MISSION & HISTORY.
Tucson Originals Restaurants is an alliance of independently owned local restaurants, purveyors and partners working together to raise awareness of the rich and vibrant culinary community in Tucson. Since 1999, Tucson Originals has been at the leading edge of culinary entrepreneurship in Southern Arizona. Tucson Originals Restaurants is the model for other similar groups across the nation working to preserve and promote locally owned independent restaurants.
The food history of Tucson is woven into the fabric of our community. The diverse cuisine offered by local signature restaurants gives Tucson a unique sense of place and cultural identity. Tucson Originals Restaurants works to support these iconic and locally-owned restaurants and help them to survive, and thrive, even with the increasing presence of chain eateries.
Tucson Originals Restaurants is committed to vigorously support its member restaurants, and welcomes new members, large or small, to ensure rich culinary experiences for future generations. Membership in Tucson Originals Restaurants provides enhanced purchasing advantages, increased visibility and marketing and a wealth of resources and comradery for members.
We are grateful to our community and will continue our strategic partnerships with local charitable organizations and pledge to support their signature events to give back to Tucson!
We thank you for your support for over 15 years and look forward to offering excellence in local dining experiences in Tucson for many years to come.
Pima Cullinary College