurant: Asian/Mexican. There is absolutely no filter needed fort his dish. The jerk chicken quesadilla and jerk fried rice never disappoint.

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German Food

BRAHAUS LION KöLN

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I HAVE to share that the most delicious bratwurst I have had was in Koln, Germany at a restaurant called Brahaus Lion! 

BAVARIAN INN OF FRANKENMUTH

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During my trip to Michigan, I was told that I HAD to have the world famous Chicken Dinner at the Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn so of course I did! It was delicious and so much food!!! I recommend because the food is fantastic, the service is great, and Frankenmuth is a really unique place to visit! I felt like I was in Germany!

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Greek Food

The best Greek restaurant I’ve been to is definitely Green Corner, but check out all of my recommendations here in the Greek Food Bucket List!

GREEN CORNER

If you want huge portions with huge flavor, check out Green Corner! They have several locations throughout Arizona! The shawarma is excellent!

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Italian Food

The best American restaurant I’ve been to is definitely Love and Salt, but check out all of my recommendations here in the Italian Food Bucket List!

LOVE AND SALT

I have a new favorite Italian restaurant! I tried Love and Salt in Manhattan Beach and literally everything I tried was incredible. I loved their garlic bread (Fett’unta) and the Bucatini all’Amatriciana was phenomenal!!

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Japanese Food

HAYASHI-HIBACHI 

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Took my mom to her first teppenyaki experience at Hayashi Hibachi ! It was delicious and my mom had a blast and we both recommend! 

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Mexican Food

The best Mexican restaurant I’ve been to is definitely Comedor Guadalajara, but check out all of my recommendations here in the Mexican Food Bucket List!

COMEDOR GUADALAJARA 

After a ton of friends recommending this place I finally tried Comedor Guadalajara! AMAZING and great service and apparently always busy (BECAUSE IT’S SO DELICIOUS). I highly recommend and it’s so good that I’ve come back a few times already. Plus, their margaritas are really strong 

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Pan Dulce (Mexican Sweet Bread)

The best pan dulce I’ve had is definitely La Estrella but check out all of my recommendations here in the Pan Dulce Bucket List!

LA ESTRELLA

The best pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread) I’ve had has definitely been from La Estrella Bakery, but check out all of my recommendations here in the Pan Dulce Bucket List!

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Pizza

The best pizza I’ve been to is definitely Pizzeria Bianco, but check out all of my recommendations here in the Pizza Bucket List!

PIZZERIA BIANCO

I had been dying to try the pizza at Pizzeria Bianco ever since I saw it get featured in a Buzzfeed article among the best pizza in the USA! Delicious, full of flavor and super classy. I love that they have a bar next door where you can drink wine and wait for your table. Definitely coming back, it was worth the wait!

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Seafood

The best seafood I’ve had is definitely The Rusty Scupper, but check out all of my recommendations here in the Seafood Bucket List!

THE RUSTY SCUPPER

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I had the absolute best seafood of my life in Baltimore y’all. Life bucket list : food edition item #475 completed! Try the food at the Rusty Scupper restaurant! Hands down my new favorite restaurant in all of Baltimore. I had the grilled Chilean Sea Bass and the famous scallops. AMAZING.

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Southern Food

The best Southern Food I’ve had is definitely at Haberdish, but check out all of my recommendations here in the Southern Food Bucket List!

HABERDISH

If you’re looking for delicious fried chicken in Charlotte, North Carolina then look no further than Haberdish! It’s so flavorful and the staff is so friendly.

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Tacos

The best tacos I’ve had are definitely Tacos Sahuaro, but check out all of my recommendations here in the Taco Bucket List!

TACOS SAHUARO 

Tacos Sahuaro is my current fave taco spot in downtown Phoenix! The tortillas are homemade, the carne asada is so flavorful, the salsa is SPICY and the staff is so nice! Thanks Juan for turning me on to this spot!

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Thai Food

The best Thai restaurant I’ve been to is definitely Sa Bai Modern Thai, but check out all of my recommendations here in the Thai Food Bucket List!

SA BAI MODERN THAI 

Sa Bai Modern Thai has a a drive thru, the staff is super nice (I ordered to-go and they sat me down to wait, gave me a water and called me ‘sweetie’ ), and the food is DELICIOUS. I had their spicy fried rice and not only do they give you a ton of food, it all has so much flavor!

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Vietnamese Food

The best Vietnamese restaurant I’ve been to is definitely Pho Laveen, but check out all of my recommendations here in the Vietnamese Food Bucket List!

PHO LAVEEN

If you are craving Vietnamese food then I HIGHLY recommend Pho Laveen Vietnamese Cuisine. I’ve tried so many of their dishes and everything is phenomenal. My favorite dish there is the lemongrass chicken because it has SO MUCH flavor.

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Venezuelan Food

PATACON PISAO 

Wishing I was back in the lower east side in NYC! I had the BEST arepas from Patacon Pisao, and they were so bomb. For those who don’t know, arepas are kind of like a meat pie made from ground maize dough originally from Venezuela! I tried the arepas with chicken and pork! They are fried and delicious, thanks so much Melanie for recommending! 

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