Around town

Shopping for food - near by stores

Safeway – large grocery store with everything, open 24/7

  • Located at 1940 E. Broadway Blvd, on the south side of Broadway at Campbell
  • "Max Planok" has a Safeway Club Account that entitles you to the membership discount prices. At the checkout, simply enter the telephone number of the house as the member number ("swipe card"): 520 867-6012

Food City – nearest big grocery store to the house, open daily 7AM-11PM

  • Located at 3030 E. 22nd St., just south of 22nd St on the west side of Tucson Blvd.
  • Emphasis on Mexican specialty foods
  • Very good prices, full butcher counter

Rincon Market – small grocery store, exclusive selection with higher prices

  • Located at Tucson & 6th St on the north side of 6th
  • Fresh fish counter and fresh meat counter (butcher), deli counter with cold cuts and salads
  • Self-serve restaurant for breakfast and lunch with grill counter (hamburgers, omlettes to order)
  • Wine selection

Trader Joe's – large grocery store with mostly food, all private-label

  • Located at 1899 E. Limberlost at Campbell Avenue, on the east side of Campbell
  • Vegetable/fruit section is generally very small!
  • Wide selection of inexpensive but drinkable wines
  • Decent dairy products
  • Good selection of pre-packaged cold cuts, cheeses, etc.

Whole Foods – large grocery store with organic products, vitamins

  • Located at 3360 E. Speedway between Country Club and Alvernon, on the south side of Speedway
  • Well-selected fresh produce area
  • Bulk goods (nuts & nut butters, spices, grains & legumes, cereals, snacks)
  • Vitamins & "natural" toiletries

Mexican specialities: "El Herradero Carniceria Y Panaderia" (Butcher & Bakery)

  • Located at 4211 E. 22nd St, west of S. Columbus Blvd. on the north side of 22nd St. map
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  • Home made Chorizo and Carne (or Pollo) Asada for you to cook/grill at home
  • Fresh cuts and marinated meats
  • Lots of Mexican foods including salsas, chiles, corn products and packaged delicacies
  • Traditional and seasonal breads and bakery treats
  • Brush up your Spanish before you go

Shopping other

Restaurants & cafes

Mexican food

  • El Charro (downtown, 311 N. Court) – excellent basic Sonoran-style Mexican food. Casual. A Tucson original!
  • Cafe Poca Cosa (downtown, 110 E. Pennington) – outstanding Guadalajara-style Mexican food. Upscale. Zagat-rated. Hard to get reservations!
  • El Parador (within walking distance, 2744 E. Broadway) – another Tucson tradition, typical Sonoran-style food, tropical Mexican ambience

Other kinds of food

  • Beyond Bread (north of the University, 3026 N. Campbell Ave) - restaurant with sandwiches, soups, coffee AND they also bake the best fresh bread in Tucson
  • Feast (midtown, 3719 E. Speedway) - lunch and dinner, always something new, good wine selection

Pubs - lots of them between Euclid and Park on University Avenue!

  • Gentle Ben's (865 E. University Boulevard), a microbrewery serving their own beers and hamburgers, other pub fare
  • 1702 (University, 1702 E. Speedway) - a student hangout, over 70 unusual beers with a wide variety on tap, pizza and salads
  • Romeel Dave's weblink of restaurants featuring a long list of restaurants sorted by style food, with price ranges and commentaries! Who needs Zagat?

Places of interest & tourist attractions

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