First Dish: Chadwick’s Urban Market

Marilyn HawkesMay 28, 2021
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Hidden on a side street in south Scottsdale, Chadwick’s Urban Market sits amid a forest of low-slung, mid-century modern apartment buildings.  It’s the perfect hub for a neighborhood that lacks a casual hangout and a supermarket. But don’t mistake Chadwick’s for your typical grocery store. This charming market has coffee, breakfast and lunch, wine and beer (to drink and take away) provisions for a picnic and a slew of local products.

Chad Chase, and his husband, Anthony, opened the market in October 2020. They also own an  urban farm in north Phoenix and a coffee truck, Urban Grounds. “We’ve always wanted to create a place that combines all the local things that we love – a farm to table café and a coffee concept,” Chase says.

 


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The market has a lot packed into a very tight space, but it all works. There are coolers filled with cheeses and meats, shelves lined with local pantry staples (think Hayden Flour Mills, SaraBea Granola and Proper Beast sausages), produce from local farms, a small beer and wine bar, inside and outdoor seating and a tidy kitchen that puts out a substantial amount of food. “We try to keep it as fresh and local as possible,” Chase says. “The menu is evolving.”

Breakfast standouts include the Sunrise Surprise, a breakfast sandwich with locally-made sausage and the Berry Belgian Waffle Trio, a delightful combo of three mini waffles topped with fresh strawberries and blueberries and whipped cream. The kitchen also sprinkles crunchy sugar over the waffles to give them an extra layer of taste and texture.

 


Photo by Marilyn Hawkes

 

Next visit, we’ll try an Italian sandwich or strawberry lemon poppy seed salad or maybe some creamy artichoke dip with Noble Bread crostini. The portions are big, the prices are reasonable and the vibe is homey. We can’t wait to go back.

Chadwick’s Urban Market
3703 N. 69th St., Scottsdale
chadwicksurbanmarket.com

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