Farm & Craft: Community Eatery

by RaeAnne Marsh

Farm & Craft has a split personality — from the breakfast and lunch menu, it’s counter-order and table-delivery; off the dinner menu from 3 p.m. to closing, it’s table seating and waiter-order. What’s most important, however, shines through at all times — healthy food, locally sourced. “Local” is, in fact, so much a focus that the recently opened Phoenix location differs from the original one in Old Town Scottsdale in its particular neighborhood-friendly design and its menu, with one-of-a-kind menu items designed for the area and driven by local suppliers.

Part of The Colony on 7th Street north of Missouri, the Phoenix location has a very open and airy farmhouse vibe. High ceilings — finished, rather than left open in the now-common industrial look — and uncrowded table-placement is presented in an overwhelmingly white décor. The sense of casual comfort is furthered by a mix of furniture styles. Helping set the mood, a bright neon sign declares, “All I want is food and affection.” There’s a covered patio at the front of the building, thoroughly shielded by umbrellas. And handicap access is from the patio, but the main entrance is the door on the side with “Welcome” above it.

The menus are built around four healthy categories: anti-inflammatory, probiotic, anti-oxidant and reducing overall stress, with seasonal and sustainable organic and hormone-free ingredients. The egg-white scramble is a generously portioned and colorful mix that includes all-natural chicken sausage, organic kale and sweet potatoes. Among the flatbread choices is a barbecue chicken with house-made pineapple jalapeño barbecue sauce, grilled chicken breast, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, black beans, fresh cilantro and lime crema atop Farm & Craft’s distinctive flax and whole-wheat dough. There’s a varied selection of bowls and salads, and of course no lunch menu would be complete without a hamburger — in this case, using grass-fed beef from Payson, with Havarti cheese, sun-dried tomato sriracha mayonnaise, avocado and mixed greens on a whole-wheat bun.

Drinks range from specialty coffees to smoothies to fresh-pressed juices to Kombucha cocktails and even a fruit-juice cocktail served inside a grapefruit or watermelon. Sodas are on tap, all of them 100-percent cane-sweetened. For those whose day is extra hectic, Farm & Craft can take online orders and offers curbside pickup.  

Farm & Craft

5538 N. 7th St., Phoenix
(602) 875-5620

4302 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
(480) 568-8980

 

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