The cheerful Village Griddle (7000 Hwy. 179, 928/284-4123, 7–8 p.m. daily, $6–15) in the Tequa shopping center is a must for hungry breakfast eaters. Grab a table or one of the “tractor” seats at the counter, and gobble down the generous fresh-off-the-griddle platters: eggs with hash browns, huevos rancheros, and omelets with melted cheese and homemade chorizo.
Hidden away in a small strip center, the down-home Blue Moon Café (6101 Hwy. 179, 928/284-1831, 7 a.m.–9 p.m. daily, $6–10) is a great way to start your day before a hike or round on the links at the Sedona Golf Resort. You can also stop by afterward to refuel with the hearty Philly sandwiches, subs, burgers, and hand-tossed pizzas. You’ll find a few Southwestern specialties and a decent beer and wine list.
Also in the Tequa plaza, Café Jose (7000 Hwy. 179 Ste. A108, 928/284-4123, 7 a.m.–8 p.m. daily, $6–10) is a modern cross between a classic dinner and a Mexican restaurant. You’ll find eggs and bacon, short stacks and waffles, and healthy omelets in the morning, and a diverse lineup in the afternoon: fish and chips, burgers, and vegetarian dishes, along with burritos, enchiladas, nachos, and carne asada. The café is also an inexpensive option for dinner.
Every town should have Dahl & Di Luca A’Roma (7000 Hwy. 179, 928/284-1556, 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Mon.–Sat., 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Sun., $6–15). The gourmet deli and wine boutique is stylish and stocked with some of the best “deli” food that you’ll find in Sedona . Create a romantic red-rock picnic or in-room hotel feast with sandwiches, panini, homemade soups, and sides like potato salad with lemon and dill, fresh caprese salad, and grilled vegetables. Pick up a bottle of wine and artfully prepared pastry for the perfect meal.