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Gallery of Food

Gallery of Food Gallery of Food Bodega is a funky gourmet market and catering company located in midtown Tucson. We feature farm fresh produce, local meats and products along with prepared meals and grab 'n go goodies.

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Yesterday was Earth Day but to us though, every day is pretty much Earth Day. Our goal as a small Tucson food focused bu...
04/23/2022

Yesterday was Earth Day but to us though, every day is pretty much Earth Day.
Our goal as a small Tucson food focused business is to support our local farms, ranches and producers as much as we can. Our fridges are stocked with the freshest locally grown and harvested produce and our baskets nearly overflow with citrus, tubers, tomatoes and seasonal delights that were farmed just a few miles from our funky gourmet Bodega.
The meats we carry are all humanely raised by generational, hardworking Arizona ranchers. If we don’t bake our own bread, which we do, then you are privy to James Beard nominated Barrio Bread. We have an herb garden on our back dining patio and we compost as if it is going out of style.
Our menu dishes are well thought out and chef driven, sourcing local ingredients and low impact components. The items in the shop that do not come from Tucson or Arizona are all fair trade, with biodegradable packaging, most of which give back to their community either financially or through donation.
We are proud to be a future UNESCO recognized business because at the heart of who we are and what we do it all from the heart. All of us here believe that by supporting and utilizing our neighboring family operated farms and ranches that we not only provide you with the best tasting nutritious food but we are also nurturing our community through our love of real food made by real people for a really good cause.
That cause is you. Our friends, patrons and neighbors.
So thank you. And thank you Mother Earth for all that you do for us. There is a good amount of folks out there that take you for granted but there are also a good amount of good people trying to make you as happy as you deserve to be.
Cheers!

Gallery of Food Bodega
2522 Ft. Lowell Rd.
Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm
galleryoffood.com
520-884-5033

Of course, we make our own pickled jalapenos, pickled red onions, pickled Meyer lemon radishes and now horseradish pickl...
04/21/2022

Of course, we make our own pickled jalapenos, pickled red onions, pickled Meyer lemon radishes and now horseradish pickled cabbage. Of course! You know that.
But when one of our favorite farms comes through with some of their pickled items, of course we have to start carrying them. Of course!
Heartquist Hollow Farm is located in Gilbert, AZ, providing its community with humanely raised meats and fresh produce, along with fresh baked breads and goodies, and we just started selling two varieties of their tangy and tasty homemade pickles.
Of course, we had to make some room in our fridge for their garlicky dill pickles. Of course! These cucumbers were organically grown and are a different variety than traditional dill pickles so they are a bit smaller than you might be used to. But that’s what we love about them! They’re more finger food snacky instead of the classic dill the size of your arm. So crunchy, so dilly, so yes indeedy! Perfect for the early summer cookout or just about anything really.
Now we have been pickling our own escabeche for quite some time now, but Heartquist Hollow Farm have another piquant product in the similar crackling good vicinity. Called “Cowboy Candy with a Kick,” think of it as “So I guess cowboys consider having their tongue coated in a controlled fire as a fun treat.” Oh yeah, this candy does have a kick. Made with organically grown habaneros and jalapenos, this is the kind of accoutrement for southwestern nachos, on hot dogs, in savory tortas or anything that needs that, yep, kick. Incredibly delicious but…you have been warned!
Heartquist Hollow Farm is also part of the Tucson FarmDrop family so stay tuned because their pickles will be available in the online market soon. Of course they will!

Gallery of Food Bodega
2522 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm
galleryoffood.com
520-884-5033

Can you believe that Easter is tomorrow?We are open till 6pm today so you still have some time to purchase farm fresh eg...
04/16/2022

Can you believe that Easter is tomorrow?
We are open till 6pm today so you still have some time to purchase farm fresh eggs and produce, delicious chocolate, homemade desserts, and all sorts of fun and festive goodies. Who wouldn’t want their basket stuffed with Tucson made hot sauces, locally grown and house dried herbs and spices, Arizona pistachios and award winning granola? We know we would! Now, we don’t have ham, but we do have humanely raised Tucson ranched lamb, beef and chicken. Plus, a slurry of Easter dinner supplies. So come on in!
Now here is a bit of exciting news.
We just made a fresh batch of that summertime staple that everyone went just plain nuts over last year. If you were in attendance for our big grand opening in June 2021, or visited us thereafter, then you know what we are hinting towards…
Our (sort of) famous Smoked Watermelon Gazpacho!
Yes, the rumors are true. The online leaks have not deceived you. The hushed dark alley whispers do not lie.
It may not be summer yet but we just had to get a jump start on the hottest months with one of the most refreshing, delightful and cool comfort items we have for sale in the Bodega.
We slowly smoked a whole watermelon over mesquite wood and paired it with organically grown tomatoes, poblanos, red peppers, onions and other delicious details that we can’t really give away lest the lore of our watermelon gazpacho goes public.
The flavors all at once are bright, slightly sour, a bit spicy and, yes, pleasingly smoky without being overpowering. But the smokiness is there. Otherwise we’d just call it plain ‘ol watermelon gazpacho. Which we have made before and is quite awesome. You get it.
Anyway there is a limited amount of the smoked watermelon gazpacho so stop into the shop or place your online order when you can. Act now! While supplies last!

Gallery of Food Bodega
2522 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm
galleryoffood.com
520-884-5033

Shahr Turath Earabiun 'Amrikiun Saeid!Happy Arab American Heritage Month!Now we can’t really compare or compete with our...
04/11/2022

Shahr Turath Earabiun 'Amrikiun Saeid!

Happy Arab American Heritage Month!

Now we can’t really compare or compete with our good friends and neighbors of Caravan Foods up on Country Club and Glenn as far as Mediterranean fare goes, but we do make and carry some delicious Arabic inspired snacks and desserts that we are quite proud of and you all seem to love.
We recently made a big batch of our popular hummus using Father Kino’s heritage chickpeas. The ancient Sonoran grain gives our hummus a deeper flavor profile and the use of Seka Hills olive oil provides an unctuous hoist. Our hummus is perfect with the local carrots, celery and peppers we have available or perhaps on our house made bread or savory crackers.
The Bodega baba ghanoush is a bit more garlicky than is expected but, hey, that’s how we do it here at Gallery of Food. Recently we ran out of baba ghanoush only because a delivery supply of organic eggplant wasn’t up to our standards so we had to utilize them in a different and imaginative capacity. Luckily a recent arrival was more than perfect so off we went into the land of baba ghanoush deliciousness. Again, pair it with seasonal veggies, either raw or roasted, or dipped with a good hearty bread. We don’t make or carry pita (although Caravan does!) but we do make our own and have three varieties of Barrio Bread in our freezers.
What separates our baklava from traditional baklava is the use of agave nectar. Think of ours as a southwest inspired baklava while appropriating classic components such as filo dough, walnuts and pistachios. Its flaky, a little dense, bit gooey, kind of ooey, but oh so delightful. Its perfect as a day starter with tea or coffee, a midday snack or as a delightful dessert after dinner. Or a late night snack. Hey, our baklava is your baklava once you buy it.
Gallery of Food Bodega would like to thank and celebrate our Arab friends and neighbors for providing Tucson with an even richer culture, especially in the food department. Your flavors and cuisine have inspired us in many, many ways.
So, because of that…

Alkathir Min Alhubi Washukra!

Gallery of Food Bodega
2522 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm
galleryoffood.com
520-884-5033

Happy Saturday!Hopefully you’ll get some rest this weekend because starting next week, hoo doggies!, do we have some fun...
04/09/2022

Happy Saturday!
Hopefully you’ll get some rest this weekend because starting next week, hoo doggies!, do we have some fun stuff happening here at Gallery of Food.
First up is our newest lunch special torta.
We have for you a roasted spiced cauliflower “steak” with seared red onions and sweet potatoes, saffron aioli on a house baked rye telera bun. You definitely will not miss the meat in this flavor stack of locally produced produce made even more divine by the chef driven spices and seasonings. Without the aioli this is a 100% vegan treat. But we do have to say the saffron aioli takes this handheld crave slab into a dimension somewhere above and beyond. Above and beyond what is up to you to decide when you bite into it.
Served with either our Bodega potato salad, house made escabeche, chips or side salad for only $15. While supplies last!
Next is our last chance sale on local farm fresh veggies.
They are just a little to old to be considered crisp and newly arrived, but good enough to be used in soups, stocks, roasted, in casseroles, on pizzas, in pasta dishes…so many options! Just think of these veggies as being in their “golden years.” That said, we suppose you could ‘Blanch(e)’ these veggies as well. Sorry. Had to.
Carrots. Prices slashed! Celery. Deal of a lifetime! Kale. Bargains galore! Spring garlic. Spring into savings! They won’t last long so stop into the shop when you can because these are only available in person and not online. Pick some up after you eat our roasted cauliflower steak torta. See how that works?
Your next week just got booked!

Gallery of Food Bodega
2522 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Wed – Sat, 11am – 6pm
galleryoffood.com
520-884-5033

In the past year or two we have all gotten quite comfortable withordering everything online, getting curbside pickupand ...
04/08/2022

In the past year or two we have all gotten quite comfortable withordering everything online, getting curbside pickupand having things delivered.

Which is fine.

But what about good 'ol human contact?

We here at Gallery of Food would like to encourage you all to come in, hang out and shop with us!

There are so many new products in the shop, new farms we have teamed up with, fun new items to check out and ask questions about, delicious new house made soups, meals and desserts to take home...and so much more!

Internet browsing is one thing but we miss seeing your lovely faces, well, face to face.

Simply put, Gallery of Food would like to reintroduce that neighborly community experience again.

Hopefully you are more than ready to as well.

So come on in and stay a while! Our friendly staff is here to show you around, suggest gifts, ideas for meals and tell you about our new, and seasoned, products. Chill out on the back patio with a refreshing cooler, or indoors if it’s a bit too toasty for you out there.

Whatever the reason, just stop into our funky gourmet Bodega and make yourself at home.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing you soon…

Gallery of Food Bodega
2522 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Weds-Sat, 11am-6pm
galleryoffood.com
520-884-5033

The local love train keeps making stops here at Gallery of Food! Yesterday we chatted up a one-woman owned and operated ...
04/07/2022

The local love train keeps making stops here at Gallery of Food!
Yesterday we chatted up a one-woman owned and operated bakery that we just made way for on our shelves. Today we were lucky to be graced with the good folk of Food Focused Farm who provide us with some of the best microgreens grown here in Tucson.
Not only are they planted and harvested just a few miles from our Bodega but done so literally in their own backyard. This is urban farming at its finest.
Owners and farmers Tohbi and Wes drop off bags of microgreens, such as broccoli, pea, radish and sunflower, then its up to us to divvy them up into 2oz containers. 2oz may not sound like a lot but in the world of microgreens it is a deep above ground pool filled with healthy crunchy goodness.
Food Focused Farm microgreens tend to go fairly fast so come visit us or get your online order in soon!
You asked for it and now…you got it.
Thanks to Double Check Ranch, who’s meat and steaks we carry, and make our shredded beef out of, we now have house made beef bone broth. Yes, its true. The dark magical elixir used to give umph to soups, sauces and ramen is now available in our freezers for you to use as you see fit.
Beef bone broth isn’t just good for soups and stocks. Try using it for pasta instead of plain ‘ol salty water. If you’re making a casserole, add some in for a boost of flavor and moistness. Have a sore throat? Heat some up and sip and feel the scratchiness slowly disappear. Its also good for a quicky low calorie snack as well.
Our Bodega Beef Bone Broth is made with a variety veggies, herbs and spices, is low sodium and ready and waiting for you all. Like we said, you asked for it, we made it and the world is somehow a slightly better place because of it.
That is the power of our beef bone broth.
And delicious microgreens. There’s that too…

Gallery of Food Bodega
2522 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Weds – Sat, 11am – 6pm
galleryoffood.com
520-884-5033

How can things get even more scrummy here at Gallery of Food? By carrying delicious delectables from Kim’s Confections! ...
04/06/2022

How can things get even more scrummy here at Gallery of Food? By carrying delicious delectables from Kim’s Confections!
You may have seen Kim set up and selling her wares at the St. Phillips farmer’s market on Sundays. Perhaps even at a local brewery or taphouse with one of her awesome pop-ups. Either way, Kim’s Confections is some of the most delightful handmade treats, sweets, delights and tasty bites created right in her own home.
These are the kind of yummy, almost retro inspired nibbles that Betty Crocker worshipers of the past would have swooned over. Would have? We are swooning now. Swooning so hard over Kim’s Confections!
On our shelves, if you can stand it! are squishies, crumblies and chewies all wrapped up in cellophane tied up with string. These are just a few of our favorite things.
Her masterful marshmallows come in two concepts; vanilla bean and vanilla rose. Put them in cocoa, put them on ice cream, put some in a rocket, shoot it into space and let the universe know that earth aint such a bad place after all. Because yum!
Flaky salt and caramel pairs a little too well. So you probably shouldn’t try her Fleur de Sel Caramels because we can’t be held accountable for your new addiction. They are that good.
Kim literally summed up Tucson’s dessert future in three words: Spiced Pepita Brittle. These crunchy munchies are like biting into a mysterious southwest carnival that is more of a mirage than an actual event. Trust us, when you eat them you’ll understand.
Are you gluten free? Vegan? Then her Tahini Almond Cookies will be a staple in your pantry. And in your backpack. Your pocket. Most importantly, your mouth.
Thank you Kim’s Confections! Welcome to the Gallery of Food family of locally produced, small batch and humanely made products to grace our funky gourmet market. Sweet!

Gallery of Food Bodega
2522 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Weds – Sat, 11am – 6pm
galleryoffood.com
520-884-5033

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2522 E Fort Lowell Rd
Tucson, AZ
85716

Opening Hours

Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday 11am - 6pm
Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 6pm

Telephone

(520) 884-5033

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Gourmet market, catering, prepared and grab 'n go meals, local produce and meats, hard to find quality products.

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The work we do at Caridad takes a village! Thank you to Gallery of Food for the beautiful stuffing made with Barrio Bread! We know that our guests will love having it as part of their holiday meal.
Gallery of food has been catering for me for years. Kristine works with me to develop the perfect menu for my event. Every meal is spectacular. Customer service, check. Eye-candy presentations, check. Reasonable price, check.
Chefs Kristine Jensen and Christopher Baldwin from Gallery of Food Bodega - TAMALES November 24, 2021 ​​ Join Chefs Kristine Jensen and Christopher Baldwin of Gallery of Food Bodega as they walk you through tamale making. A holiday tradition for many, tamales are a delicious year round treat rich in tradition in flavor. In this class, you'll learn how to make your own masa (don't worry, it's much easier than you think!) and a myriad of fillings fit for omnivores and vegetarians alike. These delicious treasure-wrapped corn husk jackets will be something enjoyed by family and friends year after year. Put on your aprons and join Tucson's Food Heroes, live, from the comfort of your own kitchen. AARP Arizona, Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, and Slow Food Southern Arizona are proud to present four virtual culinary classes featuring Tucson's top chefs. These hands-on classes will cover everything you need to know from ingredients to the first bite of an unforgettable meal taught by some of Tucson’s top chefs. AARP is focused on the topic of “reclaiming your health” as the nation emerges from more than a year under the COVID-19 pandemic. You can go to aarp.org/healthyliving for tips, tools and resources that can help you reclaim your health. To view all of the episodes in this series, you can visit the AARP Arizona Youtube Channel, and for upcoming events, visit the AARP Virtual Community Center.
Chefs Kristine Jensen and Christopher Baldwin from Gallery of Food Bodega - TAMALES November 24, 2021 ​​ Join Chefs Kristine Jensen and Christopher Baldwin of Gallery of Food Bodega as they walk you through tamale making. A holiday tradition for many, tamales are a delicious year round treat rich in tradition in flavor. In this class, you'll learn how to make your own masa (don't worry, it's much easier than you think!) and a myriad of fillings fit for omnivores and vegetarians alike. These delicious treasure-wrapped corn husk jackets will be something enjoyed by family and friends year after year. Put on your aprons and join Tucson's Food Heroes, live, from the comfort of your own kitchen. AARP Arizona, Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, and Slow Food Southern Arizona are proud to present four virtual culinary classes featuring Tucson's top chefs. These hands-on classes will cover everything you need to know from ingredients to the first bite of an unforgettable meal taught by some of Tucson’s top chefs. AARP is focused on the topic of “reclaiming your health” as the nation emerges from more than a year under the COVID-19 pandemic. You can go to aarp.org/healthyliving for tips, tools and resources that can help you reclaim your health. To view all of the episodes in this series, you can visit the AARP Arizona Youtube Channel, and for upcoming events, visit the AARP Virtual Community Center.
I love shopping at Gallery of Food. The selection of frozen take out food is fantastic. My current favorite is the cardomom scones. The are so good with the limequat curd.
Gallery of Food is one of those special places that captures some of the best things about Tucson - the people, the place, the care in what they do. Local produce from small suppliers, excellence in their product: catering, food market or their new patio menu and staff! the word ENJOY! works well - it’ food with ❤️
Don’t miss out on our crisp YaLi Asain Pears available at our farm as well as Gallery of Food, Pivot Produce and Maynards Marketplace 🙌 They are perfect to pair with a salad or to place on your next charcuterie board! 🥗🧀 • • • #freshproduce #yalipears #pearharvest #freshfruit #visittucson #tucsonfoodie
After nearly a year of planning, the midtown bodega is ready to celebrate. 🎉Gallery of Food🎉
VIP Package Giveaway!! To celebrate CCP's "Why Photography" online event on June 24th at 4pm AZ/PT, enter to win one VIP package, generously donated by a CCP Director's Circle member. The VIP package includes a retro photography themed surprise, popcorn from POPPED Artisan Popcorn, sweet treats from Gallery of Food, and more! To enter: 1. Share your own response to the question, why photography? in the comments below 2. Tag a photo-loving friend The giveaway closes in just one week on June 7! We will DM the lucky winner (and share the news in our CCP e-newsletter on June 8.) VIP packages are available for purchase through June 10! Event details here: https://ccp.arizona.edu/events/3534-why-photography
Is this not the most beautiful, classic arrangement?! 😍 I love the neutral bridal bouquet featuring lots of greenery that Hannah carried down the aisle for her Tucson, Arizona, microwedding earlier this year. As much as I love color, I think there's something to be said for keeping your flowers simple and going for a timeless look like this one! 🌹 Do you like simple and classic, or bright and daring for a bridal bouquet? Give me your thoughts below! 👇 Photography - Laura K. Moore Photography Florist - Thistle Videography - Videography by Luke Copley Catering - Gallery of Food Planning - Honey & Lavender Events
If you missed my Weekend Watch segment on today's Bill Buckmaster Show, my picks included the Grab-n-Go Date Night Dinner from Gallery of Food (imaginative pizzas, two kinds of salads, buttery cookies, and a DVD!); this Saturday's start of St. Patrick's Day celebrating at Ermanos Craft Beer & Wine Bar (they had me at corned beef tartines with cabbage, horseradish remoulade, and Guinness mustard); and the release of the 2021 Distiller's Cut at Whiskey Del Bac (this single malt beauty rested in a Spanish Sherry cask for years before it was recently bottled). Listen for my picks for weekend food, fun, and frolic every Friday at 12:50 pm on the Buckmaster Show on 1030 The Voice!
LOCAL CHEF SPOTLIGHT: Kristine Jensen and Chris Baldwin of Gallery of Food Bodega Gallery of Food Bodega opened in September 2020 featuring a cozy market, kitchen for catering, art gallery, and an online store. A Southern Arizona chef since 1990, Kristine has always made it a priority to source local and sustainable produce and meats. To date, over 90% of their purchases and ingredients are sourced directly and locally from sustainable Arizona farms. By keeping their doors open and shelves filled with produce from local growers and food artisans and providing an outlet to sell local goods, Chef Kristine is truly a Tucson Food Hero. Join us tonight for an up-close online cooking class with Chef Kristine at 5:30 PM. Tickets are still available! https://www.saaca.org/local-food-heroes-cooking-classes.html Slow Food Southern Arizona Paczka Digital