The Best Braces-Friendly Restaurants In Tucson

As Tucson residents, we know the city is full of delicious places to eat. But not all the restaurants offer braces-friendly options! Foods that are too sticky, crunchy, hard, or chewy, can either get too stuck in your wires or cause your brackets to break. Well, luckily for you Doctor Smiles Orthodontics has put together a list of a few of our favorite Tucson restaurants with meals that work with braces. Read more about them below and enjoy!


Cheddar’s opened its doors just two months ago, and we love it already! It serves up warm, American comfort food like country fried chicken, burgers, and baby back ribs, all at very reasonable prices! For braces, we’d recommend the Santa Fe spinach dip, any dish with salmon, the chicken Caesar salad (no croutons!), baked potato soup, or the mac n cheese. With so many options, you’ll feel right at home!

Address: 3455 E. Broadway Blvd
Phone Number: (520) 327-0187

Tucson Tamale Company

If you’re in the mood for something a little south of the border, we highly recommend the Tucson Tamale Company! This casual restaurant boasts an outdoor garden patio as well as a full view of the chefs while they make your tamales. Not to mention, their tamales are absolutely delicious! With fresh ingredients made to order, it’s no wonder this place has the best Tamales in Tucson! Our favorite, braces-friendly choices would have to be the Santa Fe, the Chile Relleno, and of course, the Tucson!

Address: 2545 E. Broadway Blvd
Phone Number: (520) 305-4760


Pizza lovers, rejoice! Falora is our go-to choice for delicious pizza in a chilled out and relaxed environment. Their pizza has been featured in numerous publications, so you know this place is good. We love their Vino & Vinyl hour where you can enjoy a free bottle of Chianti if you bring a vinyl record to spin! Not to mention their yummy pizzas salads, and desserts. We highly recommend the Cura pizza, kale salad, and Panna Cotta to end your meal on a high note!

Address: 3000 E. Broadway Blvd
Phone Number: (520) 325-9988

The Tasteful Kitchen

Last but most certainly not least, we recommend The Tasteful Kitchen! This one is for all of our vegetarian patients; there isn’t a single cut of meat on the menu! Not only does The Tasteful Kitchen offer a diverse and delicious menu, most of their items are vegan and gluten free as well! Their fruits and vegetables are all organic and locally grown and produced, so everything on the menu is fresh and delicious. It’s hard for us to choose braces-friendly favorites, but if we had to we would say the roasted sweet potato wedges, the chilled carrot and avocado soup, and the vegan eggplant parmesan are not to be missed!

Address: 722 N. Stone Ave
Phone Number: (520) 250-9600

Contact Dr. Smiles Today!

We hope our restaurant recommendations have been helpful to you. As you can see, just because you have braces doesn’t mean you have to stop eating delicious food. There are plenty of yummy places to eat in Tucson! If you have any questions about our recommendations, or about eating with braces in general, feel free to contact us, and we will be happy to answer them. We look forward to hearing from you soon!