It's always ice cream season in Tucson, Arizona. As temperatures rise, though, the frozen treat becomes irresistible. Here are 12 places to get your locally-made ice cream fix!
Cafe Passe is a coffeeshop and bar on Tucson's Fourth Avenue. The restaurant and its beloved patio have been closed for a year to renovate the kitchen, but the cafe is set to reopen with a dinner menu in June.
Baker of Ate Kei's Filipino Treats, Kei Ann Mandanas, brings Filipino flavors to Tucson with her baked sweets like ube brownies, buko pandan cookies and soon, ice scramble.
The SunLink streetcar is offering free rides through the end of 2023. Here's our guide to making the most of this service with a night out in downtown Tucson, Fourth Avenue and near the U of A. Read moreA carefree, car-free night out: Places to eat and drink along the streetcar route, part 2
Cal's Bakeshop and Nopalinda are food vendors collaborating to bring delicious food to local markets. Nopalinda makes vegan comfort food like pho and tamales, and has helped Cal (a non-vegan) expand his menu of conchas and donuts to offer more vegan options. Read moreThis dynamic duo brings VEGAN tamales and doughnuts to markets across Tucson
The question our food writer gets asked most often is: What should I eat in Tucson? Here, she answers, for every occasion. Read moreWhere should I eat in Tucson? A GIANT list of bucket list spots for every craving
Sumaj is a new food truck slinging Bolivian street food near downtown Tucson. It's the only place that makes Bolivian food in Tucson, and they make it all from scratch. Read moreThis NEW food truck offers the only taste of Bolivia in Tucson
Get behind the rope by going on a tour of the factory at Tucson favorite Monsoon Chocolate. Tickets cost $20 per person. Read moreTours catch the magic behind the scenes at Monsoon Chocolate
Miss Dessert is a small chain from Phoenix that has made its debut in Tucson. Find Hong Kong-style desserts, like snow with sticky rice, and lots of drinks. Read moreThis new spot serves Hong Kong desserts and lots of boba
Tucson shines when we dine informally. We love food trucks and roadside taquerias. Now, that informality is spreading into fine dining with these fancy pop-ups. Read moreUnderground fine dining: these fancy pop-up dinners use venues after hours
The Pima County Fair is back until the end of the month! Here are some of the fun and funky foods you can find at this year's fair. Read more10 fun foods you can find at the Pima County Fair this year 🎡
Brillé Mead Company is a new place to find mead in Tucson. It opened inside of Dillinger Brewing Co.'s taproom last week. The mead is inspired by Ethiopian te'j, from owner David Woods' home country. Read moreFind Ethiopian mead at this NEW spot tucked inside a brewery
Manta Coffey is competing at the U.S. Coffee Championships in Portland, Oregon, this Friday at 1:30 p.m. He works as a barista at local Presta Coffee Roasters. Read moreThis Tucson barista is headed to the national championship
Tucson is lucky to have at least two British pubs to enjoy a little European flair, including Canyon's Crown and The Union Jack. Read moreGet a taste of the UK at these two pubs in Tucson
The Backyard, located on Grant Road, is Tucson's newest food truck hub. With a roster of 7-8 food trucks at a time, you'll find Mexican sushi to Persian-inspired coffee. Read moreA new food truck park just opened with tacos, sushi and arepas
Going out to eat is getting more and more expensive these days. If you're looking for a filling meal in Tucson for under $9, we have local cheap eats for you! Read moreEating on a budget in Tucson: 8 of our favorite picks under $9
11 new restaurants have recently opened in Tucson. Find a second location of Indian Twist, a new pupuseria in a food truck park and a Japanese-style sandwich spot at American Eat Co. in this roundup of new restaurants in Tucson. Read moreNew eats! 11 new restaurants that opened in Tucson this winter
Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture is revitalizing traditional and non-traditional agriculture on and off the Tohono O'odham Nation. Meet Sterling Johnson, the new co-director of the nonprofit and learn about dryland farming and the O'odham Farmers Market. Read moreMeet the cowboy supporting Indigenous agriculture in Ajo and Sells
La Merguez is a Tucson pop-up food cart that will sell Moroccan-style sandwiches, using Khboz bread baked by Holy Focaccia. Find them outside of Che's Lounge three nights a week, starting in late April. Read moreThis new food cart will bring lamb sandwiches from the streets of Morocco to Tucson
Moonfire Kitchen is a new home bakery that is the only place in Tucson you can try Puerto Rican pastries like mallorcas. But they have a lot more to offer: Persian-style hummus and a variety of flatbreads and cakes, too. Catch them at local markets, or order online for weekend pickup and delivery. Read moreThis NEW home bakery is serving up Puerto Rican pastries and Persian-style hummus
Find tasty soul food at YaMama's Soul Food, tucked into a convenience store on Tucson's far east side. The recipes have been passed down through generations. Read moreThis family-run soul food restaurant is tucked into an east-side convenience store
American Eat Co. is a local food court on Tucson's south side. Two popular food trucks and an Instagrammable refresqueria are opening new stalls by April. Read more3 new eateries are opening at fan-favorite food hall American Eat Co.
5 Points is a Tucson spot best known for its hipster, local-forward brunch. Its bakery program, though, is stunning. Meet Chandler Donald, the young baker behind their extravagant cakes and gorgeous pastries. Read moreNot just brunch: 5 Points has extravagant cakes and bakes made by this chef
Sema Foundation is hosting a Turkish breakfast fundraiser benefitting Embrace Relief's emergency aid to communities devastated by the earthquake that shook eastern Turkey in February. Read moreTurkish breakfast is hard to find in Tucson — try it at this fundraiser for earthquake relief
From scratch-made ice cream to cookies and other confections, Tucson is home to lots of tasty desserts. Here's a giant guide on where to find them. Read moreOur HUGE guide to dessert in Tucson, from pastries to date-night spots
Carnicerias are more than just butcher shops. In Tucson, they can be loci of community and home to incredible Mexican food. Here's our roundup of 22 Mexican meat markets in Tucson. Read moreMeat Tucson: 22 carnicerias we love, mapped
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