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Emerson Fry Bread started out as a food stand at the Arizona State Fair by Lorenzo Emerson’s father and grandfather in 1967, solely to fund their band, The Salt River Reservation Band. After over three decades serving fry bread to hungry fair goers, the older men closed the stand after the 2001 season.
In 2011, Lorenzo and Roxanne Wilson brought back the family name and business, only this time they took it on the road in a brightly-colored food truck. Lorenzo is a culinary student and of the Prickly Pear Clan. He brings his Mojave, Quechan and Mexican-American roots to the Emerson menu, but it’s Roxanne’s full-blooded Navajo, of the Water Edge Clan, heritage that formed the foundation of Emerson Fry Bread. Today the dishes they serve are influenced by diverse cultures within their families, regional roots, and their tribal backgrounds. Emerson Fry Bread is entirely owner-operated and family-run, with Roxanne and Lorenzo making the dough daily and on the truck creating, serving the food just the way customers like it.
Every menu item is handmade, fresh every day, sourcing their ingredients from local farmers, growing the Emerson Fry Bread business into a self-sustained, organic food truck, and the only nationally-known Native American food truck, an honor for which they take great pride.
“I know you can come from the bottom…. That name up there is ours, that’s my family. I focus on that every day, because that’s what drives me.”
Our truck is more than just a place to grab lunch. It is a place to reminisce with the smell and taste of home.
We bring great food to locations all over our city. Our calendar below shows our scheduled stops, but be sure to follow our social media for surprise visits!
Do you have a company picnic or other special event where you would like us to show up? Our weekends book up fast, so contact us soon.
16th Street and Glenrosa, Phoenix
Craving frybread or a mutton sandwich? Come by our lunch stop, possibly catching other native food and art vendors parked alongside the stre...
16th Street and Glenrosa, Phoenix
All menu items are served with frybread. Grilled Navajo Style drybread can be made upon request.
Mutton slices, roasted green chile, diced onions, half potato, half corn on the cob
2 beef patties, cheese, roasted whole green chile, diced onions, tomatoes, lettuce
while pinto beans, seasoned ground beef, cheese, lettuce, onions, tomatoes
steam corn, squash and mutton served with a side of frybread
Pinto beans and cheese
plain frybread. Salt, honey, powder sugar and cinnamon sugar available
Our signature drinks are handmade with no artificial sweeteners
Prickly pear lemonade, orange juice, grenadine 32 ounces
Menu subject to change based on ingredient availability
This menu highlights indigenous ingredients used in pre-colonial Native American diets. Available only by preordered catering.
*Steam Corn Stew with mutton and squash served with a blue corn muffin
*Three Sisters Dip with blended white tepary beans, hominy corn, and roasted squash served with fried corn chips, broccoli, carrots, and cauliflower.
*Salad- arugula, Pima Club Wheat Berry O’las Pilkan, cherry tomato halves, toasted pumpkin seeds, prickly pear agave vinaigrette
*Sous vide and Grilled Bison tenderloin seasoned with chipotle peppers
*Sous vide elk tenderloin drizzled with a sage and rosemary sauce
*Seared Salmon seasoned with sage and citrus
*Roast and grilled mutton slices served with a roasted whole green chile
*Three Sisters Succatash medley of squash, Colorado River beans, grilled white corn, onions, peppers
*Pima Club Wheat Berry O’las Pilkan simmered in a vegetable broth
*Wild rice blend with sautéed mushrooms and butternut squash
*Blue corn mush with juniper ash and a hint of agave.
*Mini frybread topped with handmade prickly pear jam and powdered sugar
*Blue corn cupcake topped a cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with crushed pinenuts
*Prickly Pear Lemonades
*Unsweetened hot Navajo Tea
Menu adaptable to changing seasons and harvests
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We can't wait to see you!
1500 East Glenrosa Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85016