Monday, September 17, 2012

Restaurant Review: La Grande Orange in Phoenix

Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie with Sea Salt: $2.50 (What a bargain!)
Chocolate Pudding with Whipped Cream: $4.50 (Yum, yum, yum!)

Name: La Grande Orange Grocery (Okay, so it's really a restaurant with a gift shop and a few grocery items.)
Location: SW Corner of 40th Street and Campbell (On 40th Street just north of Indian School Road in the Arcadia District of Phoenix)
Address: 4410 N. 40th St. Phoenix, Arizona, 85018
Phone Number: 602-840-7777
Hours: 6:30 AM to 10 PM Daily (Breakfast is served until 5 pm daily)
Known For: Breakfast, Pizza, oh and just about everything else!
Reservations: They do not take reservations. You order from the counter and seat yourself. Then at about 5 pm, if you so desire, you can sit in the main dining room/pizzeria and have a server.
Price: 7-8 dollars for breakfast, sandwiches, salads; 13-14 dollars for pizza; 2-5 dollars for cookies, desserts, gelato

Okay. I have been SO OBSESSED with this place! Yes. Ever since I first stepped foot in LGO almost a year ago I just can't get enough. No joke. I wish I lived closer so I could go more often. Okay, okay... so I only live 8 miles away... but it's in a totally different neighborhood than where I live and where I do pretty much everything else in my life...

Now you might think from the pictures that this is just another bakery. Well it is a bakery...AND a pizzeria...AND a super-duper-totally-awesome breakfast place...AND a great place for sandwiches and burgers...AND the best place for really healthy and really delicious salads and sushi. AND a really fun and casual hang-out place with a gift shop. Did I forget anything? Oh yeah--it also has good drinks, coffee, wine, cheese, AND gelato. (So ya all know that I don't drink coffee and wine but just wanted to let you know that they have that there.)

My favorite things to get (besides pretty much everything), include anything from the breakfast menu... the French Pancakes and the Croque Madame sandwich are extra good... and then I am completely enamored with their pizzas. Oh yeah. They start with a super thin and crunchy sourdough crust (made in house, of course), and top it with a variety of items including avocados, goat cheese, roasted corn, fresh mozzarella (also made in house), and so much more!

And then to finish everything off you will NOT want to miss out on their mouthwatering desserts. My fave is the chocolate pudding (shown above) and the key lime pie. Trust me--they are WAY bigger than they look! (I've never been able to eat one of their desserts in one sitting. I usually buy it to-go and eat it over a 2 day period.)

The best part?? This food is SOO reasonably price! Yes. I'm telling you. GO THERE! $7.00 for a REALLY amazing breakfast. I know. SO GO!

1 comment:

  1. lets get together and meet up there next week, u talk about it so much i want to try? Sound good!?


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