Where to stay fed and hydrated
Google Maps links to grocery stores nearby (all groceries sell wine, liquor, beer)
- Bashas. Four minutes. Local, not fancy but convenient.
- Whole Foods. Seven minutes.
- Safeway. Eight minutes. Supermarket grande.
- AJ’s Fine Foods. Twelve minutes. A boutique grocery that makes Whole foods look like a value. But it is absolutely worth a visit to find yourself a treat, be it exotic chocolate or spaghetti sauce.
El Charro. Five minutes. Same mall as Bashas (above) and the Medicine Man Gallery. Tucson’s oldest continually operating restaurant. We’ve eaten here a ton. Pretty good and very convenient.
Boca Tacos. 25 minutes, right by UA. Go there or be sorry.
Blanco. Twelve minutes. Modern Mexican, kind of upscale, young hip crowd.
A Sonoran Hot Dog. If you have never eaten one then, barring medical-level dietary restrictions, you must.
Other options in the Bashas mall, five minutes away
Giza Sushi. Sushi and also cooked Japanese food. We get take out there often.
Inca’s Peruvian Cuisine. Clean, light, kind of spicy food.
Risky Business.Sportsbar. We get there salads and sandwiches often enough.
Blue Ice Gelato. Hand crafted from top fresh ingredients.
Commoner and Co. Not in the Bashas mall but directly across the street to the east. Upscale comfort food. Yum.