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Eight local restaurant chains have gone mini-market during the pandemic.EXPAND
Eight local restaurant chains have gone mini-market during the pandemic.
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14 Phoenix-Area Restaurants Selling Grocery Essentials

Restaurants are getting creative during this pandemic. Along with delivery and to-go services, eateries are stocking up on essentials like eggs, milk, bread, and the new currency that is toilet paper. Here are 13 restaurants, coffee spots, and bottle shops turned grocery stores across the Valley.

EVO Scottsdale

4175 North Goldwater Boulevard, Scottsdale


Owner Nick Neuman transformed his Italian joint EVO Scottsdale from a restaurant to a grocery store. During the coronavirus-related lockdown, the restaurant will have rotating daily essentials like vegetables, fruit, eggs, pasta sauce, and dried pasta. And you can snag a to-go order, too. Pickup times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Orders must be received by 5 p.m. the day before the next-day pickup.

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Find essentials at Ginger Monkey Tavern.
Ginger Monkey Tavern

Ginger Monkey Tavern

135 West Ocotillo Road, Chandler


Ginger Monkey Tavern has created something of a mini-market in its restaurant space. White and whole wheat bread, yeast, rice, flour, orange juice, avocados, potatoes, eggs, milk, bacon, and frozen turkey burgers are all available for patrons. Call the restaurant at 480-802-6659 to arrange for next day pickup. What's more, the onsite food truck will be offering meals from 5 to 8 p.m.

Goodcents Deli and Fresh Subs

Multiple Locations


Bread seems to be having a moment. Goodcents is offering its sliced deli meats and cheese for $6 per pound plus freshly baked bread for 89 cents a loaf (limit five per guest). Items are available for delivery, takeout, and curbside pickup, and can be purchased online, over the phone, or through the app. Available by-the-pound meats include turkey, ham, oven-roasted chicken, salami, bologna, pepperoni, and capicola. Goodcents is also selling 12-inch cold subs at a discounted rate of $6 per sub.

All PJ locations are selling that house Sriracha sauce.EXPAND
All PJ locations are selling that house Sriracha sauce.
Lauren Cusimano

Pita Jungle

Multiple Locations


The Arcadia and Scottsdale locations of Pita Jungle are selling meats, pastas, bags of vegetables, sauces, oils, beer, wine, toilet paper, and gloves within their new mini-market spaces. In addition, all 20-plus Pita Jungle locations are selling house Sriracha sauces and teas for your pantry stocking.

Jobot

333 East Roosevelt Street


Jobot is offering $30 community supported agriculture (CSA) baskets for pickup every Friday. Baskets may include microgreens, mixed greens, French radish, red vein spinach, artichokes., micro-greens, root vegetables, black beans., Hayden Flour Mills polenta, and Victory Garden starter plants. Customers may also add coffee, tea eggs, protein, and dairy. Order via the Jobot website.

Local restaurants are turning into grocery stores and markets for essentials.EXPAND
Local restaurants are turning into grocery stores and markets for essentials.
Smooze A.M. Eatery

Snooze A.M. Eatery

Multiple Locations


Snooze A.M. Eatery is selling what it's calling an essential food items kit. Packages include one gallon of milk, one gallon of orange juice, one loaf of sourdough bread, 12 ounces of coffee, eggs, two avocados, butter, and bananas. Orders can be placed via the Snooze website and are available for pickup or delivery.

Hidden Track Bottle Shop

111 West Monroe Street, #120


Hidden Track Bottle Shop has been something of the downtown bodega since March. Customers can grab vegetables like beets from Al Hamka Farms, Arizona wine, Cascadia Creamery milk, and yes, toilet paper. Grocery items are available for curbside pickup and delivery.

Find all your breakfast essentials at one U.S. Egg.EXPAND
Find all your breakfast essentials at one U.S. Egg.
U.S. Egg

U.S. Egg

Multiple Locations


All U.S Egg locations are selling toilet paper for $7 (the 9-inch jumbo rolls which equal seven regular rolls), gallons of bleach for $3, 30 eggs for $7, half-gallons of fresh cream for $2, one gallon of fresh squeezed orange juice or milk for $4, one loaf of gluten free bread for $7. And yes, Prosecco too for $6. Other breakfast items are available for purchase as well so feel free to shop around from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Z'Tejas

10625 North Tatum Boulevard


Z'Tejas is offering a grocery package for $125, but wait till you read what's in it. Rice, rolls of toilet paper, black beans, assorted pasta, assorted tortillas, milk, butter, cheese, sour cream, eggs, water, blueberries, strawberries, oranges, avocados, tomatoes, onions, potatoes, garlic, cilantro, celery, carrots, squash, romaine lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, and corn on the cob. There is an option to add beef, salmon, shrimp, sliced ham, and turkey at an additional cost. Orders must be placed before 8 p.m. for next-day delivery. Call 480-893-7550.

Époisses de Bourgogne is $35 at Zinqué.
Époisses de Bourgogne is $35 at Zinqué.
Zinqué

Zinqué

4712 North Goldwater Boulevard, #110, Scottsdale


The Zinqué pop-up market menu includes organic eggs for $4, ripe avocados for $5, dried pasta for $8, gluten-free brown rice for $10, salami for $5, Époisses de Bourgogne cheese for $35, and fresh produce. All wine bottles are 50 percent off besides, and include red, white, sparkling, and rosé. To order for curbside pickup, takeaway, or delivery, call 623-745-9616.

Giving Tree Café

2024 North Seventh Street, #111


Giving Tree Café is offering produce boxes and organic bulk groceries like organic almonds, cashews, chia, cacao paste, coffee, microgreens, matcha, rice, and more. The café market includes customized produce boxes from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Get it all to go at Four Peaks Brewing Co.
Get it all to go at Four Peaks Brewing Co.
Four Peaks Brewing Co.

Four Peaks Brewing Co.

1340 East Eighth Street, #104, Tempe


Four Peaks has launched the Four Peaks Brewery Bodega. In addition to takeout offerings of food and craft beer, the Brewery Bodega has grocery items like eggs, bread, romaine lettuce, ground beef, and tortillas. Also available are baked goods, toilet paper, and Four Peaks’ house dressings and sauces. Delivery is available in the Tempe area, and pickup is always an option.

Macayo’s Mexican Restaurants

Multiple Locations


Macayo’s has pantry essentials at the ready. Think bottled water for $24 a case, Gatorade at $24/case or $12 for a half case), flour tortillas for $4 a dozen, $6 for two dozen. Plus, mini-meal kits including chicken, tortillas, beans, and tortillas for $7.99 to $9.99. Macayo’s also has bulk and freeze items like tamales, mini chimis, bean and cheese burros, and more.

The CSA boxes at The Churchill come in three sizes and prices — including the $40 chef's box.
The CSA boxes at The Churchill come in three sizes and prices — including the $40 chef's box.
Sun Produce Cooperative

The Churchill

901 North First Street


Another curbside pickup produce can be found at The Churchill. The new CSA program here offers pre-packed to-go boxes holding items from Sun Produce Co-op, Noble Bread, Hickman's Eggs, and Northerly Rolled Oats. The boxes come in three sizes and prices — small, medium, and large for $20, $30 or $40. That $40 one is the chef's box, which includes ingredients and recipes curated by a featured chef each week (think Charleen Badman of FnB and Bernie Kantak of Citizen Public House, The Gladly, and The Churchill's own Commander Hamburger). Box options will be posted Tuesdays, with orders due by Sunday for pick up the following Friday.

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