Tastes of Travel

Luci’s Healthy Marketplace // Tempe, AZ

May 22, 2015

One of the things we’re very excited to share with you are the places that we love. We try our best to take trips, some are just down the street, while others take us to different cities and countrysides, but you can bet that wherever we go, we’re gonna eat, and we’re excite to not only share the food with you, but also the journey. And, as much as we love to cook our own meals, we love to have meals cooked for us (who doesn’t, amiright?). We also love that it gives us the opportunity to discover new, healthy dishes and to connect with our local food community and culture.

This afternoon we decided to head to Luci’s Healthy Marketplace for lunch. Allison has been before and ate their acai bowl after a hike with a friend, but this was Ashley’s first time scoping out Luci’s menu and atmosphere.

Luci’s is peppered with modern retro decor with humor sprinkled about in all corners of their space: their trinkets, their menu items, their staff, etc. With a down-to-earth vibe and the large open windows, Luci’s is friendly. They also offering dining space that allows you to chat with the chefs while they prepare your food which we thought was a really awesome opportunity to provide to their customers.

As we waited in line to order our meals, one Luci’s employee was offering samples of salsa flavors they have available for purchase within the restaurant’s marketplace side. He took one look at Allison’s blonde curly hair and was like, “Oh, hey there, Taylor Swift!” Allison laughed as she gets this all of the time and joked with the gentleman about her new record dropping soon. He should of totally got her autograph, a missed opportunity.

What we like best about Luci’s:
Allison: I really enjoy the environment and all the random and quirky stuff they sell aside from their meals. The workers here are also really friendly and are helpful when you have questions about their menu. Also, love how they name their dishes: “Yes, I’ll take one Naughty Nurse, please.”

Ashley: Honestly, our experience there together made the place great for me. Like, watching Allison laugh too hard at the dirty magnets was such a good time. But I will say, the black bean burger I had was killer. I’ve been on the search for the best black bean burger in the Phoenix area (I’m still doing my research) and this one just might be in my top 5. If we lived closer to the shop, it would be a great place to pick up fresh bread and a quick coffee.

What we ordered:
Allison: The Naughty Nurse Melt

Ashley: Hot Juan Turkey Burger

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