The Phoenix home and antique stores and popular restaurant spots I’m sharing are located primarily in Central Phoenix area, with two stops in Scottsdale. I focus on this area because it’s my area I live in, and I know well. These are spots I take my friends to visit and I frequent myself.
You can skip along and find a spot whether you need a place to eat or jump in a store. This list is a mix of restaurants with shopping so if you need to stop for some energy, I list a close by location. We cannot be hangry when we shop now, can we? *wink*
A Day of Phoenix Antique and Home Stores
+ Outdoor Shopping and Dining
Not sure where to start? This is how I would plan a day starting from one side of town to the other.
If starting in Phoenix, start from top and work down to the bottom of list.
If coming from Scottsdale, start from the bottom of list to top.
Skip a few spots and start this list over and hit the places you didn’t make the next day. You could have a full day of shopping and eating to last you at least three days!
(Total trip: approx. 20 miles with stops, all stop are within 13 miles)
Begin in Phoenix
- Luci’s at the Orchard – (food) outdoor/indoor market. Breakfast/lunch spot.
- Sweet Salvage – (home decor) If in town the third weekend of the month, check out the 4-day home shopping event with several vendors that fit a theme.
- Last Chance – (bargain basement) 1 of 2 Nordstrom bargain basements in the country. Clothing and where Nordstrom returns go to die. People make a full-tine living selling these goods on eBay!
- Flint by Baltaire – (food) Posh decor, delicious food (get the avocado hummus). Weekend very open. Call ahead of time for wait time on weekdays, very busy. Order the avocado hummus.
- Biltmore Fashion Park – (outdoor shopping + dining) Blanco at Biltmore Fashion Park and order the cheese queso with ground beef. If not too hungry to sit down, there’s a walk up window you can order the agua fresca of the day, and tacos! If you catch a sale on sale at J.Crew, it’s a good day. There’s a Saks Fifth Avenue and Pottery Barn. Macy’s Last Act sale rack corner on the 2nd floor is a steal too!
- Camelback Antiques – (antiques) Nostalgic memorabilia mixed with antiques.
- Antique Gatherings – (antiques) High quality antiques
- Essence Bakery – (food) French style bakery – great for brunch. Closed on Mondays. Closes at 3 pm.
- The French Bee – (home decor) High end home decor known for preserved topiaries and faux florals. High end worth checking out, small store.
- Doughbird – (food) One of the cutest lunch and dinner spots featuring chicken and pizza! The prime rib is amazing!
- Teaspressa Tea – (drinks + snacks) Tea inspired by coffee as seen on Shark Tank (Instagrammable spot). Also serves coffee, pastries and toast.
- La Grande Orange – (food) Breakfast coffee spot (order the Day Breaker), market and grocery and has (Pizzeria open 4pm M-TR, 11 am F-Sun) order the corn or avocado pizza.
- Postino – (food) Former post office turned wine bar (hence the name), order a bruschetta board you won’t regret it. In same parking lot at La Grande Orange.
- UrbAna – (entertaining home decor) Home good and entertaining store. Unique curated giftable items.
- Flower Child – (food) A few doors down from UrbAna, gluten-free healthy options!
- The Henry – (food) The interiors are worth checking out, call ahead to see seating wait time for lunch, very busy. Sit on patio. Great coffee and breakfast (avocado toast).
- Willows Fine Goods and Design – (home decor) French style luxury furniture, home decor and apparel
- Scottsdale Antique Trove – (antiques) More nostalgic memorabilia mixed with antiques. Located in a former Fry’s grocery store, is an antique mall with 140 booths spread over 23,000 square feet of space.
- Scottsdale Fashion Square – (indoor mall) Not just your basic mall, but it has a luxury wing, Jimmy Choo, Neiman Marcus and also a movie theater. Depending on when you are visiting you may want to spend it indoor shopping, this is a great place!
- Scottsdale Marketplace – (antiques + new home decor) 38 multi-vendor shop where you will find antiques, home decor and accessories, garden, and gifts. One of my favorite places.
- OBON Sushi Bar Ramen – (food) Paseo location is the closest. There is a location in Scottsdale Quarter. The Kanto Beef Brocolini is my favorite, I order without spice. 2 locations in Scottsdale
- Kierland Commons – (outdoor shopping + dining) Great restaurants, Zinc Bistro is French and one of my favorites, and there’s a Postino! (order the bruschetta board). Check out the sale rack at Anthropologie at Kierland Commons, my friends swear it’s the best they’ve been to.
- Scottsdale Quarter – (outdoor shopping + dining) Across the street from Kierland Commons, I love True Food, if you see the butternut squash pizza and cinnamon vanilla coffee, order it and send me a photo!
End in Scottsdale.
Start again from the top another day, or work your way from the bottom of the list back up to head back to Phoenix!
Shopping + dining malls
I included them in the above list but for easy reference – here they are:
Diana Elizabeth thought of a few more spots and probably will continue to do so once this publishes – there are too many good places! Federal Pizza has one of the best wedge salads. I would love to know where you often frequent and take your visiting friends, let me know in the comments!