Where to Buy the Best Popcorn in Phoenix for National Popcorn Day

National Popcorn Day is nigh, and that means it’s time for you to head out to grab a bag of your favorite snack. While some of you are slumming it in the grocery store with Orville, many others are discovering the magic of local popcorn shops. That’s right! If you’re a popcorn freak (read “enthusiast”), there are places where you can indulge in your wildest fantasies of buttery, crunchy goodness. Are you drooling yet? If not, keep reading. We’ll get you excited yet, with the best places to get popcorn for National Popcorn Day in Phoenix.

Kettle Heroes Artisan Popcorn

1705 W Ruby Dr #107, Tempe, AZ 85284

Based in Tempe, this regional chain has been dishing out a gluten-free, nut-free snack and shipping it nationwide for people to enjoy at any time of year. However, that doesn’t mean everything stays the same all year — Kettle Heroes features seasonal flavors, so you can enjoy amazing deviations from the tasty Sunflower Oil & Himalayan Pink Salt like the Mango Tajín kettle corn on Cinco de Mayo, or the Porcini Truffle Cheddar on sale now! With a crazy amount of variety, Kettle Heroes can keep you on your toes year-round, well after National Popcorn Day!

Doc Popcorn

5000 S Arizona Mills Cir, Tempe, AZ 85282

This mall hot spot will keep the popcorn coming if you need your fix on the spit or delivered to your home. Doc Popcorn, with flavors ranging from the usual butter and cheddar to Hoppin’ Jalapeño or Caramel Apple, is primed to serve the masses! You can find Doc Popcorn at the Arizona Mills Mall and the Chandler Fashion Center, but wherever you go, be sure to bring your appetite. This popcorn stand deluxe offers bags from “Small” to “Big Pop” size, and when you graduate from there, you get a refillable bucket, at $4 or $5 per refill, depending on whether it’s a 64-ounce bucket or one that holds 1.25 gallons of the good stuff.

Central Pop

1929 E Ray Rd #6, Chandler, AZ 85225

The word “ridiculous” comes to mind when thinking of Central Pop and its enormous selection of popcorn flavors. Amaretto and Chicago Style, Bacon Cheddar and Vegan Cheese, Kettle Corn (flavored and not), and of course, Movie Theater style popcorn all make an appearance — and we’re not even close to listing them all! Central Pop offers over 50 flavors year-round, a variety of crispy rice treats (you know the kind), and other confections and concessions made on-site. If you’re dedicated, you just might be able to try them all!

Sonoran Kettle Corn

3164 S Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ 85210

Do you know of a place where you can pop in for a bag of your favorite spicy popcorn as well as some Michelada Mix? We do! Sonoran Kettle Corn is the place for anyone looking for a little kick: with Fuego Corn and Cheezy Jalapeño alongside staple flavors like Caramel Corn and Movie Theater Butter, there’s a great divide in palates for those who visit Sonoran Kettle Corn. However, they do have a brand name blend, called Sonoran, which is kettle corn made “with a kick.” Medium spiciness combined with the sweet and salty makes for a combo like no other — and you can only try it here at Sonoran Kettle Corn!

Featured Image Credit: Central Pop

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