By Sondra Barr
Photos courtesy of Amelia’s by Eat
Amelia’s by Eat stands as a tribute to culinary passion, wholesome nourishment, and the distinctive flavors of Arizona. Stacey Weber, owner of the gourmet healthy food catering company, Eat by Stacey Weber, embarked on this ambitious journey, naming the restaurant after her beloved grandmother
Amelia’s by Eat has claimed a charming spot in Scottsdale, in The Village at Hayden. Just take a turn at the well-known crossroads of Hayden and Via de Ventura, and you’ll find yourself in a hub that’s making waves for its top-tier dining options. While the area boasts a range of great eateries, Amelia’s is distinctive. Its unique character and charm are amplified by the neighborhood’s vibrant food scene.
The culinary delights of Amelia’s are a testament to Weber’s commitment to her craft. The all-day menu, which spans from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., is an ode to local farmers and artisan growers. By consciously sourcing ingredients from these purveyors, Amelia’s not only ensures peak nutrition and freshness but also fortifies the community and the local economy.
Morning revelers can indulge in breakfast sandwiches, like the Eye Opener, a fried Steadfast farm egg, with your choice of shaved fra’mani ham or crispy nitrate free bacon, arugula, Calabrian chili aioli, and white cheddar, on a fluffy Noble brioche, or the ever-popular avocado toast, elevated with Calabrian chili honey relish, coriander, lemon zest, hemp seed, and herbs on seeded toast.
Amelia’s extends its wholesome theme to its morning beverage repertoire. Offerings like the maple rosemary latte and the iced orange cardamom espresso spritz tease the palate, accompanied by a diverse range of freshly brewed herbal teas.
Salads and sandwiches round out the all-day menu from a fresh line-caught tuna sandwich to a rotisserie chicken Banh Mi with spicy pickled carrots-daikon, Thai BBQ sauce, and cucumber, or the tri tip with white cheddar, and a delightful lot in between.
Parents will appreciate the thoughtful inclusion of a comprehensive healthful kids menu, featuring delights such as rotisserie chicken and the whimsically named “Jack” pretzels – a tender homage to Stacy’s son.
After 4 p.m. guests can enjoy an array of nosh bites and chef curated boards. And for those seeking liquid rejuvenation, Amelia’s boasts a full bar replete with wines, beers, and cocktails.
The evening menu showcases dishes that are both sumptuous and wholesome. The red wine braised beef short rib, Italian zucchini lasagna, and Stacey’s renowned chicken rice enchilada are just a few highlights.
The restaurant, with its enchanting patios, one overlooking a lyrical fountain, also has a market brimming with gourmet offerings. From a bakery case flaunting fresh-baked breads and croissants to a grocery-style refrigerator laden with Eat’s signature snack packs and chicken salad to-go. its also a go-to spot for a quick bite.
Located at 8240 N. Hayden Rd., Suite B-105, Amelia’s by Eat is carving out its own delightful niche in Scottsdale’s culinary landscape. For more information, visit ameliasaz.com.