One of the many reasons I love living in Gilbert is Downtown Gilbert. I mean, who doesn’t love the historic district with modern restaurants? I can’t get enough of it, to be honest. I go there at least once a week, whether that be for a needed cocktail, my favorite fries, or venturing through the farmer’s markets. I am pretty well-versed in the insta-worthy spots to snag a photo and post on the gram. My favorite thing is snapping these photos with a friend, it makes it a fun adventure exploring and trying new places. My sweetest friend and fellow EVMB contributor, Whitney, and I took a Sunday together to get away from our children and share some coffee, mimosas, and laughs together. We captured some of the day on video, which you can watch below. Here is what I gathered that are the BEST spots to take an “insta-worthy” photo in Downtown Gilbert to share on your gram. ENJOY!
Mythical Coffee – It is a brand new coffee shop right before you get into Downtown Gilbert. It has yummy lattes complete with latte-art that is perfect for the gram! They had a very minimalist look, which made it a perfect backdrop, but also the lighting was a bomb in there.
SoCal Fish Taco Shop – Not only does this place have amazing tacos, but also a hidden alley next to it. The pictures honestly look like you in an alley in Greece, but nope, just good little ole Gilbert, Arizona. I brightened the photos up a bit since it can have shadows in it. But, truly makes for the perfect photo with the white background and adorable lights.
O.H.S.O Brewery – Behind their restaurant, they have a beautiful mural of the word “Gilbert” that also features graphics from around Gilbert too. It has a ton of colors in and will make your photos pop. Definitely snag some delicious breakfast and a monster mimosa while you are there.
Zinburger – Not only do they have my favorite fries (double truffle fries – my mouth is already watering) and delicious shakes, but they have also have a bright and fun mural on the side of their restaurant with ice cream! It makes for such a fun, vibrant backdrop for any photo.
Casa De Gilbert – Umm, can I please stay here one day? This dreamy Airbnb is incredibly beautiful, but also has an inspirational mural right outside, reminding you, “You right where you are supposed to be.”
Arizona, Gilbert Brick Building – this is behind the building that houses the Clever Koi and the new Level 1 Arcade bar. It helps if there aren’t many people around, so I would suggest if you want to snap this photo, you do it during the weekend or later Sunday afternoon.
Parking Structure – I was told a while ago by my niece, the 4th floor of the parking structure is where all the high schoolers hung out on the weekend. I’ve always avoided the 4th floor, but now I get why they want it to hang out up there, the view is seriously pretty.
Some other note-worthy places to try!
Culinary Dropout Mural, Topo mural, the benches outside of Liberty Market, the white brick wall against the building that houses Snooze, and cactus backdrop in front of Joyride.
If you made it this far, I hope at least you are feeling a little inspired to go down to your favorite little place in Gilbert and snap a cute photo. There are so many other cute backdrops and little areas I haven’t even covered yet and can’t wait to add more to this blog at a later date.
Enjoy exploring Downtown Gilbert, and if you post a photo, share it with me on Instagram – @kelscita!