The Sugar Bowl in Scottsdale

logoThe Sugar Bowl in Scottsdale is one of my all time favorite places to take friends and family. For over half a century The Sugar Bowl has been serving delicious ice cream in Old Town Scottsdale.

Now that I think about it, I’ve been a customer for at least half of that time. My parents introduced me to the Sugar Bowl back in the 1980s, and we’ve been introducing friends ever since.


The last time I wrote about this classy dessert place was in 2005!

So, what can you order? Much more than just ice cream, you can enjoy malts, shakes, cones, sorbet, and cookies and cakes.

They also serve a wide selection of food entrees, like tuna fish sandwiches, cheese sandwiches, and other tea-related items. They really have an extensive menu. During the spring and fall they will typically serve a fresh orange shorbet or ice cream that they make. It’s quite a treat.

ice cream from sugar bowl


The interior of The Sugar Bowl is painted pink, with white accent. It’s like stepping into an old fashioned soda bar from the 1950s.

The Sugar Bowl
4005 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: (480) 946-0051

Zoyo Frozen Yogurt

Across the valley you’ll find locations for a frozen yogurt shop called Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt. We always visit the location on Tatum Blvd. and Shea Blvd. in Phoenix, which is open seven days a week.


The yogurt is delicious, and we’ve found that they are constantly introducing new flavors and toppings.


Some of the recent flavors have been: Oatmeal, Chocolate, Vanilla, Cookie Batter, Mint, Respberry Shorbet, Lime, Cookie Dough, Strawberry, and Coffee. They’ve had dozens of flavors over the years, and seem to have new flavors each week.

The yogurt is always tasty and fresh. They always have at least one dairy free option as well.


We go for the toppings! They have probably two-dozen different options for you to try, including lots of fresh fruit, candy bar shavings, and nuts and sprinkles. You can also pour a variety of hot fudges, whipped creams, and other toppings.

Definitely give Zoyo a try next time you have a craving for yogurt! Zoyo has locations all over the valley!

Waffle Love: Are these the best waffles in Arizona?

My family has a bit of a crush on the Waffle Love food truck.

Pretty much any time the waffle truck hits our part of town, we go. So, when they recently announced a fall special — pumpkin waffles, we had to go!


I’ve written about Waffle Love before, but this time I tried more of the options. Waffle Love, if you aren’t familiar with it, is a food truck that travels around the state providing tasty Belgium Liège waffles to any person who wants and pays for them.


Real Liège waffles are one of life’s little indulgences. They are caramelized sugar on delicious buttery-sweet waffle goodness beneath. They’re really delicious, and making a comeback. There are several food trucks and breakfast places in Arizona now serving them.


Briefly, I’ll just say the ingredients are always fresh at Waffle Love. The waffles are some of the best I’ve had, and they’re an excellent value, at around $6/each.

The pumpkin waffles were really quite good, and I hope they become an regular item on the menu. I have a suspicion it will make a comeback every October.