When I first heard of Vitamin T opening at CityScape in Phoenix, I knew I would like it. I am a huge fan of Mexican food and have heard great things about Chef Aaron May. The menu is not your normal Americanized Mexican food menu but one that, at first glance made my mouth water.
A recent headline read, “Vitamin T Brings Mexican Street Food To CityScape.” I kind of describe the place as a hole in the wall in an awesome location. CityScape isn’t exactly a dive and the combination of fast-casual dining is sure to please many people looking for quality food that doesn’t take a long time to prepare. Vitamin T is partly founded upon the principles of Mexican traditions where many taquerias are devoted to inexpensive snacks ( tacos, tamales, tortas etc. ) that are easy to eat on the run.
Vitamin T is prides itself on authenticity and is geared towards take-out food with a set up of just a few tables and chairs. There is an open kitchen ( you can watch the food being prepared ) along with a salsa bar and a drink station.
The menu at Vitamin T isn’t huge but it is mouth watering. Caramelos ( meat stuffed quesadillas ), tacos, tamales and tortas filled with asada, barbacoa, cohinita, pibil, carnitas, pork al pastor and papas con rajas ( potatoes with chilies ) etc. Below is a photo of three different “street tacos” from Vitamin T. There is a Queso Fundido ( has chorizo and is YUMMY! ) along with their versions of pork and chicken tacos. Do yourself a favor and try these little guys out.
At Vitamin T, they are using free‐range chicken, grass‐fed beef and wood‐
roasted wild mushrooms. The chef will also have their own version of a Sonoran hot dog, featuring a bacon‐wrapped dog into a soft bolillo roll and topping it with mustard, mayo, jalapeño sauce, grilled onion, raw
onions and beans. Yes, everything goes well with bacon, right!?
You aren’t going to find a gloppy mound of melted cheddar on anything, but you can find goat cheese, queso fresco, Chihuahua cheese and Manchego.
Beverages at Vitamin T include Mexican Coke, liquados (blended drinks akin to smoothies) and aguas frescas such as horchata and Jamaica.Vitamin T will also offer Dos Equis, Don Julio Tequila along with some tasty tequila specialty drinks. As you can see from the photo below, Chef Aaron likes his Vitamin T. 🙂
And just incase you wondered, tequila is often considered another essential T vitamin, which begs the question: have you had your Vitamin T today?
Getting to Vitamin T is easy when riding the light rail. They are almost surrounded by light rail stations. Take a look at our Phoenix light rail map and be sure to purchase a light rail pass before heading to CityScape. If coming from the east valley, you will exit at the 3rd Street and Washington station OR the Washington and Central station. If coming from the west, you will exit at the 1st Ave and Jefferson station. On your return trip, you will use the stations heading in your respective direction. The CityScape map below might help with any questions.
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Vitamin T is located at 1 E Washington Street Suite 175 Phoenix AZ 85004.
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