Eating churro can be dangerous business. It’s so easy to let yourself be carried away by the delicious spectacle. Next thing you know, you have cajeta on your shirt, chocolate drops on your chin, and cinnamon sugar all over the place. Get ready to get messy and make sticky fingers so worthwhile at these 10 churro hotspots, outposts that spawn both traditional and over-the-top churro creations. Earth Plant-Based Cuisine 1325 Grand AvenueBefore enjoying vegan churro, check out the churr options at Earth Plant Based Cuisine. There’s a pure churro that’s freshly made to order using a family recipe and comes hot and fried to perfection. There is the crazy churro monster shake, a mammoth sip without dairy products made from organic ice cream with a churro flavored soy base that explodes with marshmallow, chocolate sauce and a huge churro loop. And the best part is the churro ice cream sandwich, an absolute treat that is rounded off by two perfectly crispy churros. Told you! click to enlarge The cookie monster Churro is a secret menu item at Churro GoNutz. Allison Young Churro GoNutz 4229 West Bell Road If you prefer your churros with ice cream, Churro GoNutz is your place. The menu is a traveling churro and a permanent showcase in North Phoenix. Willy Wonka is an extremely delicious exercise. It includes the fanciful (think unicorn-themed churro donut with iridescent ice cream, edible glitter, and a sugar horn), the imaginative (think churro and ice cream plus bacon sprinkles and salted caramel), and the genius (think Cookie Monster Churro!). Not only are the made-to-order churros on point, all crispy and decadent, the ice cream, handcrafted and locally made by Scooptacular in Laveen, may be the best you have ever tasted. Related Stories I Support Local Community Journalism Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of the New Times clear. click to enlarge Get 12 churros for $ 10 at Churros Don Lencho. Churros Don Lencho Churros Don Lencho 6915 West Lower Buckeye Road Expect a line-up at Churros Don Lencho, a food truck trailer that cranks up churros on 68th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road most evenings. People are not there for the ambience. It’s a roadside stop in the middle of nowhere. You’re here for the churros! They’re thin, crispy, and just right dense. Their uncomplicated churros and the reduced menu prove that it doesn’t get much better than freshly fried dough. Get 12 churros for $ 10, six churros for $ 5 (with a drizzle of choice), and filled churros for $ 2. Not only are they one of the best churro options in town, but they can also simply taste the best. And surprise, surprise, they’re vegan. click to enlarge “Churro knows what you’re talking about” at Papi Churro. Allison Young Papi Churro 7252 South Central Avenue From the hidden gem atmosphere to the specialty churro menu, Papi Churro is a delight. Tucked away in Alborada Village, a gardens and fountain-filled place near South Mountain, the interior is Instagram-cute with white subway tile walls and puny signs (indeed the cinnamon to my churro). The churro brews are just as photogenic: the churro split stacks three flavors of ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate sauce on bananas and churros, while the aptly named Churro Toxico, a chimichanga filled with cajeta, tossed in cinnamon sugar and topped with ice cream and lechera, chocolate, strawberry potato , ooey-sticky is good. click to enlarge Churros Rellenos de Cajeta de Cabra in the Barrio Cafe. Lauren Saria Barrio Café 2814 North 16th Street he longest running churro star in Phoenix are the Churros Rellenos de Cajeta by head chef Silvana Salcido Esparza from her famous Barrio Café. The impeccably coated dessert is more than just churros and offers two fluted, deep-fried perfection, filled with cajeta, a creamy caramelized goat’s milk and coated with cinnamon sugar. Then comes vanilla ice cream, candied pecans, a richer caramel sauce, and fresh strawberries. In other words, churros on crack! click to enlarge Cheers to the churro selection in the Dulce Churro Cafe. Allison Young Dulce Churro Cafe 1674 North Higley Road, Gilbert1050 West Chandler Boulevard, Chandler The Dulce Churro Cafe has a lot going for it. Owner Jared Naumann first attended the Churro School in Spain, where he refined his craft. There’s a window where you can watch all of the churro action, from your fried batter being cranked out of the churro gun to its dance around the bubbly oil vat. They also have most of the churro selections in town, including peanut butter filling, churro bowls, and a special order “Thousand Layer” churro cake. click to enlarge Dinersaur’s Churrover. Evie Carpenter theDinersaur 1339 West Thomas Road When it comes to ingenious forage hybrids, the Churrover is right at the top. The brilliant mashup was invented by Olivia Girard, the owner of theDinersaur, when a customer asked for a churro. Still, Girard had to get inventive without having a deep fryer available. The result is a baked popover that is rolled in cinnamon sugar and filled with custard. It’s a light and beautiful pastry that feels like a chic churro with a surprise inside. click to enlarge The churros from Presidio Cocina Mexicana are pasty delicacies! Allison Young Presidio Cocina Mexicana 519 West Thomas Road The churros in Presidio are no ordinary churros. The churros are based on a family recipe to go with the Michoacán-inspired Mexican home cooking in the upscale taco shop. Bright, golden, and crispy on the outside, the inside is dense and doughy, a texture achieved by boiling the batter before frying it to give it a more authentic Mexican appeal. Rounded off with a heavy layer of sugar and a side dish of sublime butterscotch dipping sauce, they are a triumph of taste and texture. click to enlarge Dilla Libre Churros Allison Young Dilla Libre 1339 East Northern Avenue 8018 East Thomas Road, Scottsdale Dilla Libre has been awarded many “best” awards. Best quesadillas, best elote and yes, best churros. With one order, you get five sticks of deep-fried, crispy, cajeta-filled churros soaked in cinnamon sugar and creamy and crispy with every bite. Well, add the best dessert offerings to your list of awards. A tray of these yummy temptresses costs just $ 3. Add a $ 1 casserole dish of melted Mexican chocolate dip. Share the whole delicious experience with a friend: Priceless! Click to enlarge There is nothing mini about the mini churro canapes in the Cajeta Churro Cafe. Allison Young Cajeta Churro Cafe 3015 East Thomas Road Crispy on the outside and wonderfully fluffy in the middle, the hand-cranked and cooked-to-order churros in the Cajeta Churro Cafe don’t have to hide behind sauces and fillings. The original and loop churros in this humble mall show that a recipe made with love doesn’t need all of the equipment. That said, the mini churro bites that aren’t mini at all take on whipped cream, freshly cut strawberries, cajeta, and chocolate. And then there’s the El Grande, a stack of seven churro topped with all of the above plus ice cream.