Looking to uncover all that Pie Allen has to offer? Get to know this Tucson neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a New American eatery to a tea house and lounge.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Pie Allen, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. Cup Cafe
Topping the list is bar and New American spot Cup Cafe. Located at 311 E. Congress St. in the Hotel Congress, it's the highest rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 684 reviews on Yelp.
On the menu, look for build-your-own omelets, classic sandwiches and signature entrees like pan-seared ruby trout with smoked yellow pepper vinaigrette. A full bar is on hand as well, complete with happy hour offerings and hand-crafted cocktails such as The French Mistake — a concoction of Mezcal, ginger liqueur and more.
Next up is sushi and cocktail bar Obon, situated at 350 E. Congress St., Suite 120. With four stars out of 549 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.
Starters, steamed buns and fresh ramen is on offer, along with signature cocktails and sushi rolls like The Strip with shrimp, spicy crab, cream cheese, eel sauce and a rice crunch. (You can check out the full menu here.)
3. Maynards Market & Kitchen
Bar and traditional American spot Maynards Market & Kitchen is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 400 N. Toole Ave., four stars out of 547 reviews.
The dinner menu — helmed by chef Jared Scott — features sophisticated offerings like Hudson Valley foie gras and honey-lacquered Vermont quail with corn bread chorizo, barbecue tepary beans, charred broccoli and cilantro. (You can view the full kitchen menu here.)
For breakfast, swing by the market to indulge in avocado toast, decadent pastries or a cup of espresso. (You can view the market menu here.)
4. Bison Witches
Bison Witches, a deli that offers sandwiches and more, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 482 Yelp reviews. Head over to 326 N. Fourth Ave. to see for yourself.
The popular spot – with additional outposts in Oklahoma and Nebraska – serves up bread bowl soups, salads and sandwiches like the Green Turkey with thinly-sliced turkey breast, avocado, bacon, cream cheese, house salsa and more. (You can check out the full menu here.)
5. The Scented Leaf
Last but not least, check out The Scented Leaf, which has earned five stars out of 48 reviews on Yelp. You can find the tea house and lounge at 308 E. Congress St.
A variety of tea selections are available, from apple fig green and chocolate mint rooibos to Earl Grey creme and white gojiberry. (You can view the full assortment here.)