Cornish Pasty Co. finally opened up in downtown Phoenix a few months back, and — after repeat visits — I think the question on all of our minds is, “What other kinds of filled savory foods can I eat, and where do I get them?” Well look no further — we’ve got a list of savory, carbohydrate-wrapped foods and where to try them right here.
What is it: A baked semicircle pastry with a crimped edge, typically stuffed with meat and vegetables, originally hailing from the U.K.
Where can I get one: Weren’t you listening? Cornish Pasty has five locations, the newest one at 7 West Monroe Street in downtown Phoenix.
Which type should I get: If you’ve never had one, go traditional, get “The Oggie” — steak and vegetables with a side of red wine gravy. If you want to branch out, try “The Pilgrim,” a pasty take on the Thanksgiving sandwich. There are also very good vegetarian options.
What is it: A folded pizza, stuffed with meats, tomato sauce, and cheese, shaped like a semicircle or a sphere.
Where can I get one: Cibo, 603 North Fifth Avenue. Also Spinato’s, which has several Valley locations.
Which type should I get: Cibo has a great calzone stuffed with ricotta, tomato sauce, prosciutto cotto (ham), salami, and mozzarella. At Spinato’s, go with the Baked Spaghetti Calzone — which is what is sounds like, spaghetti cooked in a calzone with vodka sauce. And it’s delicious.
What is it: This one is a bit confusing to define. What we know as an egg roll in America is just a type of spring roll in China; our egg rolls actually contain no eggs, but are just chopped meat and veggies wrapped and fried.
Where can I get one: Jade Palace, 9160…
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