4 of the Most Photogenic Foods in Phoenix

Madison RutherfordApril 1, 2021
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We’re forever on the hunt for food that looks as good as it tastes. These four delectable dishes from Valley dining destinations are picture perfect.


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The Original Chopped Salad from The Gladly
You’ve likely seen pictures of this colorful dish on your Instagram feed. The famed #OGChoppedSalad features smoked salmon, couscous, arugula, pepitas, asiago cheese, currants, sweet corn, tomatoes and avocado all lined up in tidy little rows. Be sure to snap a pic before you mix it all together and drizzle with buttermilk herb dressing.
2201 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, 602-759-8132, thegladly.com

The Bootlegger Burger from Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse
The signature burger from Bootleggers is a carnivore’s dream. Loaded with muenster cheese, whiskey onions, bacon, tomato, onion, Dijonnaise and house-made sauce on a pretzel bun, it’s both appetizing and aesthetically pleasing – and big. You might need a knife and fork for this one.
Two Valley locations, bootleggerssmokehouse.com


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The Cereal Donuts from Alien Donuts
Eating cereal out of a bowl is a thing of the past at Alien Donuts. The innovative Scottsdale shop tops its donuts with all kinds of the sweet breakfast treat, including Apple Jacks, Fruity Pebbles, Lucky Charms and more. Each cereal donut is injected with a pipette of milk, so it’s still part of a balanced breakfast.
7111 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale, 480-588-4668, aliendonuts.com


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The Goth Waffles from Verdura
These plant-based, Japanese-style bubble waffles get their inky hue from activated charcoal, which can help lower cholesterol levels, prevent hangovers and promote kidney function. It also makes for a fun photo and a delicious treat, especially when topped with raspberry sorbet, berry compote, strawberries and shaved coconut.
5555 N. Seventh St., Phoenix, 602-283-5168, verduraphx.com


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