Guest Blog submission from Arizona Travel Writer Roger Naylor

Everyone knows Sedona provides a feast for the eyes and nourishment for the soul. But it’s not your soul that starts growling around lunchtime.

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Fortunately, visitors will have no trouble satisfying rumbling tummies. Culinary options are as varied as the fanciful red rock formations defining the magnificent landscape. From casual cafes to white tablecloth dining rooms, health-conscious vegetarian to cowboy-style steakhouses, spicy Southwestern to elegant Italian, and everything in between, Sedona has emerged in recent years as a destination for lovers of fine food.


While the idea of eating local has become a popular culinary trend, it never went out of style in Sedona. The town was first settled because of year round water and fertile soil. Local fruit and produce, along with trout pulled fresh from Oak Creek are menu mainstays. Varietals of grapes grow on sloping hillsides just outside of town and produce some of Arizona’s finest wines.


What you won’t find are many chain restaurants. Chef-owned eateries, brimming with passion, define the dining experience. Sedona is a destination meant to be savored, in every way imaginable. You can dine creekside, on a patio in the shadow of soaring red rocks or at a sidewalk table in the midst of the bustling historic main street district. Some of the best side dishes served throughout the town are the views.

Juniper Bar & Grille_Patio with food

Don’t worry too much about over indulging. Everyone who visits Sedona is pulled outdoors. It only takes a few hours hiking, biking, kayaking, golfing or swimming—all the reasons you came in the first place—to work off last night’s dessert. When it comes to calories, what happens in Sedona, stays in Sedona. You only take home the delicious memories.