10 Reasons Why Telluride Is A Secret Foodie Hot Spot – Forbes.com

Telluride is fast gaining a reputation as foodie heaven. In 2014, Condé Nast Traveler included Telluride in it’s vote on Best American Cities for Foodies. Fodor’s also included Telluride in it’s list of US cities with the best food. For such a small town, we are so lucky to have such a vibrant local food scene. Many of Telluride’s top restaurants and cafes focus on organic, regionally sourced fresh produce for their menus.

Forbes.com just posted an article titled, “10 Reasons Why Telluride Is A Secret Foodie Hotspot”. In her piece, writer Jennifer Kester describes the Telluride food scene:

Telluride may be known as a ski destination, but this tiny mountain town is also a hideaway culinary hot spot. Whether you want to catch a casual après-ski bite or a multicourse fine-dining meal, Telluride puts the lie to the idea that food can’t taste great at high altitudes”.

Kester goes on to name some of Telluride’s best restaurants including Alpino Vino (North America’s highest restaurant), the Cosmopolitan, New Sheridan Chop House and my all time favorite, the Butcher & Baker Cafe.

I think there are a few additional spots that deserve a mention. This includes La Cocina de Luz which serves fresh, organic Mexican food. They also make the best latte in town (I know that’s a strange title for a Mexican restaurant but they really have their espresso machine dialed!), and they also make ridiculously tasty home made ice-cream. Another great spot is ‘There’ bar, located on West Pacific Avenue (near Siam Thai). This fast paced, hipster joint is great for a cocktail and some shared plates.


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