Find Waldo Local 2019: Tempe and Phoenix
Kids and parents — Waldo Local is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement.

Where's Waldo? In Phoenix and Tempe, of course! The famous children's book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-five different local businesses throughout our community this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, book coupons and more.

Visit the twenty-five local businesses on the passport and find Waldo, who will be moved to a new place every day. Collect stamps from 10 or more businesses to get your very own Waldo button and a coupon for Waldo books. Collect stamps from 20 or more businesses, and you'll get a free raffle entry.

To celebrate the end of the scavenger hunt, we're giving away lots of raffle prizes. Those who have collected stamps from 20 or more businesses must check in with one of our booksellers to be entered into our raffle for fabulous prizes from participating local businesses! If your name is drawn, we will give you a call after July 31 and announce the winners on social media. See the prizes »

Come in to Changing Hands Phoenix or Tempe any time during the July and ask a bookseller for your "Find Waldo" passport for Phoenix or Tempe.
Participating Local Businesses


Love Child

6444 South McClintock Drive, Tempe 85283

This secondhand store specializes in children's clothing, toys and books sold on consignment.

Wildflower Bread Co

6428 South McClintock Drive #104, Tempe 85283

Your neighborhood restaurant and bakery providing food you knead – breakfast, lunch and dinner. When you care about doing things right, people can tell.

1701 East Guadalupe Road, Tempe 85283

Botanically-inspired cuisine and beverages. Serving vegan, vegetarian, and raw food for breakfast and lunch.

6434 South McClintock Drive, Tempe 85283

This cozy spot for wood-fired pizzas also serves salads, calzones and a variety of European wines.

Clockwork Pizza

7520 South Rural Road, Tempe 85283

Straightforward counter-serve spot supplying New York-style slices and pies, plus quick fare such as wraps.

1801 East Baseline Road #102, Tempe 85283

Convivial cafe and covered patio offering java drinks and baked goods in a warm, red-walled setting.

5801 South McClintock Drive #103, Tempe 85283

Established florist offering arrangements and gifts in an airy space with a walk-in flower cooler.

6460 South McClintock Drive, Tempe 85283

Grocery chain with a variety of signature items, plus produce, dairy, wine and beer.

6426 South McClintock Drive #104, Tempe 85283

Store selling pre-owned brand-name and designer fashions for adults and kids. Also sells furniture.

Tempe Public Market

8749 South Rural Road, Tempe 85284

Local & organic ingredients are the focus at this all-day eatery serving pizza, sandwiches & salads.

Tempe Cinemas

1825 East Elliot Road, Tempe 85284

$3.50 and $2.50 discount (on Tuesdays) movie theater with signed memorabilia, wax figures, local movie premieres and an arcade.

Kung Fu Tea

425 South Mill Avenue #109, Tempe 85281

Join us as we reinvent tea and change the face of the beverage industry. Fresh - Innovative - Fearless. Founder of #NationalBubbleTeaDay.

Phoenix Rock Gym

1353 East University Drive, Tempe 85281

Indoor Rock Climbing gym in Tempe, AZ. All you need is your sense of adventure! Explore our thirty foot high walls with over 17000 sq. ft. of climbing surface.

The Baked Bear

420 South Mill Avenue #106, Tempe 85281

Custom, handmade ice cream sandwiches. Freshly baked cookies, donuts, brownies and craft ice cream.

Lotions and Potions

420 South Mill Avenue #105, Tempe 85281

Since our inception in 1969 as one of the original fragrance shops, it has been our goal to manufacture wonderfully fragranced healthy body care.

Candy Addict

414 South Mill Avenue, Tempe 85281

Large shop featuring an organized selection of nostalgic & contemporary candies, truffles & more.

Tempe History Museum
Tempe History Museum

809 East Southern Avenue, Tempe 85282

The Tempe History Museum is a center where the community comes together to explore Tempe’s past, share its present and imagine its future.

Ash Ave Comics

806 South Ash Avenue, Tempe 85281

Laid-back shop filled with comic books, graphic novels & a range of indie publications.

Snakes and Lattes

20 West 6th Street, Tempe 85281

Lively cafe with a huge collection of board & card games, plus sandwiches, salads & drinks.


414 South Mill Avenue #118, Tempe 85281

Easygoing joint offering typical pizzas, salads & subs, in addition to a full bar & nightly karaoke.

Yucatecan Imports

420 South Mill Avenue #108, Tempe 85281

This hidden Mill Avenue gems deals in a wide range of imports from dozens of countries. Unique jewelry, satchels, clothing and more!


12 West Camelback Road, Phoenix 85013

Hip music shop mainstay stocking a large collection of vinyl from independent bands plus CDs.

300 West Camelblack Road #3, Phoenix 85013

Garden decor, tools, supplies and plant sales as well as gardening workshops and classes.

Local Nomad

100 East Camelback Road #168, Phoenix 85012

Local Nomad is a boutique in Phoenix Arizona selling handcrafted gifts, independently designed clothing, home goods, jewelry and skincare.


10 West Camelback Road, Phoenix 85013

Boutique featuring chic women's clothing, shoes and accessories, plus unique handmade gifts.

Practical Art

5070 North Central Avenue, Phoenix 85012

Retail shop and gallery space carrying locally-made crafts like homewares, jewelry and apparel.

Zia Records

1850 West Camelback Road, Phoenix 85015

A music and movie retailer with a large selection that also sells novelty items, apparel and video games.

Southern Rail Restaurant

300 West Camelback Road, Phoenix 85013

Updated versions of Southern American classics are on the menu at this kitschy eatery.

For the People

5102 North Central Avenue, Phoenix 85012

A modern design, home, and gift store featuring small local and global makers, as well as mid-century modern inspired furniture handcrafted in the USA.

Muse Apparel

100 E Camelback Rd #188, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Strip-mall boutique featuring contemporary designer fashions, shoes & accessories for women.

Central Music Direct

5038 North Central Avenue, Phoenix 85012

Long-standing store specializing in all genres of sheet music plus instruments, gear and DVDs.

Noble Beast

1005 East Camelback Road, Phoenix 85014

Health-oriented pet shop offering food, treats, supplements & other items for dogs, cats & chickens.

5050 North 7th Street, Phoenix 85014

All Natural locally produced Artisan Popsicles. No fillers, artificial flavors or colors.

Sweet Republic

6054 North 16th Street, Phoenix 85016

We proudly handcraft all-natural, made-from-scratch artisan ice cream and sorbets.

Urban Cookies

2325 North 7th Street, Phoenix 85006

Hip, modern family-owned bakeshop crafting sweet treats with organic, locally sourced ingredients.

All About Books and Comics

24 West Camelback Road Suite G, Phoenix 85013

Established comic shop with a large inventory of new and back-issue comics, games and action figures.

MADE art boutique

922 North 5th Street, Phoenix 85004

MADE art boutique is a unique locally owned retail and community space in downtown Phoenix.

MacAlpine's Diner

2303 North 7th Street, Phoenix 85006

Circa-1928 soda fountain with wooden booths, vintage decor & retro food & drinks such as egg creams.

3015 North 16th Street, Phoenix 85016

A boutique nursery in the heart of Phoenix featuring unique cactus, succulents and organic gardening products.

2014 North 7th Street, Phoenix 85006

Nami is a 100% vegan coffee, pastry, and ice-cream shop in Phoenix, AZ. Gluten-free options available daily.

100 East Camelback Road #164, Phoenix 85012

From-scratch gourmet edible cookie dough, spooned straight from the mixing bowl. No oven needed!

1501 West Thomas Road, Phoenix 85015

Proudly and mindfully handcrafting vegan, safe, healthy, clean products for you and your family for more than a decade!

3343 North 7th Avenue Suite 3, Phoenix 85013

Vegan coffee and pastry shop located near downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

513 East Roosevelt Street, Phoenix 85004

We focus on locally handmade jewelry, accessories, and gifts. You'll be able to find the perfect gift for that special someone...and yourself!