About Slow Food Phoenix

Slow Food is a non-profit, international organization begun in the early 1980’s with chapters all over the world. Our collective philosophy envisions a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it, and good for the planet.

Our approach is based on a concept of food that is defined by three interconnected principles: good, clean and fair for all.

  • GOOD: quality, flavorsome and healthy food
  • CLEAN: production that does not harm the environment
  • FAIR: accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions and pay for producers

Find the full definition in the Slow Food Manifesto for Quality.

At Slow Food we are dedicated to supporting and celebrating the food traditions of the many cultures living in the United States.

Here in Phoenix, 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.

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.

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.

We encourage you to join the movement and to seek out local growers, restaurants and other businesses that support our objectives.