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Feb 18, 2009 12:15 PM

Phoenix Shopping

Coming from Seattle for a long weekend. Have my Mexican dining planned but looking for recs on good shopping for Mexican crafts, cooking utensils, etc... Anyone have some suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Ranch Market! Some cooking utensils, not much in the way of crafts, but an amazing experience. An eye popping bakery, a great food court , lots of prepared food and ingredients galore. Tradiciones is the restaurant attached to it, and a good margarita stop.

    Ranch Market
    1602 E Roosevelt St
    corner of Roosevelt and N 16th St

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    1. re: janeh

      ^^^^ what she said ^^^^

      personally i'd skip tradiciones and stick to eating in the market. the margaritas are worth the walk over, however.

      1. re: janeh

        Regardless of whether the OP eats in the food court or at Tradiciones, the open-air market next to Tradiciones is a good place to browse for Mexican craft items.

        I'd also recommend a stop at La Tolteca, which is close by. There, you'll find some utensils, including esoterica like washboards for making menudo.

        Phoenix Ranch Market III
        1602 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

        1602 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

        La Tolteca
        1205 E Van Buren St, Phoenix, AZ 85006