After spending the previous day lounging at the pool and eating tacos, I woke up refreshed and ready for a fun day in Phoenix and a spa day back in Scottsdale. Cori Sue and I had breakfast plans at Phoenix Public Market in downtown Phoenix with Trish of Visit Phoenix who was going to show us the town. Breakfast was kindly on the house today.
We started off with iced coffee and tea–a must in the Arizona heat. We perused around the cafe and oohed and ahhed over all of the cute Arizona merchandise in the mixed-use restaurant, coffee shop, and dry goods store. The space is industrial—a market built into an old warehouse, with exposed brick, vintage light fixtures, and wooden benches for seating. It’s a cool space and it was a lovely way to spend the morning.
We moved on to the pastry counter and couldn’t quite make up our minds–so we ordered it all. We chose the apple tart, homemade peach pop tart, cowboy cookie, and gluten-free muffin for Cori Sue. The lovely people of the Market threw in some macarons and sugar cookie for some color, which we appreciated.
We absolutely loved the peach pop tart. It was incredible. It was flakey and crunchy, but plenty gooey and fruity. The flavor was tart and sweet.
We also loved the macarons, cowboy cookie, and sugar cookie. Cori Sue thought the gluten-free muffin was stellar. She says that, “Anyone who can make a moist and fluffy baked good with almond flour is a hero in my book.” We didn’t love the apple tart–there wasn’t enough apple and it was too shortbread-like and not moist enough.
I ordered The Flanched Flarney Garney sandwich made with scrambled eggs, avocado, mayo, bacon, and cheddar cheese. I loved this sandwich so much that I ate it sans bread–I was saving my calories for dinner at SWB. The scrambled eggs were the most fluffy and hearty eggs I have ever had–they were super dense and flavorful. The bacon and avocado were the perfect pairings.
Cori Sue ordered The Devil’s Mess, a scrambled egg and chorizo dish, which became her go-to order in Phoenix. The dish was packed with flavor: scrambled eggs with grilled onions, spinach, peppers, and plenty of chorizo. It was served with a jelly and a tortilla, giving you the option to wrap it up if you so desired.
The Bitches say: A-. Head here for good, real food in Phoenix. Go for the pastries and stay for the open air market that gives back to the city. Don’t leave without ordering a pop tart.
Phoenix Public Market
14 E Pierce St.
Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. seven days a week.