Food & Drink

The 15 Best Things to Eat in Phoenix for $5 or Less

Published On 08/10/2015 Published On 08/10/2015
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1. Waffle Love Maricopa County, Phoenix, AZ

Once you track down this truck, your sweet tooth will thank you. A selection of favorite waffle combos along with a more a la carte option make this a great place to get the sort of meal that tastes like dessert, but will fill you like dinner.

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2. Ted's Hot Dogs 1755 E Broadway Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282

This New York-based chain does two very important things with their hot dogs: 1) Cook them over a hardwood charcoal fire and 2) Top them with things like mac 'n' cheese & bacon. Order one with sides of fries, cheese fries, or onion rings (or even more mac 'n' cheese -- no judgement).

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3. Queso Good , Phoenix, AZ 85043

All your cheesy prayers have been answered -- literally. Everything you order at this food truck will come loaded with cheese, whatever else you ask for, and with a side of chips and salsa fresca.

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4. Brat Haüs 3622 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Old Town Scottsdale)

This spot is a classic beer garden, with 28 craft beers on tap and a menu featuring pretzels, burgers, and of course brats.

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5. Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles 1220 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

The most authentic Southern fare in Arizona, Lo-Lo's devoted followers claim it can stand up alongside its Harlem and LA brethren any day... and they're right. The namesake Belgian bird combo is enormous and exquisite, and goes the extra mile by piling on grits, greens, and other fixins on top of the already indulgent pile of euphoria.

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6. The Great Pho King Food Truck , Phoenix, AZ

Pho King's brief menu covers stir fry, pho, bahn mi, dumplings, tacos, a grilled cheese, and an Asian fusion cheese steak. It's some of the best fusion eats available, so we'd recommend tracking them down.

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7. Born & Glazed 3213 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (Old Town Scottsdale)

Have you ever said no to a donut? And if you have, have you ever said no to a coffee? If you answered to 'no' to either or both of those questions, pay a visit to Born & Glazed for the donut & coffee of your dreams.

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8. Fate Brewing Company 7337 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (Phoenix)

This brewpub is making small-batch craft beers and pairing them with way-better-than-average bar snacks, like wood-fired pizzas. Pizza and beer is a classic combo, and they're doing it right.

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