Food, affection and community â€“ the foundation for what has made Farm & Craft the go-to spot for local foodies and visitors alike. Riot Hospitality Group debuted the trendy concept in Scottsdale in 2016 and, after two years of success, opened a second location in Phoenix.
The Valley restaurant is focused on healthy and sustainable food in a community-style atmosphere. Think modern farm with a contemporary twist. Both locations are set up as a full-service restaurant at night and a fast-casual environment during the day, catering to a variety of lifestyles.
â€œThe idea behind the concept was that we wanted there to be a place to go where both the conscious healthy eater and the non-discriminate could both eat at,â€ says Darryl Cuilla, President of Farm & Craft. â€œOur team lives a healthy lifestyle and hope that we can share that experience with our guests.â€
Farm & Craft is known for its â€œWellness Menuâ€ which features four paths to optimal health, including an â€˜anti-inflammatory diet,â€™ â€˜increasing probiotic levels,â€™ â€˜maintaining high levels of anti-oxidants,â€™ and â€˜reducing overall stress.â€™ This is accomplished by providing local, sustainable, gluten-free, organic and hormone-free ingredients.
â€œWe try to make it simple. We use simple healthy ingredients, so the nutritional value is there for our guests,â€ says Cuilla. â€œWe constantly update our menu to reflect food trends and introduce new healthy dishes.â€
Farm & Craft serves up healthy and delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. From salads and sandwiches to bowls and flatbreads, the restaurant offers something for everyone while being a trendsetter in the local food scene. Popular dishes include the Rustic Salmon Bowl, Tocoa Steak Bowl, Vegan Ceviche, Protein Pancakes, and Kale Pesto and Chicken Flatbread, to name a few.
Earlier this year, the restaurant rolled out a variety of new menu items and made changes to improve the overall experience. The updated menu now uses 100 percent grass fed beef and it lists all of the restaurantâ€™s local and responsibly sourced vendors. They also added 25 percent more organic product and added four more vegetarian options that can all be altered to be made vegan. A new kids breakfast menu was also added.
An important aspect of the restaurant is supporting local and sourcing within the community. Cuilla believes in creating a small footprint when it comes to the food delivery system and how that affects the ecosystem down the chain. As a result, Farm & Craft sources all its beef from AZ Grass-fed, bread from Noble Bread Co, produce from a host of local farms and granola from Lauraâ€™s Gourmet.
Farm & Craft also thrives on giving back to the community. They recently partnered with Valley of the Sun United Way to donate a portion of sales from their new Root Vegetable Flatbread. Available at both locations, the seasonal flatbread is handcrafted on an ancient grain crust with roasted beets, fennel, parsnips, carrots, feta cheese and micro greens finished with a black pepper truffle honey. The money will directly benefit the local charity and its community garden program throughout the year.
Farm & Craft not only offers healthy sustainable food for humans, it also offers it for dogs. Their menu at both Valley locations features a Dog Bowl with all-natural grilled chicken and healthy grains. They also make sure the dogs are hydrated with refreshing ice water. The patio features the best misters to keep furry friends cool in the warmer months and toys to entertain them while guests enjoy the restaurantâ€™s healthy menu offerings.
Farm & Craft
Locations in Scottsdale and Phoenix
By Robyn Moore
Photos Courtesy of Farm & Craft