Welcome to Slow Food Phoenix!


Welcome to the Phoenix chapter of Slow Food USA. We’re your local contacts for the national (and international) organization. Although the name says Phoenix, we serve the entire Valley of the Sun and our membership ranges from Ahwatukee to Anthem and from Apache Junction to Avondale. Find our more about us here.

Many people picture a barren desert when they think of Phoenix and the Southwest. But its so much more. We celebrate our native foods such as mesquite, chile, prickly pear and churro lamb. We’re also working to support and sustain our local agricultural producers of vegetables, citrus, peaches, beef and pork and to encourage our many, talented local restaurateurs. Most of our members are everyday people who are passionate about good food.

In the past, Slow Food Phoenix events have explored honey, tomatoes, lemon, mescal, chocolate, pit-roasted beef and pork, organic and fortified wines, tamales, locally-farmed vegetables and raw-milk cheeses. Our annual events range from Simple Soup Suppers to a yearly Farm Tour to our Slow Food in Schools events. Check out the Calendar for more information.

We encourage you to learn more about the Slow Lifestyle and to seek out local growers, restaurants and other businesses that support our objectives!

To become a member of Slow Food Phoenix, you join Slow Food USA and they forward your information to our local chapter. We also accept prospective members on our local mailing list. You can subscribe to the e-mail list by contacting us at info@slowfoodphoenix.org.

We’re looking forward to enjoying a Slow meal with you soon!