5 Best Food Neighborhoods in Metro Phoenix

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Central Avenue Corridor

Downtown Phoenix may be coming into its own but the Central Corridor, which stretches from about McDowell Road north to Camelback, has long been a hot spot for chefs and savvy diners. One of the best attributes of this dining scene is definitely its accessibility by both car and public transportation -- in other words, the lightrail. James Beard Award winning chef Chris Bianco chose this neighborhood for his sandwich spot and bakery Pane Bianco and more recently a group of up-and-coming chef and restaurateurs opened Clever Koi, the modern Asian fusion spot, on Central Avenue just north of Indian School Road. This area is also home to some longtime favorites including chef Aaron Chamberlin's St. Francis and the classic Phoenix steakhouse, Durant's.

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