Goodyear and Litchfield Park residents craving unique munchies close to home are in luck. Several new eateries are now open in both communities.
Cereal Killerz Kitchen, a restaurant that allows adults to relive some of their childhood memories by chowing down on donuts, milkshakes and waffles with cereal included, opened March 20 at 13778 W McDowell Road, behind Black Angus. The first of its kind in Arizona, Cereal Killerz also has locations in Las Vegas.
Goodyear resident Justin Weatherspoon, co-owner of the restaurant, said patrons don’t have to stick to one type of cereal on their desserts.
“Here, you get to live out your dreams,” he said.
Adventurous foodies who pride themselves on finishing everything on their plates are invited to stop in for the Cereal Challenge. If they can finish a 9-quart bowl filled with more than 100 types of cereal and a gallon of milk in 45 minutes, they’ll roll away from the table with a T-shirt and their meal for free.
Crumbl Cookies opened March 10 at 790 N. Estrella Parkway, Suite F in Parkway Village shopping center.
Owners Lindsey and Jason Armstrong, who own a total of nine Crumbl shops in the Greater Phoenix area and Idaho, told city officials they chose Goodyear because there’s a lot happening in the city and they love Goodyear’s energy.
Cookie choices rotate, but milk chocolate chip and chilled sugar cookies are always on the menu, and patrons can watch the crew as they mix, bake and prepare that day’s offerings from scratch.
Ice cream and milk also are available, and the shop offers delivery, catering and ordering from the Crumbl app.
Soda Bomb started as a food truck, then owner Scott Knight and his family decided to open a brick-and-mortar store in the Shops at Serafina, 633 S. Estrella Parkway, Suite 15, in December.
Patrons will find hand-crafted sodas, make-your-own drinks and treats like made-from-scratch, half-pound cookies (that also can be turned into shakes), macarons and goodies like the Magic Bomb, a graham cracker topped with Ghiradelli chocolate, butterscotch, coconut, pecans and condensed milk then baked.
The business also offers baking classes for those who want to learn to DIY.
Modern Tortilla, part of the Aioli Gourmet Burgers family of restaurants and food trucks, has opened its first brick-and-mortar location in Litchfield Park Fry’s Marketplace, 13730 W. Camelback Road.
Chef Tommy D’Ambrosio’s signature tacos, burritos, quesadillas, chicken flautas, Spanish rice, elote and churros are all on the menu, and patrons can stop by the cold case to pick up taco kits, make-a-home meal prep ingredients and grab-and-go lunches.
Hope’s Artisan Bread, known for to-die-for sourdough cinnamon rolls, fresh-baked breads, pastries and desserts, isn’t new to Litchfield Park, but the bakery that started in Goodyear recently expanded to take over the space at 13331 W. Indian School Road, Unit 202 it previously shared with Purple Elephant Cakes and Cafe Emporos.
Owner Hope Mendrin and her crew recently added craft espresso, cold brew and drip coffee to their menu, as well as products from Blue Sky Organic Farms, Benny Blanco Tortillas, Sonoran Pasta Co., All About the ‘Booch, Danzeisen Dairy, Bad Dog Salsa and more.