What started out as a catering company in the mid-1990’s, The Herb Box has blossomed into a mini-chain of restaurants serving Scottsdale residents delicious, fresh and healthy food. The Herb Box’s original location was on Shea and a few years ago, they expanded into North Scottsdale with a restaurant on DC Ranch’s Market Street. There is a second Herb Box location in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale on 5th Avenue as well.
The Herb Box is a big proponent of using locally-sourced items in their offerings and has been doing so long before it became the “in” thing to do. The menu is creative and diverse without being overwhelming. For lunch and dinner, patrons can choose from a large number of shared plates, fresh salads, side dishes, flatbreads, enchiladas and grilled items. For lunch, there are also quite a few sandwich and wrap choices. At dinner, a cheese and charcuterie course is offered as well as an expanded list of side dishes. For breakfast and brunch, there are a large number of sweet and savory items. For instance, they offer items like Red Velvet Pancakes as well as omelets, breakfast burritos and more.
The Herb Box is one of my favorite places to have lunch and both locations have ample indoor and outdoor seating available. For people with gluten allergies or who prefer to eat gluten-free, there are many menu items that are naturally gluten-free or can be prepared gluten-free if asked for. There are also some vegan choices as well.
Some of our favorite things to eat include the Chilled Cilantro-Lime Crab Dip. The cool, refreshing dip comes with crispy plantain chips. The Urban Market Steak Salad is another excellent choice. The sweet dried corn really gives it an interesting texture. If you are looking for something a little more hearty, the Grilled Chicken and Sage Pesto Sandwich is delicious. It comes with goat cheese, sliced apple and bacon. And, be sure not to miss the homemade Sweet Potato Chips. They are delicious and it is hard to stop eating them once you get started.
The Herb Box Market is another option if you do not have time for a sit-down meal or just want to grab something on the go. The market offers prepared meals, baked goods and other specialty items. And, not to forget its roots, The Herb Box still offers catering for everything from small gatherings to larger parties.
If you are looking for a tasty, charming meal with creative and fresh food, be sure to give The Herb Box a try.
The Herb Box – Two Scottsdale Locations
The Herb Box DC Ranch
20707 N Pima Rd # 140
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
The Herb Box – Old Town Scottsdale – New Location
7051 E. 5th Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
– Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Sunday Brunch is served as well.