10 Best Lunch Spots in Scottsdale

It’s no secret that everyone at TJA is a huge foodie (it’s basically a requirement if you want to work here). And having an office located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale is quite wonderful for us foodies. From street tacos to bistro steaks, to everything in between…we’ve tried it all. Here’s a list of our 10 favorite lunch spots in Scottsdale, plus what we love to order at each one. Want to share your favorite spot with us? Just tweet @thejamesagency!

1. The Upton

the-upton-scottsdale-arizonaWhat to order: Bistro Steak with French Fries

Address: 7216 E Shoeman Ln. Scottsdale, AZ 85251


2. Pig & Pickle 

pig-and-pickle-scottsdale-arizonaWhat to order: P&P Club with Tots

Address: 2922 N Hayden Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251


3. The Montauk

the-montauk-scottsdale-arizonaWhat to order: Grilled Lobster Wedge

Address: 4360 N Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251


4. Olive & Ivy

olive-and-ivy-scottsdale-arizonaWhat to order: Prosciutto & Mascarpone Tortelli

Address: 7135 E Camelback Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251


5. Herb Box

the-herb-box-scottsdale-arizonaWhat to order: Grow Happy Garden Salad

Address: 7134 E Stetson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85251


6. Barrio Queen

barrio-queen-scottsdale-arizona What to order: Arizona Burrito

Address: 7114 E Stetson Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85251


7. Wadaa Street Tacos

wadaa-street-tacos-scottsdale-arizonaWhat to order: Three Street Tacos

Address: 7345 E Shoeman Ln. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 


8. DeFalco’s  

defalcos-scottsdale-arizonaWhat to order: Chicken Parmigiana Sandwich

Address: 2334 N Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257


9. Original ChopShop Co. 

original-chopshop-co-scottsdal-arizonaWhat to order: Teriyaki Chicken Protein Bowl 

Address: 7158 E 5th Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251


10. Cien Agaves

cien-agaves-scottsdale-arizona What to order: Fajita Salad

Address: 7228 E. First Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251


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Veronique James


Veronique founded The James Agency (TJA) in 2005 with the goal of creating an agency focused on open communication and transparency with clients and employees. Today, the award-winning, integrated agency specializes in consumer advertising, public relations and digital and continues to exemplify Veronique’s original vision.

Veronique and her team collaborate to produce creatively-fueled, results-driven campaigns that help clients achieve their goals and positively impact their bottom line. Under Veronique’s direction, TJA has been honored with numerous industry and culture awards, including being named to the Inc. 5000 and Entrepreneur Top Company Cultures lists.

Actively involved in the community, Veronique is currently a member of Entrepreneur’s Organization, Arizona Chapter. She served as the organization’s third female president in 2017/2018. She has received numerous accolades for her leadership, entrepreneurship and community involvement.

Veronique is originally from Southern California and graduated with a BFA in Visual Communication from the University of Arizona.

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